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A Colorado Springs school district says it won’t report COVID cases even though Colorado law requires it

The school district said the risks of quarantine outweigh the risk of disease

Education

Despite fears, Colorado’s biggest hospitals made money during the pandemic

Stimulus money and investment income helped make up for a downturn in revenue from patient care, according to the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

Health

Colorado governor urges coronavirus vaccine mandate for health care workforce amid new requirements for prison guards

Polis asked the state Board of Health to impose a mandate for hospital and nursing home workers

Coronavirus

Littwin: Jared Polis said basically all the right things about how schools can reopen safely. He still got everything wrong

Colorado’s governor agrees that masks in school are important in the age of the delta variant of COVID, but not important enough to mandate them

Opinion Columns

More Colorado health leaders are urging mask, coronavirus vaccine mandates

Children’s Hospital Colorado and SCL Health became the latest hospital systems in the state to require their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19

Coronavirus

Many Colorado students are back in class, but the state’s expanded school COVID testing program won’t start for weeks

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is behind schedule to sign contracts for a weekly COVID-19 rapid testing program available to schools statewide

Education

Are Colorado’s latest efforts to get more people vaccinated working?

$100 Walmart gift cards are increasing participation at pop-up vaccination sites by threefold. And Denver Health navigators have called 10,000 refugees and immigrants.

Coronavirus

I-70 through Glenwood Canyon may reopen as soon as Saturday afternoon

The canyon has been closed since July 29, when mud and rock slides forced more than 100 people to spend the night on I-70, including nearly 30 who took refuge in a tunnel near the Hanging Lake exit

Transportation

These 10 charts show why Colorado leaders decided to get tough on coronavirus vaccine mandates

The stagnation of COVID-19 vaccination rates, the delta variant’s surge and fears of a coming wave of deaths and hospitalizations all played a part

Coronavirus

Colorado governor warns “we expect it to get worse” as delta variant drives spike in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

About 360 people were hospitalized in Colorado because of coronavirus on Monday, up about 100 over last week

Coronavirus

Littwin: As I take my mask out of storage, I have many COVID-related questions. Like, why do so many ignore the best answers?

If you trust the science — and that’s the problem; so many don’t — you know you must get vaccinated and now wear masks where advised. But even science still gets stuff wrong. Biology, we’re told, is messy.

Opinion Columns

Opinion: Environmental justice led the way in Colorado’s legislative session

Lawyered up, educated and networked, we’re equipped to make even more progress together

Opinion Columns

Unvaccinated Colorado state employees will be required to undergo twice-weekly coronavirus testing

Gov. Jared Polis said the decision is a “middle road” approach that avoids a vaccination mandate

Coronavirus

As coronavirus cases rise again, not even Colorado’s most-vaccinated counties have been spared. Here’s why.

State and local health officials have had a mixed response to new federal guidance urging vaccinated people to start wearing masks again

Coronavirus

Colorado health chief says she “didn’t grasp” problem that led to huge HIV program cuts

Jill Hunsaker Ryan, a key member of Gov. Jared Polis’ cabinet, said she didn’t realize how legal guidance would affect funding for HIV prevention

Politics and Government

Colorado governor not pursuing COVID-19 vaccine mandate for state employees as delta variant rages

Cases are rising across the U.S. and in Colorado as the delta variant, which is far more contagious than other strains of the disease, spreads

Coronavirus

Colorado will keep its long-term mental health program for doctors after yearlong fight

The controversy between the Colorado Medical Board and the state Department of Regulatory Agencies is nearing a close after protest and accusations.

Health

Despite partisan rhetoric at the Colorado Capitol, just 4.4% of bills this year passed along purely party lines

The analysis, the second such study conducted by The Colorado Sun in three years, once again indicates more bipartisanship in the Colorado General Assembly than might be expected

Politics and Government

Lauren Boebert’s campaign leads the pack as Colorado congressional candidates raised $4.8M last quarter

Boebert, a Garfield County Republican, gathered nearly $1 million in April, May and June. Gov. Jared Polis gave his reelection campaign $250,000.

Politics and Government

Littwin: Bringing the All-Star Game to Coors Field sends a dual message — on vaccinations and on voting rights

The only reason the game is being played in Denver is that Major League Baseball pulled out of Atlanta after Georgia passed one of the earlier voter-suppression laws landing like a plague on much of red-state America.

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