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4:53pm

Thu July 28, 2011
Health

Coloradans Urged to Tax Sugar Drinks to Cut Obesity

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Some 400 Colorado health care leaders heard a call Thursday for a tax on sugared drinks as a means of reducing obesity – and raising revenues.

A tax of one cent per ounce would raise the price of a two-liter bottle by 67 cents. That could as much as double the price of a bottle.

The higher price would prompt consumers to reduce their buying by 10 to 23 percent, Yale University food expert Kelly Brownell told the Colorado Health Symposium in Keystone.

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2:19pm

Thu July 28, 2011
Environment

EPA Moves to Crack Down on Oil and Gas Pollution

A drill rig at the Jonah Field in Wyoming.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Conservationists are praising a slate of new air pollution regulations on oil and gas drilling proposed Thursday by the US Environmental Protection Agency.  The new rules stem from a lawsuit filed by a Colorado and New Mexico-based group.

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11:44am

Thu July 28, 2011
Politics

Education Tax Initiative Faces Uphill Battle

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Supporters of an initiative that would increase Colorado sales and income taxes and earmark the money raised for education say they will have enough signatures to get the measure placed on the November election ballot. But as Daniel Costello reports, the backers will likely have an uphill battle convincing voters to pass the measure.

9:20am

Thu July 28, 2011
Health Care

Colorado Lawmakers Agree: Health Care Still Top Focus

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Eight Colorado legislators from both major parties agreed on one thing at the Colorado Health Symposium Wednesday – health care is costing their constituents a fortune, and they do need to do something about it.

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6:00am

Thu July 28, 2011
Business

Colorado Business Gives Mannequins a Makeover

Grace Hood

Broomfield-based Fusion Specialties is trying to help retailers boost clothing sales by creating more life-like mannequins. These are custom-made models that look like the real people who shop in stores—or at least look the way shoppers imagine themselves. In this difficult economy, a mannequin makeover can be a huge help to retailers like Disney Stores.

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