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PHOTO: A new National Wildlife Federation poll shows a majority of sportsmen in 11 western states are in favor of protecting the greater sage grouse. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

DENVER - Turkeys aren't the only birds on the minds of Coloradans this Thanksgiving week. The greater sage grouse is also attracting attention, but because of the bird's declining numbers. A new poll released by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) found a majority of sportsmen surveyed in 11 wes...Read More

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PHOTO: A new Sierra Club poll finds a majority of Coloradans on both sides of the political fence support investment in renewable energy in order to help reduce climate change. Photo courtesy of World Resource Institute.

DENVER - Now that the midterm election is behind us, Colorado voters want the victors to put 'addressing climate change' at the top of their priority list after they're sworn into office. Today, the Sierra Club released the results of a post-election poll. It finds 69 percent of voters want Senato...Read More

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PHOTO: President Obama walks with senior advisers on the Colonnade of the White House. He's been receiving pushback all week about an executive order on immigration announced on Thursday. Photo credit: Pete Souza, WhiteHouse.gov

DENVER - "What's next?" is the question on the minds of thousands of Coloradans today after President Obama's announcement Thursday night of an executive order regarding the future of as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants. As many as 200,000 people living in Colorado could be affected, accor...Read More

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PHOTO: A new survey shows the majority of Hispanic-Americans have a sense of optimism about their finances, but also believe racism and crime are getting worse. Photo courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

DENVER - They are optimistic about their finances and health care, but concerned about racism and violence, according to a new survey of Hispanic-Americans from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Sylvia Manzano is principal with Latino Decisions, the firm that conducted the survey, entitled "The State o...Read More

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PHOTO: Itís World Prematurity Day, and efforts are under way in Colorado to raise awareness about the frequency of prematurity, its consequences and the need for continued research. Photo credit: Brian Hall

DENVER – Premature birth is the leading cause of infant mortality, but Colorado has shown a reduction in pre-term births for the past seven years and earned a B from the latest March of Dimes report card on premature births. About one in eight infants is born prematurely, and the rates are h...Read More

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PHOTO: Hoping to curb the destructive effects of climate change on wildlife, outdoor groups are backing an EPA plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent from existing power plants over the next six years. Photo courtesy of the University of Colorado Boulder.

DENVER - Worried about losses to wildlife, hunting and fishing groups are backing limits on carbon pollution from power plants. Led by the National Wildlife Federation and Trout Unlimited, 10 outdoor organizations and businesses have released a letter supporting EPA climate change rules. The groups...Read More

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DENVER - Ending the cycle of poverty for Colorado's children needs to go beyond providing quality education and other kids' programs, according to a new report. The report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation says it's equally important to provide parents with access to job training, aff...Read More

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PHOTO: Dr. Tom Plamondon, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, sees a dental patient at a Peak Vista Community Health Center. Colorado's Peak Vista is participating in a national outreach campaign to hire veterans. Photo courtesy Peak Vista Community Health Centers.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Community Health Centers are booming, and they've made a commitment to reach out to veterans – whether they're in need of health care or looking for a career. Community Health Centers are local clinics that see patients no matter what their insurance status or...Read More

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