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PNS Daily Newscast - April 26, 2018 


President Trump’s lawyer due in court today. Also on our rundown: HUD Secretary Ben Carson proposes raising the rent on low-income families; plus we will look at efforts to address addiction in Ohio: what’s working, and what’s not.

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Public News Service - CO: Media Reform

A series of national conversations launched this week aims to improve the quality of today's typical debates, where each side repeats talking points without truly listening to opposing points of view. (Pixabay)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Co. – Three in four Americans believe the inability of people to disagree without being disagreeable has reached a crisis level. That's according to organizers of the National Week of Conversation, an effort to bring communities together to talk it out. Martin Garnar, dean

Annual profits ranging from 20 percent to 24 percent have not stopped Alden Global Capital from extracting hundreds of millions of dollars from its media holdings, including the Denver Post. (David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – As a group of Colorado investors works to corral enough cash to make a bid to buy the Denver Post from its current owner, fund Alden Global Capital, other communities are looking to follow suit. Julie Reynolds, an investigative journalist who's spent years covering the New York-base

A new study shows that local governments are better positioned to connect traditionally underserved communities to broadband internet. (Pixabay)

DENVER – As Congress considers remedies for large-scale privacy breaches by Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, a recent report suggests that local municipalities could play a key role in protecting consumers. The American Civil Liberties Union study says if cities and counties build out their

The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission, located in the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Complex, will consider public comments on its records access policy on Feb. 12. (Colorado Judicial Branch)

DENVER – The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission has created a set of rules for how the news media and the public can access its records – and is getting some pushback about them. The proposed rules differ from those established under the Colorado Open Records Act, or CORA. Jeff Rob

A recent poll found almost 80 percent of Americans want net neutrality rules kept in place, including 73 percent of Republicans. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Coloradans are joining a national day of action Thursday, calling on Congress to block the Federal Communications Commission’s plans to overturn Obama-era rules that treat the Internet like a utility. Caroline Fry, advocacy and media manager for Colorado Common Cause, says net

The FCC is accepting public comments on its plan to revoke net-neutrality protections through July 17. (Getty Images)

DENVER – As the FCC takes steps to reverse net neutrality, a term for a free and open internet, researchers say a key assumption for the move does not hold water. In his argument to revisit the Obama-era rule, current FCC chairman Ajit Pai cited a paper published in an academic journal that

New research casts doubt on claims that social media fake news posts and search algorithms sway public opinion. (Getty Images)

DENVER – Despite claims by some politicians, fake news, social media and search algorithms don't sway public opinion, according to a study by a group of international researchers. William Dutton, the report's lead author, says if search engines did help create so-called filter bubbles –

Four new bills could help Colorado voters cut through the noise of campaign ads by following the money. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers are being asked to shine some light on how so-called dark money influences political campaigns in the state. Four new bills introduced in the House would set limits on campaign spending and require additional disclosures for who's footing the bill. Peg Perl, senio

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