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Colorado governor to let go of pandemic executive powers

Jun. 15, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said he will begin phasing out the executive authority he has been granted during the coronavirus pandemic after creating, amending and extending about 400 orders since March 2020. The Democrat told The Denver Post that he's now...

Polis: No to GOP delegation request to end jobless benefit

Jun. 14, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Democratic Gov. Jared Polis has rejected a request by Colorado's Republican congressional delegation to stop paying jobless residents $300 extra a week in federal pandemic relief. The GOP representatives argue the payment, scheduled to run through Sept. 6, is hurting business...

The Latest: Illinois lifting capacity limits for businesses

Jun. 10, 2021 21:24 PM EDT

CHICAGO — Illinois is lifting all capacity limits on bars, restaurants, businesses and other venues Friday, nearly 15 months after the first stay-at-home order during the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses still can have their own rules for capacity, masks and social...

Colorado picks first 5 scholarship winners in vaccine drive

Jun. 10, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has announced the first five winners of $50,000 scholarships in a program designed to encourage students to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Twenty five scholarships are being offered by the state, along with a $1 million lottery program for five...

1st gray wolf pups since 1940s spotted in Colorado

Jun. 09, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado has its first litter of gray wolf pups since the 1940s, state wildlife officials said Wednesday. A state biologist and district wildlife manager each spotted the litter of at least three wolf pups over the weekend with their parents, two adult...

Colorado lawmakers map ambitious path to pandemic recovery

Jun. 09, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Legislature during its 2021 session launched an ambitious path to recovery from the coronavirus pandemic's devastating economic and social consequences, with majority Democrats doling out millions of dollars to dozens of business and health care needs. ...

Colorado Legislature wraps up 2021 session

Jun. 09, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Legislature ended its 2021 session this week after the Democrat-controlled body pushed through a swath of progressive legislation with little Republican support in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, multiple mass shootings in the state and a continuing...

Colorado bill allows retroactivity to 1960 in abuse lawsuits

Jun. 07, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers in the House passed a bill Monday that would allow victims of sexual abuse to retroactively hold organizations accountable through civil lawsuits. The bill that next goes to the Senate would allow the victims to sue organizations with...

Colorado picks first $1 million winner in vaccine drive

Jun. 04, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado has picked its first $1 million winner in a new lottery that is trying to inspire state residents to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Democratic Gov. Jared Polis announced Friday that Sally Sliger of the Weld County town of Mead won the...

The Latest: Mexico to use US vaccine doses at border

Jun. 04, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican officials said Friday they will use 1 million U.S. doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to inoculate people along the border. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says the vaccinations along Mexico’s northern border with the...