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It’s official: Colorado will get an eighth congressional seat in 2022

It could take until around the end of the year for Colorado’s new congressional map to be finalized.

Politics and Government

What the heck is going on with Colorado Democrats’ public health insurance option bill?

House Bill 1232, a top priority of Gov. Jared Polis, has been the subject of weeks of still-unresolved negotiations between lawmakers, hospitals and others in the health care industry

Health

Young adults moving to states like Colorado are reshaping political geography

Politics and Government

Powwows across U.S. adapt to coronavirus for a second year

Several powwows have been canceled for a second year, or are still up in the air

Coloradans

Colorado health leaders OK use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The federal government paused use of the J&J shot — also called the Janssen vaccine — after 15 of the nearly 8 million people to receive vaccine developed a highly unusual kind of blood clot

Coronavirus

Colorado-based Global Supertanker, the world’s largest firefighting plane, is shut down as fire season begins

The Global SuperTanker is a converted Boeing 747 plane that can dump up to 19,200 gallons of water or flame retardant in just six seconds

Wildfire

Colorado got $119 million in early childhood funding from the second federal stimulus bill. Here’s where it’s going.

Overall, state officials estimated that at least 60% percent of the $119 million will go directly to child care providers across the state

Education

Colorado summer camps are gearing up for a full season of swimming, sightseeing — and sanitizing

Camps will make a big return this summer, with parents and kids alike eager for more carefree days. Many camps, catering to fewer kids, have already hit capacity.

Education

Biden administration ends oil, gas lease sales from public land through June

The petroleum industry and its Republican allies in Congress have said the oil and gas moratorium will harm the economies of Western states without putting a significant dent in climate change

Energy

REPLAY: A conversation with Pat Schroeder

News

Colorado to offer walk-in coronavirus vaccinations at three sites

The dozens of other vaccination sites in Colorado will continue to operate on an appointment-only basis

Coronavirus

Colorado lawmaker may allow school districts, universities to name just one finalist for their top job

House Bill 1051 would repeal a portion of public records law that says if three or fewer applicants meet the minimum qualifications for a job, all of them should be considered finalists

Education

Colorado Springs coronavirus vaccine clinic flouted safety, report says

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment stopped vaccinations at the Dr. Moma Health and Wellness Clinic after nearly 4,000 people got one or more dose of Pfizer or Moderna at the facility

Coronavirus

Colorado’s governor just signed two gun control bills into law. Here’s what they mean for gun owners.

House Bill 1106 places requirements on how guns are stored and sold. Senate Bill 78 places new reporting requirements on gun owners whose weapons are lost or stolen.

Politics and Government

A Colorado principal put an 8-year-old boy in a hold until he passed out. State law has “no teeth” to force changes.

A Chalkbeat investigation last year found wide variations in how Colorado’s 10 largest school districts were reporting their use of restraint and seclusion

Education

Western states, including Colorado, prepare for possible 1st water shortage declaration

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released 24-month projections this week forecasting that less Colorado River water will cascade down from the Rocky Mountains through Lake Powell and Lake Mead

Environment

Republican state lawmaker, in speech on Colorado House floor, says 18th century slavery policy didn’t impugn humanity

State Rep. Ron Hanks told The Associated Press that video of his comments was manipulated to make a point he didn’t make

Politics and Government

Asian American students in Colorado say they are done being quiet about racism

Five students spoke to The Colorado Sun about enduring racism their whole lives. A rise in anti-Asian hate crimes during the coronavirus has intensified their outrage.

Education

Air France will launch a Denver-Paris flight in July

The new route is a sign that Denver will be able to continue expanding its international connections despite a global slump in air travel during the pandemic

Business

Colorado’s coronavirus dial system ends Friday. As hospitalizations spike, it will be up to counties to respond.

Gov. Jared Polis said Colorado has reached a point in the pandemic where local communities can decide what restrictions are right for them. But at the same time he’s pleading with the public to be careful.

Coronavirus
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