Posted inClimate, Environment, Health

Should I let my kids outside? and other Colorado air pollution questions

Most of the scorching days this summer on Colorado’s Front Range have come with an air pollution “action alert” from the state government, warning people with sensitive respiratory issues to take extra caution in the presence of elevated ozone or PM2.5 particulate matter drifting in on wildfire smoke.  What does that mean, exactly, if you’re […]

Posted inCOVID, Education, Health, Politics and Government

Roadmap to return Colorado students to school calls for more testing, contact tracing

Asserting that schools have proved themselves to be safe, Gov. Jared Polis and a group of public health and education leaders laid out a roadmap Tuesday for getting children back to the classroom as soon as possible in 2021. But the report is short on details about how the state will help schools overcome logistical […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Silverman: The coronavirus has closed courts, but it will keep Colorado attorneys busy

The legal world has been rocked by this pandemic. Attorneys thrive on action. Human commerce.   Traffic wrecks and crime have blessedly plummeted. But many new legal matters have emerged. So long as people disagree, lawyers have work. However, Colorado trial courts are essentially closed.   No one knows when our courts will fully reopen. Colorado has […]

Posted inBusiness, COVID, Health, News, Politics and Government, Technology

Colorado’s efforts to scale up PPE production are being tangled in federal red tape, certification process

In a matter of weeks, hundreds of manufacturers across Colorado have suspended normal production of things like snowboards, outdoor gear and clothing to make personal protective equipment for health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak.  They’re making masks and face shields and parts for ventilators. But federal red tape and limited […]