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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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Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner has co-sponsored legislation that would restore funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, which expired last Saturday. (Getty Images)

DENVER – The new budget passed by the U.S. House yesterday could add insult to injury for healthcare providers. Critics say the measure's tax cuts - that primarily benefit the wealthy and large corporations - would require over $470 billion in cuts to Medicare and at least a trillion dollars

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

The nation's Child Health Insurance Program, which serves some 9 million children, is set to expire on Oct. 1. (Getty Images)

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. - As the Senate races to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act before Sept. 30, another health deadline is getting much less attention. If the U.S. House does not renew funding before Oct. 1 for the Health Centers Program, which 1,400 health centers serving 27 million pa

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

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

A proposal by Xcel Energy would add more than $2 billion in renewable-energy investments in Colorado, and retire two of three coal-fired plants at the Comanche Generating Station. (Jeffrey Beall/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – Parents are praising Xcel Energy's proposal to retire two of three coal-fired power units at Pueblo's Comanche Generating Station and add renewable energy to Colorado's power grid. Jen Clanahan, with the group Colorado Moms Know Best, says she's optimistic about the move and is urgi

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

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