DENVER– In the next few months, as the Kansas-based Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System assumes control of two hospitals in the metro area formerly run by Exempla Healthcare, nearly 40 percent of hospital beds here will be run under directives approved by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Abortions will be limited to cases where the mother is at risk of death. Reproductive services will also likely be severely curtailed, as will end-of-life care, regardless of legal advance directives authored by patients.
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At last week’s Colorado Voices for Coverage conference, state lawmakers outlined their own solutions to fix the health care system, including Sen. Linda Newell, D-Littleton, who explained for the crowd how she and her two daughters joined the growing ranks of the uninsured Americans for eight months and wracked up $14,000 in medical bills.
Republican Lauri Clapp conceded to Democrat Linda Newell Thursday morning after the final tally showed Newell with a 191-vote lead in the contest to represent state Senate District 36. The vote heads to an automatic recount because the margin falls within a statutory whisker — Newell leads by 0.36 percent out of more than 60,000 votes cast — but Clapp embraced the inevitable in a statement released by the Colorado Republican Party.
The long ballot count in the Senate District 26 race could be at an end, as a final count Tuesday night put Democrat Linda Newell 191 votes ahead of Republican Lauri Clapp, the Rocky Mountain News reported Wednesday afternoon. An automatic recount could commence as soon as Thursday, but a Republican official said it’s unlikely to change the results and suggested Clapp would concede to Newell “in the next day or so.”
The Democratic state House candidate from Brighton who withdrew his concession the day after the election — citing uncounted provisional ballots — said he was hopeful but also expected “the worst” on Wednesday as election officials began sorting through the uncounted ballots.
Voters in Arapahoe County may have to wait until the end of the month to find out who their state senator is, as officials in their suburban district south of Denver scramble to tally and confirm mail-in election results in a tight race between Republican Lauri Clapp and Democrat Linda Newell.
Democrat Linda Newell, running for public office for the first time in the historically Republican Senate District 26 in the southern suburbs of Denver, declared victory in the early morning hours today by a margin of 106 votes.
Throughout the evening, The Colorado Independent will be tracking election returns across the state for hotly contested races from the the presidency on down.
Could countless hours of field work — canvassing door-to-door and making phone calls — be the key to winning a contested Senate seat that had been characterized by Lt. Gov. Barbara O’Brien as a “slam dunk” for Republicans?
A state Senate district in the southern suburbs of Denver wasn’t supposed to be so competitive, but with a strong presidential candidate leading in Colorado, a surge in voter registrations and months of field organizing, Democratic candidate Linda Newell could very well pull off a surprising upset over Republican challenger Lauri Clapp in a contested race that could spell more trouble for Republicans in the West.