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In June, Gov. Jared Polis hired Andrew Phelps as his special advisor on homelessness and housing. A job like it has not existed since John Hickenlooper was governor several years ago. And, with little knowledge of Phelps’ previous work, some homelessness and housing advocates worry about what he will do.
The latest in the saga to bolster federal protections for the gray wolf comes after the Biden administration missed a deadline to determine if the species should be relisted under the Endangered Species Act.
The City North Las Vegas sided with its city clerk’s interpretation of the law used to reject the Culinary Union’s rent stabilization ballot initiative, but some experts think the union has a legal case and city officials reached their decision through a “bad faith” reading of state law.
Nearly 11,000 new businesses filed with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office in July, the first wave that took advantage of a temporary filing fee reduction passed during the previous legislative session.
Prior to joining a growing list of near-extinct species by 1911, the same year of the International Fur Trade Treaty, sea otters thrived along the entire Pacific Rim from Hokkaido, Japan, all the way to Mexico.
Since the fall of Roe v. Wade, an influx of out-of-state patients to New Mexico has sent wait times skyrocketing for abortion and reproductive care services in a state already struggling with a health care worker shortage.
The Senate’s weekend passage of a $369 billion package of spending to fight climate change is drawing cheers from environmental advocates and calls for the bill’s swift adoption in the House of Representatives.
Aside from turning up the air conditioner, a number of cities are taking action by embracing so-called passive cooling techniques (those that don’t require electricity) such as using light, reflective colors that can leave surfaces and the surrounding area cooler.