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GUEST POST: With Kavanaugh nomination, the threat to gut Roe becomes real

One of the defining characteristics of Colorado is that we are a pro-choice state, and have been since we became the first state to allow […]...

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July 12, 2018 All stories, Guest Posts, Health, Just In, The Mix

Carbon monoxide leak at Aloft Hotel sent 18 people to hospital

Eighteen people were given emergency treatment Tuesday after a carbon monoxide leak at the Aloft Hotel near Denver International Airport. Aurora Fire Rescue evacuated the […]...

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May 24, 2018 Greene, Health, Just In, The Blogs, The Mix

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 expand program that puts an end to “lunch shaming”

This story was updated on May 9 to indicated that the bill passed both the House and the Senate.  Fabiola Flores remembers losing her lunch […]...

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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

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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A $1.6 billion tax increase for Colorado education just got a lot closer to the ballot

Supporters of more funding for Colorado schools turned in more than 170,000 signatures Wednesday to place a $1.6 billion tax measure on the November ballot. […]

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