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PNS Daily Newscast - August 18, 2017 


In our rundown spotlight today: at least 13 are dead in Barcelona after a driver ran his van into pedestrians; a researcher examines ways to resolve racial inequality; and a new study finds Latinos will fuel a quarter of America's economic growth in 2020.

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Colorado continues to struggle to improve access to mental and behavioral health care. (Pixabay)

DENVER — As the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo continues to struggle with staffing shortages and rising caseloads, a program in Arapahoe County could point the way for slowing the jail-to-hospital pipeline. Nancy Jackson, an Arapahoe County Commissioner, said early behavioral and

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

Colorado welcomes more than 7  million visitors a year to federally protected lands, including Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, who inject nearly $500 million into local economies. (Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – Public lands draw millions of visitors to Colorado who support local jobs and boost revenues, according to a new report by Democratic members of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee. Each year the outdoor recreation industry adds more than $28 billion in consumer spending in C

More than 80 percent of Coloradans age 50 and older oppose cuts to Medicaid, and insurance companies charging people who have pre-existing medical conditions. (Getty Images)

DENVER – With the U.S. Senate back at work this week on a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, advocates for older Coloradans on Wednesday are set to deliver more than 5,200 petitions to Sen. Cory Gardner's office in Denver, urging him to oppose the Better Care Reconciliation Ac

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

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to reverse pollution protections on 60 percent of U.S. streams and 20 million acres of wetlands, significant sources of drinking water. (Getty Images)

DENVER - The American public will have 30 days to comment on the Trump administration's plan to repeal and replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule, once it's published in the Federal Register. Jan Goldman-Carter, wetlands and water resources director for the National Wildlife Federation, said the move wo

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

Medicaid expansion prevented Dale Terasaki from being saddled with more than $100,000 in debt after a medical emergency. (Barry Gutierrez)

DENVER -- Efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act are on hold for now, but medical professionals are concerned about what the U.S. Senate will bring forward after the July 4 recess. Dale Terasaki, a second year resident at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, has experience with Medicaid

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