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PNS Daily Newscast - August 24, 2017 


Featured on today’s nationwide rundown Florida set to execute the first white man for killing a black person; A new study finds a minimum-wage bump of just a dollar an hour could reduce the number of child-neglect cases; and we’ll tell you why the growth of backyard chickens is hatching a salmonella outbreak.

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New research shows a majority of Coloradans realize climate change is happening, but fewer understand the potential health impacts. (George Frey/Getty Images)

DENVER – Public health experts in Colorado are narrowing in on the effects of climate change on human health. And they're warning that people who work outdoors, low-income families, seniors and children are among those who will bear the brunt of rising temperatures. Rosemary Rochford, a prof

Breastfeeding has been shown to improve the health of newborns and can lead to higher IQs. (Getty Images)

DENVER - August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, and today at Cole Park in Alamosa, an event celebrates nature's solution for getting newborns all the nutrients they need. It's co-sponsored by Valley Wide Health Systems, where Katy Baer directs its Women, Infants and Children program. Bre

Community gardens at Colorado health centers are filling a critical need in areas considered food deserts. (Pixabay)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Children in Fort Collins on Thursday are bringing their harvest of fresh vegetables to a farmer's market at Salud Family Health Centers' east location. It's part of a statewide effort by community health centers to incorporate gardening as a way to improve mental and ph

The ZIP code for neighborhoods surrounding the Suncor Refinery in Commerce City, 80216, was recently named the nation's most polluted. (Jeffrey Beall/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - Today is the final day for the public to weigh in on Suncor Energy's request to boost production and emissions at its Commerce City refinery. Hilda Nucete, organizing program director for the group Protégete: Our Air, Our Health, said Suncor has a history of violating air pollution st

Since Colorado put limits on methane waste at oil and gas sites in 2014, the state's energy production has increased. (Getty Images)

LAFAYETTE, Co. – The Trump administration's attempts to roll back clean-air protections were dealt a temporary setback last week in court, but the Environmental Protection Agency is forging ahead with plans to suspend a federal rule that limits methane pollution at new oil and gas sites for tw

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

There are no income or registration requirements for Colorado's Summer Meals program, so kids can just show up and eat. (Getty Images)

DENVER – Kids don't lose their appetites when school cafeterias close for summer, so Colorado's Summer Meal Program is stepping up, serving free meals in more than 500 locations across the state to all children up to age 18. Amanda Suriano supervises a site in Denver's Five Points neighborho

Experts recommend adding colorful foods, such as blueberries and carrots, which are high in nutrition and rich in antioxidants, to daily diets for better health. (Pixabay)

GLENWOOD Springs, Colo. -- As the nation's lawmakers continue to grapple with rising health costs and coverage options, Colorado's Mountain Family Health Centers are promoting a common sense preventive approach to good health: eating better food more frequently. Family Nurse Practitioner Jenny Lan

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