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Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet urges Senate Republicans to ‘start over’ on health care overhaul

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet says health care legislation released by Senate Repubicans is "really ... a tax cut for the wealthiest americans masquerading as a health bill" in a video released by his office on Thursday, June 22, 2017. (Photo via Bennet Senate office)

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet roundly criticized health care legislation released Thursday by Senate Republicans, saying the bill would slash coverage and increase costs for Americans while cutting taxes for the extremely rich. Calling the bill “just as bad, if not worse” than a bill passed by the House at the beginning of May, the Colorado […]

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Protesters plan to greet Mike Pence in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ garb at Focus on the Family speech in Colorado Springs

Activists dressed as characters from "The Handmaid's Tale" chant in the Texas Capitol Rotunda as they protest SB8, a bill that would require health care facilities, including hospitals and abortion clinics, to bury or cremate any fetal remains whether from abortion, miscarriage or stillbirth, on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Austin. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Some of the protesters planning to welcome Vice President Mike Pence to Colorado Springs on Friday will be wearing red robes and white bonnets from the dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which depicts a fundamentalist society that treats women as property, organizers told Colorado Politics.

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Colorado mental hospital can’t keep up with court-ordered evaluations; lawmakers concerned

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The state mental hospital can’t keep up with judges increasingly assigning people there for mental competency evaluations, the Colorado Department of Human Services said Thursday. That means some people might spend more time than necessary locked up. Under a 2012 court settlement with the advocacy organization Disability Law Colorado, those sent to the Colorado Mental […]

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Is texting while driving legal in Colorado? State lawmaker says, ‘Hell, no!’

A state senator behind legislation this year that increased the penalty for texting while driving is “livid” over recent conversations that the bill may have made the dangerous practice legal. Sen. Lois Court, D-Denver, referenced a Tuesday Denver Post article with the headline, “Hold the phone. Did Colorado just make it legal to text and […]

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Eco-wisdom — out of the mouths of babes (and climate warriors)

If a 7-year-old sports a T-shirt proclaiming, “My Body, My Choice” or “Don’t Tread On Me,” it’s a fairly safe assumption mom or dad had something to do with it. But what if 17-year-old “climate warrior” and “hip hop artist” Xiuhtezcatl Martinez proposes a regulation to the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission requiring that drilling permits […]

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