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Guest Post: Why Proposition 110 is the only real option...

With more than $9 billion in deferred transportation infrastructure projects — and insufficient funds to complete them — Colorado is officially in a crisis. This...

Ask the Indy: Analyzing seven big questions about Colorado’s ballot fight...

Colorado Independent readers John Fielder and Daniel Montaño were among several who wanted us to look more closely at Proposition 112. If you have...

GUEST POST: Keep on marching for clean air and for kids’...

NOTE: The Colorado Independent occasionally runs guest posts from government officials, local experts and concerned citizens on a variety of topics. These posts are...

Wiretap: Guns: A public health issue

Public health Kristof: It's time to take a public-health approach to guns. It shouldn't be Democrats vs. Republicans. We should take a hard look at the...

Morning sickness marijuana trend draws eyes at the Capitol

Research is thin linking any negative impacts to pregnant pot smoking. But lawmakers in Denver say pregnant women are being subtly marketed to by the cannabis industry.

Hick on Vaccines: Strong statement, still no real plan

DENVER — Governor John Hickenlooper has recently made a strong case for the need to raise Colorado’s bottom-of-the-barrel vaccination rates, but he has fallen...

Center for Disease Control called out for transphobic policy

Kaiser and Colorado HealthOp agreed last month to cover more services for transgender Coloradans. But discrimination persists, particularly against those who are most vulnerable and seeking publicly funded treatment.

Boulder nuke worker widow scores new hope from Harkin

Boulder resident Bo Fellinger's husband Michael worked with nuclear material at the Ames Laboratory in Iowa during the cold war and died of...

Iowa’s Harkin spurring movement at last on Udall nuke worker bill

Michael Fellenger died in April 2008 of lung failure stemming from his work with nuclear material at the Ames Laboratory in Iowa. His wife...

Udall nuke-worker bill stalls; another widow denied compensation

Boulder resident Bo Fellinger is disgusted. She recently discovered that the Department of Labor yet again denied her husband Michael’s claim to compensation for chronic lung disease. Fellinger doesn't have a good word to say about the department or its Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA). Her husband, a grad student at the Ames Laboratory in Iowa, died of lung failure in 2008 at age 62, his claim shuttled back and forth among bureaucrats for nearly four years.