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PNS Daily News - October 16, 2019 


Farmers in DC to discuss trade and the rural economic crisis; also Lily Bohlke reports on the Democratic debate -- from 2020 Talks.

2020Talks - October 16, 2019 


Last night in Ohio the fourth Democratic debate covered issues from health care, gun control and abortion to the Turkish invasion of Syria. What's clear: Sen. Elizabeth Warren has replaced former VP Joe Biden as the centerstage target.

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Colorado's community health centers serve medical, dental and behavioral patients regardless of ability to pay and offer a sliding-fee discount for low-income patients who can't afford private insurance co-pays. (Pxhere)

OLATHE, Colo. – The latest Colorado Health Institute survey found the number of people in the state without health coverage was holding steady at around 6%. But for Colorado's community health centers, uninsured rates are on the rise. At River Valley Family Health Center, which serves Delt

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

Last year, Colorado's Summer Food Service Program served 1.5 million meals to kids at more than 680 locations across the state. (USDA)

DENVER — Summer should be a fun time for kids, but many Colorado children face greater risks of going hungry after school cafeterias close their doors. More than 600 sites across the state are stepping up to make sure all kids have the nutrition they need to return in the fall ready to learn.

A 2018 survey of 1,800 Coloradans found LGBT Coloradans experience increased rates of stress compared with the general population. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Colorado's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents face unfair and avoidable challenges when it comes to financial stability, housing, mental health and substance use issues, according to a new issue brief from the Colorado Health Foundation. Rita Lee, an associate professo

Professional mental health experts say when people open up about their feelings of depression or other issues, don't try to fix the problem or change the subject, but listen patiently and actively. (Publicdomainpictures)

DENVER – STRIDE Community Health Center has joined the Let's Talk Colorado campaign, a coalition of more than 20 health organizations, and this year's emphasis is to address some of the unique challenges men face with mental health. STRIDE psychologist Erin Baurle says men don't seek care at

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

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

Eighty-six percent of small businesses surveyed support a state retirement plan, in part because it would help them attract and retain workers. (TaxCredits.net/Flickr)

DENVER – Nearly half of private sector workers in Colorado, more than 750,000 people in their prime working years, do not have access to a retirement savings plan at work. The Colorado Secure Savings Plan, a measure expected to be introduced in the state legislature later this month, would a

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