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    PNS Daily News - March 2, 20150 


    We’re featuring stories on several topics including: retailers feeling the pressure after Wal-Mart’s wage increase; nuclear waste clean-up concerns in Idaho; and why a good night’s sleep is just a dream for many Americans.

Public News Service - Colorado

PHOTO: The Colorado Campaign to End Childhood Hunger has helped feed students regardless of socio-economic status through school breakfasts, after school snacks and summer meal programs. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

DENVER – There are fewer young, rumbling bellies today in Colorado than five years ago. The Colorado Campaign to End Childhood Hunger celebrated its fifth birthday at the governor's mansion in Denver on Friday. The campaign has worked to streamline access to food stamps and expand programs...Read More

Public News Service - CO

PHOTO: Without government safety net programs, child poverty in in Colorado would be nearly double what it is today, according to a new report released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Photo credit: Municipalidad de Talcahuano/ Wikimedia Commons

DENVER - Child poverty in Colorado would be nearly double if it weren't for federal and state assistance programs. That's according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation that calculates child poverty by taking food stamps and other programs into account something the official federal po...Read More

Public News Service - CO

PHOTO: After $3.77 billion was spent on political ads in the last midterm elections, legislation that passed the Colorado Senate to shield small donors from scrutiny, and a recently approved super-PAC, are coming under fire from watchdog groups. Photo credit: Jericho/Wikimedia Commons

DENVER - Following the money in politics might become harder in Colorado. On Tuesday, the state Senate approved a bill critics claim would make political donations less transparent. Its backers say smaller groups shouldn't be subject to the same filing requirements as larger advocacy groups, but Co...Read More

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PHOTO: With strong operating procedures already in place, a new report says Colorado's power grid won't be any less reliable as states work to meet the EPA's Clean Power Plan pollution reduction goals. Photo credit: Simona Cerrato/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - The EPA's Clean Power Plan won't jeopardize the reliability of the electric grid, according to new report from the Analysis Group. While state regulators determine how Colorado will meet the EPA's proposed carbon emission reduction goals, some opponents are concerned the proposal could res...Read More

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PHOTO: Business, faith and community groups say legislation scheduled this week in a Colorado House committee would pave the way for businesses and individuals to discriminate against others who don't share their religious views. Photo credit: Hustvedt/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER – A coalition of Colorado business owners, faith leaders and community groups is urging lawmakers to oppose legislation the coalition says will legalize discrimination in the state. House Bills 1161 and 1171 would allow individuals and businesses to refuse to follow any law that goes ...Read More

Public News Service - CO

PHOTO: Colorado immigrants' rights organizations are calling on Congress and the administration to keep families together. Photo credit: Jonathan McIntosh

DENVER - A day after a federal judge in Texas put a pause on President Obama's sweeping executive actions on immigration, community organizations in Colorado are mobilizing. The ruling in Texas came one day before hundreds of thousands of immigrants were about to apply for access to work permits an...Read More

Public News Service - CO

PHOTO: Community, environmental and labor groups are urging Colorado Congressman Jared Polis to reject President Obama’s request for "fast track" authority for the Trans Pacific Partnership. Photo courtesy of polis.house.gov.

BOULDER - A coalition of community, labor and environmental groups held a rally outside U.S. Rep. Jared Polis' office in Boulder on Tuesday. They want Polis, a Democrat, to oppose President Obama's request for "fast track" authority for the Trans Pacific Partnership, a trade deal involving the Unite...Read More

Public News Service - CO

PHOTO: Unless Colorado lawmakers decide to renew the state's Office of Consumer Counsel, the watchdog agency that represents consumers in utility rate hikes will fade into the sunset on July 1. Photo credit: yosoynuts/Flickr Commons

DENVER - Consumer groups in Colorado are pressing lawmakers to reauthorize the state's Office of Consumer Counsel. The OCC represents customers when their utility companies want to raise rates. As a result of Colorado's Sunset Law, the agency is set to expire this year. Utility companies say the OC...Read More

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