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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinMarch 21, 20175min800

Here's a whatever-happened-to update: If you remember Martha Ezzard from her time as a Colorado legislator, you should probably check out the story in the Denver Business Journal. A couple of decades ago, Ezzard and her husband, Dr. John Ezzard, moved to Georgia to run an Ezzard family farm. They turned it into a pretty successful winery and are now selling it and moving back to Colorado. Welcome back, Martha and John!


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Tom RamstackTom RamstackNovember 4, 201613min87

Popular opinion surveys show Colorado is likely to be propelled into an uncertain area of law next week when voters decide whether to allow doctor-assisted suicides for terminally ill persons. Sixty-five percent of Denver-area registered voters surveyed in a Ciruli Associates poll in September said they would vote for the legalized suicides. Twenty-five percent opposed it. If Proposition 106 wins approval, Colorado would become the fifth state to allow doctor-assisted suicide. Patients with less than six months to live could request lethal drugs from their doctors under the measure.


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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinAugust 17, 20167min128

In February 2016, state Rep. Lois Court, a sponsor of legislation that would have allowed terminally ill Coloradans to obtain a prescription drug to bring about their deaths, told her fellow lawmakers, "Make no mistake, the voice of the people of this state will be held. You will hear from your constituents one way or the other.” She said those words after pulling a bill from the House floor that she and her colleague, state Rep. Joann Ginal were running to give Coloradan's the option of "death with dignity."