Transgender birth certificate bill crashes against anti-gay lobby

DENVER — “Like many of you, I never met a transgender person, until I met my daughter,” said Ben Taylor, an Australian with wiry hair […]...

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April 17, 2015 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

‘Mother Jones’ arms the public with gun-violence numbers

One of our readers, CU Boulder science teacher Douglas Duncan, wrote to us about our coverage of gun control at the Statehouse. “I teach statistics.  […]...

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April 16, 2015 Health, Just In, The Mix

Shocker: Medical marijuana testing and labeling bill survives kill committee

That photo above doesn’t look like much. Look closer, though. What you’re seeing is the moment after the Colorado Senate State Affairs committee — the […]...

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April 16, 2015 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

IUD funding slashed from state budget, House considers new approach

The bipartisan battle to secure $5 million to fund a Colorado program that offers teens long-acting reversible birth control hit another snag at the Capitol […]...

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April 15, 2015 Health, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Patients ambushed by surprise medical bills

Frank Lacks, 51, suffered from intense abdominal pain, so he went to his local emergency room at the Aurora Medical Center. He felt confident his Blue […]...

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April 10, 2015 Health, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

House Dems have a ‘plan B’ for state-funded birth control program

Colorado Senate Republicans are likely to defeat a bill to direct $5 million toward giving low-income women free, long-acting, reversible birth control like intrauterine devices. Even […]...

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April 9, 2015 Health, Just In, The Mix

Hickenlooper says he’s still pushing fix at Capitol for state’s low vaccination rates

"Right now, I think it's almost a reflex vaccination opt out. We have to ask a few more question and make it so parents are aware of the risk they're creating, not just for their own child ...

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April 1, 2015 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Police-powers let schools bar unvaccinated students, court says

Students suffered a chickenpox outbreak in a New York school. Administrators forced unvaccinated kids to stay home. Anti-vaccination parents objected in court. In January, in […]...

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March 30, 2015 Center Well, Health, Just In, The Mix

Racial disparity in marijuana arrests; overall charges down

Criminal justice reform, particularly for communities of color, was one of the principal reasons Coloradans voted two-to-one to legalize marijuana. Now, just over a year […]...

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March 30, 2015 Criminal Justice, Health, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Does Hickenlooper’s pro-vaccination ad inoculate him from inaction?

An unvaccinated infant rides in a grocery cart where she risks contracting whooping cough. She crawls through her day care nursery, a possible Petri dish […]...

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March 25, 2015 Health, Just In, The Mix


Drilling into Colorado fracking: A panel discussion – April 30

The governor’s drilling task force has wrapped up its work and Coloradans are wondering what’s next with fracking policy. Colorado Independent Managing Editor John Tomasic […]

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