The pandemic has dramatically exposed the vital role that care workers play in our society. As child care centers and schools closed and nursing homes became COVID-19 hotspots, families have strained to juggle work and other responsibilities while taking care of loved ones.
Monday evening’s meeting of Keep Colorado Free & Open, a group opposing public-health restrictions, was a tough room for any elected official, but especially a law enforcement officer, even one as conservative as Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams.
Flanked by members of his militia, conspiracy theorist Joe Oltmann spoke at Tuesday’s “Free DougCo” rally, saying he’s not advocating for violence, but that if someone tries to take his country or his “way of life,” blood will be “spilled.”
Former District Attorney George Brauchler used the resources of the 18th Judicial District to benefit his side gig as a radio host, directing a staff member to help him book a guest.
Vaccine Taskforce Confronts Mistrust Born From Racism and Abuse as It Helps Marginalized Groups Get Access
In Denver County, only 0.4% of the population is Native American. And yet, Native Americans in Denver make up three times that percentage in COVID deaths in the city, and six times more in cases. Latinx people in Colorado are about three times more likely to contract COVID than white people.
On Monday, the Denver City Council approved the extension of two additional contracts held by the Department of Housing Stability (HOST) with motel/hotel operators to temporarily house approximately 800 people experiencing homelessness. In the midst of the raging COVID-19 pandemic, this extension is a lifeline to so many people who are unable to “stay at home” because they don’t have one. But is it enough?
The body is a temple–and Colorado state Representative Rod Pelton (R-Cheyenne Wells) worships his by choosing to forego a COVID-19 vaccine in favor of taking an equine anti-parasitic medication as a “preventive” measure against the virus.
Rep. Patrick Neville (R-Castle Rock) mischaracterized a Colorado Department of Public Health (CDPHE) graph showing reported and estimated COVID cases, a CDPHE spokesperson confirmed.
Food banks across the city are working hard to provide food for record numbers of people suffering from the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pantries have adapted their operations to reduce in-person contact and increase sanitation procedures, while also meeting increased demand.
The ACLU of Colorado filed a class-action lawsuit this Sunday against El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder for failing to provide adequate COVID-19 protections to inmates detained at El Paso County Jail. The lawsuit claims that the largest COVID-19 prison outbreak in the state is due to the sheriff’s failure to adhere to public health guidelines, which puts inmates at risk of serious harm or even death. The ACLU is asking for an expedited hearing and court order requiring the sheriff to comply.