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Opinion: Why Colorado’s economy shouldn’t just return to “normal” after COVID-19

Opinion Columns

Dark-sky designations bring the promise of starry nights — and tourist dollars — to rural Colorado

A dark-sky designation offers economic benefits, but it also advances the notion of light pollution as an environmental issue

Outdoors

Opinion: Banks have the cash to help chart a way out of the pandemic

Opinion Columns

Here’s what Congress’ $900 billion coronavirus relief bill will mean for Coloradans

The measure revives supplemental federal pandemic unemployment benefits, but at $300 per week, through March 14. It also extends special pandemic benefits for “gig” workers and extends the maximum period for state-paid jobless benefits to 50 weeks.

Coronavirus

Congress seals agreement on $900 billion coronavirus relief bill

The deal came after months of battling and posturing, but the negotiating dynamic changed in Republicans' favor after the election and as the end of the congressional session neared

Coronavirus

It’ll be years before Colorado jobs bounce back from the coronavirus

Annual University of Colorado forecast projects the state will add 40,000 workers in 2021, not enough to offset the 148,800 lost this year

Business

“If we close, you can’t go to work”: Colorado child care centers poised for a big infusion of state money

More women than men have left the workforce and not returned since the pandemic. Lack, or fear, of child care is to blame.

Business

Colorado lawmakers reconvene to consider stimulus plan, but experts question the cost to the state

Gov. Jared Polis put forward a $1.3 billion stimulus plan and called a special legislative session to take the steps to help unemployed and businesses

Politics and Government

Colorado hotels are struggling to survive coronavirus

Denver-area hotels were less than half full in October.

Business

Colorado’s special legislative session on coronavirus relief set to begin Nov. 30

The special session will come only about a month before state lawmakers were set to convene on Jan. 13 for their normal legislative term.

Politics and Government

Denver-based VF Corp adds NYC’s Supreme to its slick brand roster

Supreme is expected to add modestly to VF’s revenue and adjusted earnings per share in 2021

Business

Why another statewide lockdown is unlikely, even as Colorado’s coronavirus situation worsens each day

The Colorado Sun interviewed Gov. Jared Polis about his thinking on how to handle the latest surge of COVID-19 in the state. “We’re learning a lot more,” he said.

Coronavirus

Democrats hold their majorities at Colorado Capitol but GOP blunts a second blue wave

The next legislative session will look different, and the conversation is sure to focus on addressing the economic fallout from coronavirus

Politics and Government

Colorado governor’s new budget plan includes $1.3 billion stimulus to kick-start state economy

Gov. Jared Polis spent big in the new spending proposal even as he acknowledged the “historic uncertainty” surrounding the state’s fiscal outlook

Politics and Government

In lieu of federal action, Colorado will send one-time $375 stimulus payments to 435,000 people

In all, more than $163 million is expected to be distributed by the state. The move comes after Gov. Jared Polis issued mandatory unpaid furloughs for most state employees to save $8 million.

Coronavirus

Colorado governor bans evictions for tenants who can prove financial hardship because of coronavirus

The order, which lasts at least 30 days, comes after the Democrat faced months of pressure from housing advocates

Coronavirus

A look at the major differences between Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper in the U.S. Senate race

The nationally watched Senate contest displays two different visions for Colorado on climate, coronavirus, healthcare and the economy

Election 2020

Making money off masks, coronavirus-gear chain store with location in Colorado aims to become obsolete

With many U.S. stores closing during the coronavirus pandemic, especially inside malls, the owners of COVID-19 essentials have seized on the empty space

New form isn’t the “blanket forgiveness” some Colorado businesses hoped for in federal paycheck loan program

Months after the federal Paycheck Protection Program ended, some lenders are still waiting on guidance to forgive Colorado’s 109,170 pandemic relief loans

Business

Opinion: Colorado leaders must innovate to rebuild Colorado better

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