John TomasicJohn TomasicMarch 3, 201710min367

State Sen. Irene Aguilar, a Denver Democrat, sat at the hearing table alone last Wednesday and told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that she was “very nervous” to present her bills. Rightly so. The direct beneficiaries of her proposals don’t have many defenders at the Capitol — or anywhere else for that matter. Aguilar is a medical doctor who specializes as a lawmaker on health care policy. This year, she said, her preferred topic was a sea of question marks for being the subject of the wavering rhetoric of President Trump and the target of Republicans on Capitol Hill looking to bring radical change to the national health program put into place by President Obama and congressional Democrats.


Tom RamstackTom RamstackJanuary 22, 20178min396

America received a new president last week who brings to Colorado the same controversies that marked his tumultuous election campaign. The inauguration ceremonies in Washington included thousands of Coloradans who came to either protest or support Donald Trump. Heather Toth, Colorado organizer of the Women’s March on Washington, said she marched in Washington to let Trump know, “Hey, we didn’t vote for you but we matter as much as the people who did vote for you.”