Florida’s path from worst-to-first in COVID metrics raises questions about pandemic restrictions

Two months ago, Florida led the nation in COVID-19 positivity rates and per capita hospitalizations and deaths. Now, the state has the nation’s lowest positivity and death rates. Gov. Ron DeSantis attributes... Read more »

Is brushing your teeth for two minutes enough? Here’s what the evidence says

A lot of us are familiar with the advice that we should brush our teeth twice a day, and for at least two minutes each time. Many of us over-estimate how long we brush our... Read more »

What’s at stake in the Denver school board election two years after a historic shift

Two years after a historic “flip” of the Denver school board, the teachers union is spending big in next week’s election in the hopes of hanging on to a political majority. That... Read more »

Maps bolster Republicans in the Texas Senate, especially the top one

Redistricting is when politicians choose their own voters. It’s political as all get out. Officeholders draw districts that contain the highest possible number of supporters and the lowest possible number of opponents,... Read more »

Nurses granted temporary restraining order in vaccine mandate case

Six nurses employed by Riverside Healthcare in Kankakee who filed a lawsuit against the hospital over their right to refuse the COVID-19 vaccine have been granted a temporary restraining order by the... Read more »

Denver metro has 85 organizations serving the homelessness, think tank analysis finds

The Denver metro area has at least 85 different organizations that help serve people experiencing or exiting homelessness, an analysis from the Common Sense Institute (CSI) found. The analysis, released on Monday, marks the second... Read more »

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Coleman steps down as education and workforce secretary

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman announced last week that she was stepping down from her dual role as secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. In a video statement posted on... Read more »

Direct Primary Care, With a Touch of Robin Hood

Britta Foster and Minerva Tiznado are in different leagues as far as health care is concerned. Foster, who married into the family that owns the $2.5 billion Foster Farms chicken company, has Blue Shield... Read more »

CU Denver recognized as Hispanic-Serving Institution

The University of Colorado Denver and the university’s Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora are now federally recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, opening up access to multimillion-dollar grants to help attract and retain... Read more »

Lamont requests presidential disaster declaration for Ida damage

In an effort to assist homeowners and businesses rebuild from the damage caused by Tropical Storm Ida, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced he has submitted a request for a presidential disaster declaration.... Read more »