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PNS Daily Newscast - January 18, 2019. 


A blockbuster storm forecast to bring major snowfall to the Midwest today, Northeast over the weekend. Also on the Friday rundown: Women’s Marches planned across the nation tomorrow; plus Democrats slog through Iowa on path to the White House.

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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

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 2015, Medicare Part D beneficiaries spent nearly $27 billion in out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs. (TaxRebate.org.uk)

DENVER — The pharmaceutical industry is making a last-minute push in Congress to roll back mandated discounts for drugs distributed through Medicare Part D, but seniors' advocates are pushing back. Industry groups are lobbying Congress to change a measure passed in February that was designed

Three in four kids who lost health coverage in 2017 live in states that had not expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act. (Pixnio)

DENVER – For the first time in a decade, the number of uninsured children in the United States has gone up. According to a new Georgetown University report, the number of uninsured kids rose by more than 275,000 in 2017, and nearly 4 million children in the U.S. now lack coverage. Erin Mille

Immigrants applying for food stamps for their U.S. citizen children do not have to provide agencies with their personal immigration status. (Pixabay)

DENVER — Children's advocates are sounding the alarm about a recent proposal by the Trump administration that would make it easier to deny immigrants green cards by expanding the definition of what it means to be a "public charge," or dependent on government programs. Anya Rose, policy analy

If voters approve Amendment 74, taxpayers will be responsible for payments to property owners for any loss in property value due to a government action, including enforcing setbacks for drilling. (MrKn/Pexels)

DENVER – A group of Colorado economists is urging voters to reject Amendment 74 in Tuesday’s election. The amendment would allow companies to make governments pay if any policy reduces the value or projected future profits related to their property. Chris Stiffler, an economist with

Uncertainty around the Land and Water Conservation Fund has stalled an effort to move a 14-mile section of the Continental Divide Trail off of a dangerous highway near Steamboat Springs. (Wikimedia Commons)

GOLDEN, Colo. — On Sept. 30, Congress allowed the Land and Water Conservation Fund to expire, and some conservationists say the move has amplified voter concerns about the future of public lands heading into November's midterm elections. Amanda Wheelock, communications specialist for the Con

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

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