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PNS Daily Newscast -May 25, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown; a GOP candidate spends final night of his campaign allegedly “body slamming" a reporter; the CBO numbers are out and the latest version of the AHCA ends health coverage for 23 million Americans; and we take you to a township that aims to be carbon neutral by 2050.

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The GOP plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would cut Colorado's Medicaid funding by $14 billion, and cause 23 million people nationally to lose health coverage, according to the latest estimates by the Congressional Budget Office. (Getty Images)

DENVER – The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says 23 million Americans would lose their health insurance by 2026 if the American Health Care Act (AHCA) becomes law. Some 14 million would lose coverage because of plans to cut Medicaid by $884 billion. Andy Slavitt, a senior adviser with t

Community health centers in Colorado - which provide medical, dental and mental-health care regardless of a person's ability to pay - are helping reduce health-care costs. (Pixabay)

DENVER - President Donald Trump's proposed budget includes cutting more than $800 billion from Medicaid, and some Colorado health officials are concerned the move could reverse progress made by a pilot program that has managed to improve health outcomes and cut costs. Ross Brooks, chief executive o

New research casts doubt on claims that social media fake news posts and search algorithms sway public opinion. (Getty Images)

DENVER – Despite claims by some politicians, fake news, social media and search algorithms don't sway public opinion, according to a study by a group of international researchers. William Dutton, the report's lead author, says if search engines did help create so-called filter bubbles –

Proponents say sanctuary-city status provides temporary protections for undocumented immigrants until Congress acts on immigration reform. (Pixabay)

LONGMONT, Colo. – As the Trump administration ramps up deportation efforts, including undocumented immigrants with no criminal record, Tuesday the Longmont City Council is set to consider a sanctuary-city proposal. Jose Beteta, executive director of the Latino Chamber of Commerce, says the m

As the Trump administration begins to tackle overhauling the nation's tax code, activists are urging the president to release his returns. (Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – As taxpayers hustle to meet next week's deadline, a coalition of education, labor and social-justice organizations is planning marches in cities across the nation demanding the release of President Trump's tax returns. Demonstrations are set for Saturday in Colorado Springs, Denver,

Critics say if Senate Bill 283 becomes law, pharmacists in rural areas could refuse to fill birth-control prescriptions, citing a conflict with their religious beliefs. (Pixabay)

Update: A state Senate committee advanced Senate Bill 183 on Wednesday. The measure was approved on a 3 to 2 party-line vote, with all Republicans in support. The proposal must clear the full Senate before moving to the Democrat-controlled House. DENVER - The Colorado Senate's State, Veterans, and

Four new bills could help Colorado voters cut through the noise of campaign ads by following the money. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers are being asked to shine some light on how so-called dark money influences political campaigns in the state. Four new bills introduced in the House would set limits on campaign spending and require additional disclosures for who's footing the bill. Peg Perl, senio

A new bill aims to give former offenders in Colorado a better chance of getting a job by prohibiting most employers from asking about criminal history on initial job applications. (Surfertide/iStockphoto)

DENVER - Hundreds of thousands of Coloradans who have criminal records could catch a break on their job applications. House Bill 1305 would prohibit most employers in the state from asking about criminal history on initial application forms. According to attorney Jack Regenbogen with the Colorado C

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