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Johnson & Johnson pause may not affect Colorado’s vaccine equity efforts. But other issues persist.

A pause on Johnson & Johnson doses will do little to alter the course of Colorado’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign, Gov. Jared Polis’ office says. The single-dose option has recently accounted for only about 9,000 doses delivered to the state each week, “a drop in the bucket,” said Rick Palacio, who is helping lead vaccine equity […]

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An Aurora doctor tried to prioritize refugees for the coronavirus vaccine. Colorado told him to stop.

In late January, Dr. P.J. Parmar, who runs Ardas Family Medicine, converted a section of an international business center in northwest Aurora into a COVID-19 vaccine clinic. He wanted to immunize refugees in the city, where vaccination rates were trailing neighboring communities.   But in the first few days, he said, about half the vaccine clinic’s […]

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A nonprofit tied to Colorado Gov. Jared Polis shifts focus to advocacy and raises ethics concerns

A nonprofit formed by Jared Polis to guide his transition into the governor’s office has quietly transitioned into an advocacy organization for his agenda, The Colorado Sun has learned. The Democrat formed Boldly Forward Colorado — a nonprofit organization that can accept unlimited personal and corporate contributions and not disclose its donors — after he […]

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“This won’t be a coronation.” If Hickenlooper wants to be a U.S. senator, he needs to clear many hurdles

Fresh from a failed presidential candidacy, John Hickenlooper is eyeing a bid for U.S. Senate in Colorado — an alternative road to Washington with its own challenges that makes a political comeback less than certain. The former two-term governor would enter as the contest’s presumptive front-runner after leaving office earlier this year with favorable poll […]

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Hickenlooper forms leadership PAC — a step closer to possible 2020 presidential bid

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper took a significant step Monday toward a potential presidential run in 2020 by forming a political committee that will allow him to boost his national profile. The term-limited Democrat created a federal leadership PAC called Giddy Up that can collect as much as $5,000 a year from donors — money that […]