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PNS Daily Newscast - June 23, 2017 


Today on the rundown: the Senate GOP releases a draft of their health-care bill; Tropical Storm Cindy is bringing heavy rainfall to the South; and could Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ “tough on drugs” approach fuel mass incarceration?

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Public News Service - CO: Early Childhood Education

Colorado's report card for delivering food stamps to struggling families is in, and there's good news but room for improvements. (Pixabay)

DENVER – More Colorado families who qualify for food stamps, the program known federally as SNAP, are getting assistance. That's according to new data compiled by Hunger Free Colorado. But, the state still ranks 45th nationally, and some 350,000 Coloradans are not getting help. Kathy Under

One-year-old Alden Mock is tested for lead exposure at the Pediatric Associates office in Montrose. (Nathaniel Wick for The Colorado Trust)

DENVER – Many children in Colorado are at a high risk for lead poisoning, but aren't being tested, according to analysis by The Colorado Trust. State guidelines call for doctors to test children in low-income households, and in housing built before 1978, when lead paint was banned. Mike Va

North High School students in Denver demonstrate against the school-to-prison pipeline during the Dignity in Schools 2015 Week of Action. (Padres & Jóvenes Unidos)

LEADVILLE, CO – A school district in rural Colorado is shifting its approach to student discipline in an effort to keep more kids in school and out of trouble - part of a growing trend away from '90s-era zero-tolerance policies that fed a rise in what's been called the school-to-prison pipelin

Colorado health groups are crying foul over claims made by opponents of Amendment 72. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Coloradans are enduring the typical onslaught of political advertising this election season, and many are familiar with arguments against Amendment 72, a proposal to increase cigarette taxes. Altria, Phillip Morris' parent company, has invested more than $17 million in the group "No o

September is National Better Breakfast Month. (Pixabay)

DENVER – With summer vacation over and children back in school, it's fitting that September is National Better Breakfast Month. In 2007, Colorado lawmakers passed legislation paving the way for free breakfasts for low-income students. Jeremy West, president of the Colorado School Nutrition

Raising SNAP or food-stamp benefits would lead to healthier diets for low-income families, according to a new report. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- Giving low-income families a little more money to spend on food would lead to healthier meals and free up funds for other necessities such as housing and transportation, according to new research. Increasing SNAP or food-stamp benefits by $30 per person per month also would help families

More than 600 community sites across Colorado are set to provide meals to children up to 18 years old at no cost during summer months. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Summer should be a fun time for all Colorado children, but many are at risk of going hungry when school cafeteria doors close. In response, a collaboration of government agencies, nonprofit groups and school districts will provide free meals to all children up to 18 years old at mor

Minority students are more than three times as likely to receive harsher punishments than white students in Denver's public schools, according to a report released Monday. (Pixabay)

DENVER - Minority students are more than three times as likely to receive harsher punishments than white students in Denver's public schools, according to a new report card released Monday. Ricardo Martinez, co-executive director for Padres and Jóvenes Unidos, the group that organized the cit

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