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Colorado will replace Columbus Day with Cabrini Day

Cabrini Day - recognizing Frances Xavier Cabrini who created 67 schools, hospitals, and orphanages in the U.S. and South and Central America - will be the first paid state holiday recognizing a woman in the U.S.

Denver City Council kills contracts with private prison giants

Taking an extraordinary stand against the nation's two largest private prison companies, GEO Group and CoreCivic, Denver City Council voted not to renew contracts with them worth a cumulative $10.6 million.

Colorado governor signs bill €œdefelonizing€ single-use drug possession

Under the newly passed law, those caught with small amounts of drugs would face a misdemeanor instead of a felony charge.

Colorado becomes first state in the United States to cap price of insulin

Diabetics in Colorado who use insulin to control their blood sugar levels won't pay more than $100 per month for the drug starting in January.

Denver voters approve decriminalizing “magic mushrooms”

Denver voters approved a measure to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms. Psilocybin has been touted for treating a variety of psychological issues, including depression.

Colorado’s Jared Polis officially sworn in as first openly gay U.S. governor

Jared Polis was officially been sworn in as Governor of Colorado on Tuesday €” making him the first out gay man to claim the title of Governor in any state.

Colorado elects nation’s first openly gay governor

Colorado Democratic US Rep. Jared Polis will be his state's next governor, becoming the nation's first openly gay man elected to a governor's mansion.

Colorado voters approve minimum wage increase to $12 an hour

Colorado voters decided to join other states by voting to raise the minimum wage in the state, in steps, between 2017 and 2020 after passage of Amendment 70 on Tuesday.

Denver permanently approves Indigenous Peoples’ Day on Columbus Day

The city of Denver will no longer celebrate Columbus Day on the second Monday of October after the city council voted to change the holiday to Indigenous Peoples' Day.

Chuck Hull invents stereolithography

Stereolithography is a form of 3D printing technology used for creating models, prototypes, patterns, and production parts in a layer by layer fashion using photopolymerization.