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Gov. Jared Polis

Gov. Jared Polis
Gov. Jared Polis

Opinion: Transition Colorado’s school buses to electric

We have the money. We have the leadership. All we have to lose is the toxic diesel exhaust

Opinion Columns

Colorado’s outdoor industry rallies to keep Outdoor Retailer trade show in Denver

Sens. Hickenlooper, Bennet join Gov. Polis in urging the owner of Outdoor Retailer to renew the contract with Denver, while Utah fights to regain the show it lost.


Colorado is lowering teacher qualifications amid staff shortage a year before expanding preschool access

Gov. Jared Polis has touted the need to open high-quality preschool to more families, but with less-qualified educators in the classroom, programs could suffer.


WATCH: We talk with Gov. Jared Polis, key state lawmakers about the upcoming legislative session

Colorado's 2022 legislative session starts Jan. 12

Politics and Government

“It is very, very difficult work”: Search continues for two people missing after Marshall fire

The investigation into the cause of the fire is still underway, Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle said.

Marshall Fire

Opinion: Colorado’s first mental-health commissioner must be more than a symbolic hire

We can’t waste this enormous opportunity to put mental health at the crossroads of public policy

Opinion Columns

Opinion: ProPublica had no business revealing Polis’ tax returns

Even so, the governor’s explanations don’t match his actions

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Punishing RTD hurts Colorado’s most potent weapon against climate change

The key to lowering greenhouse gases is fewer cars, more mass transit. State budget ultimatums aren’t getting us closer to that goal

Opinion Columns

Colorado gets a 43rd state park under first-in-the-nation deal with the Forest Service

Several owners have eyed development of the 488-acre Sweetwater Lake parcel in the last 30 years, but the Garfield County oasis is now the second new state park in the last two years


Polis administration pushing green agenda, but isn’t objecting to coal mine royalty cuts worth millions

Despite stated federal and state policy to phase out the dirty fossil fuel across the economy, all of Colorado’s coal mines got lucrative 2020 royalty breaks, costing local and national governments big money.


Opinion: Colorado needs the right plan to match the people and money it has committed to expand early education

Pre-K must be easy to find for parents, and high-quality for kids

Opinion Columns

Xcel Energy’s new electric vehicle incentives include used-car rebates, wiring homes for chargers

Colorado’s dominant utility wins praise for expanding access to electrification at home. They have new and used EV rebates based on income, and will help in buying a faster charger and getting it wired safely


Colorado’s new board to rename controversial landmarks has its first recommendation: Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain

The Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board calls for renaming a Clear Creek County peak after the influential Cheyenne translator known as Owl Woman.


Colorado’s plan to build a foundation for industrial hemp

Gov. Jared Polis has a bold plan to make Colorado a hub for industrial hemp production. But how do you create a hemp industry when you lack the knowledge and machinery to make it profitable?


What should Colorado’s new Department of Early Childhood look like? Leaders want parent, teacher say.

With three months to figure out the department’s structure, the state wants to know how to improve preschool services and financial aid for families.


Colorado takes its biggest step yet toward a Front Range passenger train system

Senate Bill 238 creates a new taxation district to fund the project, which will be overseen by a board


Colorado governor signs priority bills to cut health insurance costs, limit prescription drug prices

Colorado Democrats have tried for years to pass measures to regulate health insurance and cap prescription drug costs

Politics and Government

Polis says he’ll begin phasing out pandemic executive powers

Polis used his executive authority to enact 17 orders in March, 13 in April, 10 in May and six so far this month

Politics and Government

Not every vaccinated Coloradan will be entered into the $1 million sweepstakes. Here’s how to check if you are.

Individuals vaccinated through the federal Veteran’s Administration weren’t initially included in the Colorado Comeback Cash drawings. That’s changed, though some are still left out.


Colorado cities will be able to require developers to build affordable housing in new rental projects

A bill signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis Friday reverses a 20-year-old court precedent, allowing cities and counties to require affordable housing as a part of new rental developments.

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