Mon December 12, 2011

Federal Budget Fights Cause Frustration At Hospitals

Dr. Amanda Schultz works with a patient in the San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center’s Physician Services division in Alamosa, Colorado. The San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center is an integrated healthcare facility with the only full service hospita
San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center

The fighting in Washington over potential cuts to Medicare has created worry and uncertainty at hospitals throughout Colorado, particularly in rural areas.

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Wed November 16, 2011

Obama Campaign Mobilizing Grassroots Supporters in Colorado

Then-candidate Barack Obama drew large crowds campaigning in Colorado in 2008.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

The top man in charge of President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election bid says the campaign is taking a page out of the 2008 election playbook by focusing on mobilizing grassroots support in swing-states like Colorado. 

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Wed October 26, 2011

President Pushes Student Loan Plan in Colorado

President Obama spoke to a packed crowd at an arena on the Auraria campus in downtown Denver.
photo by KUNC

President Obama was on his way back to Washington D.C. Wednesday afternoon  after wrapping up a three state western swing at the University of Colorado at Denver.  There he touted his stalled jobs bill and offered more details on his plan to give students more flexibility with their financial aid debt.

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Wed October 26, 2011

President Courts Latinos, Swing Voters in Denver

President Barack Obama shakes hands with people gathered at Abraham Lincoln High School in Denver, Colo., Sept. 27, 2011.
Pete Souza Official White House Photo

Western swing-states with growing Latino populations were instrumental in sending President Obama to the White House in 2008.  Now as he faces what’s expected to be a close contest for re-election in 2012, the President is counting on Latino voters in battleground states like Colorado again.  Many Latinos as a voting block have long sided with Democrats.  But the party isn’t taking anything for granted this go around, and neither are Republicans.

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Wed October 12, 2011

Colorado Officials Hail 'Fortune 140' Company Relocating

New York-based Arrow Electronics is relocating its corporate headquarters to Colorado for a number of reasons; one of them a tax incentive package offered by the state.  KUNC's Kirk Siegler looks at whether these types of investments pay off. 

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