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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2017 


We begin the week with President Donald Trump urging GOP House members to support the Senate budget bill; a new report tracks a growing “right” to discriminate at both the state and federal level; and we will let you know why Trump budget cuts are being labeled a threat to waterways in the Midwest.

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Public News Service - CO: Civic Engagement

Coal-fired power plants are the nation's top source of CO2 emissions. Burning coal also is a leading cause of smog, acid rain and toxic air pollution. (Getty Images)

DENVER - The Trump administration on Tuesday took steps to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the nation's first-ever attempt to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has claimed the move will correct what he sees as an executive overreach o

Residents of Westminster, Colo., are asking the city to consider creating an affordable-housing trust fund to help struggling families stay in their homes. (Getty Images)

WESTMINSTER, Co. – We Organize Westminster, or WOW, has a public assembly Saturday to address what the group is calling a housing and renters' rights crisis in the Denver suburb. In the five years, Inez Marquez has lived at the Copperwood Apartments, she says the rent for the one-bedroom uni

AARP Colorado holds a town hall meeting at the Evans Community Center, 1100 37th St., from 1 to 3  p.m. on Tuesday. (City of Evans)

DENVER – AARP Colorado is on the road for its statewide Get in the Know Tour to find out what older Coloradans think about the current political climate, and to give updates on upcoming legislation. Kelli Fritts, director of advocacy for AARP Colorado, says the issue weighing heaviest on peo

Residents of Denver's Westwood neighborhood, including Santiago Jaramillo, are working to raise awareness about climate change in the community. (Joe Mahoney/The Colorado Trust)

DENVER – If climate pollution continues at current levels, Denver could see more than a month of 100-plus degree days by 2050 in the worst years, according to analysis from the city and county of Denver. Elizabeth Babcock, the manager of air, water and climate with the city's Department of E

Anonymous campaign contributions have risen dramatically in the wake of the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court Citizens United decision. (Pixabay)

DENVER – On Saturday, people from across Colorado who are concerned about the role of money in politics will meet in Denver for a "Making Democracy Work" conference. The event will focus on the influence of so-called "dark money," anonymous campaign contributions. Lisa Graves, executive dire

A Denver non-profit has made it possible for small rural communities such as Colorado's Platteville to offer their residents video coverage of civic meetings free of charge. (plattevillegov.org)

DENVER – A Denver non-profit is making it easier for people interested in civic affairs to keep track of what's happening at City Hall. Open Source Media has developed a new software being adopted by municipal governments that archives video of city meetings that residents can watch at home.

A new report warns Denver can expect 72 days a year with temperatures above 100 degrees by the end of this century unless climate pollution from fossil fuels are reduced. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is challenging residents to roll up their sleeves and help to reduce climate pollution by 80 percent below 2005 levels by 2050 – goals set in Paris in 2015 and rejected by President Donald Trump. The plan would create a glide path to reduce fossil

Gov. John Hickenlooper will testify on health care on Thursday before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. (Getty Images)

DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper takes a plan to Congress this week, developed with Ohio Gov. John Kasich, aimed at fixing some of the Affordable Care Act's shortcomings. The proposal incorporates key elements designed to stabilize the individual insurance markets, increase competition and promote e

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