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Q&A: Why the Colorado health department says fracking’s risk to health is “low”

Three weeks ago, University of Colorado researchers published a study linking diagnoses of a certain kind of blood cancer to the likelihood of living within […]...

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March 6, 2017 Environment/Energy, Health, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

When private pain becomes a community problem

On a brisk, sunny day in mid-October, I drove through the affluent suburbs of Craig, Colorado, to a cottage-style house, where I’d been invited to […]...

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February 27, 2017 Health, In-Depth, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

Republican Rep. Ken Buck quietly meets with Trump critics to talk health care

It wasn’t quite a town hall meeting, but it wasn’t a duck-and-cover teleconference, either. Colorado Republican Rep. Ken Buck of Greeley on Tuesday night met […]...

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February 22, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Angry crowd confronts CDOT official over planned I-70 project

An informational meeting organized by Colorado Department of Transportation officials was overtaken by local protesters Thursday night at the Swansea Recreation Center in Central Denver. […]...

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February 17, 2017 Health, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

After marathon hearings, anti-abortion bills fail on party-line vote

Update: In a hearing that went 11 hours and concluded at 12:30 a.m. Friday morning, the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee voted along 6-5 party-lines to […]...

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February 10, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Bill to repeal Colorado health insurance exchange passes first test

Updated to include comment from Connect for Health Colorado on enrollment practices. After a nearly four-hour hearing, the state Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday night […]...

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February 7, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

What Trump’s repeal of 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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February 1, 2017 Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

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

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An evening with Clarence Moses-EL

ATTENTION news junkies, civil libertarians, and anyone familiar with the twisted case against Clarence Moses-EL, who spent 28 years behind bars on a wrongful conviction: […]

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The Gray Box: The inhumanity of solitary confinement

This story, written by Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene, is among the work for which she is being honored this week by the ACLU of […]

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