Tuesday, February 7, 2023

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Bill to expand tax credits draws on children's health data, Alaskans file petition opposing giant grocery merger, and a revised Colorado water plan prioritizes conservation.

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President Biden is set to give the State of the Union address, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy calls the national debt limit the United States' greatest threat, and Kamala Harris announces new pledges to offer more economic stability in Central America.

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Is bird flu, inflation or price gouging to blame for astronomical egg prices? Pregnancy can be life-changing or life-ending depending on where you live, and nine tribal schools are transforming their outdoor spaces into community gathering areas.

About 15,000 types of products fall under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, but there are mandatory standards for only about 250 of them. (Adobe Stock)
About 15,000 types of products fall under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, but there are mandatory standards for only about 250 of them. (Adobe Stock)

Monday, February 6, 2023
A new report asks lawmakers and regulators to look at why some unsafe products aren't recalled sooner, and what can be done to get them off the …

According to Arizona State University, the credit-bearing courses through Study Hall are one-third of the average course cost at a public four-year university for in-state students. (Adobe Stock)
According to Arizona State University, the credit-bearing courses through Study Hall are one-third of the average course cost at a public four-year university for in-state students. (Adobe Stock)

Arizona State University, YouTube and the video channel Crash Course have announced a partnership to offer a series of online courses for college …

California's Central Coast had the majority of the largest sites and overwintering western monarchs, with more than 130,000 butterflies reported in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. (Ariel Bravy/Adobe Stock)
California's Central Coast had the majority of the largest sites and overwintering western monarchs, with more than 130,000 butterflies reported in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. (Ariel Bravy/Adobe Stock)

Wildlife specialists are celebrating the more than 330,000 monarch butterflies which were counted this winter season in Arizona and neighboring Califo…

In Colorado, outdoor recreation is considered to be a legally beneficial use of Colorado water. (Adobe Stock)
In Colorado, outdoor recreation is considered to be a legally beneficial use of Colorado water. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
A coalition of conservation groups is giving Colorado's revised state water plan a thumbs-up for its increased focus on protecting Colorado's rivers…

While the USDA recommends a diet of 50% fruits and vegetables, only 4% of farm subsidies support their production. (Adobe Stock)
While the USDA recommends a diet of 50% fruits and vegetables, only 4% of farm subsidies support their production. (Adobe Stock)

Monday, February 6, 2023
Farmers and ranchers from Colorado and across the U.S. are headed to Washington, D.C., this week in hopes of transforming the 2023 Farm Bill…

While mortality rates for pregnant women have decreased globally, they continue to rise in the United States, with Black women three times more likely to die during pregnancy than white women. (Inez/Adobe Stock)<br />
While mortality rates for pregnant women have decreased globally, they continue to rise in the United States, with Black women three times more likely to die during pregnancy than white women. (Inez/Adobe Stock)

By Jennifer Weiss-Wolf for Ms. Magazine.Broadcast version by Eric Galatas for Colorado News Connection reporting for the Ms. Magazine-Public News …

Water scarcity in the U.S. Southwest, augmented by drought, climate change, and increased competition for the resource creates uncertainty for those who grow chile peppers in the Rio Grande Valley. (Susan Vineyard/Adobe)
Water scarcity in the U.S. Southwest, augmented by drought, climate change, and increased competition for the resource creates uncertainty for those who grow chile peppers in the Rio Grande Valley. (Susan Vineyard/Adobe)

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Can a state have an official aroma? That topic will on attendees' minds when the annual New Mexico Chile Conference is held in Las Cruces today…

Currently, New Mexico is one of the few Western states without a dedicated land and water conservation funding. (Don/AdobeStock)
Currently, New Mexico is one of the few Western states without a dedicated land and water conservation funding. (Don/AdobeStock)

Monday, February 6, 2023
As New Mexico recovers from its worst wildfire in history, lawmakers are considering a proposal to create the "Land of Enchantment Legacy Fund" to …

A bill before the New Mexico Legislature would add gender to the list of protected classes in the state Human Rights Act enacted in 1969. (Dmitry/AdobeStock)
A bill before the New Mexico Legislature would add gender to the list of protected classes in the state Human Rights Act enacted in 1969. (Dmitry/AdobeStock)

Legislation to close a loophole that potentially allows discrimination against LGBTQ New Mexicans will be debated by the State Legislature this sessio…

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For every $1 invested in ARRIBA - El Paso's workforce development program - the local economy receives $28 back, according to a 2021 study by the Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness. (Rob/Adobe Stock)
For every $1 invested in ARRIBA - El Paso's workforce development program - the local economy receives $28 back, according to a 2021 study by the Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness. (Rob/Adobe Stock)

Monday, February 6, 2023
For more than two decades, a workforce development program in El Paso has invested in the economically disadvantaged to help them attain the …

Eye doctors warn that kids who spend excessive time on laptops, cell phones and tablets could end up with vision problems as adults. (Marco/Adobe Stock)
Eye doctors warn that kids who spend excessive time on laptops, cell phones and tablets could end up with vision problems as adults. (Marco/Adobe Stock)

It is not a pandemic yet, but eye doctors worry the constant use of digital devices could eventually result in long-term health problems for many …

Since the 2020 election, GOP-led states have enacted 102 new election penalties, according to an analysis by States Newsroom and the Voting Rights Lab. (niyazz/AdobeStock)
Since the 2020 election, GOP-led states have enacted 102 new election penalties, according to an analysis by States Newsroom and the Voting Rights Lab. (niyazz/AdobeStock)

By nearly every measure, voter fraud in U.S. elections is rare, but that isn't stopping the Texas Legislature from considering dozens of bills this …

Utah is the fifth state to pass legislation restricting gender-affirming health care for transgender minors. (Adobe Stock)
Utah is the fifth state to pass legislation restricting gender-affirming health care for transgender minors. (Adobe Stock)

Monday, February 6, 2023
A group of physicians is voicing opposition to Utah's enactment of Senate Bill 16, banning gender-affirming health care for transgender youth…

The Indian Child Welfare Act was enacted in 1978 following the removal of many Native children from their homes by government and adoption agencies. (Adobe Stock)
The Indian Child Welfare Act was enacted in 1978 following the removal of many Native children from their homes by government and adoption agencies. (Adobe Stock)

Tribal leaders from the eight federally recognized tribes in Utah gathered at a news conference at the state Capitol this week and called on state law…

House Bill 241 would prohibit a public employer from compensating a public employee for union activities. (Adobe Stock)
House Bill 241 would prohibit a public employer from compensating a public employee for union activities. (Adobe Stock)

A Utah lawmaker has proposed a bill which could impose stricter restrictions and regulations for public employees. Passage of House Bill 241…

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