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  • Gov. Hickenlooper signs bill to provide tax exemption for retired veterans

    Gov. Hickenlooper signs bill to provide tax exemption for retired veterans

    Monday, May 21 2018 8:06 PM EDT2018-05-22 00:06:14 GMT

    Gov. Hickenlooper signed a handful of bills Monday, one of which is designed to keep more veterans living in Colorado after they serve. The new law now allows retired veterans younger than 55 years old to deduct up to $10,000 from the state's income tax if their military retirement benefits are less than $40,000 a year. Fountain Republican Rep.Lois Landgraf sponsored the bill, News 5 talked to her about it in March. "I'm sure Colorado is losing money...

    Gov. Hickenlooper signed a handful of bills Monday, one of which is designed to keep more veterans living in Colorado after they serve. The new law now allows retired veterans younger than 55 years old to deduct up to $10,000 from the state's income tax if their military retirement benefits are less than $40,000 a year. Fountain Republican Rep.Lois Landgraf sponsored the bill, News 5 talked to her about it in March. "I'm sure Colorado is losing money...

  • News 5 Investigates: HomeAdvisor faces lawsuit over screening process for contractors

    News 5 Investigates: HomeAdvisor faces lawsuit over screening process for contractors

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:09 PM EDT2018-05-22 19:09:38 GMT

    HomeAdvisor says it recommends pre-screened contractors so you don't get ripped off but News 5 Investigates found on multiple occasions, the company is falling short on its promise to protect consumers. Now, the San Francisco District Attorney's Office is suing the Colorado-based company for deceptive advertising. 

    HomeAdvisor says it recommends pre-screened contractors so you don't get ripped off but News 5 Investigates found on multiple occasions, the company is falling short on its promise to protect consumers. Now, the San Francisco District Attorney's Office is suing the Colorado-based company for deceptive advertising. 

  • Inmate escapes from Colorado Correctional Center

    Inmate escapes from Colorado Correctional Center

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:49 PM EDT2018-05-22 17:49:22 GMT

    An inmate escaped from the Colorado Correctional Center in Golden Tuesday morning. Sean Garcia climbed the perimeter fence at the facility after 8 a.m. Tuesday, according to a release. 

    An inmate escaped from the Colorado Correctional Center in Golden Tuesday morning. Sean Garcia climbed the perimeter fence at the facility after 8 a.m. Tuesday, according to a release. 

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  • Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial's Jr. Med School Program

    Your Healthy Family: UCHealth Memorial's Jr. Med School Program

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-05-22 15:21:19 GMT
    The objective of the program is really to give kids who are interested in health care a really broad swath across what health care means.The objective of the program is really to give kids who are interested in health care a really broad swath across what health care means.
    The objective of the program is really to give kids who are interested in health care a really broad swath across what health care means.The objective of the program is really to give kids who are interested in health care a really broad swath across what health care means.

    The path to becoming a doctor or surgeon is one of the most demanding. Truth is there are many professions in the medical world, other than being a doctor, and many ways to get the experience and education needed to get those jobs.   Wouldn’t it be nice if a high school student who had such a dream had a way to get a sneak peek into the wide-ranging world of a hospital and could have a chance to talk to the professionals in those jobs night now? 

    The path to becoming a doctor or surgeon is one of the most demanding. Truth is there are many professions in the medical world, other than being a doctor, and many ways to get the experience and education needed to get those jobs.   Wouldn’t it be nice if a high school student who had such a dream had a way to get a sneak peek into the wide-ranging world of a hospital and could have a chance to talk to the professionals in those jobs night now? 

  • Your Healthy Family: New blood test is better predictor of prostate cancer risk

    Your Healthy Family: New blood test is better predictor of prostate cancer risk

    Monday, May 21 2018 10:06 AM EDT2018-05-21 14:06:58 GMT
    The standard PSA test that is currently used is not cancer-specific, and can lead to many false-positives and unnecessary biopsy procedures.The standard PSA test that is currently used is not cancer-specific, and can lead to many false-positives and unnecessary biopsy procedures.
    The standard PSA test that is currently used is not cancer-specific, and can lead to many false-positives and unnecessary biopsy procedures.The standard PSA test that is currently used is not cancer-specific, and can lead to many false-positives and unnecessary biopsy procedures.

    Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men, and is the second leading cause of cancer death of men in the U.S. Now, a new study is showing that a screening tool, called the IsoPSA test, can more accurately predict a man’s overall risk for developing high-grade prostate cancer. 

    Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men, and is the second leading cause of cancer death of men in the U.S. Now, a new study is showing that a screening tool, called the IsoPSA test, can more accurately predict a man’s overall risk for developing high-grade prostate cancer. 

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