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Health coverage on the rise for hispanic kids in Colorado

The number of hispanic children covered by health insurance is on the rise in Colorado. But they are less likely to be covered than...

Colorado’s the least obese, most active, eighth healthiest state

Gov. John Hickenlooper attributes Colorado's status as the least obese and most active state to Coloradans' love of the outdoors.   Colorado ranks as the least...

‘Mother Jones’ arms the public with gun-violence numbers

One of our readers, CU Boulder science teacher Douglas Duncan, wrote to us about our coverage of gun control at the Statehouse. “I teach...

#Coleg notebook: Politics turns concealed carry debate upside down

Republicans won't cotton to efforts to improve efficiency of background checks  The Joint Budget Committee is the newsmaker committee so far this session. Republicans are...

Colorado kids to Encana: Don’t frack our schools

ERIE — With black whiskers painted across her cheeks, 6-year-old Olivia Cusimano roared into the plastic megaphone as if hers were the voice of the blue knotted-up balloon tiger she clutched beneath her left arm.

Fracking operation in Erie begins near two elementary schools, wakes up...

ERIE — Flaggers in orange vests stopped traffic on the parkway as a convoy of semi-trailer trucks rumbled toward Red Hawk Elementary this week hauling sound barriers to muffle a gas extraction project in this once quiet neighborhood that has left many parents, teachers and residents vexed.

From the liberty file: Hot tea and warm guns

Who brings a gun to a tea party? Lots of attendees at a Tea Party on Saturday in Alamagordo, N.M., for example. Notes on the...

CU Student Wins Grant for Indigenous Diabetes Study

A University of Colorado Ph.D. student received a $4.2 million grant to study how best to prevent and treat diabetes in American Indians and...

Science Sunday: Help Me Make It Through the Night

The same genes that let smokers sleep without nicotine cravings may lead to methods to help them quit.Smokers, even those heavily addicted to nicotine,...

State Has Lowest Obesity Rate, But It’s Rising

Colorado has the lowest adult obesity rate in the nation, according to a report released Monday by the non-profit Trust for America's Health. But...