Millions of dollars and millions of words are spent on fighting Colorado's drug addiction every year. Real intentions, real money and real lives are at stake. That's the fight Colorado is in, and it's emotional, fiscal and, yes, political.
El Paso County signed a disaster declaration Tuesday night and is urging the state to take command of a wind-fueled blaze that started along Interstate 25 in the southern part of the county, burned at least 10 structures, including homes, and prompted mandatory evacuations of about 300 residents and multiple rescues.
The heartbreaking stories of Coloradans who know the epidemic of opioid abuse first hand are informing national policy. U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican from Yuma, takes what he hears in his home state to drive his passion around the issue, his office says.
PUEBLO — Despite Colorado voters passing the End-of-Life Options Act in 2016 to allow those with terminal diseases to secure medical aid-in-dying, there are still few or no options for those seeking the service in Pueblo or southern Colorado.