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PNS Daily News - December 12, 2019 


A House Committee begins debate on articles of impeachment; Washington state is set to launch a paid family, medical leave program; advocates for refugees say disinformation clouds their case; and a new barrier to abortion in Kentucky.

2020Talks - December 12, 2019 


Today’s the deadline to qualify for this month’s debate, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang made it - the only non-white candidate who’ll be on stage. Plus, former Secretary Julián Castro questions the order of primary contests.

Public News Service - CO: Civic Engagement

A recent poll found that 60% of likely Colorado voters support a Green New Deal, which could include creating a new national network of high-speed rail. (Encino/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - A series of community forums in Colorado and across the nation is taking the recent proposal for a Green New Deal seriously, and an event scheduled for Friday in Denver will tackle potential strategies for moving government leaders to action. Climate change is the defining issue of our tim

Since federal protections for wolves were lifted in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming in 2011, wildlife advocates say trophy hunters and trappers have killed some 3,000 wolves. (Eric Kilby/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – After repeated calls for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to hold public hearings on the Trump administration's decision to remove the gray wolf from the Endangered Species List in all lower 48 states, wildlife advocates are taking the matter into their own hands by hosting communit

Last April, more than 130 schools, libraries, faith communities, activist groups and nonprofits hosted conversations coast to coast in 32 states as part of the inaugural National Week of Conversation. (Pixabay)

GREELEY, Colo. — Three-in-4 Americans believe that the growing tendency to distrust, dislike, even despise those who see the world differently has reached a crisis level, a situation described by some as a "soft civil war." That's according to organizers of the National Week of Conversation, a

Mercury pollution in the U.S. has declined by 80 percent since 2012. The neurotoxic heavy metal has been shown to disrupt fetal brain development. (Tony Webster/Wikimedia Commons)

LAFAYETTE, Colo. - Moms from Colorado and 14 other states testified this week in Washington, D.C., at the only hearing scheduled by the Environmental Protection Agency on its plans to repeal some air pollution protections at coal plants. Former Lafayette Mayor Christine Berg of Lafayette, a mother

A 16-year-old climate activist in Sweden, who went on strike in August last year and every Friday thereafter, has inspired a global movement. (Leonhard Lenz/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER — Inspired by a 16-year-old Swedish activist, students in Colorado plan to go on strike this Friday to protest what they see as the failure of world leaders to address climate change. Marlow Baines, one of the event's organizers, said students from at least seven Front Range high scho

A new plan to prepare for an aging population hopes to harness years of work experience of older Coloradans who want to volunteer or need to remain active in the workforce for financial reasons. (Pixabay)

DENVER – By 2030, one quarter of Colorado's population will be age 60 or older, and a report released this month lays out a road map for navigating this dramatic shift in demographics. Christian Itin, chairman of the state’s Strategic Action Planning Group on Aging, says every aspect o

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

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