The exterior of the Mental Health Center of Denver's Galapagos Street location on March 26, 2019. "If you are very wealthy, you have access to behavioral health care,” said the center's CEO, Carl Clark. “If you are very poor and can get into the safety-net system, you can get good care. Everybody in the middle? It’s pretty much not there.” (Eric Lubbers, The Colorado Sun)

By law, mental health benefits are supposed to be as good as medical coverage. In practice, that’s not happening.

An effort to enforce the nation’s mental health parity laws is in the works in Colorado, where insurance companies pay mental health doctors 30 percent less than they pay other medical professionals

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Thousands of teachers applied to Colorado’s new educator loan forgiveness program. But only 100 spots are available.

The Colorado Department of Higher Education is granting loan forgiveness of up to $5,000 each year for five years. Will that draw more people into rural classrooms and help the state overcome its teacher shortage?

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Rural Colorado sees more broadband options coming online. But getting up to speed is taking longer than anticipated in some areas.

The expansion goes nicely with the state’s goal to get rural Colorado up to speed -- to 92% by June from 87% today