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Most Colorado government offices purge emails quickly

Nov. 8, 2019 1:21 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Coloradans seeking to better understand state government or hold it accountable may be hampered by the fact that emails to and from government employees are in many cases wiped out within one month. The emails of state government employees are usually public records, subject to the Colorado...

Colorado digital ID just weeks away, governor says

Oct. 30, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Coloradans will soon be able to use digital IDs on their smartphones in their dealings with state agencies. Gov. Jared Polis announced Wednesday that residents can create the ID by scanning their driver's license into an app called myColorado . The app can be downloaded from the...

Trump includes Colorado in states getting border wall

Oct. 24, 2019 4:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's boast of building part of the border wall in Colorado is garnering attention in the state, including from the state's governor, Democrat Jared Polis. Trump was speaking Wednesday to an audience in Pennsylvania when he included Colorado in a list of states where...

Last Colorado recall petition against a Democrat also fails

Oct. 18, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The last citizen attempt to seek a recall of a Colorado Democratic state official this year has failed. The Denver Post reported Friday that organizers seeking a recall election against Senate President Leroy Garcia of Pueblo handed in less than 1 percent of voter signatures required to force...

Gov. Polis: Substantial drops in individual insurance rates

Oct. 10, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Health insurance premiums are dropping substantially for Coloradans buying individual insurance plans on the state exchange next year, Gov. Jared Polis announced Thursday. Polis told a Capitol news conference that the average 2020 price drop for individuals will be more than 20% from current...

Steel plant plans large solar project in Pueblo

Sep. 28, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, a solar developer, an energy company and a steel plant have announced a large solar project in Pueblo. The Chieftain reports Lightsource BP would build, own and operate the proposed 240-megawatt solar facility on property owned by EVRAZ North America, a steel...

Polis recall group gives contributions to own employees

Sep. 26, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A group that solicited donations to seek a recall of Colorado Gov. Jared Polis gave $11,000 of that money to its own employees and board members. Colorado Politics reported Thursday that the gifts by the Official Recall Colorado Governor Jared Polis committee were disclosed in a group filing...

Colorado governor's staff urges newspapers to remove story

Sep. 26, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The press office for Colorado's liberal Democratic governor, Jared Polis, is facing criticism after asking two small-town newspapers to take down an online news story reported by what it calls a biased news organization affiliated with the conservative Koch family. The Kiowa County Press in...

Forecasts: Colorado growth still strong, risks still there

Sep. 20, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — High employment and consumer spending are keeping Colorado's economy strong, but government economists said Friday they're still watching for slower growth or even a recession in years ahead due to a weakening global economy and trade disputes. Both legislative and executive branch economists...

Colorado Editorial Roundup

Sep. 18, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

The Pueblo Chieftain, Sept. 17, on new state park opening up: Fisher's Peak has tantalized outdoor enthusiasts in Southern Colorado for years. The mountain near Trinidad has been as inaccessible — at least legally — as it is beautiful. But that will be changing soon. Last week, Gov. Jared Polis...