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PNS Daily Newscast - August 17, 2017 


On our nationwide rundown; President Trump disbands two economic councils as CEO’s resign in protest; we will tell you why Iowa, like Trump, has bias issues; plus land trusts are a prime spot to view Monday’s solar eclipse.

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Public News Service - CO: Social Justice

Representatives from Colorado College and the University of Colorado Boulder joined athletes from 16 states to train with Olympic medalists at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. (Pixabay)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - In the wake of President Trump's move to oust transgender people from the military, the U.S. Olympic Committee doubled down on its commitment to diversity this week. The USOC is honoring FLAME, a program that encourages minorities - including LGBTQ athletes - to take leade

Black women with advanced degrees earn less than white men with only a bachelorís degree. (Getty Images)

DENVER – Black women have to work seven months into 2017 to be paid the same amount of money white men took home in 2016, according to a new report by the Economic Policy Institute. Valerie Wilson, director of the institute, notes black women face both racial and gender pay gaps, and says be

Children, seniors and people with disabilities receive almost 70 percent of SNAP benefits. (Getty Images)

DENVER – The Trump administration's tax proposals would not benefit all taxpayers or states equally, according to new analysis from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. Matt Gardner, a senior fellow with the institute, says the richest 1 percent of taxpayers would receive more than

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

Scientists warn if the U.S. continues business as usual, climate change could lead to the largest transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich in the nationís history. (Getty Images)

DENVER – Rocky Mountain and Western states could see some benefits as climate change forces people and assets to move away from the nation's hottest regions into more temperate areas, but scientists project economic inequality will increase as the planet warms. Rutgers University Professor R

There are 5,116 people experiencing homelessness in the Denver metro area, including 1,500 families with children and more than 500 veterans. (Getty Images)

WESTMINSTER, Colo. – Housing advocates in Westminster have confronted their City Council on the one-year anniversary of the city's "Coming Home Day" proclamation, where officials promised to prioritize affordable housing. One resident testified that after seeing her rent double over five yea

Sixty-five percent of Colorado small-business owners oppose denying services to LGBT people based on religious beliefs. (Getty Images)

DENVER - Business groups are keeping a close eye on the U.S. Supreme Court after its decision to hear a case involving a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, citing religious objections. Tim Gaudette, Colorado outreach manager for the group Small Business Majority, sa

The average tax break for millionaires in Colorado under a health-care bill passed by the U.S. House is projected to be $40,000 a year. (Getty Images)

DENVER – Resistance to efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is heating up after the U.S. Senate made public its Better Care Reconciliation Act. Rallies were held in Colorado on Friday and across the nation over the weekend, and members of the group "Patriotic Millionaires" a

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