Highlights and News

Oct 30, 2014

The Bell's 2014 Ballot Guide

The Bell prepared this ballot guide for the upcoming election. This year there are four measures on the statewide ballot, and an important measure to expand preschool will be on the ballot in Denver County.

2014 Ballot Guide

Oct 29, 2014

CPR reports focus on increase in state's aging population

Colorado Public Radio reporter John Daley has produced two reports recently on the increase in Colorado's senior population. Rich Jones, the Bell's director of policy and research, provided background, research and data for Daley's stories.

Oct 28, 2014

Straight talk on health care reform: Senate race claims

Two campaign claims are being made in Colorado's U.S. senate race about the Affordable Care Act and seniors. Political ads are often designed to scare or anger people rather than inform them, and that sure seems to be the case here.

Claim No. 1
The Affordable Care Act "cleared the way for cuts to Medicare Advantage,"
and "didn't protect Colorado seniors" but instead puts "them in harm's way."

Oct 27, 2014

Still time to vote – and our voter guides can help you

There's still plenty of time to vote, but state officials recommend that you mail your ballot by Thursday to ensure that it arrives by Election Day, which is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

If you can't get yours in the mail in time, you can drop it off up until 7 p.m. Election Day at a polling center or other dropoff locations. Click here for a map with  locations.

Oct 24, 2014

Colorado's Senior Population Continues to Grow

The number of Coloradans aged 65 and over increased by 77,609 since 2010 and totaled 611,963 in 2013, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Seniors’ portion of Colorado’s total population grew from 10.8 percent in 2010 to 11.8 percent in 2013.

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