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“Do you cut yourself with knives, razor blades, broken glass, needles, nails, paper clips, pins, scissors, tacks, anything you can get your hands on? Do you bang your head against walls? Punch walls till your hand goes all bruised and bloody? Do you throw yourself through panes of glass? Expose your body to extreme weather… Continue Reading Cutting, even mutilation, won’t alleviate city’s pain

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 In a drastic move to address general fund budget gaps, the city has begun to remove trash cans from neighborhood parks. About 400 trash cans will be removed from 128 neighborhood parks and from all urban trail corridors within the next two weeks. Justifying the decision, city spokesperson Julie Smith said,  ”The parks department spends… Continue Reading City to remove trash cans from parks, trails

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Colorado has the leanest government in the Rocky Mountain region. A report shows that the state has the fewest employees in the region, and that it under-invests in state assets, such as education, highways, police protection and natural resources. “Our report verifies what state employees in the field have been saying for the better part… Continue Reading State work force ‘stretched to the limit’

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Vice Mayor Larry Small and Councilman Darryl Glenn are often on the opposite side of issues that come before City Council, but they’ve found some common ground.
Continue Reading Small, Glenn already eyeing tough budget decisions

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A plan to balance the state budget would cut 4.3 percent from the state’s Medicaid provider rates, which would cost doctors more than $57 million in Medicaid reimbursement. Some doctors say that’s a plan that unfairly targets the poor. The Colorado Hospital Association, Colorado Medical Society, Colorado Community Health Network and the American Academy of… Continue Reading Doctors at odds with budget plan that cuts Medicaid

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