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Colorado Edition: What To Expect

Matt Bloom
A sign at the MetroLux movie theater in Loveland in May.

Today on Colorado Edition: We’ll learn what the Supreme Court’s decision about DACA will mean for Colorado. Plus, a look at the reopening of bars and museums, and a lesson on some of Colorado’s historic landmarks that will be preserved through a grant fund.

Supreme Court Rules On DACA

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected President Trump’s attempt to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, more commonly known as DACA. The program - which President Obama initiated with an executive order in 2012 – provides temporary legal status to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. For 8 years, DACA recipients have been allowed to obtain work permits and live without fear of deportation.  

More than 14,500 DACA recipients live in Colorado.

This morning’s announcement from the Supreme Court leaves the program that protected them intact, for now. 

We discussed what this ruling means for Colorado with professor Ming Hsu Chen, an associate professor of law and the faculty director at the Immigration and Citizenship Law Center at the University of Colorado Boulder. 

Colorado’s Bars To Reopen

Another week, another update to the state’s safer-at-home guidelines. As of Thursday, the state is allowing bars to reopen for business, up to 25% capacity or 50 people indoors. You might remember that about three weeks ago, restaurants in the state were able to reopen with similar restrictions; in fact, you may have already been to a restaurant since they reopened. 

President and CEO of the Colorado Restaurant Association, Sonia Riggs, joined us to discuss the overall health of the restaurant industry in our state.

Museums Reopen Their Doors

Three months after going dark due to the COVID-19 pandemic, museums in Colorado are beginning to reopen their doors. But like everyone, they are adjusting to the new normal. KUNC arts and culture reporter Stacy Nick walked us through what visitors can expect now from a trip to the museum. 

Preserving Colorado’s Historic Landmarks

The History Colorado state Historical Fund is distributing more than $600,000 this spring to help preserve buildings and other historic landmarks in more than a dozen counties around the state. KUNC’s Scott Franz highlights three of the landmarks that are on the list.

Colorado Edition is made possible with support from our KUNC members. Thank you!

Our theme music was composed by Colorado musicians Briana Harris and Johnny Burroughs. 

Colorado Edition is hosted by Erin O'Toole (@ErinOtoole1) and Henry Zimmerman (@HWZimmerman), and produced by Lily Tyson. The web was edited by digital manager Ashley Jefcoat. Managing editor Brian Larson contributed to this episode.

KUNC's Colorado Edition is a news magazine taking an in-depth look at the issues and culture of Northern Colorado. It's available on our website, as well as on iTunesGoogle PlayStitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can hear the show on KUNC's air, Monday through Thursday at 6:30 p.m., with a rebroadcast of the previous evening's show Tuesday through Friday at 8:30 a.m.

Stories written by KUNC newsroom staff.