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Senate hopeful Amy Stephens half-defends “AmyCare”

After much speculation, Republican Rep. and U.S. Senate hopeful Amy Stephens went ahead and half-defended her support of the Colorado health care exchange today when Rep. Janak Joshi brought a measure to repeal the exchange before the Public Health Care...

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February 25, 2014 Just In

‘Uninsurables’ look forward to Obamacare exchanges

DENVER -- Vicki Tosher, now 61, knows a lot about cancer. She has survived two kinds of breast cancer and she was a University of Colorado researcher in cancer prevention. She lost her job in 2009, and 18 months later,...

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September 27, 2013 Health, Just In
Conservative Rep. Stephens Supports ‘Abortion Pill’ in Instances of Rape, Incest

Conservative Rep. Stephens Supports ‘Abortion Pill’ in Instances of Rape, Incest

Rep. Amy Stephens -- a Colorado Springs Republican who once worked for evangelical powerhouse organization Focus on the Family -- argued Tuesday against an anti-abortion proposal that would have made providing emergency contraception to victims of rape and incest a...

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February 7, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics
National abortion politics take center stage in Colorado

National abortion politics take center stage in Colorado

DENVER— The political battle in Colorado over abortion, women’s healthcare and family planning heated up Monday when lawmakers, activist groups and supporters on opposite sides of the issues took turns rallying on the west steps of the capitol here....

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March 13, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics, Top Stories

Colorado House Majority Leader Stephens under siege from the right

Colorado House Majority Leader Amy Stephens is feeling the heat – not from sweltering summer temperatures but instead from the sizzling tempers of Republican "anarchists" who think the Monument legislator has violated conservative and constitutional values. They seem bent on...

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August 3, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics

Health insurance exchange bill heads to governor

A bill to create health insurance exchanges in Colorado passed out of the Senate today, becoming one of the few bills to make it through the fires of Tea Party and other conservative groups this year. While Republicans largely...

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May 5, 2011 Center Well, Health, Politics

‘Amycare’ speeds through House, supporters threatened with recall

SB 200, Colorado's health insurance exchange bill, christened "Amycare" after House sponsor Amy Stephens by its detractors, was rushed through committee in a two-day sprint that ended with it exiting the house on a 44-21 vote. The bill's passage came...

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May 4, 2011 Center Well, Health, Politics

ELECTIONS 2014

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Chris Christie in Colorado to campaign for Bob Beauprez

  DENVER — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took a tour of downtown Denver today with Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez.  The pair stopped off at […]

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THE BLOGS

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Excessive force in Denver: A mother’s open letter

  [Editor’s note: On Friday, The Colorado Independent posted a video and news story about the Denver Sheriff’s Department and its use of taser guns […]

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EVENTS

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‘It ain’t Latin’: A news-stained poetry happening

Where are poetry and journalism coming together today? Right here at the Colorado Independent and live in Denver, July 26 at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

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