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PNS Daily Newscast - February 26, 2020 


Seven Democrats debate in South Carolina. And helping kelp forests off the West coast.

2020Talks - February 26, 2020 


Candidates took the stage in Charleston, South Carolina, ahead of Saturday's South Carolina primaries, but also ahead of next week's Super Tuesday. Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg took some hits, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the national frontrunner, was the main target.

Public News Service - CO: Civic Engagement

More than 20 community partners including businesses, city and county governments, the Yampa Valley Community Foundation and others came together to create the Yampa River Fund. (Katkimchee/Wikimedia Commons)

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. – The Yampa River is a key contributor to the Colorado River Basin, which provides drinking water for 40 million people across seven states. And now the Yampa has its own dedicated fund. Water funds are used around the world as a tool for bringing diverse interests

Striking students want leaders to prioritize the health of families over fossil-fuel industry profits by prohibiting campaign funding from industry executives, lobbyists and PACs. (Pexels)

DENVER - Students in Colorado and across the globe are planning to walk out of classes Friday as part of an ongoing Climate Strike movement launched by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg of Sweden. Thomas Lopez, an organizer for the International Indigenous Youth Council, said young people are demanding cl

Nationally, just 13% of private-sector workers have paid family-leave benefits. (Pixabay)

DENVER — The public has until September 25 to deliver comments to a task force charged with researching all options for creating a statewide paid family and medical-leave program. Kathy White, deputy director of the Colorado Fiscal Institute, is on the task force. She said the group needs to

The Sun Valley neighborhood's annual average household income is nearly seven times lower than that of the rest of the Denver metro area. (Galatas)

DENVER – The corn is high and the collards full and dark green at Sun Valley Grow Farm, but the star attraction at Friday's food stand are hot peppers needed for many African and Asian recipes. This is the first year Sun Valley neighbors in Denver have been able to share in the harvest of ka

Under current Colorado labor law, construction and agricultural workers are not guaranteed meal and rest breaks. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Colorado workers putting in overtime hours but not getting paid overtime rates could get some relief. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment will hold a public hearing on Wednesday to hear arguments for redefining which workers should be exempt from overtime protections.

A new program gives grants to food pantries across Colorado to purchase produce, dairy and protein from Colorado producers. (USAID)

DENVER – Food pantries across Colorado are putting finishing touches on their second-round grant applications before a deadline Friday, and already are making plans for how to spend $100,000 that will be distributed in September through the state's Food Pantry Assistance Grant. Jaclyn Yelich

Nationally, the transportation sector is the number one source for greenhouse gas emissions. (Pxhere)

DENVER – Colorado's Air Quality Control Commission wraps up hearings Thursday over whether the state should require automakers to make a certain number of zero-emission vehicles available for sale. Jen Clanahan, head mom with the group Colorado Moms Know Best, says Colorado has an opportunit

Coloradans living in rural areas could see their premiums drop by 27% to 30% on average, after Colorado lawmakers passed a series of new health care laws in the 2019 session. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Health insurance companies operating in Colorado announced this week that premiums should drop by an average of 18% next year, according to documents released by the Division of Insurance. Adam Fox, director of strategic engagement for the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, says t

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