Health

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...

Denver teen pregnancy prevention organization to close its doors at the end of the...

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...

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...
Ditch The Ditch supporters hold signs in solidarity with the lawsuit filed against the Federal Highway Administration. Photo by Lucy Haggard/The Colorado Independent

Grassroots lawsuit aims to halt $1.2 billion highway expansion in Denver’s poorest neighborhoods

Residents and activists from some of Denver’s poorest neighborhoods sued the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), claiming projects it approved will be harmful to their environment,...

What Trumpcare would mean to Coloradans. Hint: It’s bad

A new set of numbers released by the Urban Institute show just how big the impact of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, aka Trumpcare, would...

Disabled activists arrested during healthcare protest in Cory Gardner’s office

Police arrested 10 disability rights activists, many in wheelchairs, on Thursday after a  58-hour sit-in protest in Sen. Cory Gardner's Denver office. The protest, which began Tuesday morning,...

What repealing 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...

LIVE: Disability rights activists sit-in at Cory Gardner’s office, 48 hours and counting

Members of the Colorado arm of disability rights group ADAPT are occupying the lobby of Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s Denver office to demand...

The Indy Weekly Podcast, Episode 2: George Brauchler is having trouble sleeping

Reporter Corey Hutchins recently received a text at almost 3 o'clock in the morning from an unexpected sender: Arapahoe County DA and Republican candidate...

Lawmakers reach high-stakes deal to save rural hospitals

Two House lawmakers and two Senate leaders have reached bipartisan agreement on a high-stakes and hard-fought state finance deal that fell apart as many...