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PNS Daily News - Monday, March 27, 2017 


Hundreds detained in Russian corruption protests; with the ACA repeal quashed, physicians promote Medicare for all; and the solitary confinement of juveniles in Tennessee blocked by a federal judge. Those stories and more in today’s rundown.

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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

A ballot initiative that would establish the nation's first public, universal health care system in Colorado is facing an uphill struggle. (gpointstudio/iStockphoto)

DENVER - An initiative on the November ballot to make Colorado the first state to establish public, universal health coverage is facing well-financed opposition from business and conservative groups. As former head of corporate communications at the health insurance giant Cigna, Wendell Potter say

Men dominate the national conversation about women's reproductive health, according to a new report. (LuckyBusiness/iStockphoto)

DENVER – Male voices and perspectives are blocking out females – even in coverage of women's reproductive health – according to new research by the Women's Media Center. It says journalists who are women produce 37 percent of articles on contraception or abortion, compared with 5

PHOTO: A coalition of more than 60 organizations sent a letter calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to remove provisions in its budget bill they claim would block the FCC from implementing net neutrality rules. Photo credit: Beau Giles/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER – More than 60 civil rights and public-interest groups sent a letter urging Congress to protect the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision to keep the Internet open. The coalition is protesting a rider, attached to a must-pass government funding package, that would take awa

PHOTO: As political pundits analyze the impact of the midterm election, political insiders are gearing up for the 2016 elections. Photo courtesy of Thinkprogress.org

DENVER - After enduring months of campaign ads, Coloradans are waking up today and learning how the candidates and issues they favored in this midterm faired. But today barely marks a break in the action for political insiders, as they now ramp up for the 2016 Presidential election, explains Jill H

DENVER - Having access to a telephone landline in Colorado is something we take for granted, but today state lawmakers are considering legislation that could change that. Taken together, four bills (HB 1328-1331) being heard today would reallocate money used for landline maintenance, remove regulati

PHOTO: Internet freedom was a hot-button topic at the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, hosted by Craig Aaron and his organization, Free Press. Courtesy Mark Scheerer

DENVER - Issues of Internet freedom have been the focus of a three-day meeting in Denver. The National Conference for Media Reform brought together thousands of policymakers, advocates and tech experts who met to discuss such issues as protecting the Internet from government, and corporate attempts

KEYSTONE, Colo. - The Colorado Health Symposium wrapped up this weekend, after looking at new and innovative methods in health care. But the symposium also experimented with new ways of moving beyond the conference walls: It's called "Symposium University." Six college students received scholarships

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