Friday, November 8th, 2019


Small, wearable air pollution sensors will let workers know what they’re breathing

  Every day, millions of workers head to their jobs and breathe any number of airborne chemicals, particles or vapors, all of which may or may not be affecting their health. Measuring these pollution exposures – and making that data meaningful to workers and employers – is both difficult and expensive. Colorado State University engineers and social scientists are working to make such measurements simpler, more affordable and more comprehensive, so that workers everywhere can know what they are breathing. A team led by Ellison Carter and John Volckens inRead More

For better US foreign policy, report looks to Colorado’s middle class

BOULDER — U.S. foreign policy professionals should pay more attention to income inequality and rising costs for housing and childcare in states like Colorado, according to a new Carnegie Endowment for International Peace report prepared in part by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. If U.S. foreign policy experts in Washington, D.C. remain disconnected from the economic realities Americans beyond the Beltway experience, the American public’s trust in them will continue to erode, according to researchers behind the “U.S. Foreign Policy for the Middle Class” project. In an increasinglyRead More

Bennet Announces $18 Million Infrastructure Grant for El Paso Military Installations

Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today welcomed an announcement that the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will receive an $18.35 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant from the Department of Transportation (DOT) for a project aimed at helping connect El Paso County regional military installations. In August, Senator Bennet led a letter to Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao advocating for the grant.  The project includes improvements to turn lanes and additional westbound lanes on a nine-mile section of State Highway 94; widening 1.5 miles of South AcademyRead More

Governor Polis to Break Ground for Colorado Fallen Heroes Memorial Nov. 11

DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis and the Colorado Fallen Heroes Memorial Fund, along with Colorado Gold Star Families will participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Colorado Fallen Heroes Memorial on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 in Lincoln Park at 3:00 p.m. The ceremony will be led by Gov. Polis and Larry A. Mizel, chairman and CEO of the MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation, which is underwriting the construction of the memorial. Following the groundbreaking, Gov. Polis and others will read the names of fallen soldiers during the annual ColoradoRead More

CPW Honors Veterans, Active-Duty Military With Free State Park Entry on Nov. 11

DENVER — On Nov. 11, Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers veterans and active-duty military members free admission to any of Colorado’s 41 state parks. “It’s our small but sincere gesture of appreciation for those who have selflessly protected our country,” said Colorado Parks and Wildlife Director Dan Prenzlow. “We want to recognize our brave military members for safeguarding our way of life.” “To make Veterans Day extra special, we are providing the opportunity for those who have served, or who currently serve, in our armed forces to enjoy our parks free ofRead More