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PNS Weekend Newscast - March 25th, 2017 


Here's a look at the news we're covering:  A big blow to the GOP and President Trump when the plan to replace Obama Care fails,  A couple of new reports out on the state of water in the U.S show work needs to be done and budget cuts in one state are threatening those who are most vulnerable. 

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A new bill making its way through the Colorado Legislature could make pouring through large quantities of taxpayer-funded public data easier. (Pixabay)

DENVER — Colorado lawmakers are set to hear a bill Monday that would bring local and state governments one step closer to the levels of transparency sought by watchdog groups. Senate Bill 40 would update the Colorado Open Records Act, or CORA, making it possible to access digital copies of d

Colorado health groups are crying foul over claims made by opponents of Amendment 72. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Coloradans are enduring the typical onslaught of political advertising this election season, and many are familiar with arguments against Amendment 72, a proposal to increase cigarette taxes. Altria, Phillip Morris' parent company, has invested more than $17 million in the group "No o

Industry groups topped individual contributors in Colorado's ballot battles over health care, cigarette taxes and constitutional amendments. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Coloradans for Coloradans, the group working to defeat Amendment 69 on the statewide ballot, a measure that would create a universal health-care system, raised five times more money than the initiative's proponents, according to new analysis by Clean Slate Now. Jon Biggerstaff, the

A new report warns the rapid growth of charter schools could lead to privatization of the nation's public school system. (Pixabay)

DENVER – What began as an experiment to create innovation through charter schools has become a movement to privatize public education, according to a new report. Stan Salett, the report's co-author and president of the Foundation for the Future of Youth, spent more than four decades in publi

Both conservative and liberal groups are opposing Initiative 71 on Colorado's November ballot. (State of Washington)

DENVER – Colorado ballot Initiative 71, a move to make it harder to change the state's constitution, has borne out the old adage that 'politics makes for strange bedfellows.' Jon Caldara, president of the Libertarian Independence Institute, says he's never seen before a coalition like the on

More scorchers in store? Climate change could bring hotter temperatures to Colorado in coming decades. (Pixabay)

DENVER - If global greenhouse gas emissions continue unchecked, cities along Colorado's Front Range will see hotter summers and more powerful storms and wildfires, according to a new analysis. By 2050, the study from the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization predicted, the Denver metro area - which r

A new report predicts emissions from oil, gas and coal currently in production are enough to raise global temperatures above limits set in Paris. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Existing fossil fuel production is enough to blow the world's entire remaining carbon budget for keeping global temperatures below limits set at last year's Paris climate summit, according to a new report from Oil Change International. David Turnbull, a report contributor, says if t

Coal companies met with GOP attorneys general to stop the EPA's Clean Power Plan. (Pixabay)

DENVER - Fossil-fuel companies Murray Energy and Southern Co. paid for private meetings with Republican state attorneys general to discuss opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan less than two weeks before the same officials asked a federal judge to block the measure, ac

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