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PNS Weekend Newscast - August 19th, 2017 


Here's what we're covering: President Trump got rid of his campaign adviser, health experts are looking into who would be hurt most from climate change, and kids in one state are getting more help dealing with trauma.

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Illegal motorized recreation in restricted watershed areas puts fish populations at risk and pollutes drinking water. (Pixabay)

DENVER - Volunteers and U.S. Forest Service staff are headed back into South Park's Farnum Roadless area to restore critical watershed, native plants and wildlife habitat. Misi Ballard, broadband leader for the group "Great Old Broads for Wilderness," led an effort earlier this month, checking on

Hundreds gathered at the Colorado State Capitol to protest U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' appearance at last week's American Legislative Exchange Council meeting. (Caroline Fry)

DENVER -- The American Legislative Exchange Council wrapped up its annual meeting in Denver on Friday, and activists say they'll keep watching as the group's agenda unfolds in coming months. The national organization, funded by more than 300 corporations and conservative foundations, brings lawmak

Experts recommend adding colorful foods, such as blueberries and carrots, which are high in nutrition and rich in antioxidants, to daily diets for better health. (Pixabay)

GLENWOOD Springs, Colo. -- As the nation's lawmakers continue to grapple with rising health costs and coverage options, Colorado's Mountain Family Health Centers are promoting a common sense preventive approach to good health: eating better food more frequently. Family Nurse Practitioner Jenny Lan

Sheila Custard, like many Coloradans  especially working single parents  struggles to find dependable and, most critically, affordable child care. (Joe Mahoney/Mahoney Images)

DENVER - Sheila Custard says her stomach ties up in knots on weekends when she thinks ahead to Mondays and Tuesdays, the two days she struggles to find child care for her 4-year-old daughter. Custard, who moved to Colorado a year ago and works for an Aurora human-resources company, usually can coun

Deportation concerns are driving many Colorado families to non-government food pantries for assistance, and to churches, where many feel safe. (Getty Images)

DENVER -- Children born in this country are U.S. citizens, regardless of their parents' immigration status, and many are eligible for health insurance coverage and food stamps. But the Trump Administration's tough talk on immigration and an uptick in ICE activity in so-called sanctuary cities, are

The Wisconsin-based Bradley Foundation is financing efforts to defund Colorado teachers' unions and move tax dollars from public schools to charters. (Getty Images)

DENVER - The Bradley Foundation, a Wisconsin-based conservative powerhouse, is taking its successful strategies targeting unions and public education to swing states including Colorado, according to new, separate reports by the Center for Media and Democracy and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Sam

Rural hospitals in Colorado facing life-threatening budget cuts could see relief from Senate Bill 267. (Getty Images)

DENVER - Colorado lawmakers are one step closer to throwing a lifeline to the state's struggling rural hospitals. After years of conflict, Republicans and Democrats finally have come to an agreement that separates funding for hospitals from budget limitations under the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights. D

HB 1324 could help staff some of the 3,000 teaching slots currently at risk of going unfilled in Colorado. (Pixabay)

DENVER – A new bill introduced in the Colorado House would give graduating teachers a financial incentive to teach in the state's struggling rural districts, and also help middle-class families put away money to send their kids to college. A recent Denver Post report found some 3,000 teachin

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