Gov. Jared Polis speaks before signing a hospital transparency bill into law at the Colorado Capitol in Denver on Thursday, March 28, 2019. The law is designed to identify what drives up health care costs and insurance premiums. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

A look at how policies passed during Colorado’s 2019 legislative session will impact you

How most the new state laws will affect Coloradans will take weeks, months or years to see. But others are more immediate.

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Proposal to shrink Holy Cross Wilderness, increase water storage draws hundreds of comments

Environmentalists are lining up against the plan to benefit Aurora, Colorado Springs and some Western Slope interests. The fight, they say, “will be as big as the Two Forks fight was.”

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A cartoonish Native American towering over Durango has divided the city. Should “the chief” stay or go?

The fate of the sign should be determined by “enlightened dialogue and not through mob rule,” says Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who wrote federal law protecting some monuments.

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Colorado’s new strategy to prevent child sexual abuse zeroes in on every ZIP code

The child advocacy organization Illuminate Colorado is funding a program to train at least 5% of the population in each county