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PNS Daily Newscast - October 17, 2018 


CNN reveals an alleged Saudi connection to the killing of a Washington Post columnist. Also on the Wednesday rundown: Early voting starts today in some states; poverty rates remain steady but many in New Jersey in need; and cautious praise for the feds proposal on drug ads.

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Public News Service - CO: Health Issues

New poll results found nearly half of Colorado Democrats are

DENVER – In less than a month, Colorado voters will elect a new governor, and a new poll conducted by the Colorado Health Foundation and Kaiser Family Foundation shows that while the state's economy is on the rise, most residents say the costs of health care and housing are getting worse. Ky

More than 31,000 jobs were created in Colorado under Medicaid expansion between fiscal years 2015 and 2016. (Colorado Health Foundation)

DENVER - Colorado and other states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saw uninsured rates for low-income adults drop more than three times more than states that have not yet expanded coverage, according to a new report from Georgetown University. Adam Fox, director of strategic en

In 2016, community health centers delivered comprehensive primary health care to more than 1-in-8 Coloradans. Since then, that number has grown to 1-in-7. (CCHN)

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado's community health centers not only provide top-notch care, they're also boosting state and local economies, according to new research. A report released today quantifies direct contributions, such as payroll and goods and services purchased from local busine

Xcel plans to replace the lost capacity from the early retirement of Comanche power stations 1 and 2 in Pueblo with a mixture of renewable resources and natural gas. (Mike Lewinski/Fickr)

DENVER — Colorado's Public Utilities Commission has signed off on Xcel Energy's Colorado Energy Plan. And according to new analysis by the Colorado Fiscal Institute, the plan should bring significant health benefits. The plan calls for shuttering two coal-fired power plants in Pueblo County

Colorado's 20 community health centers provide medical and dental homes for more than 740,000 Coloradans in communities that otherwise would not have access to services. (Flickr)

GREELEY, Colo. – Three community health centers in Colorado have received national recognition for excellent care, and health officials are hoping to leverage the awards to recruit and retain staff at centers across the state. Clinica, Salud and Sunrise family health centers got top honors l

Recipients of SNAP, the program formerly known as food stamps, can double their purchasing power if they buy Colorado-grown produce at participating outlets. (Galatas)

SAGUACHE, Colo. – It's been just over a year since Colorado leaders came together to create a blueprint to end hunger in the state, and innovators in the remote San Luis Valley are leading the way. From doubling food stamp dollars at markets and grocery stores, to helping small farmers deliv

The oil and gas industry is the only one in Colorado where local zoning rules for industrial development do not apply. (Our Health, Our Future, Our Longmont)

DENVER – Volunteers have three weeks to collect enough signatures to put an initiative onto November's ballot that would push new oil and gas development further away from homes, schools and waterways. Anne Lee Foster, a volunteer organizer with the group Colorado Rising, points to a Colorad

Death rates due to dust inhalation could rival automobile fatalities in southwestern states as climate change brings warmer, drier conditions, researchers say. (Rajiv Bhuttan)

DENVER - As firefighters work to contain the 416, Mailbox and Burro wildfires, Coloradans can see the results of increased particulates in the air, especially around sunrise and sunset. Scientists have long warned about the health risks associated with particulate pollution, and laws such as the Cl

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