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More than $1.6 million spent in this year’s Denver school board election

Candidates and political committees spent $1.67 million in this year’s Denver school board election, according to final campaign finance reports filed with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office that capture spending through... Read more »

Wolf vetoes conceal-carry without a license

Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed legislation that would have allowed residents to carry a concealed firearm without a license, claiming the measure would exacerbate gun violence in the commonwealth. “This legislation removes the... Read more »

Will omicron – the new coronavirus variant of concern – be more contagious than delta? A virus evolution expert explains what researchers know and what they don’t

A new variant named omicron (B.1.1.529) was reported by researchers in South Africa on Nov. 24, 2021, and designated a “variant of concern” by the World Health Organization two days later. Omicron is very... Read more »

Willow and Montclair sever ties with Denver innovation zone

Two schools recently severed ties with one of Denver’s innovation zones, with Denver Public Schools resuming full oversight of the schools. The move comes after the school district raised concerns with the... Read more »

Paid family, medical leave program accepting applications

Connecticut’s new Paid Family and Medical Leave Program is now taking applications, Gov. Ned Lamont said. Lamont announced in a news release benefits are available for qualifying events beginning Jan. 1, 2022, stemming from... Read more »

HIV prevention pill PrEP is now free under most insurance plans – but the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act puts this benefit at risk

Since the start of the HIV epidemic in 1981, over 700,000 Americans have lost their lives to AIDS. Being infected used to be a death sentence. But now, 40 years later, the U.S. is... Read more »

Housing demand ‘remains high’ this winter, realtors say

Realtors are expecting the nation’s housing market will see increased sales activity throughout the winter. “Although there are fewer buyers in the winter months than in the competitive spring and summer period,... Read more »

Sununu praises federal court ruling on vaccine mandate

Gov. Chris Sununu is among those praising a federal judge’s decision to block President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers. On Monday, Missouri-based U.S. District Judge Matthew Schelp blocked the Biden... Read more »

Gordon welcomes federal court’s pause of vaccine mandate for health care workers

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon praised a Monday court ruling that freezes the federal vaccine mandate for health care workers in facilities funded by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-funded (CMS).... Read more »

Xóchitl Gaytán, Tay Anderson take helm of Denver’s union-backed school board

Denver’s newest school board members were sworn in Tuesday and immediately elected to leadership roles, a move that marks the completion of a political “flip” that puts board members supported by the... Read more »