Eight months into pandemic, blind Coloradans still cannot access some state and county COVID information ‘Accessibility and the thought of blind people doesn’t occur. Ever.’

County and state public health agencies in Colorado have posted coronavirus data, public health orders and testing locations on their websites. But many of those documents, forms and graphics are inaccessible for people with vision impairments. Curtis Chong, a blind person from Aurora who has worked with the National Federation of the Blind on computer […]

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COVID-19’s ongoing reach into Colorado’s Latino community stretches far and deep In each of the state’s 16 epidemiological regions, Latinos have tested positive at rates exceeding — sometimes greatly — their population share

COVID-19 has reached into Hispanic communities in every corner of Colorado, afflicting some at rates more than double their share of the population, a new analysis by the Colorado News Collaborative found. The Colorado News Collaborative (COLab) obtained race and ethnicity data through late September from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) […]

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Powerhouse nonprofit news outlet ProPublica expands in the West, and ‘possibly Colorado’ Your weekly roundup of Colorado local news & media

The national powerful nonprofit public-interest journalism outlet ProPublica is expanding — perhaps even into our state’s borders. From an announcement this week: ProPublica announced on Thursday that it is dramatically scaling up its commitment to local investigative journalism with the launch of three regional reporting hubs. The nonprofit news organization will establish two new units covering the South […]

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Updated: Got voting questions? We’ve got more answers.

Arapahoe County election ballot drop-off boxThis story was updated on Oct. 13, 2020. Colorado’s 64 county clerks started mailing ballots Friday for the Nov. 3 election. With national concern about the integrity of mail-in ballots, Colorado is getting national attention for its system. Colorado began statewide vote by mail in 2013, although some counties adopted mail ballots before that. We […]

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A deleted voter story at a local Denver TV station has morphed into a monster Your weekly roundup of Colorado local news & media

How can a major local TV station adequately correct misleading election information it published in an environment where a credible news outlet’s mistakes can become weaponized for partisan gain? Denver’s CBS4 is finding out just how difficult that is. The still-unraveling storyline stems from the station publishing a report the news outlet later determined wasn’t fit for print and erased from […]

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The case for not holding our tongues

Dear reader, From our angst department, I’m writing to fill you in about an ethical question I and journalists across the country are wrestling with this election cycle – one that pits our duty not to take sides against our responsibility to speak the truth. As I write this, I am reminded of the first […]

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