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    PNS Daily News - May 3, 20160 


    Taking a look at what’s making news today: the Supreme Court backs away from a minimum raise challenge; working women want their struggles addressed by candidates; and Americans are encouraged to re-discover the joys of being unplugged.

Public News Service - Colorado

Power generated by wind turbines was up in Colorado by 2.3 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. (Makunin/Pixabay)

DENVER - Growth in wind-power production was down in 2015 because of lower wind speeds in key regions, particularly in western states, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy. Nationally, power from wind turbines grew by slightly more than five percent last year, the smallest...Read More

Public News Service - CO

The Colorado Legislature is considering a new bill to limit the use of solitary confinement as a punishment for children. (Manuel Faba Ortega/iStockphoto)

DENVER - The state Legislature is considering a bill to limit the use of solitary confinement as a punishment for Colorado's youths. Despite a 1999 law banning seclusion, independent investigations have shown the Colorado Department of Youth Corrections has repeatedly put juveniles in isolation for ...Read More

Public News Service - CO

A new report shows RTD's fare structure prioritizes higher-income riders over the poor and people dependent on transit. (RTD)

DENVER - The Regional Transportation District may be basking in the glow of its successful launch of the A Train to Denver International Airport, but a new report by the Colorado Fiscal Institute takes the agency to task for failing to fulfill its mandate to serve the poor and people dependent on tr...Read More

Public News Service - CO

Legislation that would allow licensed out-of-state physicians to see patients in Colorado has cleared the Colorado House and could go before the full Senate this week. (Shironosov/iStockphoto)

DENVER - Community Health Centers in Colorado are struggling to recruit and retain doctors, but they could catch a break if a new bill in the state Legislature becomes law. House Bill 1047 would speed up the process for putting out-of-state doctors to work by entering into an interstate agreement, ...Read More

Public News Service - CO

Una legislación que pudiera permitir a médicos con licencia de otros estados, atender a pacientes en Colorado, pasó el Congreso de Colorado y podría estar ante el pleno del Senado esta semana. (Shironosov/iStockphoto)

DENVER – Una nueva iniciativa que adelgazaría el proceso para permitir que médicos con licencia de fuera del estado atiendan a pacientes en Colorado, fue aprobada en el Congreso del estado y podría ser presentada ante el pleno del Senado esta misma semana. Actualmente los ...Read More

Public News Service - CO

A new Annie E. Casey Foundation report looks at how having a parent in prison affects their children, including about 60,000 in Colorado. (Wavebreakmedia/iStockphoto)

DENVER – Having a parent incarcerated can have the same impact on children as abuse, domestic violence or divorce, according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Nearly 60,000 Colorado children have a parent or guardian who has spent time in prison or jail. Scot Spencer, the C...Read More

Public News Service - CO

On Earth Day, world leaders are expected to sign the historic Paris Agreement, marking an important global step toward slowing climate change. (Pixabay)

DENVER - Leaders from 150 nations are gathering in New York today, Earth Day, to sign the historic Paris Agreement, a coordinated global effort to reduce climate pollution. Boulder Mayor Suzanne Jones says she hopes the event will send a strong message to global markets that governments are seriou...Read More

Public News Service - CO

Women living closer to high levels of green vegetation have lower mortality rates than do women living in less green areas, according to a new report. (Pixabay)

DENVER - Women living closer to high levels of green vegetation have lower mortality rates than women living in less green areas, according to new researchfunded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Bonnie Joubert Ph.D., populat...Read More

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