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Behavioral health law puts a detour around jail cells in Colorado mental health response

Jail cells are no longer a substitute for the help needed by people in behavioral and mental health crises in Colorado. Thursday Gov. John Hickenlooper signed legislation on 72-hour mental health holds, a significant issue for Colorado’s far-flung rural areas, where proper help can be hours away. When there’s not a hospital nearby to take a person […]

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PHOTOS: Ytterberg reflects on tenure as Jeffco GOP chair, looks toward future under Trump administration

Outgoing Jefferson County Republican Party Chairman Don Ytterberg talks about his experience leading the county party for the past eight years at the county GOP's reorganizational meeting on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Green Mountain High School in Lakewood. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)
On his last day as chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party, Don Ytterberg had a few things to say. After welcoming several hundred members of the county GOP’s central committee — along with family, friends and a handful of Republican candidates — to the party’s biennial reorganization meeting on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Green […]

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Democrats advance Colorado measure allowing leave time for children’s academics

State lawmakers on Monday advanced a measure that would once again grant leave time to workers to take part in their children’s school academics. House Bill 1001, sponsored by Rep. Janet Buckner, D-Aurora, passed the Democratic-controlled House Eduction Committee on a party-line 7-5 vote. One Republican member of the committee, Rep. Clarice Navarro of Pueblo, […]

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Woods, Zenzinger pitch the middle as problem solvers in state Senate rematch

Former Democrat state Sen. Rachel Zenzinger and Republican Sen. Laura Woods, of Senate District 19. Both women are facing off again in what has become an expensive election rematch in the 2016 General Election. (Photos via respective campaigns)
The maps on the wall at Democrat Rachel Zenzinger’s state Senate District 19 campaign headquarters in Arvada are a web of lines outlining voter precincts, each precinct speckled with marker colors. Some precincts are predominantly Republican, some predominantly Democratic, and there are numbers written onto each of them. “479-480” reads one of them, another “412-410.” […]

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Friday House Notes: Roe v. Wade anniversary; Broncos-based bipartisanship

Abortion decision recognition Democratic members of the House took time Friday morning in the chamber to recognize the 43rd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Speakers, including Reps. KC Becker, D-Boulder, Angela Williams, D-Denver, Joann Ginal, D-Fort Collins, Lois Court, D-Denver, Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora, and Max Tyler, D-Lakewood, […]

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