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Denver airport, RTD drops masks as judge voids federal COVID mandate

By Curt Anderson, The Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A federal judge in Florida on Monday voided the national mask mandate covering airlines and other public transportation as exceeding the authority of U.S. health officials in their response to the coronavirus pandemic. The mandate, recently extended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and […]

Posted inColoradans, Education, Equity, News, Politics and Government

Political swings on Colorado school boards spark level of antagonism not seen since desegregation

Julie Hensley believes her SUV was targeted because of the cheery blue-and-yellow “Come Together” message spray-painted on her back window.  The special education teacher at Legend High School in Parker was already at her desk at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday when the hallways began to buzz with word that teachers’ cars were slapped with flyers: […]

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What if your mask could tell you have COVID? Aurora school kids are helping scientists figure out how.

AURORA – The middle schoolers belting out tunes in the school cafeteria and spooning in mouthfuls of chicken teriyaki and broccoli actually get that they are part of a potentially life-saving science experiment.  As the eighth grade class at Aurora Science & Tech Middle School joins in a chorus of “So, before you go,” gloved […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Littwin: More and more people are apparently done with COVID, but is COVID actually done with us?

It requires no special insight to realize that the national mood on the pandemic is in the process of making a dramatic shift, even as the “mild” omicron variant continues to kill Americans at a disturbingly high rate. There is hope, even among some medical scientists, that after omicron finally leaves us, the pandemic will […]

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Anti-mask anger forces Children’s Museum of Denver to temporarily close

By James Anderson, The Associated Press A Colorado children’s museum is the latest casualty of harassment by people angry over mask mandates designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, for decades a popular downtown attraction primarily devoted to those age 8 and under, temporarily closed on Wednesday because of […]