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Should the AMA Snow Bike Series Have a Colorado Round?

Last February, we discovered a new form of winter motorsport, snow biking. Now, that sport has expanded, and is going national. However, Colorado is getting left in the cold as far as this new sport is concerned. What’s going on, and is there anyway our state can become a part of this new national championship? Will the AMA Snow Bike Series Come to Colorado? Snow bikes have been around for a while now. These machines replace the front tire of a bike with a ski and the rear tire with a tread. This can lead to some crazy motocross-style fun in the snow. So, it comes as no surprise that people started racing these snow bikes, and that it has become pretty popular. Last year, the X Games featured snow bikes. This year they have their own racing series, and that series has been sanctioned by the AMA. The 2018…
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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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Has Marijuana Legalization Caused More Accidents in Colorado?

As one of the first states in the U.S. to legalize marijuana use, Colorado has become a focal point of scrutiny. All across the country, authorities want to know if legalization has caused societal effects, such as increased auto accidents. Now, as analysts begin to release the data gathered on marijuana use and auto accidents, one detail is starting to stand out. Nobody seems to have clear answers. Are Auto Accident Increases Being Caused by Marijuana Legalization? A new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) claims that states that have legalized marijuana have 3 percent more crashes. This data is based off a survey of insurance collision claims in three states that legalized and three nearby states that have not. Researchers say the number is small but significant, however, critics claim the study’s numbers prove little. It is unclear whether the study made a distinction between collision…
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