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Court rules Trump can’t exclude people living in U.S. illegally as congressional district are redrawn

By Mike Schneider, The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — A panel of three federal judges on Thursday blocked an order from President Donald Trump that tried to exclude people in the country illegally from being counted when congressional districts are redrawn. Colorado was among the states, cities and organizations that sued to block the change. […]

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“It’s incredibly important we all get counted”: Rural Colorado’s Census response rates are lagging

Rural Colorado counties are lagging in responding to the Census, worrying government officials who say that an undercount could cost Colorado federal dollars and a possible new seat in the U.S. House.  “It’s incredibly important we all get counted,” Gov. Jared Polis said while sporting a 2020 Census face mask during a news conference on […]

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Colorado governor orders all ski resorts to close for at least a week in extraordinary move

Gov. Jared Polis on Saturday night issued an extraordinary executive order requiring all Colorado ski resorts to close, an announcement that came just hours after operators across the state preemptively said they were shutting down, many of them indefinitely, in response to the new coronavirus. The order is set to last one week, though the […]

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Governors like John Hickenlooper are still in the shadows of Democrats’ 2020 presidential campaign

By Nicholas Riccardi and Bill Barrow, The Associated Press Being a governor isn’t what it used to be, at least not in presidential politics. Three Western executives are learning that the hard way in a crowded Democratic scramble dominated by former Vice President Joe Biden and a gaggle of nationally known senators. Montana Gov. Steve […]