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Colorado’s problem gamblers could find help on the way after decades of indifference

As booming legalized sports betting brings the issue of problem gambling into sharper focus, Colorado lawmakers now are close to approving a grant-based program to fund research and treatment of what clinicians often call “the hidden addiction.” A bill working its way through the legislature would make about $3 million annually available to address longstanding […]

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Littwin: Colorado House Speaker Alec Garnett says he’s retiring from politics when the session ends

Before I reached Colorado House Speaker Alec Garnett the other day, I had been warned that he seemed especially tired and maybe more than a little stressed. That was hardly a surprise. It’s the time of year — the final few weeks of the legislative session — when stress is pretty much universal at the […]

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Colorado families are getting a taste of homeschool thanks to the coronavirus crisis. Could it stick?

House Majority Leader Alec Garnett now spends his mornings exploring nature in his backyard or venturing out on walks. His days continue unfolding with arts and crafts projects, coloring and storytime. As the state lawmaker has shifted to working from home with the legislative session suspended because of the new coronavirus, he’s taken on another […]