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USPS to destroy remaining flyers with incorrect mail-in voting information, consult with Colorado elections officials in future

The U.S. Postal Service has agreed to destroy any undelivered flyers containing incorrect information about mail-in ballots in Colorado and to consult with state elections officials before putting out any future guidance on voting as part of a settlement announced Friday. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, a Democrat, sued the USPS last weekend after […]

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Postal Service says it has already delivered to Coloradans 75% of its flyers containing incorrect mail-in voting information

The U.S. Postal Service on Sunday unsuccessfully asked a federal judge in Colorado to reconsider an order barring it from continuing to distribute a mailer that the state says contains incorrect information about Colorado’s mail-in voting system. The agency says it has already delivered 75% of the flyers it planned to distribute to Coloradans. Colorado […]

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Colorado joins multi-state lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service

Colorado joined several other states in filing a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the U.S. Postal Service to ensure the agency isn’t weakened ahead of the November election. The decision comes a day after Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, a Democrat, said he was in talks with other attorneys general about how to respond to concerns […]

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Cory Gardner faces pressure to deliver on stimulus bill as he touts his coronavirus response in campaign

AURORA — In the first week after the U.S. Senate departed for a weeks-long recess, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner made a series of stops in Aurora to discuss mental health care. The Yuma Republican highlighted his legislation to create the 988 national suicide hotline and a bill he co-sponsored with U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris — […]

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Denver health officials order coronavirus closure of U.S. Postal Service facility serving millions in Colorado, Wyoming

Denver health officials have ordered the closure of a United States Postal Service distribution center that handles all mail for Colorado and Wyoming, saying the facility has multiple confirmed cases of the coronavirus among its employees. KUSA-TV reports state health officials confirmed five workers have tested positive for the virus at the facility that employs about 1,800. […]

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Opinion: Casers and streeters and the case of the undelivered mail ballots in Colorado

Eight-hundred-and-twenty-eight ballots were not delivered to Aurora and Denver voters until late afternoon on Tuesday, Nov. 5, just hours before the polls closed on Election Day. How and why did that happen?  Often, there are multiple factors leading to errors, mistakes, accidents and other failures. That may well be the case in this situation with […]

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Return to sender: A single undeliverable letter can mean losing Medicaid in Colorado and other states

By Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News COLORADO SPRINGS — Forty-two boxes of returned mail lined a wall of the El Paso County Department of Human Services office on a recent fall morning. There used to be three times as many. Every week, the U.S. Postal Service brings anywhere from four to 15 trays to the office, […]