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Colorado: No IDs for vaccine to ensure non-citizens included

Jan. 17, 2021 7:24 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s public health department sent notices Sunday to hundreds of providers directing them not to require government IDs or other documentation for people getting inoculated against the coronavirus. The directive is aimed at ensuring non-citizens and others who might not have an...

City worker Carlos Ruiz gives instruction to a COVID-19 patient after delivering a tank of oxygen to her home in the Iztapalapa borough of Mexico City, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. The city offers free oxygen refills for COVID-19 patients. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

The Latest: Mexico hits another record for COVID-19 cases

Jan. 15, 2021 10:37 PM EST

Mexico posted a record spike in coronavirus cases on Friday, with 21,366 newly confirmed infections, about double the daily rate of increase just a week ago. The country also recorded 1,106 more deaths. It was unclear if the spike was due to the presence of the U.K. virus variant, of which only one case has so...

Colorado unveils plan to cut air pollution by 90% by 2050

Jan. 15, 2021 7:47 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado officials unveiled a plan to cut heat-trapping air pollution in the state by 90% by 2050 in order to improve public health and reduce the effects of climate change. “This is an issue for all humanity and life on the planet,” Democratic Gov. Jared Polis said....

Colorado Legislature passes COVID aid, adjourns for a month

Jan. 15, 2021 5:59 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's Legislature passed bills adjusting several aspects of state COVID-19 relief on Friday before adjourning for a month in hopes that it will be safer to meet in the statehouse amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a three-day session, the Democrat-led Senate and House passed a short list...

Kat Pitner receives her first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine from Aspen Valley Hospital's registered nurse Erica Purcell at the Benedict Music Tent parking lot in Aspen, Colo. on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Pitner has lived in Aspen since 1974.

Colorado governor criticizes false promise of more vaccines

Jan. 15, 2021 4:42 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Friday said the Trump administration showed “gross incompetence” when it provided false information about the existence of a federal vaccine reserve. The criticism came three days after the administration announced the federal government would begin...

Colorado sending at least 200 National Guard to Washington

Jan. 15, 2021 11:18 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is sending at least 200 members of its National Guard to Washington to help provide security for next week's presidential inauguration. Gov. Jared Polis said Thursday that he was activating Guard members at the request of the District of Columbia National Guard. "The presence of the...

FILE - This July 16, 2004, file photo, shows a gray wolf at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn. Two groups opposing a Colorado ballot initiative to reintroduce the gray wolf into the state conceded the race Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, even though the race is too early to call because thousands of ballots are still uncounted. (AP Photo/Dawn Villella, File)

Colorado begins wolf reintroduction plans OK'd by voters

Jan. 14, 2021 3:52 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado could have to navigate years of pending litigation over the Trump administration’s delisting of the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act as it tries to enact its own voter-approved initiative to reintroduce the predator to the state, top wildlife officials were told...

FILEā€”The State Capitol is shown in this file photograph taken Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in downtown Denver. The Colorado Legislature opened Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, for a brief, three-day session to swear in new members and adjust several pandemic relief laws before adjorning until February because of coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

COVID aid on agenda as Colorado lawmakers begin 2021 session

Jan. 13, 2021 6:24 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Democrat-led Legislature launched on Wednesday a brief three-day session by swearing in new members and adjusting several pandemic relief laws before it adjourns until February because of safety concerns over the coronavirus. The 2021 session began amid FBI warnings of...

FILE _ In this Aug. 29, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump watches with Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary Mark Esper as the flag for U.S. space Command is unfurled as Trump announces the establishment of the U.S. Space Command in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.   The U.S. Air Force is expected to announce Huntsville, Ala. as the location for the U.S. Space Command headquarters, according to  Gov. Kay Ivey.   The governor said she was informed of the decision Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

US Space Command site to be located in Huntsville, Alabama

Jan. 13, 2021 5:23 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force announced Wednesday that the new U.S. Space Command headquarters will be in Huntsville, Alabama, after the state was selected over five others competing for the project, including Colorado, where Space Command is provisionally located. The role of Space Command is...

Increased recreation amid virus takes environmental toll

Jan. 9, 2021 10:10 AM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Scott Fitzwilliams was supposed to be off work. But as supervisor of America’s most trafficked national forest,“ you’re never off work,” he says. So there he was Fourth of July weekend, supposed to be enjoying the serenity he had always known at a...