John Hickenlooper

Colorado once turned to comedy to warn residents about the dangerous mixture of drugs and driving. Early advertisements featured actors who got so high, they were trying to start grills without propane. The ads warned that although grilling while high is not illegal, driving while high is.

But as more drivers under the influence of drugs get into fatal car crashes in Colorado, state officials are hoping a new, more simple advertising campaign will help reduce impaired driving.

Gov. John Hickenlooper wants the federal government to withdraw a proposed rule that restricts conversations health care professionals can have with their patients.

On July 30 Hickenlooper sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services asking that it remove the "Compliance With Statutory Program Integrity Requirements" rule.

Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition

Governor John Hickenlooper vetoed nine bills this year, the most since taking office. One bill would have restricted public access to autopsy reports for minors. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Jeff Roberts, executive director for the Colorado Freedom on Information Coalition, about the decision.

Raleigh Burleigh

Governor John Hickenlooper was in Glenwood Springs on Friday, May 25, to sign two bills that will benefit Colorado Mountain College and local student teachers.