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Appeals panel rejects suit over abandoned mine shaft death

Aug. 4, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals panel has upheld the dismissal of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a woman who died when the car she was riding in drove off a Forest Service road and into an abandoned mine shaft in the Rocky Mountain foothills of Colorado. Sarah Ball, 18, was a passenger in...

Colorado Governor Jared Polis makes a point during a news conference to update the state's status in dealing with the new coronavirus Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado's Polis urges US to go beyond renewal of virus aid

Aug. 4, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is urging Congress to go beyond simple renewal of earlier federal pandemic assistance and provide a more extensive package of aid to blunt the economic fallout of the coronavirus. Polis, a Democrat, said he wants food stamp benefit increases, home heating and child...

FILE - This March 27, 2008 file photo shows the Pentagon in Washington. A Senate committee abruptly canceled a confirmation hearing Thursday on retired Army Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata's nomination to a top Pentagon post after a furor over offensive remarks he made about Islam and other inflammatory comments. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Trump loyalist gets Defense post as Senate nomination stalls

Aug. 3, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are condemning President Donald Trump's appointing of a staunch loyalist to a senior Pentagon job after it became clear that getting the retired general confirmed to a higher post would be difficult if not impossible. Trump appointed retired Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata to a job...

Colorado Governor Jared Polis makes a point during a news conference on the state's efforts against the new coronavirus Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado governor sets demands for next US virus aid package

Jul. 28, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Democratic Gov. Jared Polis of Colorado on Tuesday laid out key demands for the next U.S. coronavirus relief package, urging Congress to deliver uninterrupted benefits for the growing ranks of people without jobs, cash for testing and contact tracing, and billions of dollars to backfill...

Pro Stock driver Jason Line's crew assists him in preparing for a qualifying round during the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals auto race at Bandimere Speedway, Friday, July 19, 2019, in Morrison, Colo. A judge decided on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, against sanctioning the drag strip for violating social distancing rules during a July 4 event but ordered track owners to abide by public health directives to stem the spread of the new coronavirus. (Kelsey Brunner/The Denver Post via AP)

Judge: Colorado racing track must obey coronavirus orders

Jul. 21, 2020 7:32 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A judge decided against sanctioning a Colorado drag racing track Tuesday for violating social distancing rules during a July 4 event but said the track must abide by public health orders to stem the spread of the coronavirus, even if those orders are constantly changing. The case involving...

FILE - In this Thursday, July 9, 2020 file photo Colorado Governor Jared Polis makes a point during a news conference on the state's efforts to contain the spread of the new coronavirus in Denver. Polis says he's issuing an executive order requiring face coverings in indoor public areas to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski,File)

Colorado governor orders indoor statewide mask order

Jul. 16, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said Thursday he is issuing an executive order requiring face coverings in indoor public areas to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Polis, a Democrat, had long resisted issuing a statewide mask mandate, but he has come under increasing pressure from some...