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PNS Daily Newscast - June 22, 2018 


GOP leadership puts its efforts to fix immigration on hold. Also on the Friday rundown: Florida students take their gun control message to the Midwest; and a call for renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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Public News Service - CO: Education

K-12 staff responsible for protecting students from sexual harassment and discrimination have other full-time responsibilities including district superintendent and director of human resources. (Twenty20)

BOULDER, Co. – Public schools in Colorado face significant challenges protecting students from sexual assault, harassment and discrimination, according to a new CU-Boulder study. Researchers found that key staff responsible for preventing and responding to harassment frequently didn't know it

The average student debt load in 2017 was more than $39,000. Nearly 44 million Americans currently owe nearly $1.5 trillion in student loans. (Pixabay)

DENVER – As another school year draws to a close, a new survey shows a majority of high school juniors and nearly 40 percent of seniors say they are unprepared for managing and paying the cost of college. Kim McGrigg, director of communication for Junior Achievement’s Rocky Mountain ch

Colorado ranks 40th nationally in per-pupil spending largely because of TABOR, a state constitutional amendment that restricts spending. (Lena Howland/KOAA News 5)

PUEBLO, Colo. – Pueblo school teachers won't be heading back to their classrooms Wednesday, as Colorado's first teachers' strike in more than 20 years enters its third day. Suzanne Ethredge, president of the Pueblo Education Association, says the Pueblo School District can resolve the impass

Lyndsey Williams (r), director of La Puente's Food Bank Network of the San Luis Valley, speaks with Colorado Health Foundation President and CEO Karen McNeil-Miller in Caņon City. (Sarah Skeen)

CAÑON CITY, Colo. – Even with Colorado's overall robust economy, poverty, especially in rural areas, continues to be the leading driver of inequity when it comes to health. A recent Colorado Health Foundation event in Cañon City put a spotlight on innovative efforts under way to addr

A new national poll found just 25 percent of respondents believe teachers are paid fairly, and three in four think teachers have the right to strike. (Galatas)

DENVER – Teachers from across Colorado say they'll rally outside the State Capitol again Friday, urging lawmakers to fully fund the state's public schools. Henry Roman, president of the Denver Classroom Teachers Association, says educators are taking a personal day to stand up for students,

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

Nearly 20 percent of Coloradans in their prime working years, ages 25 to 64, have been unable to join the workforce. (Pixabay)

DENVER – It can happen to anyone. You're about to leave for a job interview – and your car won't start. But what might seem like a relatively minor setback for many can end up being an insurmountable barrier for people struggling to make ends meet. House Bill 1310, making its way throu

A job-requirement program for Medicaid recipients, similar to SB 214 in Colorado, is expected to cost Kentucky taxpayers nearly $374 million over the next two years. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Colorado's Senate, following the lead of the Trump administration, is considering adding work requirements for people with Medicaid coverage. Critics warn the move could end up taking health insurance away from more than six million Americans – including hundreds of thousands of

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