Colorado voters’ decisions in the 2021 elections left plenty to be dissected Wednesday. Here are six big takeaways from the results: The failure of two conservative-backed ballot measures As Republican candidates have lost in Colorado over the past two election cycles, conservatives have placed more emphasis on trying to advance their policies through ballot initiatives. […]
Eight states have programs that give workers paid time off. Does that help or hurt Colorado’s chances?
About 35,000 workers in New Jersey are taking paid time off each year to stay home with a new baby or care for a sick relative under that state’s paid family leave law, a program popular enough that lawmakers voted to bump up the max weekly benefit to $881 this year and extend it to […]
Colorado health care workers felt called to help coronavirus patients in cities where thousands were dying
Ruby Choate sat in her tiny Manhattan hotel room and felt a pain in her chest, a shallowness in her breathing, and considered for the first time that the temporary job she had signed up for could actually kill her. Choate, 27, left her nursing job in Delta at the end of March, walking away […]
New Jersey man suffocates to death at Vail after getting caught in chairlift
VAIL — A skier appears to have suffocated to death at a Colorado resort after he fell through an opening in a chairlift seat and became caught with his coat wrapped around his head and neck, officials said. Jason Varnish of Short Hills, New Jersey, died of positional asphyxia Thursday at Vail Mountain’s Blue Sky […]