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PNS Daily News - April 26, 2017 


Among the stories we are featuring today: National monuments at risk under an expected executive order; the latest on negotiations to avoid a government shutdown; and attempts to overturn Citizens United ramp up.

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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

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DENVER -- Activists in Colorado joined a national "people's filibuster" over the weekend in an effort to convince the state's U.S. senators to reject Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. Amy Long, an organizer with the group Together We Will U.S.A., attended Sa

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

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