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PNS Daily Newscast - March 24, 2017 


On our rundown today: Republican leaders delay the vote on a health-care replacement for Obamacare; legal advice for undocumented immigrants; and one state considers an innovative way to help children with money from a settlement with Volkswagen.

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Public News Service - CO: Livable Wages/Working Families

A strong majority of Colorado voters do not want to see cuts to programs such as food stamps and subsidized school meals. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- A broad majority of Colorado voters want stronger, smarter programs to eradicate hunger, according to a new poll commissioned by Hunger Free Colorado. More than half of people surveyed said they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who prioritizes food-security programs. Benjamin

Playing a team sport can produce positive lifelong benefits for young people. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Children from low-income families are more likely to miss out on playing organized sports than their wealthier peers, and the impacts can be far reaching, according to a new report by The Colorado Trust. Shale Wong, a pediatrics professor at the University of Colorado School of Medi

Proposed cuts to Medicaid could impact nearly 130,000 seniors and people with disabilities in Colorado who rely on the program. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- As the GOP-led Congress struggles to make good on promises to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, leaders of Colorado's community health centers say new bills introduced this week could be devastating - especially for centers in rural parts of the state already operating on slim ma

Health-care advocates are protesting a move to repeal Colorado's health-insurance marketplace, which helps consumers navigate enrollment. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Groups are gathering on the steps of the state Capitol today to protest efforts by some lawmakers to repeal Connect for Health Colorado, the state's health-insurance marketplace. Adam Fox, the director of strategic engagement of the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative says the move

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

Coloradans are urging U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner not to repeal the Affordable Care Act. (U.S. Senate)

DENVER -- As Congress moves to repeal the Affordable Care Act, proponents of the health care law are taking their case to Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner's doorstep, literally. A coalition plans to gather outside the Republican senator's Denver and Greeley offices at noon on Tuesday. Adela Flores-Brenn

Ignacio Alvarado, a former sheep herder, advocates on behalf of Colorado's migrant workers. (Joe Mahoney)

DENVER – Each year, some 300 men, mostly from South America, are recruited for work virtually no American wants to do: tending to sheep and other livestock around the clock on Colorado's ranches and rangelands. Ignacio Alvarado came to the United States from Chile on a special H-2A visa in t

Colorado's more affluent, ski-resort counties are falling short in connecting eligible lower-income residents to food-assistance programs. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Ski-resort counties with some of the highest income levels per capita in the state are falling short when it comes to connecting their eligible, lower-income residents to food assistance programs. That's according to new research by the group Hunger Free Colorado. Eagle, Pitkin, Routt

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