Mon May 21, 2012

Patients Go Bankrupt As Medical Costs Soar

Kimberly Fague filed for bankruptcy after an illness took its toll. The Colorado woman racked up $15,000 in costs that her government health insurance didn’t cover.
Carol McKinley Colorado Public News

In 2008, Kimberly Fague was diagnosed with organ failure. Plagued by nausea, she lost a third of her body weight. She suffered from confusion and constant fatigue. Her liver and surrounding organs swelled to the point that she developed a hernia.

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Sun May 20, 2012

In Show of Bipartisanship, Congress Votes to Reauthorize Export-Import Bank

The U-S Senate this week voted to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, after rejecting efforts to weaken or abolish the institution’s power. The little-known federal agency has helped a number of Colorado companies boost export sales.

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Sun May 20, 2012

Partial Solar Eclipse Viewable Sunday From Colorado

The start of a total solar eclipse in 1999
T.Voekler WikiMedia Commons

A partial solar eclipse will be viewable today in our state and others west of Colorado. This is the first eclipse Coloradans have seen in about 15 years.

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Sun May 20, 2012

Fire Crews Close to Full Containment on Hewlett Fire

U.S. Forest Service

Fire officials say the Hewlett Fire is nearly contained. The report that the blaze was 85 percent contained came late Saturday night. Earlier in the week it prompted officials to temporarily evacuate about 80 homes.

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Sat May 19, 2012
Marc On The Blues

Nine O'clock Blues: Mississippi Fred McDowell

Black and white portrait, Mississippi Fred McDowell in 1972
Fred Seibert 1972 Wikimedia Commons

Fred McDowell was born in Rossville, Tennessee, in 1904. Which brings up the question: “Why was he known as Mississippi Fred McDowell”?

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