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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2018 


Robert Muller now expected to reveal findings of his probe right after the November Midterm Elections. Also on the Thursday rundown: the poorest people pay the highest taxes in states like Nevada; and the terminator fights gerrymandering.

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Public News Service - CO: Energy Policy

Craig, CO - Northwest Colorado hunters, ranchers, and conservationists are calling on the federal government to protect the Vermillion Basin from what they say could be a Wyoming-style oil and gas drilling boom in Colorado. Under a new proposed management plan, almost ninety percent of the 1.3 mil

For the second year in a row, national, state and local leaders meet in Colorado to discuss the nation's energy future. U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar, Gov. Bill Ritter, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and hundreds of other scientists, businesspeople and officials attend the Colorado New Energy Summit tomorr

New statistics about Colorado's high rate of homelessness show families with children face their predicament for two primary reasons: domestic violence and the cost of utilities. The yearly Statewide Homeless Count reports 58 percent of homeless families cite violence and abuse in the home as the nu

Colorado could be in the driver's seat on a new "road map" to solving the global warming problem. Last week's report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change indicated that global warming is real, and almost certainly is caused -- or at least, exacerbated -- by humans. Now, the Sierra Clu

Keeping warm has nearly become a full-time job in Colorado this winter, and local charities are coming together to make sure facilities that bring the needy in from the cold are properly weatherized. Shelley Wallace with Energy Outreach Colorado has been working on the project to improve shelters a

Denver, CO - Westminster-based Tri-State Generation's plan to construct one of the country's largest coal-fired power plants near the Kansas border is drawing protests from near and far. Environmental groups and state officials from as far away as New York are crying foul over the global warming pol

Boulder, CO - Conservation groups say they'll push for permanent protection after a federal judge last week voided nearly 100 oil and gas leases in Colorado's National Forest lands. The Bush administration had suspended the Clinton-era "Roadless Rule" to issue more than 300 new oil and gas leases in

Denver, CO - Environmental groups are criticizing a new report from the federal government that inventories the nation's oil and gas reserves on federal land, saying it will be used as a tool to reduce or remove drilling restrictions on these lands. The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) report this

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