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Colorado lawmakers approve COVID-19 aid, say more is needed
Durango Herald
Published on: 12/3/2020
Legislation helps restaurants, food pantries, students, child care providers
By Patty Nieberg Associated Press, courtesy of Durango Herald 12/2/2020
Members of the Colorado House of Representatives toil as lawmakers try to wrap up the 2020 session in June in the state Capitol in Denver. Ending a special session Wednesday, the Legislature passed bills offering assistance to restaurants and food pantries struggling to keep their doors open during the coronavirus pandemic. This week’s session, called by Gov. Jared Polis, also passed bills creating and expanding several grant programs to improve internet access for students, assist child care providers and aid individuals struggling to pay their utility and housing bills…“This is not the end of the conversation. There’s more that the federal government needs to do. And yes, there’s more that the Legislature will be able to talk about when they convene,” Polis said after the special session.
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Durango adds teeth to its mask-wearing ordinance
Durango Herald
Published on: 11/24/2020
Penalties start at $50 but could go up to $500
By Jonathan Romeo County & environment reporter, Durango Herald
Monday, Nov. 23, 2020
As COVID-19 cases continue to rise and Southwest Colorado’s health care systems appear to be maxing out, the Durango City Council on Monday adopted stricter regulations to enforce the mandatory mask order…
While San Juan Basin Public Health, La Plata County’s local health department, has an avenue to enforce the state public health order, the agency has said it does not have the resources to take the lead on enforcement.
Instead, in recent weeks, the city of Durango has considered whether it should create a new local law that requires masks, which would provide the city and Durango Police Department with a more direct way to enforce face coverings.
City councilors Monday voted 4 to 1 to adopt the emergency ordinance, with Councilor Kim Baxter in opposition. Read More…-->>


VOTE411 Election Stats 2020
Published on: 11/23/2020
VOTE411 had a record-breaking election cycle! More than 6 million voters across the country accessed VOTE411 to get information about voting. Voters viewed more than 37 million pages in both English and Spanish. We thank the over 450 Leagues from 44 states – including DC – who used VOTE411 to upload candidate information, and we thank the dedicated staff who continuously updated the site with changes in real-time. Please read VOTE411: Helping Millions Find Nonpartisan Election Info in 2020 if you would like more detail about how we served voters this year.
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LWVCO November 2020 Board Briefings
Published on: 11/30/2020
Election 2020 saw an un-precedented voter turn-out; a staggering record never seen before in the
history of the United States.
LWVCO experienced an intensive array of activities leading up to and directly following the
Elections. Not only did the League maintain its non-partisan education and voter information
services, but we reached more than 9 million voters in Colorado. To all current and past
members, Vote411 staff, poll works, countless numbers of Coloradans and campaign managers
across the nation, we pat you on your backs for a job well done!
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