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    PNS Daily News - September 1, 20150 


    Public News Service Daily News Update: A Kentucky Court Clerk defies the U.S. Supreme Court and refuses to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples; a new report looks at religious exemption bills and discrimination; a rally on the West Coast today to combat wage theft; and unmasking the face of hunger in the Midwest.

Public News Service - Colorado

The Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center in Denver, office of state Attorney General Cynthia Coffman. Credit: Colorado Judicial Branch.

DENVER – Environmental groups are doubling down after Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman announced the state will join a lawsuit to block the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan. Coffman, a Republican, told the Denver Post the plan would cost jobs, raise utility rates and undercut ...Read More

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India Peaks Wilderness, in Colorado's front range. Credit: Hogs555/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - The U.S. Forest Service is holding a public hearing tonight in Nederland on its proposed management plan for recreational shooting along Colorado's front range. The agency has seen an increase in people using public lands for target practice along with an increase in other recreational act...Read More

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"Nodding donkey" oil wells in northeast Colorado. Credit: Greg Goebel/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - A nonpartisan watchdog group has launched a three-state campaign to end waste of natural gas on public lands. Michael Surrusco, senior policy analyst with Taxpayers for Common Sense, says that since 2006, Americans have lost more than $380 million in royalties because of flares, leaks and...Read More

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Denver's District Attorney continues to dismiss wrongful conviction evidence. Credit: Susan Greene, Colorado Independent.

DENVER – A man who has served 28 years in prison for crimes he says he did not commit may get a new trial, according to a report by the Colorado Independent. A Denver District Court recently heard Clarence Moses-EL's appeal, citing new evidence in a 1987 rape, beating and burglary case. Susa...Read More

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Oil and gas production disrupts critical winter deer habitat. Credit: Gary Kramer/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER – A new study confirms that oil and gas production in northwest Colorado is disrupting important winter habitat for one of the nation's largest herds of mule deer. George Wittemyer, a wildlife biologist at Colorado State University and a co-author of the report, says the Piceance Basi...Read More

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Climate change is ransforming of Earth’s water cycle. Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

DENVER – Thousands of sockeye salmon have died this year because of unseasonably warm river waters in the Pacific Northwest. That's just one indication that climate change is causing a rapid transformation of Earth's water cycle, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federatio...Read More

Public News Service - CO

The Department of the Interior is taking input on coal management program. Credit: Greg Goebel/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER – For the first time in more than 30 years, the U.S. Department of the Interior is reviewing how it manages publicly-owned coal reserves. The agency oversees 75 percent of all coal mined in Colorado, and is holding a hearing today in Denver about its coal program. Kathy White, deputy d...Read More

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Eagles Nest Wilderness area. Credit: PDTillman/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - A piece of Colorado's Eagles Nest Wilderness has been restored to its historic condition, thanks to the hard work of 18 prison inmates. The group removed an ugly blight, a mining building from the 1950s. Since heavy machinery isn't allowed on Rock Creek Trail, Ken Waugh, an officer with t...Read More

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