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Sen. Irene Aguilar discusses ColoradoCare’s terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad week

Irene Aguilar is an idealist. But she’s no fool. The state senator from Denver long has realized it’s “a long shot” that ColoradoCare – the […]...

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August 22, 2016 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Aid-in-dying debate, October 20th

Where do you stand on aid-in-dying, the ballot initiative that would allow terminally ill adults to cause their deaths by taking a prescription drug? If […]...

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August 18, 2016 Civil Rights, Events, Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Upcoming Events

The DEA’s decision on marijuana doesn’t mean what you think it does

The DEA’s announcement last Thursday that it doesn’t plan to change marijuana’s status as a Schedule I drug left plenty of Coloradans surprised and disappointed. […]...

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August 15, 2016 Health, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

A community curbs pain pill abuse, but heroin addiction grows

In December 2014, as snow clung to the San Luis Valley in southwestern Colorado, nurses in the community helped deliver four babies that tested positive for […]...

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August 13, 2016 Health, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

The Making of a Fractivist

“Think before you ink.” “Decline to sign.” “This petition kills jobs!” In the final days before Monday’s deadline to submit signatures on two proposed fracking […]...

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August 5, 2016 Environment/Energy, Health, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Something’s in the water in southern El Paso County

Water contamination in southern El Paso County – likely caused by the upstream Peterson Air Force Base – has triggered fear and outrage in the […]...

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July 27, 2016 Health, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

NARAL denounces ColoradoCare, saying it would restrict abortions

Colorado’s leading pro-choice group has come out against Amendment 69, saying the proposed single-payer ColoradoCare system would impede abortion access in the state. “I think […]...

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June 22, 2016 Health, Just In, Politics, The Mix

Transgender students struggle with mental health issues, survey shows

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Ann Schimke on June 21, 2016 Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth in Colorado are more likely to plan or […]...

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June 22, 2016 Civil Rights, Health, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

What’s on this 80-year-old cancer patient’s bucket list? Helping to pass aid-in-dying.

Patti James has spent her 80 years focusing on her nursing career, responsibilities to her family and foster kids, service to her church and devotion […]...

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June 21, 2016 Civil Rights, Health, Just In, The Mix

Insurance companies beat rural Coloradans in pharmacy fight

Terri Newland of Basalt put a thermometer in her mailbox on Wednesday morning. It read 42 degrees. By 4 p.m. the thermometer had shot up […]...

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May 9, 2016 Health, Just In, The Mix

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Join The Indy for Denver DA debate, Sept. 14th

It’s often said that a district attorney has more direct power over people’s lives than a mayor. If that’s so, Denver voters need to know […]

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Unaffiliated voters getting a say in Colorado primaries? Two measures just made the ballot

  In March, Colorado’s chaotic caucuses caused confusion for caucus-goers. Say that one 10 times fast. Joking aside, the messy, party-run early nominating contests for […]

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