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PNS Daily Newscast - June 18, 2019 


Iran threatens to exceed the uranium enrichment limit agreed to under a 2015 nuclear deal. Also on today's rundown: More results of a new report on children's well-being; and a North Carolina Jewish congregation returns to its synagogue after sharing a local church.

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The next stakeholder meeting on creating a public health-insurance option is scheduled for 9 a.m. June 13 at the Division of Insurance, 1560 Broadway, Denver. (Nick Youngson/Alpha Stock Images)

DENVER – Colorado's efforts to create a public health insurance option that would compete against private insurers is off and running. Gov. Jared Polis signed legislation in May that directs state agencies to develop and recommend a plan by November of this year, and are holding stakeholder

Colorado ranks in the top five

DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis signed House Bill 1210 into law this week, repealing a 1999 prohibition against local governments creating their own minimum wages. Chris Stiffler, an economist with the Colorado Fiscal Institute, says the measure opens the door for counties and cities to address si

A recent poll found that 60% of likely Colorado voters support a Green New Deal, which could include creating a new national network of high-speed rail. (Encino/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - A series of community forums in Colorado and across the nation is taking the recent proposal for a Green New Deal seriously, and an event scheduled for Friday in Denver will tackle potential strategies for moving government leaders to action. Climate change is the defining issue of our tim

Colorado workers could be eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid family leave to care for a newborn child, if lawmakers approve SB 19-188. (Maxpixel)

DENVER — A proposal making its way through the state Legislature would create a statewide insurance pool to allow nearly all workers to be with family when health issues arise. Kathy White, deputy director at the Colorado Fiscal Institute, said the vast majority of Coloradans currently do no

Under current law, SNAP beneficiaries aged 18-49 not raising children cannot receive benefits for more than three months in a three-year period unless they are employed or are enrolled in a job-training program. (Maxpixel)

DENVER — The Trump administration's proposal to expand work requirements for SNAP benefits - the program formerly known as food stamps - is meant to get more people back into the workforce. But critics argue there’s a far better approach. Kate Kasper, director of public policy at Hunger

For many eligible Coloradans, health insurance purchased through ConnectforHealthColorado.org costs less than some cell-phone plans. (Mountain Family Health Centers)

ALAMOSA, Colo. — Colorado's community health centers are pressing forward with efforts to get more residents covered under the Affordable Care Act, despite a recent Texas court ruling that the Affordable Care Act was unconstitutional. The federal court's decision is expected to be appealed,

Labor advocates are urging Colorado's incoming gubernatorial administration to protect workers who come forward to report violations from employer retaliation. (US Navy)

DENVER – As Gov.-elect Jared Polis and his team prepare to take office, a new report puts a spotlight on the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, and the potential for addressing economic inequality. David Seligman, director of the legal advocacy group Towards Justice, which helped p

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

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