Health

Sixty two buses, 60 drivers, 9,000 square miles: What happens when the demand for...

Fort Morgan, CO — Sherry Jean Burrell lives in a small, clapboard home amid the corn fields amid the plains amid the vastness of...

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...

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...

Guest Post: Growing and eating nutritious food is a right, not a political position

Now, more than ever, we are living in a political environment dominated by divergent beliefs regarding how we should treat each other as human...

GRIEGO: Colorado has a problem with hunger. What’s happening in Washington could make it...

In Congress, the land of posturing and pandering, a tussle is going on in a House committee over the Farm Bill, and before you...

Q&A: The typical Coloradan suffering from chronic hunger is a child and the ripple...

 Kathy Underhill is the chief executive officer of Hunger Free Colorado, a nonprofit founded in 2009 to tackle the issue of hunger in Colorado...

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...

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...

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...

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...