Coronavirus, then a mass shooting: It’s been a year from hell for Colorado grocery workers
Grocery store workers were already exhausted after a year of putting their health at risk so Coloradans could buy food. And they were worried about security long before the Boulder massacre.
Colorado legislature advances effort for tougher toxic emissions monitoring at polluting companies
Law would expand who must report after industries found altering totals to avoid hitting thresholds in benzene, other dangerous substances
8 ways to handle the anxiety that follows public violence all too familiar in Colorado
The Boulder shooting is another traumatic event in a state that’s seen far too many. Psychiatrist Dr. Carl Clark and Mental Health Center of Denver offer ideas for coping.
Colorado’s toxic emitters revise their leakage numbers below tough thresholds in law
Companies say earlier reported levels were inaccurate. But lack of independent monitoring means what polluters say, goes, and environmental advocates are furious
Denver’s Tennyson Center to close its residential program after runaways, overdoses and child’s death
State child welfare officials were investigating neglect, lack of supervision and safety issues when Tennyson Center for Children decided to close its residential program.
Colorado’s new coronavirus vaccine phase, plenty of available shots draws people to rural Colorado
Hugo in Lincoln County hosted a mass event at the fairgrounds and elated Front Range drivers stayed overnight at a truck stop to be ready
Is Colorado’s allergy season worse than it used to be?
The Sun chats with a leading allergist on what’s making us sneeze right now, what will make us sneeze next month, and whether climate change has made it worse than it used to be.
Colorado Democrats unveil their public health insurance option proposal. Here’s how it would work.
The Colorado Sun combed through the bill and talked to its sponsors to learn what the measure would do
Colorado Senate passes bill making it easier for children to receive cannabis-based medication at school
Under current law, school districts must allow parents and caregivers to possess and administer cannabis-based medicine on school grounds
To fix soaring prescription costs, Colorado lawmakers have a new plan: A board to cap drug prices
A bill to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Review Board is expected to draw strong opposition from the pharmaceutical industry
Colorado is beginning to see the benefits of coronavirus vaccinations in case rates, health officials say
Dr. Rachel Herlihy, Colorado’s top epidemiologist, and Dr. Jon Samet, dean of the Colorado School of Public Health, said there is a decreasing number of hospitalizations and cases among people 70 and older
Counterfeit opioid pills made in Mexico pushed Colorado into a third, deadly wave of the opioid crisis
The Colorado Sun spoke with Deanne Reuter, special agent in charge of the Denver field office of the DEA, where agents are tracing the illicit fentanyl pipeline across the southern border.
Park County’s only primary care doctor retired 8 years ago. A replacement still hasn’t been found.
It’s a stark example of the persistent difficulty in recruiting young talent for the daunting workloads facing Colorado’s most isolated medical outposts.
All Coloradans will have access to coronavirus vaccine by mid-April, governor says
The next vaccine distribution phase, Phase 1b.4, will begin on March 19 includes anyone 50 and up, restaurant workers and many other essential workers
New Centennial Hospital fills southeast Denver gap, while other areas wait for specialty care
HealthONE/HCA, flush with 2020 profits even as the pandemic hit, opens a new facility at Arapahoe and Parker, following the trend to fast suburban growth for new hospitals
Too many empty beds at Colorado nursing homes leave the industry in financial distress
Two corporate operators are pulling back from the state, attempting to transfer a combined 29 nursing homes into new hands.
Colorado lawmakers, governor unveil $700M state economic stimulus plan. Here’s where the money will go.
The money lawmakers are using to pay for the state stimulus plan comes from unexpected tax revenue.
An Aurora doctor tried to prioritize refugees for the coronavirus vaccine. Colorado told him to stop.
“We need health affirmative action,” says Dr. P.J. Parmar, who tried to make sure the 500 vaccine doses he gets each week go to people who live in the 80010 ZIP code
Here’s what the CDC says you should and shouldn’t do if you’ve been vaccinated against coronavirus
“With more and more people vaccinated each day, we are starting to turn a corner,” said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky
JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley shuts down so workers can get COVID-19 vaccine shots
Workers at the plant where six employees and a corporate manager died from the coronavirus will receive 4 hours of pay plus a $100 bonus for getting the vaccine.