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Polis redirects second shot vaccines to speed up process

Polis redirects second shot vaccines to speed up process

Second shot doses will be backfilled in future weeks.
Colorado forges ahead on 'Just Transition' for coal workers, communities

Colorado forges ahead on 'Just Transition' for coal workers, communities

Chris Markuson, director of Colorado state economic transition policy for the BlueGreen Alliance, believes the plan to ensure that workers and communities thrive after the age of fossil fuels shows what's possible when lawmakers think bold and big.
Colorado bill would allow electronic wills beyond COVID-19 pandemic

Colorado bill would allow electronic wills beyond COVID-19 pandemic

House Bill 21-1004, the “Colorado Uniform Electronic Wills Act,” would permanently allow and regulate the use of electronic wills.
The scent of sickness: 5 questions answered about using dogs — and mice and ferrets — to detect disease

The scent of sickness: 5 questions answered about using dogs — and mice and ferrets — to detect disease

Research scientist Glen Golden, who has trained dogs and ferrets to detect avian flu in birds, explains why certain animals are well suited to sniff out sickness.
Only a smokescreen? Big Tobacco stands down as Colorado and Oregon hike cigarette taxes

Only a smokescreen? Big Tobacco stands down as Colorado and Oregon hike cigarette taxes

November’s ballot initiative may not have passed without help from the maker of Marlboro cigarettes and the inclusion of a minimum price for a pack. Other states that saw past initiatives defeated are taking notes for future efforts.
Nearly 100 recommendations from Colorado’s audit office have yet to be implemented

Nearly 100 recommendations from Colorado’s audit office have yet to be implemented

High priority issues include security of state-managed data, mismanagement of the Medicaid program
Polis criticizes false promise of more vaccines

Polis criticizes false promise of more vaccines

Governor said the state had been led to believe it would receive 210,000 doses next week but later found out it would get just 79,000.
Small business aid program relaunches with changes to help minority-owned businesses

Small business aid program relaunches with changes to help minority-owned businesses

The stimulus bill passed by Congress last month revived the program, with changes that aim to address some of the hurdles that faced minority business owners when the program was introduced last year.
Colorado finalizes ‘roadmap’ for tackling greenhouse gas pollution

Colorado finalizes ‘roadmap’ for tackling greenhouse gas pollution

Plan outlines path towards halving statewide emissions by 2030.
Colorado begins wolf reintroduction plans OK'd by voters

Colorado begins wolf reintroduction plans OK'd by voters

Voters narrowly approved Proposition 114 in November. It requires the reintroduction of the gray wolf, which was hunted, trapped and poisoned into extermination here in the 1940s, be underway by Dec. 31, 2023, on public lands in the sparsely populated Western Slope of the Continental Divide.