Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

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Death rates among pregnant women in Colorado are climbing. Suicide and overdose are to blame.

To counteract the rising mortality figure, the state strengthened a death review committee and plans to expand drug treatment

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Colorado Springs’ downtown creek has long been viewed as a blight. Then one man started catching trout in it.

Colorado Springs is one of only a few remaining Front Range cities without a creek or river being regularly used for recreation. “There’s so many opportunities," said Alan Peak.

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Polis doubles down on education, outreach in vaccination fight as Colorado rates continue to worsen

New statistics released Thursday show that Colorado's vaccination rates for kindergarteners have worsened for some key immunizations. Critics say Polis' efforts don't go far enough.

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Colorado records modest decline in drug overdose deaths — the first decline since 2012

The state recorded 349 deaths from prescription painkillers, dropping by 24 from the previous year

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Colorado is creating a network of doctors to diagnose child abuse and keep kids from slipping through the safety net

The state has just six doctors board certified in child abuse pediatrics, and they’re all on the Front Range

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A voluntary effort to speed up the availability of electric vehicles in Colorado has come unplugged

Automakers hoped they could convince Colorado not to adopt controversial zero-emission vehicle standards by volunteering to make more electric-vehicle models available in the state

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Tiny Branson has plenty of water. But like other small rural delivery systems in Colorado, it must find a way to meet new state standards.

The southern Colorado town, population 55, now looks to another small hamlet for a solution -- and to crowdfunding to pay for it