The Denver Post takes a look at a push to digitize health records.

In Colorado Springs, a soldier profiled Sunday appears in court (Gazette). A payday lender is ordered to pay restitution (Gazette). Job creation in the region is off to decent start in 2011 ( Continue Reading

The wreckage of a small plane has been found in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains…Colorado health authorities say they’ll hear from a mine owner this week about how it plans to correct water contamination at a mine near Crested Butte…The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says a gray wolf that strayed from the Yellowstone region [...]

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The Chieftain reports on how farms in the Arkansas Valley serve as a litmus test for water issues statewide, as the state continues to deal with such issues (Chieftain).

The Gazette reports on soldiers facing court dates, only to deploy. El Paso County maintains its 40 year history with [...]

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Welcome to Mise en Place, a journey of culinary delight where anything can happen. Based on the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s list of food by month, KRCC takes a look at farmers, chefs, and fodder, all with a Centennial State bent.

Each month, the state’s agriculture department highlights a commodity and provides a recipe using [...]

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Republicans hold the minority in the state senate, but say they’re looking forward to having more leverage now that Republicans control the other chamber. Mike Kopp from Littleton is the Senate Minority Leader. He told Bente Birkeland that he hopes to focus on the budget.

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The state senate remains firmly in Democratic hands. Senate President Brandon Shaffer of Longmont is the only legislative leader who is not new to the position this session, and he has a specific vision for the months ahead. Bente Birkeland sat down with him to hear his thoughts.

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There’s generally less junk food available in schools these days. Vending machines offer healthier snacks, and lunchrooms are being encouraged to cook more nutritious meals. But research is showing that getting kids to eat healthier at school isn’t just about what they eat, but when. KCFR Health Reporter Eric Whitney has more.

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Control of Colorado’s State House of Representatives has changed this year, with Republicans now in control. State Capitol reporter Bente Birkeland sat down with the new house minority leader, Democratic Representative Sal Pace, to talk about what it means and the role of his caucus.

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Colorado has a new Republican Speaker of the State House. State Capitol correspondent Bente Birkeland talked to him about his plans for leadership and how he intends to work with the Democratic controlled Senate and the Democratic Governor.

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With Colorado’s legislative session right around the corner, statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland took some time to profile some of the new leaders at the Capitol. We begin with her profile of Governor-elect John Hickenlooper, who refers to himself as an unlikely politician. While the successful geologist turned brewpub owner may not have predicted a career [...]

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Colorado is heading into a new legislative session that will bring fresh faces to state leadership, including Governor-elect John Hickenlooper. Bente Birkeland discusses the challenges he faces taking office, and the split in the state legislature as part of our weekly Capitol Conversation series that runs during the legislative session.

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Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers say they plan to focus on jobs and the economy during the 2011 legislative session. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be a lot of other bills also keeping the debate lively. One is a measure that would create civil unions in the state. The sponsor explains why he thinks [...]

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Colorado is expected to nearly double in population by the year 2050, but the number of people living in eastern Colorado has been dwindling for decades. While some communities have managed to grow, many others are aging and have little new growth. This poses an ongoing challenge for local schools that are struggling to stay [...]

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In the 1800s, Christmas was a popular time for bird shooting contests. But an early officer of the Audubon Society pushed to change those annual bird kills to an annual bird count. Now, from mid-December through January 5th, tens of thousands of citizen scientists conduct Christmas bird counts nationwide. In order to bring you the [...]

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The Pueblo Chieftain takes a look at the new census data, and its effects on congressional redistricting. A Denver doctor could be the first in the state to face repercussions from a medical marijuana recommendation (Denver Post).

In Colorado Springs, D-11 adopts anti-doping curriculum from USADA (Gazette). I-25 is [...]

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Colorado’s population has grown by almost 17 percent in the last 10 years…Assessed property values in Colorado are expected to fall for the first time since the late 1980s…The Gazette reports Colorado Springs has tied for the worst winter job outlook in the country, according to a list from Forbes…and, the US Senate [...]

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The Colorado Department of Transportation responds to issues pertaining to outages at its traffic website (Gazette). Equal enforcement of liquor laws may mean some “light” beers will be off the menu at restaurants (KRDO). Governor-elect John Hickenlooper downplays effects of proposed low altitude training flights (Trinidad Times-Independent).

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Statehouse leaders from both parties pledged to try and find common ground during the upcoming legislative session. They joined Governor-elect John Hickenlooper to preview the session at the Colorado Press Association late last week. But even as they talked of bi-partisanship, stark divisions between the parties surfaced. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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Legislative economists say Colorado will lag the country as it recovers from the recession. Last month the state had its highest unemployment rate since the early 1980s, but economists do point to some positive signs. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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The flu season is underway and area health officials expect it to be less severe than last year….and, the U.S. Olympic Committee adds five new board members.

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Even though Colorado led the nation on how to help people with disabilities live independently, the state still struggles with the issue. Today brings the second part of our series on long term care, with a look at the obstacles to independent living. For KRCC News, Laura Frank with the Rocky Mountain [...]

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New census data shows that the number of neighborhoods with a significant number of people living in poverty has doubled in Colorado over the last decade….Colorado regulators have approved the pending merger between CenturyLink Inc. and Denver-based Qwest Communications International Inc….The Army has extended the public comment period for a plan to station helicopter combat [...]

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State data on concealed handgun permits holds many errors (Chieftain). Poverty rises in Colorado (Denver Post). Colorado cities concerned, but not alarmed about cybersecurity issues (Denver Post).

U.S. Census data indicates an increase in the poor in El Paso County (Gazette). A Colorado Springs coalition hires a [...]

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