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New allegations emerge against Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh; and a new report says a lightning strike is more likely than a forced arbitration win.

2020Talks - September 16, 2019. (3 min.)  


2020 presidential hopefuls tweet about more sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Democrats who didn't make it onto last week's debate stage continue their grassroots approaches.

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Public News Service - CO: Mental Health

The Colorado Rapid Response Network has grown to more than 300 trained volunteers throughout the state, ready to respond to immigration raids. (DOD)

DENVER – As the Trump administration continues to threaten a roundup of undocumented immigrants, immigrant rights organizations in Colorado say they're ready. Volunteers staffing a toll free rapid response hotline are helping communities respond to raids by reminding them of their legal righ

A 2018 survey of 1,800 Coloradans found LGBT Coloradans experience increased rates of stress compared with the general population. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Colorado's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents face unfair and avoidable challenges when it comes to financial stability, housing, mental health and substance use issues, according to a new issue brief from the Colorado Health Foundation. Rita Lee, an associate professo

Professional mental health experts say when people open up about their feelings of depression or other issues, don't try to fix the problem or change the subject, but listen patiently and actively. (Publicdomainpictures)

DENVER – STRIDE Community Health Center has joined the Let's Talk Colorado campaign, a coalition of more than 20 health organizations, and this year's emphasis is to address some of the unique challenges men face with mental health. STRIDE psychologist Erin Baurle says men don't seek care at

Only 12 percent of patients actually follow through with mental- or behavioral-health treatment when given an offsite referral. (Pixabay)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado is facing a shortage of behavioral-health providers. And, as a result, fewer than 30 percent of the state's demand for mental- and behavioral-health care is being met. Minimum federal standards require at least one psychiatrist for every 30,000 residents. C

The public can submit comments on a new proposal that would allow the Department of Homeland Security to deny legal status to families that access programs including Medicaid. Comments must be received before Dec. 10. (U.S. Navy)

DENVER – Health care advocates are warning that a new rule proposed by the Trump administration could effectively block children's access to health, dental and mental services. The rule would make it easier to deny immigrants legal status by expanding the definition of what it means to be a

Colorado's 20 community health centers provide medical and dental homes for more than 740,000 Coloradans in communities that otherwise would not have access to services. (Flickr)

GREELEY, Colo. – Three community health centers in Colorado have received national recognition for excellent care, and health officials are hoping to leverage the awards to recruit and retain staff at centers across the state. Clinica, Salud and Sunrise family health centers got top honors l

The presence of a firearm in the home of someone with a history of domestic violence increases the risk of the survivor being killed by as much as 500 percent. (Pixabay)

DENVER – There is a strong link between mass shootings and domestic violence, according to new analysis by Everytown for Gun Safety. The study found the majority of incidents "involve domestic or family violence." Lydia Waligorski, public policy director for the Colorado Coalition Against D

Community gardens at Colorado health centers are filling a critical need in areas considered food deserts. (Pixabay)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Children in Fort Collins on Thursday are bringing their harvest of fresh vegetables to a farmer's market at Salud Family Health Centers' east location. It's part of a statewide effort by community health centers to incorporate gardening as a way to improve mental and ph

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