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Tag Archives: Teen Pregnancy

Denver teen pregnancy prevention organization to close its doors at the end of the year

A Denver-based nonprofit focused on teen pregnancy prevention and youth sexual health will close its doors at the end of 2017 after losing two major […]...

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September 19, 2017 Education, Health, Just In, The Beats, The Mix

GOP blocks birth-control funding for low-income women

A bill to offer low-income women free long-acting reversible birth control failed on party lines in the Republican-controlled Senate kill committee, despite bipartisan efforts to save […]...

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April 30, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Uncategorized

IUD funding slashed from state budget, House considers new approach

The bipartisan battle to secure $5 million to fund a Colorado program that offers teens long-acting reversible birth control hit another snag at the Capitol […]...

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April 15, 2015 Health, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

House Dems have a ‘plan B’ for state-funded birth control program

Colorado Senate Republicans are likely to defeat a bill to direct $5 million toward giving low-income women free, long-acting, reversible birth control like intrauterine devices. Even […]...

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April 9, 2015 Health, Just In, The Mix

Senate clashes over largest budget in state history

The Senate passed the record-breaking $26 billion budget without the support of many Democrats, who felt they had been “shut out” of the process when […]...

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April 2, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Just In

#Coleg Notebook: No ‘pray the gay away,’ no teen pregnancy prevention

House bans conversion therapy  The American Psychiatric Association officially began opposing “conversion” or “reparative” therapy, the the psychological practice that tries to turn homosexuals into heterosexuals, […]...

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March 11, 2015 #coleg notebook, Just In

#Coleg Notebook: Wins under the Gold Dome for IUDs and renewable energy

Colorado’s much-lauded 40 percent reduction in teen pregnancy rates has shifted the debate over lady parts at the Capitol, in what seems a productive way. […]...

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March 3, 2015 Uncategorized

#Coleg Notebook: Cyber-bullying prevention; paring down PERA

House supports digital bullying prevention bill “Everyone hates you.” “You are fat, pathetic and you mean nothing.” “You should just go kill yourself.” “These kinds […]...

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February 13, 2015 #coleg notebook, Just In

All quiet on the eastern front and notes on the chamber wars

Increasing sound and fury in the Capitol as both Republicans and Democrats flex their partisan muscles in their respective chambers....

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January 30, 2015 Capitol Notebook, Just In

Colorado sex ed, then and now

Okay, it wasn't exactly a scene from Mean Girls, but I'm a living, breathing, and as-yet-unimpregnated product of a Colorado "abstinence-centered" sex education. ...

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December 18, 2013 Health, Politics, Reporter's Notebook, The Beats, The Blogs

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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What we know so far about Denver’s commitment to 100% renewable electricity by 2030

Denver has now become the 10th, and largest, Colorado municipality to commit to 100 percent of its electricity being powered by renewable energy. Mayor Michael […]

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