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Denver teen pregnancy prevention organization to close its doors at the end of the year

A Denver-based nonprofit focused on teen pregnancy prevention and youth sexual health will close its doors at the end of 2017 after losing two major […]...

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September 19, 2017 Education, Health, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

The Indy Weekly Podcast, Episode 10: In times of chaos, find Mike Littwin

A major vote on healthcare is expected in the Senate early next week, and Senate Republicans still aren’t sure what they’ll be voting on. The […]...

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July 22, 2017 Health, Just In, Littwin, Politics, The Beats

Grassroots lawsuit aims to halt $1.2 billion highway expansion in Denver’s poorest neighborhoods

Residents and activists from some of Denver’s poorest neighborhoods sued the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), claiming projects it approved will be harmful to their environment, health, […]...

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July 11, 2017 Civil Rights, Environment/Energy, Health, Housing, Just In, Politics, The Mix

What Trumpcare would mean to Coloradans. Hint: It’s bad

A new set of numbers released by the Urban Institute show just how big the impact of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, aka Trumpcare, would be […]...

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June 30, 2017 Health, Just In, The Mix

Disabled activists arrested during healthcare protest in Cory Gardner’s office

Police arrested 10 disability rights activists, many in wheelchairs, on Thursday after a  58-hour sit-in protest in Sen. Cory Gardner’s Denver office. The protest, which began Tuesday morning, […]...

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June 30, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats

What repealing Obamacare would mean for one rural Colorado hospital

San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center in Alamosa is a small hospital, with only 49 beds. But it is the only hospital within 121 […]...

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June 29, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats

LIVE: Disability rights activists sit-in at Cory Gardner’s office, 48 hours and counting

Members of the Colorado arm of disability rights group ADAPT are occupying the lobby of Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s Denver office to demand the […]...

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June 28, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

The Indy Weekly Podcast, Episode 2: George Brauchler is having trouble sleeping

Reporter Corey Hutchins recently received a text at almost 3 o’clock in the morning from an unexpected sender: Arapahoe County DA and Republican candidate for […]...

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May 27, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Lawmakers reach high-stakes deal to save rural hospitals

Two House lawmakers and two Senate leaders have reached bipartisan agreement on a high-stakes and hard-fought state finance deal that fell apart as many times […]...

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May 4, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Cause of Colorado home explosion: Uncapped, abandoned line, ‘fugitive gas’

An abandoned underground pipe running from a nearby Anadarko Petroleum well to the foundation of the Firestone home that exploded last month had not been […]...

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May 2, 2017 Environment/Energy, Health, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Blogs

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News Poetry: Bedtime Story for Denver

Once again upon too many times, a girl was stolen from her family and delivered to men. They leered, breathed fire down her neck, nodded […]

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