Switzerland couldn’t stop drug users. So it started supporting them.

The Swiss people took drastic measures to reduce the number of people dying from opioid overdose. Their approach is effective – and unorthodox. The first in a series describing how Europeans have tackled their overdose issues. By Taylor Knopf ZURICH and GENEVA, Switzerland — Today, …

What is the Swiss model of co-operation with the European Union?

“Just look at how well Switzerland is doing alongside the European Union”, argued Michael Geoghegan, the former chief executive of HSBC in a recent Financial Times article. His view is typical of the many who propose the “Swiss model” as the solution to the increasingly vexed …

Utah’s Novel Plan For Medicaid Expansion Opens Door To Spending Caps Sought By GOP

Utah this week became the 35th state to approve expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, but advocates for the poor worry its unusual financing could set a dangerous precedent and lead to millions of people losing coverage across the country. That’s because the plan includes unprecedented annual …

Website makes Colorado school data transparent but lacks context

Following a set of state laws promoting publication of school and district data, Colorado’s Department of Education has just launched a website that shares that data in a searchable, comparable format. Following a set of state laws promoting publication of school and district data, Colorado’s …

NM Environment Review: Upper Colorado fallowing program ending, more money for Gila River diversion, plus more

It’s likely you’ve already seen the big headlines of the week: fires, floods and the resignation of Scott Pruitt from the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Here are some of the less flashy stories you may have missed recently: -Writing for Water Deeply, Brent Gardner-Smith reports that the Upper …

Colorado school reopening updates: School districts can continue serving free meals to all students

Sept. 1 Change in federal regulations means more students can get free school meals All Colorado children can get free meals at participating school sites this fall, after the federal government changed course on food service rules. When Colorado school districts closed in the spring, …

Colorado Forges Ahead On A New Model For Health Care While Nation Waits

DENVER — With the nation’s capital mired in gridlock and the Affordable Care Act facing a dire legal challenge, the prospects of lowering health care costs for Americans this year seem unlikely. Just don’t tell that to Coloradans. Democratic majorities in the state House and …