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Tag Archives: Denver Health

Denver Drug Court Second Chance: From Addict to Magistrate

Denver Drug Court Second Chance: From Addict to Magistrate

Alby Zweig knows what it’s like to need a heroin fix so badly you’re willing to pawn your parents’ stereo to score it. He gets what it means to be so strung out on cocaine you’re convinced police are hiding...

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March 19, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health
Weld County Vote Against Emergency Contraception Leaves Patients Looking Elsewhere

Weld County Vote Against Emergency Contraception Leaves Patients Looking Elsewhere

A controversial and unreported move by the Board of Weld County Commissioners to stop dispensing emergency contraception has forced low-income county health department patients to seek the drugs at the scant number of non-profit clinics in the area. ...

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January 18, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado nets $22 million in federal health care grants

Colorado nets $22 million in federal health care grants

Today Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced $21,928,181 in grants awarded to community health centers in Colorado. The grants were funded by the Affordable Care Act....

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May 1, 2012 Center Well, Health
Man charged with spitting while HIV positive was denied meds in detention

Man charged with spitting while HIV positive was denied meds in detention

HIV positive William O'Kelly was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree assault with a deadly weapon because he allegedly spit on another man in a dispute. Yet when he was taken into custody, authorities held him for 24 hours...

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July 6, 2010 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, LGBTQ, Top Stories

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Climate paradox: More snow, less water?

Juggling Colorado’s already stretched water resources is going to get even tougher in the decades ahead.

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THE BLOGS

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Mike Keefe’s animal magnetism

The Colorado Independent and Beacon Reader have joined forces to help bring Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mike Keefe’s work back to Colorado readers on a weekly basis.

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EVENTS

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Watch: Pulitzer-winning Mike Keefe talks cartooning, independent media

Mike Keefe has been a Colorado editorial cartoonist for three decades. He left the downsizing Denver Post in 2011, the year after he won a Pulitzer prize, and now he’s working with the Colorado Independent. Join our virtual event.

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