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Colorado has finalized its congressional redistricting, but don’t forget about your powerful county commission

Congressional and state legislative redistricting may have grabbed the headlines this year, but Colorado’s powerful county commissions will also need to overhaul their districts after a decade of big population growth.   County commissioners are required to reassess their districts after the once-a-decade U.S. census to make sure they are close to equal in population.  Nearly […]

Posted inHealth, News

Colorado mental health therapists are quitting Medicaid over latest payment debacle

As a single parent going back to college, Carla D’Agostino-Vigil signed up for Medicaid and used the government-run health insurance to attend “life-saving” therapy. So when she graduated and started her own mental health counseling practice in Westminster, D’Agostino-Vigil was adamant that she would open her doors to Medicaid patients.  “When it was my turn, […]

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Colorado’s population grew at twice the national rate between 2010 and 2020. Here’s where the boom was biggest.

Colorado’s population grew at nearly twice the rate of the rest of the nation between 2010 and 2020, putting it among the fastest-growing states, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Thursday. While the nation’s population grew only 7.4% over that period, Colorado saw nearly 15% growth. But the growth was unevenly distributed, with urban centers continuing […]

Posted inBusiness, Climate, Energy, Environment, News, Politics and Government

Colorado gave local governments more power to regulate oil and gas. And some are using it.

Empowered by a new state law and regulations, towns, cities and counties across the Front Range are flexing their muscle and moving to regulate oil and gas operations that come to town. Two years ago this month, sweeping legislation was signed into law reorienting Colorado’s approach to regulating oil and gas development. That in turn […]

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Colorado voters take on coronavirus, power outages to contribute to record turnout

Colorado hit record voter turnout numbers Tuesday, but this November’s election has not gone off without a hitch.  Of course there’s the difficulty of running an election during a pandemic. The seven-day average of coronavirus cases statewide as of Monday — 2,141 cases — was the highest it’s been recorded since the start of the […]