Mon July 25, 2011
Health and Environment

New Study Affirms Colorado’s Poorest Populations Die Younger

Residents participate in organized daily exercises at a retirement community. A new study shows a direct correlation between wealth and longevity in Colorado.
Flip Schulke/The National Archives

Colorado’s lowest life expectancies often occur in the counties with the highest poverty rates, according to a recent study by the University of Washington and U.S. Census data.

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Mon July 11, 2011

Woman Invokes 5th Amendment To Avoid Disclosing Laptop Password

Robert Siegel talks with Declan McCullagh, chief political correspondent for CNET, about a federal case in which Ramona Fricosu, a Colorado woman, is refusing to disclose a laptop password to authorities — arguing it would violate her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Fricosu is facing several charges related to a mortgage scam. The encrypted laptop was seized from her bedroom during a police raid. McCullagh tells us more about the case — and what legal implications it may have.



Tue June 28, 2011

Shortage of Family Doctors in Colorado Intensifies

Primary care physician Dr. Ozzie Grenardo travels from Parker to Rocky Ford and Ordway once a week to see patients in southeastern Colorado, where family doctors are scarce.
Carol McKinley, Colorado Public News

Colorado doesn’t have enough primary care physicians. And the shortage is expected to worsen in coming years.

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Fri June 24, 2011

Colorado Business Leaders Make Pitch to Senators, Governor

Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo), Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo) and Governor John Hickenlooper take part in a business and innovation roundtable in Louisville Friday.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Colorado Democratic leaders got an earful from business officials in the tech and bioscience sectors Friday, many of whom said they were worried the state is at jeopardy of losing companies due to government red tape and an underfunded education system. 

Governor John Hickenlooper and senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet visited the Colorado office of Sierra Nevada Space Systems where motors and other equipment on the Mars rovers are developed.

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Wed June 15, 2011
Health and Environment

Life Expectancy Drops Nationally, Colorado above Average

Creative Commons

Overall life expectancy in the U.S. is at an all-time low according to a new study published in the on-line journal Population Health Metrics. But the news isn’t all bad in Colorado.

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