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Officials, including Mayor John Suthers, a Republican, launched the #MaskUpCOS campaign this month, hoping to stem the spread of a disease for which there is no treatment and no cure — a disease that’s claimed 1,475 lives in Colorado, including 121 in El Paso County. The virus has killed more than 127,000 people across the United States — more than the entire population of Pueblo.

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In response to nationwide protests against racism and police brutality, Colorado lawmakers succeeded in passing a bill to improve accountability in law enforcement and give victims of unconstitutional treatment more power to seek legal recourse.

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In response to late-night vandalism and confrontations between protesters and police, Mayor John Suthers has ordered Colorado Springs residents to stay at home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. starting June 3.

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In the midst of the U.S.’ first major pandemic in more than a century, and in the wake of a government-issued stay-at-home order, the primary election for the U.S. Senate and 4th Judicial District Attorney is scheduled for June 30. 

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The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Colorado Springs places of worship are a step closer to reopening after the El Paso County Board of Commissioners passed two variance requests Thursday.

With thousands of Coloradans out of work thanks to COVID-19, Gov. Jared Polis in late April enacted a statewide moratorium on evictions and late fees for past-due rent.

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As of May 20, Colorado has seen 23,191 COVID-19 cases. The state reports COVID-19 deaths in two ways: the number of people who died with COVID-19 (although COVID-19 may not have been the cause of death listed on the death certificate), and the number of people whose deaths were attributed to COVID-19 on a death certificate.

Pikes Peak Small Business Development Center has launched free online workshops to help small businesses recover from COVID-19 closures, and build resilience for the future.

Starting May 15, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment began reporting COVID-19 deaths in two ways: the number of people who died with COVID-19, and the number of people whose deaths were attributed to COVID-19 on a death certificate.

Colorado’s COVID-19 death toll stood at 967 as of May 8, according to figures released May 9 by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Gov. Jared Polis extended a previous executive order, banning evictions and foreclosures through the month of May.

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold and Rep. Tom Sullivan (D-Dist. 37) are calling on U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to promptly approve a $10 billion loan to the U.S. Postal Service, which faces massive financial burdens thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The COVID-19 pandemic means we’re all battling an unseen enemy. We’re scrubbing hands, bleaching counters and fastening on masks before leaving the house, all in an effort to thwart the novel coronavirus. Yet many people are fighting a familiar, but suddenly less-visible and arguably more sinister, foe: domestic violence.

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment’s latest figures, released 4 p.m. May 3, show the statewide death toll stands at 842, an increase of 22 in 24 hours.

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As of April 29, 15,284 COVID-19 cases had been reported in Colorado, according to data from the state Department of Public Health and Environment. Cases were reported in 56 counties; 2,697 people had been hospitalized; 72,390 people had been tested; and there had been 777 deaths.

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The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has resumed processing loan applications from small business owners in need, thanks to new legislation signed by President Donald Trump on April 24.

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As some areas of the state extended stay-home orders until May 8, Weld County appeared to be ready to defy Governor Jared Polis’ “safer-at-home” order that kicks in April 27, allowing Weld County businesses that wish to open to do so without specific guidelines for social distancing to discourage the spread of COVID-19.

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As of 4 p.m. April 22, the Colorado Department of Public Health was reporting 10,878 cases, 2,123 hospitalizations and 508 deaths due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. That data is current through April 21.

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Colorado schools say they need more help developing effective online instruction, providing students computer hardware and access to the internet and supporting students suffering from stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the results of a statewide needs inventory released Monday.