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Opinion: There’s a nationwide measles outbreak. We still must act to keep Colorado children safe.

TWith just days left in the Colorado Legislature, an important bill that would have improved the state’s dangerously low vaccination rates died in the Senate. Senate leadership said it wasn’t on their “must do” list, and Republicans seemed ready to try to stop the measure, based largely on philosophical ideology and partly on misinformation about […]

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A push to fix Colorado’s lowest-in-the-nation vaccine rates has an unexpected critic: Jared Polis

A series of measles outbreaks in the U.S. is putting a spotlight on the state with the lowest rate of vaccinations in the nation: Colorado. Less than 89 percent of the state’s kindergarten-aged children have received the vaccines needed to prevent illnesses such as measles, mumps, whooping cough and chickenpox — far below the national […]