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Ask the Indy: What’s going on with universal health care in Colorado? Single-payer is...

Steve Winters, a 55-year-old retired small business owner from Denver, has a straightforward question for The Colorado Independent: What are lawmakers and the governor doing...

Bennet rips into Big Pharma at committee hearing on soaring prescription drug costs

WASHINGTON — Colorado Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet was among the lawmakers who grilled pharmaceutical executives Tuesday on the soaring costs of prescription drugs. In...

Younger Colorado students seek access to mental health care, without parental permission

A bill before the Colorado legislature would allow younger children to access confidential therapy on their own to fight mental illness and youth suicide. A...

On fifth try in five years, Colorado lawmakers move to ban gay conversion therapy...

Editor's note: House lawmakers Tuesday passed a bill banning sexual orientation conversion therapy for minors by a vote of 42-20. Two Republicans joined Democrats...

Guest Post: No more dead bodies on Boulder streets

Boulder is the 17th wealthiest city in the 57th wealthiest county in the 10th wealthiest country in the world. One would expect such wealth...

Supreme Court, in blockbuster Martinez ruling, shields oil and gas drillers from stricter public...

The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday reversed a lower-court decision that sought to reshape the way oil and gas drilling permits are issued in...

Amid a growing opioid epidemic, lawmakers hope to end drug-addiction withdrawal in county jails...

On a warm spring day in 2015, Sarah Blair was stranded at a Safeway in Thornton with no car and a dead cell phone....

A silent sorrow: How a 12-year-old’s death launched a suicide-prevention campaign in Eagle County...

Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part series examining suicide in rural Colorado.  EDWARDS, Colo. — Walking through the halls of Battle Mountain...

A silent sorrow: Rural Colorado’s high suicide rate, and what’s driving it Isolation...

Editor's note: This is the first of two parts. Coming tomorrow: Youth suicide in Colorado, and how one rural Colorado county is working to combat...

It’s getting harder to be a single mom in Colorado 62 percent of women...

Kayla Frawley said she felt “lucky” when she was hit by a car and broke her leg. When you’re a single mom, the 31-year-old Frawley...