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Colorado cattle ranchers hurt by economic effects of virus

May. 2, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — To be a cattle rancher in Colorado is to expect setbacks. There are droughts and fires and economic volatility. There are snowstorms and tornadoes and tricky equipment. There are changing consumer demands. But rarely do the stumbling blocks line up one after another and all at once the way...

In this Thursday, April 16, 2020, photograph, nurse practitioner Lisa Robbiano, left, talks to Fabiola Grajales while checking her lungs and heart rate in Robbiano's car next to the MIRA COVID-19 testing bus in El Jebel, Colo. This was Grajales's fourth COVID-19 test to tell her whether she was finally free of the coronavirus and able to be near her family again.   (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times via AP)

COVID diaries Colorado: A day in the coronavirus pandemic

Apr. 26, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

A teacher greets her students. An imam counsels his congregants. A firefighter reports for duty. New parents take their baby home from the hospital. These are routine moments in the lives of Coloradans. But the coronavirus has transformed the routine into the remarkable, upending how we live and interact with...

FILE - In this March 1933, file photo, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his first radio

Out of pandemic crisis, what could a new New Deal look like?

Apr. 25, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The New Deal was really a series of new deals, spread out over more than six years during the Great Depression — a menu of nationally scaled projects that were one part make-work and many parts lasting impact. They delivered a broad-shouldered expression of presidential authority...