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Health:

Coffman gets on board with “Pregnant Workers Fairness Act”

Colorado congressman Mike Coffman got props from the women’s rights community yesterday as he signed on to be the first Republican co-sponsor of the “Pregnant Workers […]...

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June 26, 2015 Health, Just In, The Mix

WATCH: Robots explain King v. Burwell ‘Obamacare’ decision

For those scratching their heads after the crucial Affordable Care Act ruling from the Supreme Court of the United States yesterday, the folks at Courts Matter […]...

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June 26, 2015 Health, Just In, The Mix

Supreme Court upholds ‘Obamacare’ federal subsidies

In a 6-3 ruling today, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld a crucial provision of the Affordable Care Act that allows the federal […]...

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June 25, 2015 Health, Just In, The Mix

Planned Parenthood laments losses, throws birth-control bake sale

This legislative session in Colorado was marked by “an unprecedented number of attacks on reproductive health care,” according to a statement released by Planned Parenthood Votes, the […]...

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June 23, 2015 Health, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

No shocker for Colorado’s chief doc: Legalizing medical pot doesn’t up teen use

The New York Times yesterday reported about the most in-depth study of teen marijuana use to-date, which found that legalizing medical marijuana doesn’t lead to more teens […]...

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June 16, 2015 Health, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Guess how many Coloradans use marijuana; the number will surprise you

What percentage of adults in Colorado would you guess use marijuana? More than 80% 60-80% 40-60% 20-40% Less than 20% Poll Maker Scroll for answer […]...

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June 15, 2015 Health, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

Dish Network’s firing of medical marijuana user upheld by state Supreme Court

Brandon Coats never sought out to be a lightening rod. All he wanted was a job. Employment doesn’t come easily to the 35-year-old Denverite who […]...

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June 15, 2015 Health, Just In, The Mix

Congress takes a shot at the Type-2-diabetes racial gap

Congresswoman Diana DeGette stood in the workout room Monday at Denver Indian Health and Family Services to announce legislation aimed at curbing the devastating rates of diabetes […]...

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June 10, 2015 Health, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Obama lauds Obamacare ahead of Supreme Court decision

The Supreme Court is expected to hand down an Affordable Care Act decision this month that could cut the federal insurance subsidies of some 8 million […]...

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June 9, 2015 Health, Just In, The Mix

House passes historic marijuana legislation

This week, the House of Representatives approved a slate of historically weed-friendly amendments to the annual bill funding the Department of Justice. “We’re really, really close […]...

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June 4, 2015 Health, Just In, The Mix

EVENTS

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VIDEO: Drilling into Colorado fracking

In April, The Colorado Independent hosted a panel discussion at Denver Open Media about fracking in Colorado. It was hosted by former Managing Editor John […]

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