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8:34am

Wed January 11, 2012
Education

EdNews: Online Bill Still Being Crafted

Brandon Shaffer currently serves as the President of the Colorado Senate. He represents Senate District 17, which includes Longmont, Erie, Lafayette and Louisville.
Colorado State Senate

A bill proposing changes in funding and regulation of online schools could be ready for introduction in a couple of weeks, but the details are still being hammered out, Senate President Brandon Shaffer says.

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6:00am

Wed January 11, 2012
Commentary

How Ya Doin'?

Modern medicine has come a long way in treating diseases that at one time were considered fatal. But science may be lagging when it comes to measuring a person’s wellbeing especially when it comes to treating depression. KUNC commentator Dr. Marc Ringel has more.

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5:44am

Tue January 10, 2012
Health

Lawmakers To Tackle A Hodgepodge Of Healthcare-related Bills

State Sen. Betty Boyd (D-Lakewood), chair of the Senate Health and Human Services committee
Colorado Senate

Colorado lawmakers expect to consider numerous healthcare-related issues this session, from tougher “truth in advertising” requirements for medical providers to imposing more stringent standards for food sold in public schools.

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3:21pm

Mon January 9, 2012
Politics

Ernest House Jr. Appointed Commission of Indian Affairs Head

Tribal Chairs of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs. Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia and new Indian Affairs Head Earnest House Jr. (third and fourth from left) listen to Tribal Chair Gary Hayes of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

The appointment of a new head of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs was  ratified Monday morning at the first meeting of the commission in the new year.  The approval of the appointment brings an end to earlier controversy.

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2:34pm

Mon January 9, 2012
Business

Hickenlooper Outlines Business Agenda for Session

Governor John Hickenlooper spoke at the Denver Metro Chamber's annual legislative business briefing Monday at the Colorado Capitol.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

 Governor John Hickenlooper told a crowd of business leaders at the state capitol Monday that the beleaguered state budget will likely be the source of the most heated debates in the upcoming legislative session.  But speaking at the Denver Metro Chamber’s annual business policy briefing, the Democrat urged lawmakers to work together to create a better environment for business growth.

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