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PNS Daily Newscast - October 19, 2018 


Senator Corker demands the Trump administration share intelligence on the killing of a Washington Post columnist. Also on the Friday rundown: groups sue over the Texas border wall plan; and the soggy summer in some states may lead to higher pumpkin prices for Halloween.

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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

Native cutthroat trout, which thrive in cold water, are at greater risk from warmer summers that cause snowpack to melt sooner and lead to lower water levels by midsummer. (Waldemarpaetz/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – Outdoor recreation is a big reason Colorado has long been a summer vacation destination, but a new report from the National Wildlife Federation says climate change is disrupting many summer traditions – from hiking and camping, to fly-fishing and river-rafting – with warme

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

In his resignation letter, Pruitt informed President Donald Trump he was leaving his post

WASHINGTON – Government ethics and watchdog groups, even some conservatives, are saying Scott Pruitt's resignation as Environmental Protection Agency administrator is long overdue. During his one-year tenure, Pruitt worked relentlessly to dismantle Obama-era regulations aimed at reducing pol

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

Colorado law prohibits selling tobacco products to minors, but there are no federal rules limiting access to electronic cigarettes. (Info-Electronic-Cigarette.com/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – An increasing number of teens in Colorado and across the United States are drawn to electronic cigarettes, with such flavors as watermelon and cotton candy. But new research says vaping produces toxic chemicals, even when there's no nicotine in the product. Researchers at the Univers

Latino Advocacy Day activists are urging Colorado lawmakers to pass House Bill 1157, which would strengthen requirements for the oil and gas industry to report accidents, spills and harmful emissions. (Getty Images)

DENVER – Some 200 people from across Colorado gathered in Denver over the weekend in preparation for the 12th annual Latino Advocacy Day Monday at the State Capitol. Hilda Nucete, program director for Protégete, funded by the Conservation Colorado, says while participants are taking ser

Government investment helped increase China's share of worldwide solar cell and panel production from 7 percent in 2005 to 61 percent in 2012. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Nearly 10,000 jobs nationwide were lost in the solar industry in 2017, according to a new report released by The Solar Foundation. But the group's eighth annual national jobs census also found that in states where solar is still ramping up, new jobs are on the rise. Solar Foundati

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