In February 2012, the Harm Reduction Action Center, Denver's biggest needle exchange program, began distributing clean syringes under a 2010 state law that made such transactions legal. In November 2012, the program discovered that an old city ordinance allowed needle-exchange participants to legall ... More >>
Yesterday, Melanie Asmar reported about Denver City Council lifting its 1,000-foot buffer from schools for needle-exchange programs. However, medical marijuana dispensaries within 1,000 feet of schools remain against the rules -- a fact mentioned by a slew of our readers, including this one.
A national organization that opposes the legalization of marijuana and is advocating "smarter approaches" launched today in Denver -- and also announced that the group will soon open a chapter in Colorado, where voters in November passed Amendment 64. The advocates behind the group, called Project S ... More >>
FlickrWho among us hasn't grazed through a store, snatching every free sample in site? Well, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, those who did so at local Costcos in mid-October may have gotten more than they bargained for -- a case of E. coli from sample Go ... More >>
Libby SzaboWe can expect plenty of over-the-top negative ads and low blows in the next few days as this gruesome election cycle enters its final days. But a mailer sent out by Republican statehouse candidate Libby Szabo, trying to paint Rep. Sara Gagliardi as a typical tax-and-spend Dem, is j ... More >>
Andrew McClure and Lisa Raville, advocatin'. Anyone who Googled anything today knows that it's World AIDS Day. And anyone who drove by the intersection of Colfax and Broadway this afternoon knows select folks in Denver think clean needles are part of the solution to stopping the spread of the ... More >>
Betsy Markey doesn't like the House's healthcare bill -- and she's not that into talking about why not, either.Even though Diana DeGette has big problems with an amendment to the mammoth healthcare bill limiting access to abortions, she voted for the measure. Not so Betsy Markey, the only Dem ... More >>
It's hard to understate the explosive rise of Colorado's medical marijuana industry. When Westword took an in-depth look at issue in the February 2009 article "Medical marijuana Has Become a Growth Industry in Colorado," just over 5,000 patients had been approved by the state to use marijuana -- w ... More >>
Listen to Ritter's testimony on a 1998 bill seeking to legalize syringe exchange in Colorado. Colorado lawmakers last tackled the legalities of syringe exchange -- the topic of this week's feature "Ahead of the Needle" -- eleven years ago, when they tried to change the state law prohibiting it. The ... More >>
Denver Health, the city’s safety-net hospital, has been operating its ambulance service under an inadequate response-time standard, according the city watchdog. The Denver Auditor’s Office on Thursday issued an alert to Mayor John Hickenlooper and various Safety Department agencies, warning th ... More >>
Colorado was all over the April 15 Frontline—not that the show was about Colorful Colorado, but our state had a lot to do with the program itself. Denverite T.R. Reid, who lists among his many credits a stint as the Denver Bureau Chief for the Washington Post, wrote and hosted this program, which ... More >>
A plan by some Colorado leaders to trim hard-won health-insurance benefits could leave consumers feeling the pain.
Even though the EPA says Denver's air is getting cleaner, the odor lingers on.
Frustrated by federal inaction, state health officials sue to clean up the old Lowry Bombing Range.
BORN TO AIDS-INFECTED DRUG USERS, THESE WERE THE BABIES NOBODY WANTED. EXCEPT MEGAN ROSS.
ABORTION-CLINIC SUITS SCARE DENVER FROM NEEDLE-EXCHANGE PROGRAMS.
A DISPUTE OVER AIDS TESTING ENSNARES A HEALTH OFFICIAL FROM COLORADO SPRINGS.