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Colorado Politics - AFTERNOON UPDATE

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Gov. Jared Polis say history is in the making on electric vehicles

At the foot of the state Capitol steps, the ride-share company Lyft announced a historic investment in Colorado on Thursday.

Gardner bills on opioids, firefighter protections pass Senate committee

The Guaranteeing Equipment Safety for Firefighters Act would order a federal study of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances in firefighters’ personal protective equipment.


Bennet requests review of federal disaster recovery program

“In 2018, Colorado also had one of its most destructive fire years ever,” Bennet wrote in a letter with U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, to the Government Accountability Office.

Multiple Democrats endorse CU regent candidate for Boulder-based seat

Callie Rennison announced several endorsements on Thursday as she campaigns for Congressional District 2’s seat on the University of Colorado Board of Regents.


Aurora Central dodges drastic measures, but state wants it to hire an academic partner

Aurora Central, a school of about 1,900, has failed to improve academic achievement for years, and in some measures, has seen a decrease in achievement.

US Senate stares down Olympic officials who said new federal oversight could run afoul of Olympic rules

U.S. senators, including Republican Cory Gardner, looked at the threats and said they’d take their chances Wednesday.

OPINION | Another news source on the energy beat? There's plenty to cover

Paula Noonan: "Empowering Colorado will have lots of these issues to cover. Journalism needs to get after it. Part of that work is making sure that any publication that undertakes the job is truly trustworthy and independent."