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    PNS Weekend Update - May 28, 20160 


    We’re got variety of stories on this weekend’s rundown, including: President Obama makes a somber and sobering trip to Hiroshima; criticism over transgender bathroom bills continues to mount; we’ve got some sun safety tips for this Memorial Day Weekend.

Public News Service - Colorado

Senate Bill 203, passed in the recent legislative session, will require stronger oversight over tax expenditures. (Pixabay)

DENVER - A new law requiring stronger oversight over tax expenditures is headed to Gov. John Hickenlooper's desk. Colorado has close to 200 tax credits, deductions and exemptions that account for more than $4.6 billion in spending annually. Ali Mickelson, director of tax and legislative policy for ...Read More

Public News Service - CO

Children and infants are especially at risk for health problems due to fracking, according to a new study. (AnitaStarzycka/Pixabay)

DENVER - Children and infants are especially at risk for health problems due to fracking, according to a new study by the Center for Environmental Health. Ellen Webb, healthy energy sciences and advocacy manager with the Center and the report's lead author, says it's the first comprehensive liter...Read More

Public News Service - CO

Leaders from across the state gathered in Denver to learn more about turning human waste into natural gas, which is how Grand Junction currently fuels 40 city vehicles. (City of Grand Junction)

DENVER - Raw sewage rarely draws a crowd, but former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter joined city leaders from across the state in Denver on Thursday to learn more about turning human waste into natural gas. David Cox, director of operations for the Renewable Natural Gas Coalition, said turning waste into...Read More

Public News Service - CO

Nearly 26 million people in the United States suffer from asthma, and more than 7 million are children. (InspiredImages/Pixabay)

DENVER – May is Asthma Awareness Month, and that also means Colorado's high ozone days are just around the corner. According to the American Lung Association, nearly 26 million people in the U.S. suffer from asthma, and more than 7 million are children. Charles Gray, a physician assistant ...Read More

Public News Service - CO

Casi 26 millones de personas en los Estados Unidos sufren de asma, y más de siete millones son niñas y niños. (InspiredImages/Pixabay)

DENVER – – Cerca de 26 millones de estadounidenses, incluidos más de 7 millones de niños, sufren de asma, una condición crónica que afecta los pulmones de por vida. Mayo es el “Asthma Awareness Month”, Mes de la Conciencia sobre el Asma, y eso signi...Read More

Public News Service - CO

A statewide listening tour heads to Greeley Tuesday, May 24 in an effort to learn more about barriers to accessing mental health care. (Counselling/Pixabay)

DENVER - Mental Health Colorado is bringing its statewide listening tour to Greeley on May 24 in an effort to engage more residents in breaking through the barriers of mental health care. Andrew Romanoff, president and CEO of the group, says more than 1 million Coloradans experience a mental-heal...Read More

Public News Service - CO

Un Tour Estatal para Escuchar se dirige a Greeley, donde estará el 24 de mayo para averiguar más sobre las barreras que hay para recibir atención a la salud mental. (Counselling/Pixabay)

DENVER – El Tour Estatal “Conversation with Colorado” (Conversación con Colorado), cuya finalidad es escuchar, se dirigirá a Greeley este el martes 24 en un esfuerzo por saber más sobre las barreras que puede enfrentar quien necesite recibir atención para su sal...Read More

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Honeybee populations in the United States dropped by 44 percent last year. (Pieterz/Pixabay)

DENVER - Honeybee populations in the U.S. dropped by 44 percent last year according to a new national survey. Tiffany Finck-Haynes, food futures campaigner for Friends of the Earth, says bees are essential to agriculture, responsible for more than $20 billion of the U.S. economy and contribute $2...Read More

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