Wed May 2, 2012

Fracking the Focus of Congressional Hearing at Colorado Capitol [Updated]

An oil and gas rig in Weld County, Colo.
Kirk Siegler

Denver was the location for a U.S. Congressional field hearing on hydraulic fracturing on Wednesday. Panelists and members of Congress debated whether the fracking process is safe, and if federal regulations would be overreaching.

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Wed May 2, 2012

Opinions on Civil Unions Changing In Colorado

A drawing by 4 year old Jeremy Simon, showing his parents Fran and Anna.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

A bill that would legalize civil unions in Colorado faces a key test at the State House this week. While the measure has an uncertain future with lawmakers – a recent survey suggests a majority of Coloradans favor passage of a civil unions bill.

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Mon April 30, 2012

Attitudes on Civil Unions Changing In Colorado

Theo Doranian Flickr/CreativeCommons

A recent survey by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic survey company, suggests a majority of Coloradans – 62% - favor passage of a state civil unions bill. The bill is scheduled for a hearing this Thursday in the same house committee where it failed last year by one vote. 

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Fri April 27, 2012

Tornadoes Cause Severe Damage in Southeast Colorado

Picture from 2008 of storm clouds over Kiowa, CO
Michael Sauers Flickr - Creative Commons

Several early morning tornadoes ripped through southeastern Colorado causing severe damage to multiple homes and buildings near Lamar, about 200 miles southeast of Denver.

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Thu April 26, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Colorado Extends Medicaid To Some Adults Without Kids

Originally published on Thu April 26, 2012 4:27 pm

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless runs the Stout Street Clinic in Denver, helped Dale Miller get a CT scan.
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Dale Miller spends his days on the streets of downtown Denver selling a newspaper called The Homeless Voice. He's been having some health problems, but he can't afford to see a doctor on the $10 to $15 a day he makes selling papers.

A local charity clinic called the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless recently helped him get a CT scan at no cost to him. Miller fully understands, though, that someone has to pay for his care.

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