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Kaiser Permanente faces strike votes in California, Oregon. Colorado may be next.

Kaiser, one of the nation's largest health care providers, has proposed a two-tiered wage and benefits system that would give newer employees lower pay and fewer health protections.


Threatening an elected official in Colorado may soon land you in prison as lawmakers push to protect public workers

Elected officials and their families have faced death threats and harassment. Senate Bill 64 would create a specific crime of threatening an elected official in Colorado.

Politics and Government

Colorado’s “last responders” are exhausted after a year of coronavirus goodbyes

The unprecedented loss is taking a toll even on the medical providers best trained to handle it


Colorado lawmaker who also works as ER nurse gets coronavirus vaccine, hopes to show others it’s safe

State Rep Kyle Mullica, a Northglenn Democrat who has worked on vaccine legislation in the past, isn’t ruling out another bill around the coronavirus inoculation


$8,000 a week drawing COVID nurses from Colorado, other states to hard-hit areas

Dire need for staff in places like Fargo, North Dakota, has created a new class of traveling nurses


RVs are housing health care workers worried about giving their families coronavirus. But some Colorado cities, HOAs put up roadblocks.

Dealers and grassroots groups trying to temporarily shelter medical workers in RVs during the virus spread often face barriers thrown up by wary Colorado cities and neighborhoods


A volunteer army has answered Colorado’s need for masks. Denver’s jails are one recent beneficiary.

With some catchy names and time on their hands, volunteers have helped power Colorado through its overwhelming demand by revving up their sewing machines


Carman: Essential workers are our heroes. It’s time to start treating them that way.

Opinion Columns

Coronavirus panic has fueled the telehealth revolution in Colorado — and we won’t go back

“We’ve made three years of progress in about three weeks,” UCHealth’s medical director for virtual health says.


Colorado’s efforts to scale up PPE production are being tangled in federal red tape, certification process

Makers of products ranging from snowboards to garments are now producing personal protective equipment in response to the coronavirus. But some say they can’t get their products into the state’s pipeline.