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Debate over public option rages as pair of reports raise concerns in Colorado

Debate over public option rages as pair of reports raise concerns in Colorado

Colorado lawmakers, health insurance and health care officials backing a public option health insurance plan are responding to multiple reports questioning the full economic impacts and potentially harmful effects for…

Public option health insurance bill battle shaping up in Colorado Legislature

Public option health insurance bill battle shaping up in Colorado Legislature

Editor’s note: A version of this story first appeared last month in the Vail Daily: With a pitched battle brewing in the state legislature over his signature “public option” health insurance…

Colorado lawmakers feature prominently in impeachment debate

Colorado lawmakers feature prominently in impeachment debate

As the full floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday debated the impeachment of President Donald Trump, Colorado lawmakers were in the spotlight in prominent roles. The state’s…

One Colorado ski town and county’s battle with suicide, depression

One Colorado ski town and  county’s battle with suicide, depression

By now, if you’re a regular RockyMountainPost.com reader, you’ve seen social media posts of my front-page story in Sunday’s Colorado Springs Gazette on mental health issues in mountain towns – specifically Vail…

No Labels Executive Director White discusses Politics of Problem Solving

No Labels Executive Director White discusses Politics of Problem Solving

Margaret White, executive director of No Labels, a women-ed organization that calls itself as a bipartisan problem-solving organization, will hold a book talk Friday, Dec. 6, at Urban Farmer in downtown Denver. No…

Impeachment debate takes center stage on Veterans Day

Impeachment debate takes center stage on Veterans Day

This Veterans Day it’s hard for me to separate the politics from the policy of war during the ongoing House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s withholding of military aid…

Red flag law triggers talk of recalls in Colorado even in wake of another school shooting

Red flag law triggers talk of recalls in Colorado even in wake of another school shooting

Douglas County, Colo., is the epicenter of a raging debate over gun safety laws despite yet another school shooting on Tuesday – this time at the STEM School Highlands Ranch.…

Colorado county divided in Congress, largely united behind public lands

Colorado county divided in Congress, largely united behind public lands

Eagle County Colorado is split over two congressional districts with two representatives – Democrat Joe Neguse (CD2) and Republican Scott Tipton (CD3) — who have dramatically different ideas about how…

Colorado joins lawsuit against Trump’s national emergency for border wall

Colorado joins lawsuit against Trump’s national emergency for border wall

Colorado is signing onto a multi-state lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s declaration of a national emergency to obtain funding for border wall with Mexico. “Colorado will join at least 10…

Colorado acts on Hickenlooper’s order to adopt California low emission vehicle standard

Colorado acts on Hickenlooper’s order to adopt California low emission vehicle standard

As expected, Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission on Friday approved new low emission vehicle (LEV) standards for new light-duty and medium-duty motor vehicles sold in Colorado beginning in the 2022…

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