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The uncompensated care costs among Colorado hospitals dropped by more than 60 percent after the state expanded Medicaid coverage — a savings of more than $400 million statewide. But a new report asks why the hospitals didn't pass some of those savings on to patients. Virojt Changyencham/Getty Images hide caption

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Property manager Zach Paris and members of Aspen Ski Patrol inspect new avalanche runs. This snow slide is one of more than 3,000 avalanches to have taken place this winter in Colorado. Zoe Rom/Aspen Public Radio hide caption

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Avalanche Forecasters Say Rocky Mountain Region Now At Higher Risk

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A massive late winter storm is bringing blizzard conditions to a number of central U.S. states Thursday. In affected areas, many agencies are shutting down and urging people to stay off the roads. NASA/NOAA GOES Project hide caption

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Travis Kauffman responds to questions during a news conference Thursday about his encounter with a mountain lion while running a trail just west of Fort Collins, Colo., this month. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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Attorneys, from left, David Seligman, Nina DiSalvo and Alexander Hood of Denver's Towards Justice, which filed a lawsuit on behalf of au pairs for higher pay. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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At Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colo., Scott Dorsch pulls down a box of hops from the Yakima Valley in Washington, the state that grows the most hops in the nation. "We would buy more hops than what Colorado could produce," he says. Esther Honig/Harvest Public Media hide caption

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Dr. Emmy Betz, a co-founder of the Colorado Firearm Safety Coalition, led a meeting of the group at the Centennial Gun Club. "If you want to reduce suicide deaths, you have to talk about firearms," Betz says. "And if you want to reduce firearm deaths, you have to talk about suicide." Theo Stroomer for NPR hide caption

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Gun Shops Work With Doctors To Prevent Suicide By Firearm

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Christopher Watts sits in court for his sentencing hearing at the Weld County Court House on Monday in Greeley, Colo. Watts will spend the rest of his life in prison. RJ Sangosti/AP hide caption

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Article II, Section 26 of Colorado's Constitution has closely mirrored the U.S. Constitution's 13th Amendment, which states in part: "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime ... shall exist in the United States ..." P. Solomon Banda/AP hide caption

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When the mines in the North Fork Valley started laying off employees, Eric and Teresa Neal hired and retrained former coal miners to learn how to work with fiber optic cable. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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A Rural Colorado Coal County Was Struggling. Then A Tech Company Brought New Jobs

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The Colorado Senate, as seen on the first day of its 2018 session, Jan. 10, 2018 in Denver. A group called Unite America is determined to weaken the power of the two major political parties by trying to elect unaffiliated members in Colorado this fall. Joe Amon/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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Geoff Walser picks out a ristra, a wreath-like decoration made from dried chiles, to purchase at the annual Pueblo Chile and Frijoles Festival, which draws thousands of chile lovers from Colorado and beyond. Andy Cross/Denver Post/Getty Images hide caption

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An Denver Post employee holds up a sign during a rally against the paper's ownership group, Alden Global Capital, on May 8 outside the paper's office. A series of layoffs have slashed the paper's newsroom staff. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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A Flourishing Region, A Withered Paper: Denver Post's Run Of Bad News

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A homeless man in Denver draws heroin into a syringe. Treatment centers in the city say patterns of drug use seem to be changing. While most users once relied on a single drug — typically painkillers or heroin or cocaine — an increasing number now also use meth. Andy Cross/Denver Post via Getty Images hide caption

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A Surge In Meth Use In Colorado Complicates Opioid Recovery

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Progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrates with supporters at a victory party in the Bronx after upsetting incumbent Democratic Rep. Joseph Crowley on Tuesday night. Scott Heins/Getty Images hide caption

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Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cake, is hugged by a supporter after a rally on the campus of a Christian college in November. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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In Narrow Opinion, Supreme Court Rules For Baker In Gay-Rights Case

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