Silas Musick is an activist against conversion therapy for people under the age of 18. After a same-sex relationship in college, Musick studied at Focus on the Family Institute in Colorado Springs but remained gay. Musick later transitioned to male. He was photographed at the Epicentral Coworking shared workspace in Colorado Springs on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. (Mark Reis, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado lawmakers for a fifth — and likely final — time will weigh whether to ban gay “conversion therapy”

House Bill 1129 would prohibit a licensed psychiatrist or mental health counselor from providing therapy to minors meant to “change an individual’s sexual orientation” or eliminate “sexual or romantic attraction or feelings toward individuals of the same sex"

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Colorado is extending its special health insurance enrollment period because so many are rushing to get coverage

The state created the enrollment period so more people can have health insurance as the coronavirus spreads

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Colorado’s hospitality industry hardest hit by coronavirus unemployment, with claims up 600% in a week

The impact of coronavirus closures had 40,000 Coloradans applying for unemployment since Sunday, bringing the total number of official claims and new applicants in the past three weeks to at least 121,328

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41-year-old El Paso County sheriff’s deputy dies from coronavirus

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says Deputy Jeff Hopkins had been with the agency since 2001. He was married.