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Colorado governor extends some eviction protections to residents still waiting for rent assistance

A day before the national eviction moratorium is set to end, Gov. Jared Polis gave struggling Colorado renters more time. Polis extended an order requiring landlords to give some renters 30 days notice, instead of 10 days, before a landlord can file an eviction action in court. The revised order issued Friday only affects tenants […]

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Polis says he’ll begin phasing out pandemic executive powers

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said he will begin phasing out the executive authority he has been granted during the coronavirus pandemic after creating, amending and extending about 400 orders since March 2020. The Democrat told The Denver Post that he’s now ready to let go of his unprecedented authority. “The pandemic still exists,” he said, but “our […]

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Colorado is offering up to $1,600 to people on unemployment who find a full-time job

Start a full-time job by May 29, stick with it for two months and get a $1,600 signing bonus from Colorado. That’s the new message Gov. Jared Polis began promoting to Coloradans on unemployment on Wednesday.  But the new Colorado Jumpstart Program incentive has some disqualifiers even for jobless workers who end up with full-time […]

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TIMELINE: The moments that have shaped Colorado’s response to coronavirus

On Jan. 20, the U.S. confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus: a 35-year-old man who had recently traveled to Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak It didn’t take long for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, to make it to Colorado. Since the state’s first confirmed case on March 5, Coloradans […]