Neil Mahoney had access to lethal drugs under Colorado’s 2016 End of Life Options Act, a law that allows terminally ill patients to obtain medications to end their lives. He was the patient at the center of a legal battle over whether a Christian-run hospital system could bar its doctors from following the law. (Heidi de Marco, Kaiser Health News)

Terminally ill, a Colorado man wanted aid-in-dying. His Catholic hospital said no.

Even as an increasing number of U.S. states have legalized aid-in-dying laws, exercising that option is challenging for patients in a country where most large hospital systems have deep religious ties and the religious right is powerful

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death pours intensity on, could reshape Colorado’s hotly contested Senate race

Republican Cory Gardner declined to say if he thinks the Senate should pick Ginsburg’s replacement before the November election, though national speculation over how he will handle the situation is already mounting

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Colorado oil and gas emissions rules begin to tighten, but gaps open over what is monitored, by whom and where

Western Slope commissioners say rules designed to pull the Front Range into federal ozone compliance are an “economic risk” for northwest Colorado