Disposable wipes get entangled in equipment used by Aurora Water to cut through blockages, including tree roots. Though the equipment has powerful teeth, the wipes remain mostly intact. (Photo provided by Aurora Water)

Colorado wastewater managers are grappling with a “wipes crisis” that leaves pipes in crappy shape

Low-flow toilets and an endless supply of wipes that shouldn’t actually be flushed result in heavy, stinking blobs lightheartedly referred to as ‘Cousin Its’ when they’re dragged from the sewer

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After facing U.S. Supreme Court criticism, Colorado’s civil rights division blasted by auditor as slow, not transparent

The Colorado auditor’s office found that the “division is slow to investigate complaints and the commission operates in a manner that is not transparent"

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Colorado’s reinsurance program could fall $50 million short next year, according to health insurer estimates

State wouldn’t be on the hook for cost overruns, but they could cause insurers to raise rates again for 2021