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Trump pardons Steve Bannon, but not the Colorado man also charged in border wall scam

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon as part of a flurry of clemency action in the final hours of his White House term that benefited more than 140 people, including rap performers, ex-members of Congress and other allies of him and his family. But the list does not include Timothy […]

Posted inCOVID, Health, News, Politics and Government

To ensure noncitizens are included in vaccine drive, Colorado won’t check IDs

Colorado’s public health department sent notices Sunday to hundreds of providers directing them not to require government IDs or other documentation for people getting inoculated against the coronavirus. The directive is aimed at ensuring noncitizens and others who might not have an ID are included in the vaccination drive. Ignoring it could cause medical facilities […]

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Supreme Court seems skeptical of Trump’s plan to exclude noncitizens from the census

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sounded skeptical Monday that President Donald Trump could categorically exclude people living in the country illegally from the population count used to allot seats among the states in the House of Representatives. But it also appeared possible that the justices could avoid a final ruling on the issue until they […]

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Judge’s forceful rejection of Trump’s ban on visa workers may come too late for Colorado ski resorts

Ski areas are cheering a decision by a federal judge in California that suspends the Trump administration’s ban on workers using temporary non-immigrant visas. The National Ski Areas Association is telling its more than 300 ski resort members to immediately begin taking applications from J-1 and H-2B visa workers and submitting paperwork with the federal […]

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Trump’s ban on visa workers breathes new life into college-age ski bumming in Colorado’s resort towns

EAGLE — Mia Conley was all set for her first year of college at Colorado State University.  But the graduate of Eagle Valley High School deferred her acceptance in July, after finding out all but one of her classes were going to be online. She’s decided to get a job near home and attend Colorado […]

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Jared Polis is taking big money from private donors to fund key positions in Colorado governor’s office

To deliver on his campaign promises and policy priorities, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is relying on wealthy donors and major advocacy organizations to pay the bill. The Democratic governor is accepting more than $1 million from donors, nonprofits and foundations to pay salaries and costs associated with six top policy positions, according to a review […]

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Federal court rules not all Colorado drug convictions can lead to deportation, prevent green card approval

Not all Colorado drug convictions can trigger the deportation of an immigrant with a green card or prevent someone from obtaining legal immigration status, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled Friday in a case that advocates hope will help keep hundreds from being removed from the country.  The powerful court rejected […]

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Colorado joins 16 other states in suing Trump administration over international student visa rule

Colorado joined 16 other states on Monday in suing the Trump administration over its new rule forcing international college students to leave the U.S. if they don’t take in-person classes. The lawsuit was filed in a federal court in Boston and is being led by the attorney general in Massachusetts, Democrat Maura Healey. It seeks […]