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Colorado health care system fires 119 unvaccinated workers

Oct. 06, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado health system fired 119 employees for not adhering to its vaccine requirement without a religious or medical exemption. That accounts for less than 0.5% of the company's of their 26,500 employees around the state, said UCHealth spokesperson Dan...

UAE to launch probe targeting asteroid between Mars, Jupiter

Oct. 05, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced plans to send a probe to land on an asteroid between Mars and Jupiter to collect data on the origins of the universe, the latest project in the oil-rich federation's ambitious space program. ...

University of Colorado faces COVID religious exemption suit

Sep. 29, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A pediatrician and a medical student at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are challenging denials of their requests for religious exemptions from the school's COVID vaccination mandate, arguing in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that administrators are judging the...

Man gets 80 years prison in killing of 2, injuring officer

Sep. 19, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man has received an 80-year prison sentence in the 2018 killing of two people and attempted murder of an Aurora police officer. Thirty-one-year-old Demarcus Brown-Jones had been convicted in May on second-degree murder, reckless...

Republican Ganahl launches Colorado gubernatorial campaign

Sep. 14, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

MONUMENT, Colo. (AP) — Republican Heidi Ganahl, an entrepreneur and University of Colorado regent, formally launched a longshot campaign Tuesday to challenge Gov. Jared Polis' re-election bid next year, citing crime and the cost of living as two of her campaign issues. ...

Colorado court won't hear Daily Camera open records lawsuit

Sep. 08, 2021 14:55 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court will not hear a lawsuit from the Daily Camera newspaper of Boulder that challenges the University of Colorado's refusal to reveal the finalists for the school president's job in 2019. The Camera reported that the court...

CU-Boulder team to compete in tunnel boring contest

Aug. 14, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — There’s a running joke at Dan Wagner’s house about the DIY welding and construction shop he set up in his backyard. At random moments throughout the day, his roommates yell out “eee-yerrrr,” mimicking the high-pitched grinding noise that’s become a soundtrack...

Black Denver residents talk police reform amid rise in crime

Jul. 24, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Ask Imam Abdur-Rahim Ali how much policing he wants in his Northeast Park Hill neighborhood and he will say it depends. Ali doesn’t like when he hears stories of someone getting pulled over for something he considers frivolous. He doesn’t like when...

Room for 10,000: Inside China's largest detention center

Jul. 22, 2021 02:30 AM EDT

DABANCHENG, China (AP) — The Uyghur inmates sat in uniform rows with their legs crossed in lotus position and their backs ramrod straight, numbered and tagged, gazing at a television playing grainy black-and-white images of Chinese Communist Party history. This is one...