The state auditor says Colorado’s two mental health institutes at Pueblo and Fort Logan need to do a better job of monitoring psychiatric medicines…and, Governor John Hickenlooper is taking a road trip across Colorado to sign several bills into law this week before a mandated Friday deadline.

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