Colorado Public News

Colorado Public News is created in partnership with Colorado Public Television 12,  Denver’s independent PBS station. It is led by editor Ann Imse. Others on the Colorado Public News team include:

  • Cara DeGette, managing editor
  • Noelle Leavitt, recruiting and social media director
  • Sonya Doctorian, video journalist
  • Drew Jaynes, webmaster and photographer
  • Journalists Bill Scanlon, Dennis Huspeni, Jody Berger, Sara Burnett, Jerd Smith, Michele Conklin, Andy Piper, Lauren Rickel, Raj Sharan, Amanda Turner
  • Robert D. Tonsing, publication designer and entrepreneur

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3:00pm

Sat May 28, 2011
Healthcare

Coloradans to Get Help Shopping for the Best Deal in Medicine

A new Colorado website will allow consumers to compare prices for a multitude of health procedures, like having babies, heart surgeries, knee replacements, cancer treatments, MRIs and mammograms.
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Want to know how much it costs to have a baby? How about replacing that blown-out knee, or clearing up your vision with laser surgery? Want to know which facility in your community charges the most – and the least?

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9:00am

Sun May 22, 2011
Health and Environment

Colorado Children Thriving Under New Autism Law

Therapist Alli Guzzo is teaching Aiden Robles, 3, how to control himself and speak in sentences.
Robert D. Tonsing/Colorado Public News

It costs about the same amount of money for a year at Harvard as it does to treat an autistic child.  Last summer, a new Colorado law took effect that shifts that high cost from parents to health insurers. Colorado Public News checks in on what it’s meant for one Aurora family.

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4:38pm

Wed May 4, 2011
Healthcare

Colorado Health Exchange Bill Approved

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Republicans in the Colorado House of Representatives split widely to approve a health insurance exchange bill on Wednesday that will change the way 1 million Coloradans buy health insurance beginning in 2014.

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3:00pm

Thu April 28, 2011
Healthcare

Colorado Health Insurance Exchange in Dispute

Home page of a health care exchange website that is already in the works in Wisconsin.
Colorado Public News

What will be the face of health care reform to you? For more than 1 million Coloradans, it may be the proposed health insurance exchange.

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10:15am

Thu April 21, 2011
Health

Mental Health Court Turns Around Lives of Chronic Criminals

Barbara, left, a defendant in the Arapahoe County Mental Health court in Centennial, consults with Magistrate Laura Findorff, right, and Gina Shimeall, court coordinator.
Photo by Mike McPhee, Colorado Public News

An estimated 25% of Colorado's prison population is mentally ill, and nearly all suffer from alcoholism or drug addiction. Once they are in the system, most find themselves in a revolving door of crime, conviction and prison. But in 17 months of existence, nonviolent felons in the Arapahoe County Mental Health Court have a zero percent recidivism rate.

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