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Health:

New laws in the new year: minimum wage, human trafficking and employee records

Coloradans won’t be able to buy full strength beer in grocery stores in 2017, and it’ll still be illegal for communities to ban fracking. Those […]...

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December 29, 2016 Criminal Justice, Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

GREENE: The sad death of the happiest man in Denver

  I’ve been struggling to write about Sylvester Tally for three weeks now. With each interview I’ve done since his Nov. 28th suicide, I’ve heard […]...

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December 19, 2016 Greene, Health, In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Gov. Hickenlooper signed medical aid-in-dying into law today. Now what?

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Proposition 106 into law today, thus legalizing medical aid-in-dying in the state of Colorado. Qualified, terminally ill patients may now begin to […]...

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December 16, 2016 Health, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Colorado first in nation with certified hemp seed

Colorado has become the first state in the nation to develop certified seeds for industrial hemp, an achievement that could spell growth for the burgeoning […]...

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November 30, 2016 Health, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Community groups file civil rights complaint to stop I-70 expansion

Three community groups have filed a federal civil rights complaint in an effort to stop the state from pursuing its plans to expand I-70 through […]...

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November 16, 2016 Griego, Health, Just In, The Mix

Medical aid-in-dying triumphs

Colorado has become the sixth state to authorize medical aid-in-dying. Early returns show Proposition 106 has resounding approval from voters. It was one of the […]...

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November 9, 2016 Civil Rights, Health, Just In, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

ColoradoCare suffered a whopping defeat. Here’s why.

Coloradans hoping to pass single-payer health care this year will go to sleep disappointed. Amendment 69, which sought to establish a statewide system called ColoradoCare to […]...

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November 8, 2016 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Homestretch: Amendment 69, ColoradoCare

If you’re voting by mail this election, you probably know that Colorado voters this year must decide whether to pass a constitutional amendment establishing a […]...

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November 7, 2016 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

GUEST POST: What’s on the line for Colorado this election, from a mom and mayor

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are meant […]...

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November 7, 2016 Environment/Energy, Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

Homestretch: All our coverage of medical aid-in-dying

As ballot initiatives go, Prop. 106 lends itself to some especially intriguing stories. On the pro-side, there are people dying, in pain, desperate for some […]...

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November 4, 2016 Civil Rights, Greene, Griego, Health, In-Depth, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

EVENTS

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Seven education storylines to watch as the Colorado General Assembly gets to work

  As Colorado lawmakers return to the Capitol on Wednesday to begin crafting education policy and setting spending priorities, they face significant budget challenges, an […]

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Did a broader backlash to Obamacare repeal just spark in Colorado?

  The scene could not have been more damaging for a public official: A TV camera rolling as Congressman Mike Coffman ducks out a side […]

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