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PNS Daily Newscast - February 20, 2019 


Sen. Bernie Sanders enters the 2020 race for president. Also, on the Wednesday rundown: Tuition or meals? We take you to a state where college students fight food insecurity. Plus, another state's attempt to legalize hemp.

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Public News Service - CO: Civic Engagement

Despite a federal ruling blocking the Trump administration's move to add an untested citizenship question to the 2020 Census, the matter is widely expected to be resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court. (Alpha Stock Images)

DENVER — Colorado should invest $12 million in state funds to ensure an accurate count in the upcoming 2020 Census. That’s the recommendation of a new report from the Colorado Fiscal Institute. The U.S. Constitution requires the federal government to count every living person in the co

More than 80 percent of Colorado voters believe it is important for states to use funds to protect and restore the health of rivers, lakes and streams. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Voters in Colorado and other western states continue to support conservation policies for publicly owned lands, putting them at odds with the Trump administration's energy dominance agenda, according to the ninth annual Conservation in the West Poll from Colorado College. Gov. Jared

Seniors are at greater risk of injury shoveling snow, and it is also common for people to experience heart attacks from over-exertion. (FEMA)

DENVER – With some of the coldest air of the season moving though the state, service groups are reminding Coloradans to look out for the elderly – whether they're a loved one, a neighbor or a stranger. Dale Elliott is the division director of aging and nutrition services for the Volunt

Overturning the U.S Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling could require a constitutional amendment. (DonkeyHotey/Flickr)

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – As the nation marks the ninth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, Coloradans are making strides to limit the influence of money in politics. Last week, the city of Lakewood lowered campaign contribution limits, banned contributions from corpora

Andrew Wheeler, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the EPA, told senators that climate change is real and a global problem, but doesn't view it as a crisis that must be addressed in an aggressive way. (USDA)

LAFAYETTE, Colo. – Moms in Colorado and across the nation are asking members of Congress to think twice before confirming Andrew Wheeler to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Wheeler, a former coal-industry lobbyist, made the case to U.S. senators on Wednesday that the EPA's actions u

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

Colorado's western yellow-billed cuckoo is considered to be at greater risk of extinction because the U.S. Interior Department has not yet designated critical habitat protections. (NPS)

DENVER — The Trump administration is expected to finalize new rules that critics argue would weaken the Endangered Species Act. According to Hailey Hawkins, Southern Rockies field representative of the Endangered Species Coalition, under current law, species listed as threatened automaticall

Some 20 million Americans could lose health coverage if a recent Texas federal court decision striking down the Affordable Care Act stands. (LaDawna Howard/Flickr)

DENVER - Health-care advocates are mustering their resources once again to defend the landmark health legislation passed under the Obama administration after a Texas judge struck down the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional last week. Adam Fox, director of strategic engagement for the Colorado

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