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Critics say if Senate Bill 283 becomes law, pharmacists in rural areas could refuse to fill birth-control prescriptions, citing a conflict with their religious beliefs. (Pixabay)

Update: A state Senate committee advanced Senate Bill 183 on Wednesday. The measure was approved on a 3 to 2 party-line vote, with all Republicans in support. The proposal must clear the full Senate before moving to the Democrat-controlled House. DENVER - The Colorado Senate's State, Veterans, and

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DENVER -- Activists in Colorado joined a national "people's filibuster" over the weekend in an effort to convince the state's U.S. senators to reject Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. Amy Long, an organizer with the group Together We Will U.S.A., attended Sa

Physicians say Medicare for All would help President Donald Trump make good on promises for better coverage and benefits. (Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – With the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act now dead on arrival, the debate over how to fix health care in the U.S. is heating up again. While partisan divides remain high, Dr. Glenn Pearson – former president of Physicians for a National Health Program –

Activists say Disney's CEO should resign from President Donald Trump's Business Advisory Council to be consistent with the company's family-friendly values. (Pixabay)

DENVER – As people across the world celebrate International Women's Day, activists plan to visit a Walt Disney Company shareholder meeting in Denver. Their goal is to urge CEO Robert Iger to step down from President Donald Trump's Business Advisory Council. Pamela Resendiz is the managing di

Latest Colorado state required police-related shootings just out. (aijohn784/iStockphoto)

By Stephanie Cook CU News Corps The number of officer-involved shootings in Colorado has increased each year since 2011, according to a new report from the Colorado Department of Public Safety. Between 2011 and 2015, the number of incidents reported by law enforcement nearly doubled, from 27 in 201

Activists are concerned that Colorado legislation to make tampering with oil and gas operations a felony is a way to reduce environmental activism. (Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - A bill on the Colorado Senate floor today would increase the penalties for disruptive behavior at fossil-fuel sites. Tampering with industrial equipment at an oil or natural gas site is a Class Two misdemeanor in Colorado, but Senate Bill 17-035 aims to make it a Class Six felony. If pass

Transgender Coloradans say housing discrimination persists. (Dcsliminky/iStockphoto)

DENVER – It's been eight years since transgender people were added to Colorado's anti-discrimination laws, but many in Denver's transgender community say they're still experiencing housing and other forms of discrimination. Sable Schultz, program manager of the GLBT Community Center of Color

There's still time for transgender Coloradans to enroll in the state's health-insurance marketplace. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- A Trump presidency puts the future of the Affordable Care Act into question, but from now through the end of January, Coloradans still can shop for health insurance at Connect for Health Colorado. Local group One Colorado has published a buyer's guide for transgender people with informat

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