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Recent articles by Marianne:

Polis again asks for Coloradans to wear masks, but avoids mandatory order

Coloradans value their liberty, Polis said, but this issue is complex because it isn't just about the rights of the individual. It's also about "impacting those with your decisions ... → Read More

Greenwood Village under fire for its resolution to protect officers from civil liability

State officials on Thursday criticized the Greenwood Village City Council's decision to shield police officers who act in bad faith, but any action to negate that decision would likely come → Read More

Attorney General issues cease-and-desist order to Colorado Springs-area Bible conference

Churches holding indoor services have become a hot spot for COVID-19 outbreaks, and in Colorado, a weeklong Bible conference prompted a cease-and-desist order from the Attorney General for violating public → Read More

Frank Azar, Good Times Burgers among large Colorado businesses getting big money in PPP loans

The list of Colorado businesses that received federal Paycheck Protection Program loans from the Small Business Administration reads like a Who's Who of some of the state's best-known businesses. → Read More

Debate returns over derogatory school mascots in Colorado

School names and mascots have been a flashpoint for years for people of color, including Democratic lawmakers. → Read More

New coronavirus cases in Colorado rising again; uptick highest since May

The number of new known cases of COVID-19 in Colorado has been on the rise since mid-June, hitting 324 Thursday, a new high since May 30. → Read More

Gov. Polis pleads with Coloradans to avoid big 4th of July gatherings

With growing outbreaks of COVID-19 in several Colorado counties and a major holiday just 10 days away, Gov. Jared Polis Wednesday pleaded with Coloradans to avoid the kinds of big → Read More

Gov. Jared Polis says state will look at Elijah McClain investigation

Gov. Jared Polis Wednesday afternoon announced he had concerns with the investigation into the death of Elijah McClain of Aurora and said he was directing his legal counsel to look → Read More

Drought plan for 40 Colorado counties activated by Gov. Polis

Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday activated the state's drought plan for 40 of Colorado's 64 counties, in response to a warmer-than-average spring and far less precipitation than normal. → Read More

Polis: Colorado the only Mountain West state seeing 'steady decline' in coronavirus cases

Gov. Jared Polis is a baseball fan who really misses the game. But Thursday, he had an opportunity to use baseball metaphors of all kinds to update the state's response → Read More

Polis promises scrutiny of RTD budget crisis

A new advisory committee will scrutinize the Regional Transportation District's long record of financial woes, Gov. Jared Polis announced Wednesday. → Read More

Bills freeze Colorado legislators' pay in a year where per diem ran rampant

Lawmakers have adopted two bills that would put on hold increases in their salaries and per diem, the money they’re paid for non-travel expenses, primarily for when they’re in session. → Read More

What the last day (hopefully) of the 2020 legislative session will look like

When the General Assembly meets Monday, June 15, the 85th and — for now — projected final day of the 2020 legislative session should be relatively short. → Read More

Colorado lawmakers reach agreement on vaccination bill

Lawmakers in the General Assembly have put to bed a two-year fight to boost the state's last-in-the-nation track record on immunizations. → Read More

What's keeping the Colorado General Assembly in session?

Despite announcing they were in the last three days of the session on Wednesday, the Colorado General Assembly is meeting this Saturday and will be back on Monday. → Read More

Repeal of property tax law on November ballot

The General Assembly has approved a measure that will ask voters in November to repeal the 1982 Gallagher amendment. → Read More

Ethics commission fines former Gov. John Hickenlooper $2,750 for ethics violations

The Colorado Independent Ethics commission Friday decided to impose fines totaling $2,750 for the two ethics violations committed in 2018 by former Gov. John Hickenlooper. The commission decided not to → Read More

School Finance Act clears the House with just one Republican vote, a new low

Even Republicans who have been traditional allies on school finance have walked away from this one, and it’s primarily because of one issue: mill levy equalization. → Read More

Secretary of State says abortion ban is on the November ballot

The Colorado Secretary of State announced Monday that a ballot measuring banning late-term abortions has made the November ballot. → Read More

Former Gov. John Hickenlooper testifies in ethics commission hearing

Former Governor John Hickenlooper, appearing under enforcement of a subpoena issued for his appearance, is being questioned at this hour in an ethics hearing being held by the Colorado Independent → Read More