Colorado to 'aggressively assert' water rights with Nebraska
Colorado's governor is warning he will “protect and aggressively assert” his state's water rights after Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts announced a plan to spend $500 million on a canal and reservoir project that includes claiming access to land in Colorado under a 99-year-old compact between the states. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said he will work with Nebraska but wants more details about what the state has planned. “We will continue to protect and aggressively assert Colorado’s rights under all existing water compacts," Polis said in a statement Wednesday evening.news.yahoo.com
A truck driver was found guilty in deadly crash after brake failure. The prosecutor was gifted a brake shoe trophy.
A prosecutor apparently turned a brake shoe into a "memento" following the conviction of a truck driver who argued that a brake malfunction caused a deadly 2019 collision in Colorado.washingtonpost.com
Dem governor declares COVID-19 emergency ‘over,’ says it’s ‘their own darn fault’ if unvaccinated get sick
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, told Colorado Public Radio on Friday that he won’t be implementing another statewide mask mandate in response to the spread of the COVID-19 omicron variant.news.yahoo.com
Radio Host Rattled by Near-Death COVID Bout Is Now Spurting Vax Nonsense
YouTube/Stephen Tubbs ShowA conservative radio host in Denver, who was hospitalized with COVID-19 earlier this year, is now saturating the airwaves with misinformation about coronavirus vaccines.During a Friday afternoon segment of his eponymous KNUS radio show, Steffan Tubbs stood idly by and appeared to even offer approval to a caller who floated a conspiracy theory that government officials and health experts are concealing how many people have died from the vaccines.“We’ve had hundreds, maybnews.yahoo.com
Bombshell report reveals how Colorado's Democratic governor avoided paying taxes
Colorado's Democratic Gov. Jared Polis is under fire after a new trove of documents revealed he used loopholes to avoid paying federal income taxes for years.Driving the news: A ProPublica report published Thursday found Polis, a tech entrepreneur and former congressman, used donations and financial arrangements to get out of paying federal income taxes in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeOf note: His wealthnews.yahoo.com
Biden signs off on Colorado’s expansion of transgender-related health coverage
Under a groundbreaking decision by state and federal officials, many private health plans sold in Colorado will soon be required to cover hormone therapy, genital reconstructive services and other procedures sought by transgender patients.washingtonpost.com
Probe started after Elijah McClain's death finds pattern of racially biased policing, Colorado attorney general says
Colorado's attorney general said a civil rights investigation begun amid outrage over the death of Elijah McClain found that the Aurora Police Department has a pattern of racially biased policing.cbsnews.com
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis rescinds 1864 policy encouraging murder of Native Americans
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order Tuesday rescinding centuries-old proclamations calling on non-Native residents to "go in pursuit, kill and destroy Indians on the plains."Why it matters: The policy, issued by Territorial Gov. John Evans in 1864, "shamefully targeted and endangered the lives" of Indigenous people, the Democratic governor said at the signing ceremony.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeNative Americnews.yahoo.com
Colorado interstate closed indefinitely following mudslides
After a mudslide stranded over 100 motorists overnight and indefinitely shutdown a major interstate in Colorado on Thursday, the state is preparing to issue a state and federal disaster declaration. Crews are still cleaning up the impacted area of I-70 near the Hanging Lake Tunnel in Glenwood Canyon where the mudslides occurred, and there is currently no estimate as to when the section of the interstate will reopen. "The monsoon weather patterns means this threat is ongoing," Colorado Gov. Jarednews.yahoo.com
Colorado shirks mask and vaccine requirements as others take action
When it comes to COVID-19 in Colorado, the state says you're essentially on your own. Federal, state and local governments across the country are embracing mask requirements or mandatory coronavirus vaccinations.But so far Colorado leaders are not following suit.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeThe big picture: Under new guidance released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, masks should be worn indoors by enews.yahoo.com
Boulder supermarket shooter ID’d as 21-year-old man
Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa bought the weapon on March 16, just six days before the attack at a King Soopers store in Boulder, according to an arrest affidavit. Investigators have not established a motive, but they believe Alissa was the only shooter, Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty said. Relatives described times when Alissa told them people were following or chasing him, which they said may have contributed to the violence, the official said. That ordinance and another banning large-capacity magazines came after the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead. Supermarket employees told investigators that Alissa shot a man multiple times outside the Boulder grocery store before going inside, according to the affidavit.
Police: 10 people killed in Colorado supermarket shooting
BOULDER, Colo. – A shooting at a Colorado supermarket killed 10 people Monday, including a police officer who was the first to respond to the scene, authorities said. I promise the victims and the people of the state of Colorado that we will secure justice." Matthew Kirsch, the acting U.S. attorney for Colorado, pledged that “the full weight of federal law enforcement” will support the investigation. Officials have not said whether the suspect is the person who was taken from the shooting scene to Foothills Hospital in Boulder. White House press secretary Jen Psaki tweeted that President Joe Biden had been briefed on the shooting.
The Latest: Sinovac: CoronaVac vaccine effective in children
(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)BEIJING — Sinovac said on Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine CoronaVac is safe and effective in children ages 3-17. State-owned Sinopharm, who has two COVID-19 vaccines, is also investigating the effectiveness of its vaccines in children. The House vote came just before the state health department reported that more than 1 million COVID-19 vaccine shots have been administered within the state. State officials say about 2.9 million vaccine doses have been given to about 1.1 million people so far in Arizona. ___LISBON, Portugal — Portugal resumed administering AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, a week after temporarily halting its use.