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When John Register walked around a corner into one of the 13 exhibits in Colorado Springs' new U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum, he couldn't quite believe what was on display.

"I saw that they had my leg from Sydney, Australia, and I didn't know it was here," Register said.

It was with that prosthetic limb that he won the silver medal hanging around his neck — in the long jump during the 2000 Summer Paralympic Games. He of course knew he had donated the leg to the museum. 

Gov. Polis Issues Statewide Face Mask Order

Jul 16, 2020
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After pleading, prodding, cajoling, using both friendly and harsh language, and appealing to the better civic sensibilities of Coloradans everywhere, Gov. Jared Polis has finally done what he's been resistant to do.

The governor has issued a statewide face mask order.

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The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission has concluded John Hickenlooper violated the state's ban on valuable gifts to public officials twice during his time as governor. However, they dismissed four other trips included in the complaint.

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Ten months after 19-year-old De'Von Bailey was shot and killed by two Colorado Springs police officers, his family has filed a civil rights lawsuit claiming his constitutional rights were violated.

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Protests against police brutality and the death of George Floyd continued for a third day in Colorado Springs on Monday.

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Colorado State Fair officials are considering what this year's event could look like if they can't carry out the competitions, carnivals, concerts and other showcases that attract hundreds of thousands to Pueblo every summer.

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After a state representative and a rural county coroner raised questions about the way Colorado is reporting COVID-19 deaths, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment said Friday it has changed its practices.

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Colorado Springs' Peterson Air Force Base will remain the home of U.S. Space Command for at least six more years.

The selection puts to rest, at least in the short term, a battle between cities across the nation jockeying for a piece of the military's nascent Space Force.

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The El Paso County Board of Commissioners on Thursday unanimously supported a plan with strict rules to allow in-person dining at restaurants.

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Colorado's government faces a $3.3 billion shortfall for the fiscal year that begins in July, according to a new state economic forecast. 

The Grim Business Of State Budget Cuts Under Coronavirus Has Begun

May 12, 2020
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Democratic State Sen. Rachel Zenzinger paused in her car, staring at the grey stone of the Legislative Services Building in downtown Denver before another all day meeting on Thursday. 

Gov. Jared Polis, calling the restaurant an "immediate health hazard," has suspended the restaurant license of C&C Breakfast & Korean Kitchen in Castle Rock, a day after a video showing a packed dining room in defiance of public health rules.

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A clearer picture is starting to emerge of the deep budget cuts Colorado will likely face to backfill a possible $4 billion hole dug by COVID-19. It is likely to impact everything from affordable housing to health care, to oil and gas regulations, and schools, to transportation and water projects. 

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Gov. Jared Polis released guidance on Sunday for reopening just before the statewide stay-at-home order lifts.

Officials Raise Concerns As Colorado Heads Toward Patchwork of Orders

Apr 26, 2020
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On Monday, when Colorado's statewide stay-at-home order officially lifts, Coloradans will wake up to different guidelines depending on where they live. It's a patchwork approach that's drawn mixed reactions and could prove to be more challenging to manage than the full shutdown.

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Speaking to a class of nearly 1,000 graduating cadets spaced precisely eight feet apart on the U.S. Air Force Academy's parade field, Vice President Mike Pence said the nation looks to the military for confidence during times of strife.

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In a bid to limit the spread of coronavirus and speed the forthcoming economic recovery, Gov. Jared Polis asked Coloradans to adopt face masks when they leave their home for essential functions.

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Gov. Jared Polis announced Monday March 23, that he had signed the bill to abolish the death penalty, and would commute the sentences of the three men on Colorado's death row to life in prison without parole.

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Gov. Jared Polis today ordered non-essential businesses to reduce the number of people physically present in the workplace by 50 percent, and more if possible.

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has — so far — resisted ordering a statewide shelter-in-place (like California and Illinois) or shutting down all nonessential businesses (like New York) to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Haircuts, tattoos, massages and manicures are all the latest victims of the coronavirus.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment added them on Thursday to an existing order that's closed restaurants, bars, theaters, and more across the state. That order was also extended through April 30. 

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Gov. Jared Polis issued an executive order Wednesday evening closing all of the state's schools from March 23 to at least April 17 to guard against the spread of the coronavirus.

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis Monday ordered the closure of dine-in services at restaurants and bars throughout the state as he continues efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Legislature Takes Historic Pause Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Mar 14, 2020
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The Colorado legislature has officially suspended its work for at least two weeks, amid the growing coronavirus pandemic. In a historic first for the state, the House and Senate approved the temporary halt to their work on a voice vote. 

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Gov. Jared Polis spoke to reporters on Wednesday about the state’s continuing efforts to contain the novel coronavirus.

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis declared a state of emergency Tuesday morning as the number of identified coronavirus cases grows throughout the state. 

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Colorado health officials announced the state had its first two presumptive positive cases of the new coronavirus Thursday. 

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is poised to pull off a double-digit victory in Colorado's Democratic presidential primary, leading with about 36 percent of the vote in preliminary returns. Sander's strength was distributed statewide, with only around a dozen of Colorado's 64 counties going for a different candidate.

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Beginning Monday March 2nd, KRCC and Colorado Public Radio will be aligning daytime weekday schedules to provide public radio listeners with a consistent listening and information experience all the way from Wyoming to New Mexico. 

This new partnership will allow both organizations to broadcast state and local news every hour, and will provide a continuous broadcast signal to Colorado residents along the entire I-25 corridor.