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U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet said Friday that legislation to speed $2.2 trillion in economic relief to businesses, health care providers and families reeling under the coronavirus epidemic "reflects the need for urgent and comprehensive action" but could be only the first installment of the fede…

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WASHINGTON — After days of desperate pleas from the nation’s governors, President Donald Trump took a round of steps to expand the federal government’s role in helping produce critically needed supplies to fight the coronavirus pandemic even as he warned the leaders of hard-hit states not to…

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FRISCO — The absence of tourists has meant lower-than usual patient numbers in hospitals in Colorado's mountain communities, which is good news for staffing and supply levels in an area seeing a disproportionately high number of coronavirus cases.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress this week to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the d…

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In response to a March 25 executive order from Gov. Jared Polis, the Colorado Department of Corrections has temporarily halted intakes from county jails and will open additional bed spaces at the recently upgraded Centennial Correctional Facility South in Canon City. 

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When U.S. Senate candidate Trish Zornio talks about a pandemic, people should listen. Politics is the new gig for the world-class biomedical researcher and educator for the University of Colorado.

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The state of Colorado activated the 2-1-1 help center on Thursday to serve as an additional resource for those seeking information and referrals during the coronavirus pandemic.

For one emergency room doctor who works at a Denver area hospital chain, a projected onslaught of COVID-19 patients has meant alternating between urgently posting on Facebook and Nextdoor in search of extra protective face masks to practicing peaceful meditative techniques to calm himself when he thinks of what’s to come.

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“After being in contact with someone who was exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19, I saw my healthcare provider, was tested and self-isolated until the test results were completed as a precautionary measure,” Michael Hancock wrote on his social media accounts. “I'm thankful to report that my results came back negative.”

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump declared that "I'll be the oversight" as lawmakers were in the final days of drafting what became a $2.2 trillion rescue plan for American businesses. In the end, Congress ensured that won’t be the case.

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The senator tells Colorado Politics that unlike the motivation for the last federal stimulus package, the COVID-19 pandemic "was not caused by anyone, other than an invisible enemy that we have to combat, Republicans and Democrats, not as partisan warriors."

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Thursday that federal officials are developing guidelines to rate counties by risk of virus spread, as he aims to begin to ease nationwide guidelines meant to stem the coronavirus outbreak.

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U.S. Rep. Ken Buck wrote that the unanimously passed Senate measure included "$125M for pet projects instead of for struggling families and businesses. Dems are again exploiting a crisis to fund their liberal wishlist.”

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As employers lay off their workforces or switch to teleworking and as events worldwide get canceled, people have become less mobile to prevent the spread of the virus.

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When Colorado Gov. Jared Polis issued a stay-at-home order Wednesday, he explicitly exempted grocery stores as “critical retail” that can remain open and allowed those employees to keep going to work. But the order didn’t automatically give grocery workers the same benefits that are available to health care workers and first responders. Those benefits include emergency child care and paid leave.

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The sprawling measure is the third coronavirus response bill produced by Congress and by far the largest. It builds on efforts focused on vaccines and emergency response, sick and family medical leave for workers and food aid.

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Available options for states given waivers include extending current authorizations for service, allowing states to enroll new providers more quickly, and enabling states to change their programming on new deadlines.

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“Regardless of the possible, or even proven, health benefits of your products, if you are considering offering your product as a preventative, treatment or cure for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak, think twice and tread carefully."

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Interim general manager Paul Ballard described the last 10 days as having “a steady and dramatic decrease in ridership that is unrivaled in public transportation history."

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Read this wrapup of other news you might have missed about the ongoing pandemic’s impacts on the Centennial State. Among the items: NFIB survey finds small businesses are feeling the pain; Hancock launches business task force; Arvada Center offers 8 ways to support the arts; Sen. Cory Gardner asks the president for support on combating Chinese "misinformation."

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CHEYENNE — Three of America's best-known national parks — Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Great Smoky Mountains — closed their gates Tuesday as parks struggle to keep popular recreation areas open while heeding warnings from officials urging them to prevent spreading the coronavirus at congeste…