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    PNS Daily News - May 22, 20150 


    Featured on our Friday rundown: new charges in Baltimore against a half dozen police officers in the Freddy Gray case; high school graduation rates are up in Ohio, but disparities persist; a professor says he was punished for raising questions about GMO crops; and tips on safety and avoiding road rage as the summer travel season kicks into gear.

Public News Service - Colorado

PHOTO: A coalition of activists from across the U.S. gathered in D.C. in support of the Environmental Protection Agency Clean Power Plan. Photo credit: Bomazi/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - Colorado clean-air advocates gathered in the nation's capital this week to urge Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency and the White House to put the health of children and the planet above polluters. Last year, the EPA announced the first-ever standards to reduce carbon pollution...Read More

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PHOTO: A new study finds more workers can't afford to live in Denver, and says Colorado needs less growth in low-paying jobs and more that pay enough for workers to make ends meet and contribute to the local economy. Photo credit: Anne Hornyak/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - A restaurant dishwasher would have to clock 61 hours a week to afford to live in the Mile High City. Things aren't much better for housekeepers, who'd need to put in 59 hours - or janitors, who'd need to work 51 hours a week, according to a new Colorado Fiscal Institute study of wages versu...Read More

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PHOTO: The Colorado Department of Human Services recognized four families for their dedication to Colorado's foster kids and commitment to providing a safe home for children. Photo courtesy of the Colorado Department of Human Services.

DENVER - Four families were honored at the Governor's Mansion over the weekend for their contributions as foster parents to Colorado kids: Jennifer and Alex Rodriguez from Roggen; Kim and Jesse Moses from Calhan; Julie Ellis and Malibu James from Aurora; and Kurt and Jennifer Walker from Windsor. ...Read More

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PHOTO: Postal workers are rallying in Colorado and across the nation today to demand better service for customers, less than a week before their union contract expires. Photo credit: American Postal Workers Union.

DENVER - Less than a week before their contract expires, postal workers are rallying today in more than 85 cities in 36 states. Sally Davidow, spokesperson with the American Postal Workers Union, says the protests are part of bringing consumer issues to the bargaining table, demanding shorter lines,...Read More

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PHOTO: A new report finds that immigrants in Colorado contribute billions of dollars to the state's economy, are more likely to work for a living, and are job creators. Photo credit: Tano4595/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - Immigrants in Colorado are a crucial - and growing - part of the state's economy, according to a new report. The number of foreign-born Coloradans grew by 35 percent from 2000 to 2013, adding $21 billion to the Gross State Product and generating more than $43 billion in goods and services....Read More

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PHOTO: Monday kicks off four days of collaborations, trainings and alliance-building in downtown Denver to address poverty issues and change communities. Photo credit: U.S. Navy/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER – Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has proclaimed May 11-14 Community Action Week in sync with a conference bringing together policy makers, nonprofit groups and government and social service agencies for a series of educational, training and planning sessions around poverty. Amy Beres, a...Read More

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PHOTO: New analysis predicts that one in six species could become extinct as a result of climate change if no action is taken. Photo credit: Ansgar Walk/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER – A new study predicts that as the planet's temperature rises, plant and animal species will become extinct at an increasing rate. The report combines data from every climate extinction model ever published to arrive at its conclusions. The study's author, Mark Urban, an ecologist w...Read More

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PHOTO: With more older people working and looking for work, a new study concludes the experience workers age 50-plus bring to jobs outweighs any potential costs associated with hiring or retaining them. Photo credit: U.S. Department of Labor.

DENVER – The trend in Colorado and the nation finds an increase in the number of older workers on the job and looking for work – and a new study finds hiring them makes good business sense. The study from AARP shows that companies look to older workers for their knowledge and managemen...Read More

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