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Recently there’s been a groundswell of support for legislation to right a four-decade wrong: a restriction using federal funds for women’s health care that has predominantly hurt the underprivileged. This ban, known as the Hyde Amendment, prohibits federal funds in Medicaid and other health programs from being used for abortions. Now the restriction stops this coverage for all federal employees, military personnel, Peace Corps volunteers, Native Americans on federal insurance and inmates in federal prisons.

Fifty-five Years Ago this week in The Colorado Statesman … Top officials with the Post Office Department — including Acting Assistant Postmaster General Sidney W. Bishop, a Denver native — unveiled major new Postal Service programs before an audience of 2,700 delegates to the 57th annual National Association of Postmasters Convention in Denver.