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Colorado Supreme Court won’t hear newspaper’s open records lawsuit challenging CU

The Daily Camera sued in 2019, seeking the names of six finalists interviewed by the Board of Regents to replace then-university President Bruce Benson

Crime and Courts

Douglas County commissioners vote to create their own health department, appointing themselves to the board

Tuesday's move is the latest chapter in a rift between the county and the Tri-County Health Department that has grown steadily wider since the pandemic

Coronavirus

A 7-year-old Colorado girl’s school district says in-person learning is best. Her parents want virtual.

Pearl’s family feels stuck between choosing the best educational setting for their daughter, who has Down syndrome, and protecting her health

Education

JBS fined $175K after Colorado worker loses arm in machinery

OSHA determined that JBS hadn't properly guarded the conveyor belt, and employees didn't know to wear a plastic device that ensures smock sleeves don’t dangle

Business

As students return, Colorado State University works to help them adjust to campus life during COVID

After a pandemic year, students across Colorado and the country are struggling to figure out a return to college life

Education

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park will be closed for two days after “incident” on ride leaves 6-year-old dead

The park told The Glenwood Springs Post Independent that “an incident occurred this evening at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park on the Haunted Mine Drop ride that resulted in a fatality"

News

Colorado abortion providers are preparing for an influx of patients from Texas

Restrictions on abortion access nationwide could thrust more pressure on states like Colorado that have long been considered safe havens for abortion access.

News

Here’s the income-tax cut and refund payment Coloradans will get because the TABOR cap was exceeded

According to the state controller, the cap was exceeded in the 2020-21 fiscal year, which ended in June, by about $454 million

Politics and Government

Colorado’s COVID rent-assistance program is now paying out five times more following changes

Local governments were faster at distributing federal dollars than the state. With the national eviction moratorium over, federal and state improvements have sped up rent payments.

Housing

Grand jury returns 32-count indictment against Aurora officers, paramedics in Elijah McClain’s death

Five people — three police officers and two paramedics — each were charged-with one count of manslaughter and one count of criminally negligent homicide

Crime and Courts

Dick Lamm, Colorado’s former governor, is remembered for his policy, passion and prescience

Colorado political figures honored Lamm’s contributions to the state at a memorial service in Denver

Politics and Government

Third and final measure qualifies for Colorado’s 2021 statewide ballot

The signatures turned in to the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office by proponents of Initiative 19 were deemed sufficient Tuesday

Politics and Government

The Cumbres & Toltec tourist railroad is back on track and a southern Colorado community is celebrating

Four steam engines from the 19th century were running simultaneously in honor of the railroad’s 50th anniversary of joint ownership between Colorado and New Mexico

Coloradans

Colorado Board of Education demands answers in Adams 14 rift with outside manager

While the outside operator pointed to a track record of improvement, a consultant hired by the new superintendent of the suburban Denver school district called the partnership “totally ineffective” and recommended it end

Education

Arapahoe, Douglas and Adams counties see school COVID-19 outbreaks

In mid-August, Tri-County Health Department issued an order that requires masks for all children ages 2 through 11

Coronavirus

Experts warn of dangers from breaches of voter system software like the one in Mesa County

In Colorado, federal, state and local authorities are investigating whether Mesa County elections staff might have provided unauthorized individuals access to their systems

Politics and Government

Tri-County Health Department will “reconsider” its opt-out policy for school mask mandate

Mask order has elicited vocal responses from community members in all three counties in Tri-County jurisdiction

Coronavirus

Jury deciding fate of Boulder County deputies in detox van death

Former Boulder County sheriff's deputies James O'Brien, 52, and Adam Lunn, 39, are charged with manslaughter in the death of Demetrius Shankling

News

Billionaire Phil Anschutz appeals dismissal of his lawsuit seeking $8 million Colorado tax refund

Phil and Nancy Anschutz argue that changes to federal tax law made through the CARES Act entitle them to claim a refund on their 2018 state income tax bill

Politics and Government

Gaps in U.S. wildfire smoke warning network leave many exposed

Government programs to alert the public when smoke pollution becomes unhealthy rely on about 950 permanent monitoring stations and dozens of mobile units that can be deployed around major fires

Wildfire
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