Latest Jared Polis News

Colorado’s top elections official seeks security protection

Dec. 08, 2021 13:04 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Democratic secretary of state is asking lawmakers for $200,000 annually for guards and other security-related measures after receiving escalating threats over her advocacy of elections security. Jena Griswold has consistently debunked claims, both...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Dec. 03, 2021 18:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Gov. Jared Polis, D-Colo. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes...

Denver imposes mask mandate in indoor public places

Nov. 23, 2021 17:45 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Denver is joining other nearby counties in imposing a mask mandate in public places, a coordinated move that officials said Tuesday was needed to prevent the region's hospital system from collapsing amid a surge in cases. Starting Wednesday, everyone age 2...

Report: Free deal for Colorado COVID effort costs taxpayers

Nov. 22, 2021 12:52 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado paid more than $630,000 last year to a group of personal and business associates of Gov. Jared Polis that had ostensibly volunteered to help the state manage its way through the COVID-19 pandemic by tracking people’s movements, records show. ...

Colorado gov expands antibody access, resists mask mandates

Nov. 20, 2021 13:56 PM EST

DENVER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado residents with COVID-19 who are at high risk of severe illness will no longer need a doctor's referral before getting antibody treatments designed to keep them out of hospitals, starting next week. Gov. Jared Polis made the announcement...

Denver suburb to pay $15M to settle Elijah McClain lawsuit

Nov. 19, 2021 19:58 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Denver suburb of Aurora has agreed to pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the parents of Elijah McClain, a Black man who died after suburban Denver police stopped him on the street and put him in a neck hold two years ago, the city and family attorneys announced...

Police: 3 students shot in Denver-area school parking lot

Nov. 19, 2021 18:47 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Three students were shot Friday during a fight in the parking lot of a high school in the Denver suburb of Aurora, the police chief said, only days after six teenagers from a nearby campus were shot and injured at a park. Those injured in the...

Police reforms spurred by Elijah McClain's death advance

Nov. 16, 2021 18:57 PM EST

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A suburban Denver police department has agreed to reforms after the killing of Elijah McClain led to indictments against officers and a first-of-its-kind civil rights investigation that found a pattern of racially-biased policing and excessive force. ...

Former youth corrections campus eyed for homeless center

Nov. 13, 2021 10:15 AM EST

WATKINS, Colo. (AP) — On the treeless flatlands east of Denver, in a field of yellow-brown weeds that feels like the middle of nowhere, sits an empty campus with seven dormitories, 500 beds, a cafeteria, a gym and a football field. Gov. Jared Polis has big plans for...

California, Colorado and NM expand virus booster access

Nov. 12, 2021 21:12 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is among three U.S. states now allowing coronavirus booster shots for all adults even though federal health officials recommend limiting doses to those considered most at risk. The nation's most populous state, along with Colorado...