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Biden to launch vaccine push for millions of federal workers

By Alexandra Jaffe and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Hoping to set a model for employers nationwide, President Joe Biden will announce Thursday that millions of federal workers must show proof they’ve received a coronavirus vaccine or submit to regular testing and stringent social distancing, masking and travel restrictions. An individual familiar with […]

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Colorado will receive fewer doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine this week than expected

The federal government has told Colorado it will receive thousands fewer doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine in a second shipment than originally expected, although the state anticipates the numbers contained in future shipments will be standardized, Colorado’s health department says. Colorado had expected to receive 56,550 Pfizer doses on Friday after getting an initial […]

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More than 46,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine will soon head to Colorado. Here’s what happens next.

The state Health Department on Friday announced that it has placed its first order with the federal government for coronavirus vaccine — 46,800 doses of Pfizer’s not-yet-approved vaccine. “The availability of a COVID-19 vaccine is a major turning point in this pandemic, and we will act as swiftly as possible to get it distributed once […]

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Colorado, other Western states oppose federal government plan to charge for reservoir water

By James MacPherson, The Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — Attorneys general from a dozen western states want the Trump administration to halt a proposal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that they say usurps states’ authority over their own water. North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said the Water Supply Rule proposed in the […]

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Sage grouse numbers decline in Idaho since decision not to make birds an endangered species

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho’s sage grouse population has dropped 52% since the federal government decided not to list the birds as an endangered species in the fall of 2015. It’s not yet clear whether the three-year decline is part of a cyclical pattern or indicative of a more serious issue, but the Idaho Statesmanreports the trend […]