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PNS Daily Newscast - November 20, 2017 


On our Monday nationwide rundown; decision day for the Keystone XL pipeline; a border patrol agent killed in the line of duty in Texas; and time is running out to comment on fees that could double or triple at many National Parks in 2018.

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Many seasonal jobs at Colorado ski resorts don't provide health coverage, and premiums can top $1,000 a month for high-deductible plans. (Getty Images)

DENVER -- In 2011, 16 percent of Colorado residents did not have health insurance, but by 2015 - after the rollout of the Affordable Care Act - that rate had dropped to just over 6 percent and is holding steady. That's according to the 2017 Colorado Health Access Survey. Michele Lueck, executive d

The nation's Child Health Insurance Program, which serves some 9 million children, is set to expire on Oct. 1. (Getty Images)

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. - As the Senate races to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act before Sept. 30, another health deadline is getting much less attention. If the U.S. House does not renew funding before Oct. 1 for the Health Centers Program, which 1,400 health centers serving 27 million pa

Wildlife advocates say trout need clean, cold water and healthy habitat to enable young fish to hide and bigger fish to spawn. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Beer makers plan to join forces with outdoor recreation businesses and conservation groups today at the EPA's Denver headquarters. They're protesting the agency's plan to roll back the 2015 Clean Water Rule. Tyler Baskfield with the group Trout Unlimited says the move could underm

In Colorado, 75 percent of households that would get tax cuts through

DENVER – If the GOP is able to repeal and replace Obamacare, Denver's wealthiest households will fare much better than rural Coloradans, according to new analysis by the Colorado Fiscal Institute. Thamanna Vasan, an economic policy analyst with the Institute, says progress made under the Aff

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

In 2015, 33,000 lives were lost due to opioids in the United States, and community health centers are exploring alternative treatments. (Getty Images)

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado's community health centers are going back in time to help blunt what has been called an opioid epidemic. Ken Davis, a physician assistant at Northwest Colorado Health in Steamboat Springs, says 15 years ago, health providers used an interdisciplinary approa

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

President Trump's plan for investing $1 trillion to rebuild the nation's infrastructure is being met with skepticism. (alex57111/iStockphoto)

DENVER -- During his address to Congress on Tuesday, President Trump called for $1 trillion in public and private investment to rebuild the nation's roads and bridges, noting that the $6 trillion spent fighting wars in the Middle East could have easily rebuilt America two or three times over. Form

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