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Photo: Denver Public Schools incorporates salad bars into their school lunches to encourage healthy eating and meet federal nutrition standards. Photo courtesy of Denver Public Schools.
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DENVER - Friday may be National Food Day, but Coloradans are being invited to do more than just eat in celebration. Nutrition advocates are hoping Coloradans will join others across the U.S. in improving their diets and food policies. One topic is whether school systems should have to follow 2012 f...Read More

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PHOTO: Arturo Hernandez is receiving sanctuary from the First Unitarian Society of Denver, in an attempt to call attention to the need to keep his family together rather than be deported. Photo courtesy of Hernandez.

DENVER – Today will be Arturo Hernandez's first full day living inside a church – the First Unitarian Society of Denver. A 15-year Colorado resident, Hernandez says he faces deportation and is working with the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition to ask Immigration and Customs Enforcement (...Read More

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PHOTO: Public television fans may find their local outlets vanish in the wake of what's being described as a $45 billion "gold rush" by wireless providers bidding in an FCC-mandated auction of broadcasting spectrum. Photo credit: D. Tribble/Wikimedia Commons.

LONGMONT, Colo. - In the early 1980s the song reflecting the state of electronic media was "Video Killed the Radio Star." In 2014, the question has become whether wireless media will "kill" free public TV. Beginning November 13, the FCC will embark on a "spectrum auction," in which wireless compani...Read More

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PHOTO: A new analysis from The Wilderness Society of BLM management plans throughout the West shows that oil and gas is favored other over uses. Image courtesy of TWS.

DENVER - Ninety-four percent for oil and gas, 6 percent for everything else. An analysis from The Wilderness Society shows that the Bureau of Land Management has made almost all its land within Colorado available for development. Nada Culver, director of the society's BLM Action Center, said the st...Read More

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PHOTO: Saturday marks the 42nd anniversary of the Clean Water Act, and the EPA is accepting public comments on a proposal the agency says would strengthen protection of streams and wetlands. Photo credit: Dvorak Expeditions

NATHROP, Colo. - This Saturday marks the 42nd "birthday" of the Clean Water Act. Before the legislation was put in place, only one-third of the country's waters were deemed safe for fishing and swimming. Now, that number has doubled, but supporters say in the last decade its effectiveness in protect...Read More

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PHOTO: Whether Latino voters turn out for this midterm election could have a major impact on the race between Sen. Mark Udall and challenger Cory Gardner. Udall has the edge in a new survey by the National Council of La Raza Action Fund and Latino Decisions. Photo courtesy NCLR Action Fund.

DENVER - Latinos now make up 21 percent of Coloradans, and experts forecast this voting bloc could have a significant impact on the November midterm election. A survey released on Tuesday by the National Council of La Raza Action Fund and Latino Decisions finds 55 percent of Latino voters support i...Read More

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Photo: In addition to checking the batteries in your smoke detectors, the American Red Cross recommends going over your home escape plan in the event of a fire. Photo credit: S. Carson.

DENVER - More than 23,000 people die and nearly 13,000 are injured annually in house fires across the U.S. With that statistic in mind, the American Red Cross is kicking off a national campaign this month to reduce deaths and injuries from house fires by as much as 25 percent over the next five yea...Read More

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GRAPHIC: Zombie economics is a term that describes economic principles that have been proven in practice not to hold true, and the Colorado Fiscal Institute says trickle-down economics" is one such theory. Image courtesy Colorado Fiscal Institute.

DENVER - Millions tuned in to last night's season premier of 'The Walking Dead' on AMC. While zombies on our TV screens may be good for some white-knuckled entertainment, economists warn zombies in our economy are not. "Zombie economics" is a term that describes economic principles that have been p...Read More

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