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PNS Daily News - March 28, 2017 


We’re covering a variety of issues today including: word of a secret White House visit prompts calls for the House Intelligence chair to recuse himself from the Russia investigation; internet activity could be sold to the highest bidder under a bill up for a vote; and new research shows Uncle Sam is taking more from undocumented immigrants than the wealthy.

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Public News Service - CO: Women's Issues

Activists say Disney's CEO should resign from President Donald Trump's Business Advisory Council to be consistent with the company's family-friendly values. (Pixabay)

DENVER – As people across the world celebrate International Women's Day, activists plan to visit a Walt Disney Company shareholder meeting in Denver. Their goal is to urge CEO Robert Iger to step down from President Donald Trump's Business Advisory Council. Pamela Resendiz is the managing di

Lawmakers will hear a bill that would tie Colorado's nine electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote in presidential elections. (Razihusin/iStockphoto)

DENVER – A Colorado Senate committee considers a bill today that would ensure all of Colorado's nine votes in the Electoral College go to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote - even if that candidate did not win a majority of ballots cast in Colorado. The elections d

Colorado groups are mobilizing in opposition to President Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER — Reproductive rights groups and others are ramping up opposition to President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. Karen Middleton, executive director at NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, said the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch could allow Trump to make good on campaign promises to ove

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

Civic groups are encouraging Coloradans to vote all the way to the bottom of the ballot. (Pixabay)

DENVER – The presidential election is just under two weeks away, and many Colorado residents already have received ballots by mail. Voters face a long list of choices this year – national, state and local candidates, ballot initiatives, amendments and judges – and Cath Perrone, vi

A new tool maps Colorado's food, health care, child care and financial assistance programs by county. (Pixabay)

DENVER - An interactive dashboard released today aggregates data on Colorado's food, health care, child care and financial assistance programs by county. The state has a mixed track record helping residents that struggle to meet basic needs, with some counties performing better than others. In resp

Advocacy groups are pushing political candidates to focus on child poverty. (Milkos/iStockphoto)

DENVER – Presidential candidates from both major parties have talked a lot about helping the middle class, but have skipped over one of the largest segments of the poor: babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Sarah Hughes, research director at the Colorado Children's Campaign, says poverty impac

Women living closer to high levels of green vegetation have lower mortality rates than do women living in less green areas, according to a new report. (Pixabay)

DENVER - Women living closer to high levels of green vegetation have lower mortality rates than women living in less green areas, according to new researchfunded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Bonnie Joubert Ph.D., populat

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