State Sen. Rhonda Fields, center, joins in conversation with Rep. Donald Valdez during a joint session in the House Chambers. Fields is an Aurora Democrat whose son, Javad, was murdered in a 2005 shooting. (Kathryn Scott, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Colorado lawmakers move closer to repealing death penalty after emotional debate

Senate Bill 100 received initial approval after a six-hour debate in the Democratic-led Colorado Senate with vocal opposition from Sen. Rhonda Fields, whose son was killed by two of the three men on the state's death row

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Colorado lawmakers want to keep your to-go quarantinis flowing beyond the coronavirus crisis

But not everyone is toasting the bipartisan proposal, which would extend the policy allowing restaurants and bars to sell take-out beer, wine and mixed drinks for two more years

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Colorado researchers spent decades trying to save disappearing rainbow trout. Finally, they’re rebuilding a lost population.

Genetics from Germany and a hardy cross with Gunnison River trout seem to be overcoming a nightmarish parasite that causes deadly whirling disease

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Colorado Democrats just proposed an enormous change to how health insurance programs are funded

Senate Bill 215 affects the funding for the reinsurance program but may also face strong legal challenges