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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - CO: Civic Engagement

The CORE Act would establish a boundary around the 43,000-acre Curecanti National Recreation Area, making it an official unit of the National Park Service. (NPS)

DENVER – A measure that would safeguard some 400,000 acres of public lands across Colorado cleared a key U.S. House committee this week. The Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy, or CORE Act, would protect roughly 200,000 acres of the Thompson Divide from the impacts of oil and gas and ot

Engineers restoring some areas impacted by extreme flooding are deploying four-stage channel designs that emulate river systems to naturally accommodate water flows during drought and 100-year floods. (FEMA)

ESTES PARK, Colo. – The Rocky Mountain Stream Restoration Conference comes to Estes Park next week, bringing watershed experts and engineers to the state. Russ Schumacher – associate professor and Colorado State University's climatologist – says it's an opportunity for policymake

For four decades, individual states have had the authority under the Clean Air Act to adopt stronger tailpipe pollution standards than those set by the federal government. (U.S. Energy Department)<br />

WESTMINISTER, Colo. – Colorado's new standards to limit pollution from vehicle tailpipes could be headed to court if the Trump administration moves ahead with plans to roll back federal standards created under the Obama administration. Dr. Sheela Mahnke, a pediatrician and Westminster City C

The Land and Water Conservation Fund has helped increase access to outdoor-recreation and other conservation efforts in Colorado's Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. (NPS)

VAIL, Colo. — Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is coming home to Colorado for the Western Governors' Association conference today in Vail. Public-lands advocates are asking the former Rifle resident to prioritize conservation over extraction on public lands, and to reverse a proposal to cut

The next stakeholder meeting on creating a public health-insurance option is scheduled for 9 a.m. June 13 at the Division of Insurance, 1560 Broadway, Denver. (Nick Youngson/Alpha Stock Images)

DENVER – Colorado's efforts to create a public health insurance option that would compete against private insurers is off and running. Gov. Jared Polis signed legislation in May that directs state agencies to develop and recommend a plan by November of this year, and are holding stakeholder

Climate change has altered the seasonal cycles, and migrating birds' favorite rest stops frequently are out of sync with hatching insects, blooming flowers and fruiting trees. (Pierre Dalous Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - Birds are helping scientists understand the impacts of rapid population growth and climate change in Colorado and across the West, thanks to a crowd-sourced "citizen science" project. John Sanderson, director of science for The Nature Conservancy in Colorado, said that when non-scientists

Colorado ranks in the top five

DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis signed House Bill 1210 into law this week, repealing a 1999 prohibition against local governments creating their own minimum wages. Chris Stiffler, an economist with the Colorado Fiscal Institute, says the measure opens the door for counties and cities to address si

The Trump administration would have to approve a new Colorado law creating a public health insurance option under the Affordable Care Act. (Pixabay)

DENVER — Colorado health-care advocates celebrated wins after the close of the 2019 legislative session, and now are working to ensure programs are implemented. Bills headed to Gov. Jared Polis' desk include the addition of a public insurance option, a measure allowing the state to buy medicin

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