The long anticipated St. Anthony hospital held its grand opening in Lakewood on Monday. It’s taken seven years to plan and build the 450 million dollar facility, which includes everything from level one trauma care, oncology, orthopedics, and an expanded emergency room. But there’s one major service that won’t be offered – labor and delivery.
The debate over doctor-assisted suicide continues to heat up following the recent death of Dr. Jack Kevorkian. One advocacy group wants Colorado physicians to have the ability to inform dying patients of their legal end-of-life options but stop short of assisted suicide. This has KUNC commentator Dr. Pius Kamau wondering about Kevorkian’s legacy and just what role assisted suicide should play in the medical community.
Cooler temperatures and high humidity are an aid to firefighters battling a nearly six square mile wildfire near the town of Westcliffe, about 150 miles south of Denver. But fire information officer Linda Hecker says winds are starting to pick up this afternoon and that has crews on high alert.
Colorado Representative Doug Lamborn has been fielding questions all this week after calling for a cut to funding for The National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden. But he now says he didn’t realize that provision was included in what he was supporting. It’s one of the topics our media partners at Colorado Public Television and Colorado Inside Out are discussing. Here’s host Raj Chohan.