A mental health crisis coverup in Colorado jails

  Around 100 mentally ill inmates are waiting in jail for psychiatric treatment, some for as long as six months, before their cases can be […]...

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November 12, 2015 Criminal Justice, Health, Just In, The Mix

Will GOP strike down a birth-control program that reduces abortions?

Colorado lawmakers are looking at introducing legislation to fund a tested and proven program to reduce unwanted teen pregnancy in Colorado that Republican lawmakers tanked […]...

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November 12, 2015 Health, Just In, The Mix

Marijuana may be legal in Colorado, but for immigrants it’s still risky

Immigrants in Colorado face their own version of reefer madness as they deal with a dichotomy in state and federal drug laws that is especially […]...

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October 28, 2015 Civil Rights, Health, Just In, The Mix

Bernie Sanders: Colorado could “lead the nation” with its universal healthcare ballot measure

Colorado could become the first state with universal health care if proponents of a new ballot measure get their way. It’s a move at least […]...

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October 26, 2015 Health, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Here’s what happened to Colorado HealthOP

Debbie Lewis was in the emergency room Friday when she found out her health insurance carrier is going out of business. She read the email on her iPad, held […]...

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

DeGette wants to raise the legal age for smoking cigarettes to 21

Would changing the age to buy tobacco really work to curb the number of teens that start smoking each year? Rep. Diana DeGette thinks so. Degette recently […]...

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October 20, 2015 Health, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Tensions bubble between kombucha brewers and feds

Last week, Congressman Jared Polis wrote the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau telling the agency to back off from sending threatening letters to […]...

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September 23, 2015 Health, Just In, The Mix

GOP Debate: What candidates said about Colorado and marijuana

Colorado won’t be picking a Republican presidential candidate at its caucus next year, but that didn’t stop a handful of the party’s White House hopefuls from picking […]...

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

Missing sidewalks, dangerous intersections make Front Range public transit unsafe

What good is a $4.7 billion transit system in Colorado if passengers can’t reach their bus stops and light rail stations safely? In many areas […]...

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September 10, 2015 Civil Rights, Health, In-Depth, Just In, The Mix

Denver official slams public pot as activists take issue off November ballot

Save that fat blunt for a little while longer. Restaurants and bars that would allow patrons to smoke marijuana on their premises won’t be doing […]...

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September 4, 2015 Health, Just In, The Beats, The Mix


Video: Meet Denver’s district attorney candidates

The Colorado Independent hosted an Oct. 20 discussion between three of Denver’s four district attorney candidates at Denver Open Media. The video, below, is preceded by […]

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