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Tom RamstackTom RamstackDecember 4, 20176min600
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet cited alarming figures on the rise of opioid addictions in Colorado as he asked expert witnesses at a Senate hearing Thursday for their suggestions on a solution. He said too many addictions to the powerful painkillers are treated only after they reach a crisis. “There’s agreement from the witnesses […]

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Tom RamstackTom RamstackNovember 16, 20176min453
WASHINGTON — Two U.S. Senate hearings this week bring prospects for more federal support for the kind of medical research and preventive programs that have marked Colorado health care efforts in recent years. This week the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee heard witnesses describe promising treatments from gene editing. “We’re really on the […]

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Rachael WrightRachael WrightApril 27, 201712min397

Twenty Years Ago This Week in the Colorado Statesman … In a continuation of the battle for welfare reform, Gov. Roy Romer outlined his reason for vetoing House Bill 97-1166. “I am vetoing this bill because of one provision. That provision creates an irrational two-tiered system of welfare cash assistance benefits for our fellow citizens in Colorado who fall on hard times and need some short-term help to get back on their feet. That provision would allow for so-called ‘pilot-projects’ that would permit counties to be exempted from providing a minimum cash benefit to families.”