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PNS Daily Newscast - November 14, 2019 


New evidence arises from the first impeachment hearing; one in four federal student loan borrowers defaults early on; and growing proof that vaping isn't the healthy alternative it was thought to be.

2020Talks - November 14, 2019 


It's World Diabetes Day, and health care, including the high cost of insulin and other drugs, is a top issue for many voters. Plus, do early states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nomination process?

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Public News Service - CO: Civic Engagement

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

The Affordable Care Act currently prohibits insurance companies from denying or charging more for coverage of people with pre-existing conditions, including diabetes. (USAF)

DENVER — The Affordable Care Act is set to undergo another "stress test" this week, and health coverage for more than half a million Coloradans and other protections are at stake. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to hear oral arguments Tuesday in a case brought by Texas and 19

The United States spends twice as much on health care as do other comparable countries, largely because of rising drug prices. (Galatas)

DENVER - AARP is making headway on its federal- and state-level campaign to stop drug companies from price gouging. Bob Murphy, AARP Colorado state director, said prescription drug prices are a leading driver of rising health-care costs year over year, and U.S. consumers frequently pay twice as muc

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

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