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    PNS Daily News- February 12, 20160 

    Here's what we're following: the Clean Power Plan is being put on hold for now but wildlife advocates say that's no reason for states to stop making changes, more people are being exonerated in the United States and Albert Einstein made a prediction over a century ago, and he was right.

Public News Service - Colorado

Colorado's governor says the state won't back down on its efforts to reduce climate pollution, even though the U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked implementation of the EPA's Clean Power Plan. (Mohsan Dabiri-e Vaziri/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - On the heels of this week's U.S. Supreme Court decision temporarily blocking implementation of the Clean Power Plan, Gov. John Hickenlooper says Colorado still is committed to having the cleanest air in the nation and will continue to work to reduce emissions. The high court's move comes a...Read More

Public News Service - CO

February is "National Young Voter Month," an effort by the League of Women Voters to help young people embrace and navigate the electoral process. (iStockphoto)

DENVER - February is "National Youth Voter Month," an effort by the League of Women Voters to help young people embrace and navigate the electoral process. In Colorado, 16 year olds can pre-register when they take their driver's license test, and can vote after they turn 18. Marlu Burkamp, spokesw...Read More

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A new report suggests the United States has a two-tiered justice system, one for the rich and powerful and one for everyone else. (Herdesign/iStockphoto)

DENVER - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren's new report Rigged Justice claims the nation has a two-tiered justice system, one for the rich and powerful, and one for everyone else. The study highlights 20 cases last year in which the government caught big companies breaking the law, defrauding taxpayers...Read More

Public News Service - CO

In Colorado's last fiscal year, retail taxes on marijuana accounted for less than 1 percent of the state's overall income. (Hupu2/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – When voters in Colorado legalized recreational marijuana, a new industry emerged, along with a new state revenue stream. According to early estimates from the Colorado Legislative Council, the state brought in more than $77 million dollars in marijuana taxes last fiscal year. Alex...Read More

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More Colorado workers have health insurance since the state opted to expand Medicaid coverage. (Greg Vojtko/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - States that decided to expand Medicaid coverage have fewer workers without insurance, and also have seen budget savings and revenue gains, according to a new report by the group Families USA. The group's Medicaid program director, Dee Mahan, co-authored the report and said Colorado saw a 2...Read More

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New state legislation aiming to strengthen and improve Colorado's SB 251 Driver's License program will be introduced in the House today. (Anyaberkut/iStockphoto)

DENVER - State Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, plans to introduce legislation in the House today that is designed to break through a political bottleneck keeping some immigrants from obtaining driver's licenses. The Colorado Road and Community Safety Act became law in 2013, but services only are ...Read More

Public News Service - CO

A new report takes a detailed look at important small mammal species, such as the groundhog, and the risks they face if climate action is not taken. (Groundhog/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - Groundhog Day predictions have never been 100 percent accurate, but for a growing number of small mammals, a changing climate is already having an impact. A new report from the National Wildlife Federation turns the spotlight away from Punxsutawney Phil to flying squirrels, pikas, the Amer...Read More

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Colorado ranks 46th in the nation connecting struggling families with food stamps, leaving more than $680 million in grocery sales on the table annually. (Hunger Free Colorado)

DENVER – People are at their best when they have enough to eat, but one in seven Coloradans still doesn’t know when or where to get a next meal. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, was created to help struggling families buy groceries. ...Read More

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