Lisa Seiling, 27, shows a portion of the scar left from open heart surgery at UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs. Seiling developed a heart infection -- called endocarditis -- as a result of injection heroin use. Doctors around the country say the opioid epidemic has led to a rise in the deadly heart infection. Seiling was photographed on Aug. 13, 2018. (Mark Reis, Special to The Colorado Sun)

The opioid crisis is breaking hearts in Colorado — and that’s forcing doctors to make tough choices

As the U.S., Colorado work to address the opioid epidemic, hospitals are seeing a major increase in deadly heart infections caused by injection drug use. That’s left doctors facing difficult moral and ethical decisions.

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Here’s why Colorado’s unaffiliated voters overwhelmingly picked Democrats in 2018. The story starts with Donald Trump.

One in four unaffiliated voters polled by Magellan Strategies said a vote for Democrat Jared Polis in the governor’s race was a statement against President Donald Trump

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How a movie about Gary Hart will make you rethink modern politics (and the media)

An interview with Jason Reitman, Matt Bai and Jay Carson, the writers behind the movie “The Front Runner,” about “the week America went tabloid”

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Coloradans produced a record 9.3 million tons of trash last year. Only 12 percent of it was recycled.

Colorado's recycling rate has flat lined at about a third of the national average