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PNS Daily Newscast - May 25, 2018 


President Trump scraps planned talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Also on our Friday rundown: California lawmakers support and emergency hotline for foster kids; and boating is a booming business in states like Minnesota.

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Public News Service - CO: Budget Policy & Priorities

Out of pocket costs for prescription drugs, dentures, hearing aids and more are counted as deductible medical expenses for seniors and people with disabilities in Colorado. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Nearly one in five senior citizens in Colorado is turning a portion of his or her medical expenses into extra groceries. Jack Regenbogen, an attorney and policy advocate with the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, points to new data that shows one year after the state rolled out a

Children with health coverage are more likely to finish high school and college, and have higher earnings when they enter the workforce. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Colorado's financial reserves have kept the Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, running since Congress allowed funding to expire at the end of September. But Erin Miller, vice president of health initiatives with the Colorado Children's Campaign, says those reserves are al

The golden eagle has been identified as one of many iconic wildlife species in need of greater protections in Colorado. (Pixabay)

DENVER – A bipartisan bill introduced last week in the U.S. House would tap existing revenues from energy development on public lands to finance state plans to keep wildlife populations healthy and off the endangered species list. State fish and wildlife agencies estimate nearly 12,000 speci

The Uncompahgre Medical Center in Norwood transports over a hundred patients per year by medical helicopter, a critical service during winter months. (Pixabay)

NORWOOD, Co. – Colorado's community health centers are hitting the phones today in an effort to get Congress to focus on a funding crisis facing centers that serve 27 million people nationwide. In October, Congress missed its deadline to re-up funding for the Community Health Centers Program

Consumer advocates warn that tax breaks that primarily benefit corporations and the top one percent of earners could lead to cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. (Getty Images)

DENVER – As Republicans work to bridge divides between the House and Senate versions of their new tax legislation, consumer advocates are warning that the measure could have significant health consequences. By removing the Affordable Care Act's mandate for all people to buy health insurance,

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 GOP's tax overhaul proposal is projected to increase the national deficit by $1.5 trillion. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- The U.S. Senate could vote on its version of the GOP tax bill as early as next week, but labor groups are not convinced the plan is in the best interests of working families. Dennis Dougherty, executive director at the Colorado AFL-CIO, said the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans would ge

Cities such as Pueblo are moving toward lower cost renewable energy sources to save residents money on their utility bills. (Pixabay)

PUEBLO, Colo. – As the Trump administration continues to roll back Obama-era policies designed to slow climate change, a new report from the Sierra Club shows how cities across the U.S., including four in Colorado, are taking steps to remove fossil fuels from their energy portfolios. Jodie V

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