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Jails, ERs bearing brunt of mental health funding decline

Last Updated by Kristin Jones on

They’re victims of car accidents, they’ve been shot, or they threatened their parents. They have overdosed on cocaine, swallowed too many pills or passed out drunk. On an average Friday or Saturday night, they can make up about half of the sick, injured and wounded crowding the rooms and hallways of the emergency department at Denver Health.

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Study says legalized marijuana could lead to more ingestion accidents among children

Last Updated by Steve Mort on

Increased availability of marijuana in Colorado could lead to more children accidentally ingesting the drug, according to a new study conducted in the state. Voters last fall in Colorado and in Washington state legalized sales of pot for recreational use to anyone 21 and older.

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The “Cliff Effect” Thwarts the Working Poor

Last Updated by Jim Trotter on

One stated goal of the welfare reforms of 1996 was to encourage people to enter the workforce. Once there, new work support programs would enable low-income families to rise toward self-sufficiency

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