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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.

Pelosi draws heat for calling quits on public option

Just hours after Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., announced that he’d whip “aggressively” for the public option if the House includes it in its reconciliation...

Employment bill called ‘corporate giveaway’

WASHINGTON-- Last week, as House Democrats took to the floor with near-unanimous praise for legislation to help the unemployed and stimulate the fragile economy, Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) offered a wildly different message.

“This bill,” he said, “represents a textbook example of how not to deal with the economic challenges that our country faces.”

Dem leaders look to ‘win the docs’

With the nation’s insurers having dropped their support for the health reforms moving through Congress, Senate Democrats are taking daring steps to rally the backing of another powerful medical lobby: doctors.

Harkin: Health plan with ‘strong public option’ will pass by Christmas

At a fundraiser in Iowa Sunday, the new chairman of the Senate health committee, U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, declared that a health-reform bill...

Rural mental-health funding doubtful, even as farm stress worsens

As stress in the farming sector rises across Colorado and nationwide, some mental health professionals are hoping the federal government will step in to fund mental health services through the 2010 Farm Bill. But proponents of the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network have just one last chance to convince Congress to fund — and not just authorize — a comprehensive mental health program for the agriculture sector. Its passage looks doubtful at best.