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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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If President Trump eliminates the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, hundreds of thousands of immigrants could be at risk of deportation. (Pixabay)

DENVER - People advocating for immigrants in Denver scored a win this week when the City Council approved a bill that puts strict limits on how officials can assist federal agents. Corrine Rivera-Fowler, policy and civic engagement director for the group Padres and Jóvenes Unidos, said the mov

Representatives from Colorado College and the University of Colorado Boulder joined athletes from 16 states to train with Olympic medalists at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. (Pixabay)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - In the wake of President Trump's move to oust transgender people from the military, the U.S. Olympic Committee doubled down on its commitment to diversity this week. The USOC is honoring FLAME, a program that encourages minorities - including LGBTQ athletes - to take leade

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

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 personís 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

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