TAMARA CHUANG

Position: The Colorado Sun

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

Internet service in western Colorado was so terrible that towns and counties built their own telecom

Internet outages became a distant memory this month as a good chunk of western Colorado turned on a new broadband system. But this wasn’t built by a typical telecom. It took a band of local...

DATE: April 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado processed 61,000 unemployment claims in four days

Out-of-work Coloradans continued to file for unemployment benefits last week, but unlike the week before, the state’s system handled thousands more applicants after implementing technology upgrades...

DATE: March 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Unemployment claims skyrocket as thousands of Coloradans lose their jobs

On Sunday, John Cumalat told his seven employees at Cannon Mine Coffee that they were out of a job. But he didn’t close the Lafayette shop as the new coronavirus spread across Colorado. He just...

DATE: March 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Colorado considers state-facilitated retirement plan

When Pete Turner, founder of burrito chain Illegal Pete’s, decided to offer 401(k) plans to employees a few years ago, it was tedious and time consuming. A staffer now spends 60 hours a year...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Rural Colorado sees more broadband options, but not quickly

A rush of broadband service is moving into the outskirts of the state, where internet faster than 10 mbps seems scarcer than the number of people who live there. Ting Internet, already rolling out...

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

Comcast raising local TV fees 57%; Altitude Sports is missing

With no resolution in sight between the state’s largest cable TV provider and the channel that broadcasts Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche games, Comcast is moving into 2020 without Altitude...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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