Thursday, May 28, 2020

Tag: colorado

Westward heave-ho: How a federal agency’s move to Colorado threatens public...

The Bureau of Land Management relocation to Grand Junction reflects a widespread pattern of destabilization under President Trump.

Fracking study shows toxic chemical exposure 2,000 feet from drilling sites

"Secret exposure to chemicals that our own EPA reports as a potential hazard to human health is unconscionable."

Freedom to drive coalition brings the Koch disinformation playbook to Colorado

In recent years, the majority of Coloradans have been struggling to breathe clean air, and tailpipe emissions carry much of the blame....

Babies born in high-intensity oil and gas areas are 70% more...

"This study provides further evidence of a positive association between maternal proximity to oil and gas well site activities and several types of CHDs."

Denver teachers strike over bonus-based pay system, demanding reliable salary plan...

The Denver teachers walked out Monday following 15 months of negotiations over a controversial bonus-based pay system that educators say leaves them unable to predict their salaries and guarantee financial security.

Denver commits to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030, becomes seventy-third...

The announcement came from Mayor Michael Hancock who said cities have a major responsibility to act on climate change.

Boulder, Colorado passes new gun control laws

Boulder now joins a few other cities and towns throughout the U.S. that are passing laws aimed at banning the controversial AR-15.

Fox News report on Colorado gunman ignores his white supremacist connections

Gunman who killed a sheriff’s deputy reportedly had social media “filled with the icons of the white supremacist ‘alt-right.’"

Marijuana is literally saving lives in Colorado

The study found that after Colorado implemented their new recreational marijuana law, opioid-related deaths fell by 6.5 percent in the following two years.

Populist victories won in this conservative Colorado town

Progressive upstarts pulled off a stunning upset.

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4 Minnesota cops fired after appearing to kill handcuffed man on video

Recorded on cellphone video physically abusing a handcuffed and motionless man for several minutes, four Minneapolis police officers were fired Tuesday for needlessly causing...

The billionaire governor who’s been sued dozens of times for millions in unpaid bills

Gov. Jim Justice is West Virginia’s richest man. Over the last three decades, lawsuits over unpaid bills have cost his constellation of companies more than $128 million in judgments and settlements.

Bernie Sanders introduces Paycheck Security Act to protect millions of employees during coronavirus pandemic

“Without aggressive action to help workers keep their jobs and businesses stay open, we risk an economic disaster that could take decades to repair.”

Survey shows 1 in 5 teachers—citing COVID-19 concerns—likely won’t return to US schools this...

"Though Americans are optimistic about a return to in-person learning, there is angst among teachers, parents, and America at large about how to keep our schools safe if the virus isn't fully contained."