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Colorado attorney general files suit against Juul for marketing to youth

JUUL Labs Inc. violated the Colorado Consumer Protection Act through its marketing of electronic cigarettes to children, and was responsible for creating the teen smoking epidemic in the state, according → Read More

Colorado received more than 1,700 vials of experimental coronavirus treatment

In June, the Colorado State Emergency Operations Center distributed thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment and 1,742 vials of antiviral drug remdesivir as part of its coronavirus response. → Read More

DA declines to prosecute officers in Colorado police shooting

Prosecutors will not file charges against four law enforcement officials who used lethal force to kill a man in Grand Junction on March 17. → Read More

Colorado updates coronavirus guidelines for professional sports, bars

Professional sports teams may resume their pre-season training, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced on Wednesday, while at the same time closing bars that do not offer → Read More

New Colorado hemp regulations become law

Gov. Jared Polis has signed a bill that aligns Colorado’s hemp laws with federal regulations by establishing testing of all hemp lots and instituting civil penalties of up to $2,000 → Read More

PRIMARY 2020 | The 0.4%: Who are the in-person voters during a pandemic primary?

Statewide, 1,279,267 Coloradans had voted as of June 30 at noon, and only 5,257 of them — just over 0.4% — came in person to do so. Colorado Politics talked → Read More

$41.7 million in federal payments destined for 56 counties

Fifty-six of Colorado’s 64 counties will receive $41.7 million this year under the four-decade-old program that provides federal payments to jurisdictions with nontaxable public lands within their borders. → Read More

Colorado Supreme Court upholds large-capacity magazine ban

"e hold that Plaintiffs failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that HB 1224 violates the state constitutional right to bear arms," wrote Justice Monica M. Márquez for the court. → Read More

CDPHE outlines terms for outdoor visits at Colorado senior facilities

The state’s health department is permitting scheduled, outdoor visitation at residential care facilities, and has prescribed protocols for interactions with older residents who are most likely to die from coronavirus → Read More

El Paso County court erred in denying telephone participation in child support case

An El Paso County judge failed to follow the law by blocking an out-of-state woman from testifying via telephone in child support proceedings, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled earlier → Read More

Colorado DMV to raise license fees following coronavirus downturn

The DMV reports that “demographic shifts” have resulted in fewer driver license issuances, which the COVID-19 pandemic compounded. → Read More

Colorado to receive crisis counseling money from FEMA

Colorado will receive nearly $1.8 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for community-based crisis counseling. → Read More

CU-Boulder announces action steps to address racism

The University of Colorado’s Boulder campus announced a series of steps on Thursday that it would take before the fall semester to address potential sources of systemic racism. → Read More

Conservative-led webinar decries Gorsuch, implications of LGBTQ decision

Days after a 6-3 U.S. Supreme Court decision outlawed employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, a webinar explored the frustration some Colorado conservatives felt at → Read More

CDOT receives $60.7 million for I-70 improvements

The Colorado Department of Transportation has received a $60.7 million federal grant to improve Interstate 70 on the west side of Vail Pass, reducing the frequency of accidents and detours. → Read More

CDOT sets aside $4.1 million for COVID-19 infrastructure grants

For communities that wish to modify their public infrastructure to promote public health and distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Colorado Department of Transportation is offering $4.1 million for project → Read More

What they are saying: Colorado reacts to DACA decision

Here is what Coloradans are saying about the U.S. Supreme Court decision to keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, alive, ruling the the Trump Administration failed → Read More

Denver neighborhood named for KKK-supporting mayor will seek new label

The Denver neighborhood named after the 20th century Denver mayor who was also a member of the Ku Klux Klan is moving to drop its affiliation with Benjamin F. Stapleton. → Read More

House approves police accountability bill in 52-13 vote

In a bipartisan vote of 52-13, the House of Representatives gave final approval to a package of reforms to disclose, deter and discipline excessive uses of force by police officers, → Read More

CU-Boulder institutes pay cuts, furlough days

Employees at the University of Colorado-Boulder campus who earn more than $60,000 will see a short-term 5% pay cut to combat revenue shortfalls due to the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More