Monthly Archives: December 2017

Could Arizona Legalizing Lane Splitting Help Convince Colorado to Do It Too?

Arizona has become the latest state to take up legislation on the controversial practice of lane splitting. Also known as lane sharing, this maneuver allows motorcyclists to ride in between congested lanes of traffic. So far, California is the only state in the U.S. to allow this maneuver, but does that mean other states like Colorado could legalize lane splitting?  Is Arizona Lane Splitting a Gateway for Other States?  Since officially legalizing the practice of lane sharing back in 2016, many had believed that states would follow California’s example. This has not been the case as state after state has introduced lane splitting bills and voted/vetoed them down. Here in Colorado, the most recent effort to legalize lane splitting was voted down in a Colorado House Committee. This hasn’t stopped advocates from continuing to push.  Arizona State Senator David Farnsworth was contacted by one of his constituents, and though he’s not “enthusiastic” about the lane…
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Do Prisoners Have the Right to Modern Hepatitis C Treatment?

Weeks ago, we told you about a class action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The organization accused officials of refusing to provide the latest treatment for hepatitis C to inmates infected by the virus. Accusations flew back and forth about humane treatment versus cost and the inmate’s condition, but now the state’s Medicaid department has announced new policy regarding hepatitis C treatment. Was this change inspired by the ACLU lawsuit, or was it policy catching up to the latest technology? Will Prisoners Receive Modern Hepatitis C Treatment? Hepatitis C is a disease that can cause cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer, it’s a life-threatening infection. In the past the only treatment for it was a year-long regimen of toxic injections with a laundry list of side-effects, this changed around two years ago. The latest treatment on the market can treat hepatitis C with a pill taken for…
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Seven Tips You Need to Know About Riding Motorcycles in Colorado

Colorado is a destination for motorcyclists all over the nation and for good reason. Our state’s natural beauty, rich history and spectacular roads makes the region perfect for motorcycling. However, there are a few things you need to know before ripping through Colorado on two wheels. 7 Things Motorcycle Riders Need to Know About Riding Motorcycles in Colorado Before a motorcycle can be legal in Colorado, it needs a few things. It must have one or two headlamps, a tail light that can be seen from 500 feet away that must be 20 – 72 inches off the ground and include a brake light. The horn must be audible from 200 feet away and it must have mirrors that can look back at least that far. Your motorcycle has to have a muffler, and if it was built after 1973, it can’t be louder than 86 decibels measured at 50…
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