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GREENE: The sad death of the happiest man in Denver

  I’ve been struggling to write about Sylvester Tally for three weeks now. With each interview I’ve done since his Nov. 28th suicide, I’ve heard about...

Aurora shooting elicits calls for tighter gun control

While many politicians are playing it safe, saying it is too soon to talk about gun laws or saying they don’t want to “politicize” the Colorado and now Wisconsin shootings, Democratic U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette and Ed Perlmutter have been outspoken about their desire for more stringent regulation.

Colorado maternity coverage expanded by law signed today

Colorado women not enrolled in insurance group plans won maternity coverage today, as Gov. Bill Ritter signed HB 1021 into law at Children's Hospital....

Ritter will sign payday loan, campaign finance and direct file reforms...

Gov. Bill Ritter will sign three influential bills into law Tuesday, remaking the payday loan industry, creating greater transparency in campaign finance and tempering...

Senate passes bill to expand coverage of maternity care and contraception

DENVER-- The Senate today sent legislation for the governor to sign into law that will require insurance companies here to include maternity coverage with...

Colorado Republican senators argue against expanding maternity coverage

DENVER-- State Senate Republicans today opposed a bill that aims to require insurance companies to provide individual-market plans that include maternity and contraception coverage. The bill passed a second reading with the support of Senate Democrats, but Republicans said it would drive up insurance rates and swell the ranks of the uninsured. One senator made an anti-abortion argument against the bill and one argued against it for personal financial reasons.

Planned Parenthood presses Colorado lawmakers to support maternity coverage

DENVER-- Planned Parenthood of the Rockies staff and supporters descended on the capitol today as part of an annual effort to lobby lawmakers. This...

Colorado maternity bill would require coverage for birth control

A proposed state bill that would require Colorado insurance companies to cover maternity care has a new addition: The bill would also require insurance companies to cover birth control.

Who exactly voted down that single-payer resolution?

News outlets across Colorado Monday published a four-sentence AP story reporting that "Colorado lawmakers" rejected a resolution urging Congress to pass a single-payer health...

Same-sex benefits poised for Aurora decision after initial state Senate OK

After numerous delays, the Aurora City Council will debate, on Monday, whether to offer insurance benefits to same-sex partners of city employees. This comes just after the Colorado State Senate gave initial approval to a bill that would do the same for state employees. The Colorado Independent will be live-blogging the Aurora decision starting at 7:30 p.m.