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Guest Post: Growing and eating nutritious food is a right, not a political position

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

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April 20, 2018 Guest Posts, Health, Just In, Politics, The Mix

GRIEGO: Colorado has a problem with hunger. What’s happening in Washington could make it worse.

In Congress, the land of posturing and pandering, a tussle is going on in a House committee over the Farm Bill, and before you drift […]...

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March 25, 2018 Griego, Health, Just In, The Mix

Q&A: The typical Coloradan suffering from chronic hunger is a child and the ripple effects are costing everyone

 Kathy Underhill is the chief executive officer of Hunger Free Colorado, a nonprofit founded in 2009 to tackle the issue of hunger in Colorado at […]...

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March 22, 2018 Griego, Health, Just In, The Mix

Anti-immigration policies linked to poorer health, new report says

Increased fear and “toxic stress” are preventing many undocumented immigrants from seeking adequate healthcare, negatively affecting both individual and public health, a new report finds. […]...

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March 21, 2018 Health, Immigration, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Guest Post: No right to rest

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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March 15, 2018 Civil Rights, Guest Posts, Health, Housing, Housing crisis, Just In, The Mix

Colorado lawmakers say yes to anti-bullying policies but no to suicide prevention efforts

It was the suicide late last year of 10-year-old Ashawnty Davis that prompted state Sen. Rhonda Fields to call on state education officials to develop […]...

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February 15, 2018 Chalkbeat, Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Health, Just In, The Mix

Colorado lawmakers seek to expand program that puts an end to “lunch shaming”

Fabiola Flores remembers losing her lunch money one day at recess when she was younger. She was served a hot lunch, she said, but then […]...

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January 28, 2018 Colorado state legislature 2018, Education, Health, Just In, The Mix

Dozens of gravely ill Coloradans request aid-in-dying medication in policy’s first year

An estimated 45 to 55 terminally ill adults have requested prescriptions for life-ending medication in the year since Colorado voters legalized medical aid-in-dying, advocacy group […]...

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December 14, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

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

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Colorado Earth Day 2018

On April 21st, thousands of Coloradans and a diverse collection of leaders will come together to celebrate Earth Day with the Sierra Club. Together, Coloradans […]

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How The Denver Post’s rebellion rippled across America

By now you’ve likely heard about The Denver Post’s multi-page editorial broadside at its hedge-fund owner. This week’s newsletter seeks to explain the local and national repercussions of […]

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