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PNS Daily Newscast - April 28, 2017 


In focus on our rundown today: President Trump says he’ll “renegotiate” NAFTA rather than pull out; Texas groups oppose Congress’ second try at a health care bill; and wildlife takes over a Florida school.

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Public News Service - CO: Youth Issues

New reports show some rulings by President Trump's Supreme Court nominee have allowed schools to use force against and to isolate students with disabilities. (Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – According to two new reports, Judge Neil Gorsuch – President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court – has repeatedly failed to protect the rights of students with disabilities. Gorsuch is set to testify before the U.S. Senate Monday. National Education Assoc

Playing a team sport can produce positive lifelong benefits for young people. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Children from low-income families are more likely to miss out on playing organized sports than their wealthier peers, and the impacts can be far reaching, according to a new report by The Colorado Trust. Shale Wong, a pediatrics professor at the University of Colorado School of Medi

Colorado lawmakers may ban a practice, widely considered harmful to minors, that seeks to change a person’s sexual orientation or suppress gender identity. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers will consider a bill this week that would prohibit mental-health professionals licensed in Colorado from conducting so-called "conversion" or "reparative" therapy, a practice aimed at changing a person's sexual orientation or suppressing gender identity, with minors

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

President Obama is calling on public-lands agencies to be more inclusive of America's increasingly diverse population. (AlbertHerring/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - President Barack Obama has signed a first-ever memorandum to help guide federal agencies as they work to make public lands more inclusive for all Americans. Jes Ward, executive director of the Colorado-based group cityWILD, pointed to recent efforts in Congress to sell off public lands and

More people die during police encounters than previously reported. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Police officers have the legal authority to take lives, but keeping tabs on how many people are killed each year hasn't been easy. Brandon Patterson, a staff reporter for Mother Jones, broke down new Department of Justice data, which show police-related fatalities in the U.S. are si

North High School students in Denver demonstrate against the school-to-prison pipeline during the Dignity in Schools 2015 Week of Action. (Padres & Jóvenes Unidos)

LEADVILLE, CO – A school district in rural Colorado is shifting its approach to student discipline in an effort to keep more kids in school and out of trouble - part of a growing trend away from '90s-era zero-tolerance policies that fed a rise in what's been called the school-to-prison pipelin

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

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