User: flenvcenter Topic: Policy and Governance-Regional
Category: Elections n Elected Officials :: Colorado
Last updated: Jul 08 2020 21:28 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Wadhams: Tipton ignored the thunder in Colorado’s 3rd District then lightning struck 8.7.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
While the Democratic race for the U.S. Senate dominated our recent primary, a thunderstorm was roiling in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District and, indeed, lightning struck on election night.
Neguse: Congress must embrace the national climate action plan 30.6.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
The report is lengthy, but one thing is unmistakably clear -- the voice of Coloradans, their ideas, their actions and their ingenuity — has been ingrained in a new national strategy for climate action.
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Gov. Polis makes it official: Fishers Peak is Colorado’s newest state park 30.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Residents of Trinidad have long identified with Fishers Peak, a 9,630-foot-high landmark in southern Colorado, but the public hasn't been able to access it because it was part of a private ranch. That changed Monday when Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill to make it Colorado's newest state park.
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Parents, educators at Greeley school petition governor to shut down nearby fracking wells 23.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Parents and educators from the Bella Romero Academy in Greeley sent a petition to Gov. Jared Polis this week demanding the shutdown of natural gas fracking wells near the school that they say are exposing students to the cancer-causing chemical benzene.
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Polis names new group to oversee Colorado oil and gas rules 22.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Gov. Jared Polis on Monday named a new, five-member commission to take over crafting and putting in place major changes to Colorado's oil and gas regulations, as the multibillion-dollar industry struggles with a global pandemic and slump in demand for energy.
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John Hickenlooper dominates Senate fundraising, but Andrew Romanoff reports his best haul 20.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper maintained his fundraising dominance this spring, taking in far more money than both his Democratic primary opponent and the Republican incumbent.
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Colorado loosens coronavirus guidelines, but keeps preparing for the worst 20.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
Colorado released new guidelines loosening restrictions on businesses and encouraging in-state travel Friday - the same day that Gov. Jared Polis signed an order extending permission to use stadiums as overflow hospitals.
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Four protesters file lawsuit seeking to ban Denver police from using tear gas, projectiles on protesters 5.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
A lawsuit has been filed in Denver District Court over the police use of non-lethal weapons against protesters during the ongoing George Floyd police brutality protests.
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Colorado coronavirus cases cross 27,000, as hospitalizations continue to fall 4.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The Colorado Hospital Association reported 261 people were hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of Wednesday - the lowest level seen since late March.
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With guidelines still murky, Colorado bars and breweries start reopening along with restaurants 29.5.2020 Denver Post: Lifestyles
The governor said places can reopen to in-house eating and drinking as long as they’re not acting as a “social free-for-all.”
Colorado cities, counties brace for fiscal wreckage from coronavirus, even with federal help 26.5.2020 Denver Post: Business
The financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic is so severe that an injection this past week of more than $1 billion of federal funds into Colorado's economy to battle the disease may prove to be little more than a Band-Aid for hard-hit cities and counties facing a sudden fiscal crisis. According to the National League of Cities, municipalities in Colorado stand to lose $4.5 billion in tax revenues over the next three years due to government-ordered closures and reduced business activity -- with a nearly $1.7 billion projected loss in 2020 alone -- as communities slowly crawl out of the ruins of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Trump hands Cory Gardner election year wins 19.5.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Gardner has convinced Trump to approve actions that he and Democrats had requested for years, or even decades. And Trump has done so, at least in part, because he wants the Republican from Yuma to be re-elected.
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Colorado extends camping ban at state parks, warns it could be extended again 30.4.2020 Denver Post: Outdoors
Don't pitch those tents just yet.
Colorado extends camping ban at state parks, warns it could be extended again 30.4.2020 Denver Post: Local
Don't pitch those tents just yet.
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Editorial: Cities and counties should follow Polis’ lead opening the state 25.4.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Gov. Jared Polis is charting a smart and sustainable course for Colorado.
Coloradans should expect some social distancing for months to come, Polis says: “The virus isn’t going to disappear” 16.4.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Coloradans will have to get used to a new normal for many months to come, with the reopening of businesses and resumption of normal daily activities coming gradually, and some social distancing remaining in place until there is a cure or a vaccine, Gov. Jared Polis said Wednesday.
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Broomfield decides not to issue order halting oil, gas work because of coronavirus concerns 10.4.2020 Denver Post: Business
Faced with the likelihood of a legal challenge, Broomfield elected officials have decided not to issue a public health order that would have delayed work at an oil and gas site while a statewide stay-at-home order in in place to curb the spread of  the coronavirus.
Reduce crew sizes, focus on “truly critical” activities: Colorado updates guidance for construction work during coronavirus pandemic 3.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Construction is still considered an essential business that can keep running during the statewide limits on activity due to the coronavirus, but new guidance from the state suggests reducing crew sizes and possibly deferring non-urgent work to reduce risks.
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Forest Service closes all of its trailheads, campgrounds and picnic sites across Colorado 27.3.2020 Denver Post: Entertainment
Plus, Colorado Parks and Wildlife closed all of its campgrounds.
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The botched efforts to stop coronavirus and climate change 25.3.2020 Writers on the Range
Why a decisive societal response is needed.
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