TAMARA CHUANG

Position: The Colorado Sun

Colorado’s unemployment system slammed after erroneous email about benefits

Thousands of unemployed Coloradans flooded the state’s unemployment site on Sunday, just doing what they had been instructed to do: Request payment on Jan. 3. But many found themselves stymied by a...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Renter programs get money as Colorado eviction moratorium is set to end

Struggling renters get one more month to figure out how to pay their rent, thanks to an extension of the national eviction moratorium in the new federal COVID-19 relief bill. There’s also a new...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How Colorado’s unemployed influenced the federal coronavirus relief bill

Last-minute changes to the federal relief plan passed late Monday aren’t as rosy as some on unemployment had hoped when the proposal made its way through Congress last week. But the new plan, which...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Colorado unemployment claims double under COVID restrictions

The number of newly out-of-work Coloradans has tripled since new COVID restrictions went into effect in mid-November. More than 32,000 workers filed a claim for regular benefits in the two weeks...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado legislature figures out how to reinstate extended unemployment benefits

As a special unemployment benefit ended abruptly over the weekend, the state legislature this week took a stab at bringing it back. The problem was the expiration of the extra 13 weeks of State...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Outage shuts down Colorado unemployment site; expired domain suspected

As unemployment claims in Colorado tick back up again, the site where out-of-work Coloradans go to request benefits was down on Monday morning but was back up around 10 a.m. Officials at the...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coronavirus killed a lot of Colorado jobs, but it also created new tech jobs

As technology companies sent workers home in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak, they also were among the best equipped to keep staff since employees didn’t need to be at the office to sit...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gigabit internet coming to more rural towns in Southwest Colorado

Bit by bit, southwestern Colorado is cobbling together fiber-fast broadband service to get its residents up to speed, or at least to 2015 internet standards, when the Federal Communications...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado: A third of pandemic unemployment claims last week were fake

A large number of first-time claims for unemployment benefits filed last week in Colorado are suspected of being fraudulent, the state’s Department of Labor and Employment said Friday. An...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Little-known internet network plans Western Colorado expansion

The text-heavy website looks like it’s stuck in the 1990s. But peering past the Front Range GigaPop’s pages full of Times New Roman font and blue underlined links, you’ll understand what the fuss...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Colorado’s unemployment system exposes private data during coronavirus crunch

Colorado’s computerized unemployment system inadvertently exposed private data of an unknown number of people who had recently filed for unemployment. The unauthorized access was blamed on a...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nearly 10% of Colorado’s workforce has filed for unemployment

When the gates opened Monday in Colorado, 51,000 self-employed and gig workers and independent contractors rushed the new filing system to claim unemployment benefits. Not all made it through with...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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