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As maternal mortality rate rises, Colorado health organizations tackle mental health and drug abuse

Birth looked different during COVID-19, said Jessica Anderson, a member of the Colorado Maternal Mortality Committee. What’s supposed to be one of the most magical — and gut-wrenching — moments of a parent’s life became isolating.  “By wearing masks, there’s so much connection that, you know, comes with facial expressions,” Anderson said. “It looks different, […]

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3 Air Force Academy cadets who refused vaccine won’t be commissioned

By Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Three cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy who have refused the COVID-19 vaccine will not be commissioned as military officers but will graduate with bachelor’s degrees, the academy said Saturday. Academy spokesman Dean Miller said that a fourth cadet who had refused the vaccine until about […]

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Everything you need to know about the major health care bills still alive at the Colorado Capitol

There are officially only two weeks left in the legislative session this year in Colorado, and state lawmakers are continuing to debate several major bills — including ones that could have a significant impact on the state’s health care system. In recent legislative sessions, Colorado lawmakers passed eye-popping, heavily contested proposals to create a historic […]

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Colorado prepares to give $35 million boost to small nonprofits helping diverse, rural communities

Small nonprofits could receive pandemic-assistance grants of up to $100,000 through a bill proposed in the Colorado House. House Bill 1356, known as the Small Community-based Nonprofit Grant Program, is scheduled to get its first hearing Wednesday in the House Transportation and Local Government Committee. The bipartisan measure would give $35 million of federal funding […]

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With students in turmoil, US teachers train in mental health, but there are too few school counselors

By Jocelyn Gecker, The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — As Benito Luna-Herrera teaches his seventh-grade social studies classes, he is on alert for signs of inner turmoil. And there is so much of it these days. One of his 12-year-old students felt her world was falling apart. Distance learning had upended her friendships. Things with […]

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Colorado está enfrentando dificultades para vacunar a más hispanos. Conoce a la mujer que intenta cambiar eso.

An English-language version of this article can be read here. Julissa Soto llegó temprano a la iglesia el Miércoles de Ceniza, un día tan apropiado como cualquiera para animar a que las personas pensaran en la mortalidad. Últimamente, Soto había estado yendo mucho a la iglesia, parte de un trabajo que ella, como católica devota, […]