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Rural hospitals in Colorado facing life-threatening budget cuts could see relief from Senate Bill 267. (Getty Images)

DENVER - Colorado lawmakers are one step closer to throwing a lifeline to the state's struggling rural hospitals. After years of conflict, Republicans and Democrats finally have come to an agreement that separates funding for hospitals from budget limitations under the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights. D

President Trump's plan for investing $1 trillion to rebuild the nation's infrastructure is being met with skepticism. (alex57111/iStockphoto)

DENVER -- During his address to Congress on Tuesday, President Trump called for $1 trillion in public and private investment to rebuild the nation's roads and bridges, noting that the $6 trillion spent fighting wars in the Middle East could have easily rebuilt America two or three times over. Form

Last night, the Boulder City Council committed to 100 percent clean electricity by 2030. (AlbertHerring/Wikimedia Commons)

BOULDER, Colo. – Last night, the Boulder City Council approved a measure to transition to 100 percent clean, renewable electricity by 2030. The Council considered the move as a major step toward reaching the city's longer-term goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by the

Colorado's Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging is releasing its plan to prepare for a rapidly growing older population. (Pixabay)

DENVER – By 2030, the number of Colorado residents age 65 or older is projected to increase by 68 percent. The Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging, created by the General Assembly and governor's office to study the impacts of shifting demographics, will release its initial report today at

Colorado's strategic action plan on aging is coming together. (Pixabay)

DENVER – By 2030, one in four Coloradans will be age 60 or older, and the state is bracing for housing, health care, transportation and other challenges. In 2015, the Colorado Legislature created the Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging, and the team is working to meet its November deadlin

Groups are urging Colorado leaders to set a goal of 100 percent clean energy use. (Pixabay)

DENVER — City of Boulder Mayor Suzanne Jones said the city will be powered by 100 percent clean energy by 2030. She spoke Wednesday at an event in downtown Denver that brought together hundreds of Coloradans and dozens of clean-energy businesses and community leaders. Angie Fyfe, executive d

A new study provides stark evidence on how money shapes U.S. elections. (Pixabay)<br />

DENVER – As public outrage over the influence of money in politics continues to grow – seen in both the Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump campaigns – a new study provides compelling evidence that the U.S. political system is more "one dollar, one vote" than "one person, one vote."

A new report recommends Colorado invest at least $1 billion a year in transit, biking and sidewalks. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Colorado will have to invest at least $1 billion a year in transit, biking and sidewalks to meet the challenges of a growing population, according to a new study by the CoPIRG Foundation and the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project. Danny Katz, the foundation's director, says the stu

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