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



Sun October 7, 2012

Few Colorado Businesses Use Health Insurance Tax Credit

John Crandall, owner of the Old Town Bike Shop in Colorado Springs, advises customer Gayle Allen. Crandall found taking the tax credit for health insurance for his employees easy, but he’s in the minority among other business owners across Colorado.
Ann Imse Colorado Public News
  • Carol McKinley reports for Colorado Public News

When small-business owner John Crandall learned two years ago that his Colorado Springs bike shop qualified for a new health care tax credit, he jumped to take advantage of it.

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Mon October 1, 2012

Inflated Drug Prices Widespread In Colorado

range for the generic drug Plavix, a widely-used blood thinner, ranges from $19.35 to as much as $175 per prescription in Colorado pharmacies.
Cara DeGette Colorado Public News

A Colorado Public News survey of cash prescription prices across Colorado has found consumers may be overpaying, as some drug prices turned out to be 30 to 35 times wholesale cost.

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Mon September 10, 2012

Colorado Lives Depend On Volunteers With Varied Training

The Deputy Chief's fire helmet sits outside of Station 1 of the Clear Creek Fire Authority in Dumont, Colo. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2012
Tristan Spinski Colorado Public News
  • Carol McKinley reporting for Colorado Public News


Mon September 3, 2012

Preaching Good Health From The Pulpit

Grant Jones, executive director, Center for African-American Health
Center for African-American Health


Mon August 20, 2012

The Battle Over The Bulges: Debate Rages Over Govt Role In Healthcare

David Goehring Flickr - Creative Commons

As the number of Americans tipping the obesity scale grows, another battle over the bulges has emerged: How much should public policy control the collective diet?

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