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Great Recession

Great Recession
Great Recession

SunLit Special: Claire Boyles’ “Site Fidelity” delves into the trials of rural life

This excerpt from author's collection of short stories offers a window onto the lives of one couple trying to regain economic footing after the Great Recession

SunLit

Colorado unemployment claims are sharply rising again with restaurants seeing largest share of job cuts

The state has paid out $6.5 billion in benefits since the pandemic began, nearly the same amount as it did across three years of the Great Recession

Business

Colorado’s unemployment fund could run out of money next month. Here’s what that means for businesses.

Some businesses will see a 54-85% hike in insurance premiums as Colorado's jobless fund becomes insolvent

Business

Colorado lawmakers began slashing the budget and state employees are bracing for the worst

Democratic leaders hope to avoid pay cuts, furloughs and layoffs for government employees, but it may be necessary

Politics and Government

Colorado’s “doubled-up” households have surged since the recession. That could prolong the housing crunch.

While the search for housing adopts creative collaboration, eventually many of those households will break apart. Then what?

Growth

Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, one of the state’s top Republicans, on what’s ahead for the GOP, his city and his future

John Suthers is ruling out a future bid for Colorado governor and he won’t say how close to becoming a part of the Trump administration he came. But he will say that he thinks Colorado Springs is on solid ground -- and that he’s glad to be its mayor.

Politics and Government

Brian Watson’s financial history resurfaces as he runs for Colorado treasurer. The Republican says “I’m thankful for those lessons.”

Democratic state Rep. Dave Young says Brian Watson can’t be trusted with the state’s money because of his financial past. But Watson says his opponents are doing everything they can -- and trying to rehash problems from years ago -- to attack him.

Politics and Government