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PNS Daily Newscast - March 30, 2017 


Featured on today’s rundown; LGBTQ Americans excluded from the 2020 Census; we take a look at how Trump’s energy policies could hurt the sector’s biggest jobs creator; plus how overturning online privacy rules may especially impact immigrants.

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Undocumented immigrants, if not deported, are set to contribute nearly $5 trillion in U.S. economic output over the next decade. (Pixabay)

DENVER – The richest one percent of U.S. taxpayers pay less in taxes, just five percent of their income, than undocumented immigrants who pay eight percent. That's according to a new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. Meg Wiehe, the director of programs for the group,

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

A new bill that would make it easier for Coloradans to change the gender on their birth certificate faces an uphill battle in the Colorado Senate. (David Prasad/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – The Birth Certificate Modernization Act cleared the Colorado House with bipartisan support last week, but now it faces an uphill battle after being assigned to the Senate's unofficial "kill" committee. The new law would streamline the process for changing the gender listed on birth ce

Latest Colorado state required police-related shootings just out. (aijohn784/iStockphoto)

By Stephanie Cook CU News Corps The number of officer-involved shootings in Colorado has increased each year since 2011, according to a new report from the Colorado Department of Public Safety. Between 2011 and 2015, the number of incidents reported by law enforcement nearly doubled, from 27 in 201

Colorado lawmakers may ban a practice, widely considered harmful to minors, that seeks to change a personís sexual orientation or suppress gender identity. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers will consider a bill this week that would prohibit mental-health professionals licensed in Colorado from conducting so-called "conversion" or "reparative" therapy, a practice aimed at changing a person's sexual orientation or suppressing gender identity, with minors

A report summarizing four decades of research concludes that immigrants benefit U.S. communities and do not increase crime. (Pixabay)

DENVER – As President Donald Trump continues to make good on promises to deport undocumented immigrants – with some in Colorado seeking protection in sanctuary churches – a new study shows U.S. cities with large immigrant populations experience lower rates of crime. Contrary to t

Colorado legislators hear a bill today that could pave the way for businesses and individuals to discriminate against people who don't share their religious views. (Colorado.gov)

DENVER – A group of Colorado state lawmakers is hoping the third time will be the charm for passing so-called "religious freedom" legislation. A House committee is scheduled to consider a bill today, similar to measures introduced in the past two sessions, that supporters claim is necessary t

President Obama is calling on public-lands agencies to be more inclusive of America's increasingly diverse population. (AlbertHerring/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - President Barack Obama has signed a first-ever memorandum to help guide federal agencies as they work to make public lands more inclusive for all Americans. Jes Ward, executive director of the Colorado-based group cityWILD, pointed to recent efforts in Congress to sell off public lands and

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