PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 

Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 

This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - CO: Civic Engagement

Photo: Colorado Springs is the most federally dependent large city in the U.S. Courtesy: Wikipedia

COLORADO SPRING, Colo. - With 53,000 federal employees calling Colorado home, the state's economy is already feeling the pinch from lost federal wages. Collectively, those employees are paid $965 million every quarter, according to the Colorado Fiscal Institute. According to Chris Stiffler, an eco

Photo: AARP Members at a recent event. Courtesy: AARP CO

FRUITA, Colo. - This month older Coloradans from Fruita to Fort Collins will hear first-hand about the pressing issues facing Medicare and Social Security. AARP Colorado representatives are touring the state to educate people about proposed changes to the programs and what they can do to protect the

PHOTO: Colorado State Senate President John Morse (D-Colo. Springs) faces a Sept. 10 recall election. Courtesy

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The recall election scheduled for Pueblo and El Paso counties will cost taxpayers $230,000, but critics of the recall worry it could cost the state more in the long run. Colorado's gun lobby ran a successful petition campaign to recall state Senate President John Morse, D-

Some immigrant families in Colorado are worried that the reform bill that has just passed the Senate is not as good as it was promised to be. Photo by Shutterstock.

BOULDER, Colo. – Advocates for immigrant families in Colorado say the reform bill that just passed the U.S. Senate has "less than meets the eye" in it. Jennifer Piper with the American Friends Service Committee says her organization wanted a clear, fair, transparent path to citizenship open

Photo: The school finance overhaul increases funding for early childhood education. Courtesy: Clayton Early Learning

DENVER - Funding Colorado's groundbreaking School Finance Act is the next hurdle for the reform plan, 19 years in the making. State Senator Mike Johnston, one of the major proponents of the legislation signed in May, is traveling the state to encourage citizens to vote "yes" this fall on the ballot

The Medicare for All legislation establishes one publicly owned, nonprofit health insurance plan.

DENVER - Efforts toward universal health care in Colorado were highlighted over the weekend at an event in Denver, part of a push to establish a constitutional right to health care in the state. Appearing at the gathering was Congressman John Conyers of Michigan, who is seeking to build support for

It looks like Colorado is on its way to giving lower-income families some guaranteed tax breaks.

DENVER - It looks like Colorado is on its way to giving lower-income families some guaranteed tax breaks, although a few stars have to align correctly to make it happen. On Monday, the Colorado House gave its final approval to a state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). It would be made permanent whene

Celia Reyes-Martinez with Mi Familia Vota Education Fund says Gonzalez's case is one example of why lawmakers in Washington need to pass solid immigration reform.

DENVER – Tania Valenzuela is a community activist in Denver, helping other immigrants and minorities fight for their rights in the workforce and in their neighborhoods. Now, she finds herself fighting for her mother, Imelda Gonzalez, who is facing deportation after living in the United State

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