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Black and Latino Coloradans are being disproportionately hit by monkeypox as cases rise

The number of monkeypox infections continues to rise in Colorado, but new state data shows evidence that Black and Latino communities have been hit harder. As of Thursday, the state has confirmed 168 cases in Colorado, stretching back to May. A majority of those cases — 94 — have been confirmed in August, though it […]

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Colorado’s public guardianship program gets approval to expand despite 14 deaths of wards in past two years

A controversial public guardianship program created to make health and legal decisions for people with no family or friends will expand beyond Denver this summer, a legislative committee decided Wednesday.  The vote by the legislature’s Joint Budget Committee settles a tumultuous few weeks of debate about the Office of Public Guardianship, which had asked for […]

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The nearly 2,000 Afghan refugees who recently arrived in Colorado have found a community ready to help

When Rafi and his family left Afghanistan in 2014, they feared both for their lives and the unknown ahead.  Like other Afghans who worked alongside U.S. forces, the former interpreter and investigator was forced to leave behind his parents, siblings and hometown, Kabul. When he arrived in Colorado on a special immigrant visa, he had […]