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President Trump berates governors as 'weak' amid growing racial unrest; an interfaith group sees a link between protests and climate change.

2020Talks - June 2, 2020 


Eight states plus Washington DC have primaries today, even as cities determine how to move forward in the wake of massive protests nationwide; President Trump says he'll deploy active US troops to quell them.

Public News Service - CO: Civic Engagement

Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau began a phased restart of field operations in an additional 14 states, and there's at least one field office at work in all 50 states. (U.S. Census Bureau)

DENVER -- The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape for groups working to ensure an accurate count in the 2020 census. It's estimated that 50% of people who rely on programs that get funding based on census numbers go uncounted. Brandon Stiller, creative director at the Open Media Foundation

A recent survey found that 79% of Democratic voters and 65% of Republicans want the option of voting remotely during the COVID-19 health emergency. (Paul Sableman Flickr)

DENVER -- A majority of voters across party lines say they want the option to mail in their ballots during the pandemic, according to a recent Reuters/Ipsos polL, and many states are giving Colorado's all-mail ballot voting model a harder look. Since 2014, all registered voters in Colorado have re

Census outreach work that was supposed to wrap up in March has been extended to Oct. 31, even though funding levels have remained the same. (U.S. Census Bureau)

DENVER -- Making sure that all residents are counted in the 2020 Census got a lot harder after the coronavirus pandemic forced Colorado communities into lockdown, and reaching hard-to-count communities became even more challenging. Lizette Escobedo is director of national census programs for the N

People experiencing homelessness are two to three times more likely to need critical care, require hospitalization and suffer death from COVID-19. (Peter Griffin)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Colorado's community health centers are getting creative and going mobile to serve homeless communities during the coronavirus pandemic. Peak Vista Community Health Centers has established a new homeless specialty clinic at a shelter in Colorado Springs. Anne Beer, the

Conservation groups say a new report is a testament to decades of work by Colorado's wildlife managers documenting the behavior of the state's big-game species. (Valles Caldera/Flickr)

DENVER -- Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Tuesday released its 2020 Status Report on big-game winter range and migration corridors. The report marks a big step in Gov. Jared Polis' 2019 executive order to conserve critical wildlife habitat. Madeleine West, director of the Theodore Roosevelt Conserva

Fabiola Grajales consults with a healthcare worker at a free mobile testing site at El Jebel Laundromat in Aspen. Eagle County was one of Colorado's COVID-19 hotspots. (Photo by Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times)

ABOUT THIS PROJECT When the coronavirus pandemic hit, a coalition of Colorado journalists already had been talking about how to better serve the public by collaborating and sharing stories. The urgency of the situation accelerated the work. More than 40 Colorado news organizations -- newspapers, TV,

Nationally, hunting generates $27 billion in consumer spending every year, and hunting and fishing-related businesses employ 438,000 people across the country. (Adobe Stock)

SALIDA, Colo. -- A new report documents how the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's tilt toward extraction on public lands threatens wildlife and western sporting traditions. The Uncompahgre Resource Management Plan in Colorado would open up 95% of the landscape there to oil and gas development. Aa

The world's largest banks have pumped $1.9 trillion into fossil fuels since the 2015 Paris Agreement, according to the group 350 Colorado. (Ric Lander/Flickr)

DENVER -- The coronavirus pandemic has forced a pause in global commerce and industry, but that's not stopping climate activists. Led by many of the same folks who organized historic school strikes, Earth Day demonstrations focused on climate action are happening online through Friday. Stay-at-h

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