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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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Physicians say Medicare for All would help President Donald Trump make good on promises for better coverage and benefits. (Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – With the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act now dead on arrival, the debate over how to fix health care in the U.S. is heating up again. While partisan divides remain high, Dr. Glenn Pearson – former president of Physicians for a National Health Program –

The U.S. House is set to vote on a new health care plan on Thursday, the seven-year anniversary of President Obama's signing the Affordable Care Act. (Pixabay)

DENVER – On Tuesday, the U.S. House presented new amendments hoping to shore up votes for its plan to replace the Affordable Care Act - but at least one major hurdle is unresolved. The nation's largest advocacy group for people 50 and over, representing 660,000 Coloradans and 38 million nation

Opposition to the GOP's plan to replace the Affordable Care Act is growing, after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found the legislation would cause 24 million Americans to lose coverage. (Tom Hilton/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – The struggle over efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act isn't over. Health groups oppose the Republicans’ replacement plan, which according to Congressional Budget Office estimates would cause 24 million people to lose coverage. And on Wednesday, a coalition, including s

Proposed cuts to Medicaid could impact nearly 130,000 seniors and people with disabilities in Colorado who rely on the program. (Pixabay)

DENVER -- As the GOP-led Congress struggles to make good on promises to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, leaders of Colorado's community health centers say new bills introduced this week could be devastating - especially for centers in rural parts of the state already operating on slim ma

Activists say Disney's CEO should resign from President Donald Trump's Business Advisory Council to be consistent with the company's family-friendly values. (Pixabay)

DENVER – As people across the world celebrate International Women's Day, activists plan to visit a Walt Disney Company shareholder meeting in Denver. Their goal is to urge CEO Robert Iger to step down from President Donald Trump's Business Advisory Council. Pamela Resendiz is the managing di

President Trump's plan for investing $1 trillion to rebuild the nation's infrastructure is being met with skepticism. (alex57111/iStockphoto)

DENVER -- During his address to Congress on Tuesday, President Trump called for $1 trillion in public and private investment to rebuild the nation's roads and bridges, noting that the $6 trillion spent fighting wars in the Middle East could have easily rebuilt America two or three times over. Form

Filing tax returns on your own can be a challenge, but free tax assistance is available from the AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program. (Pixabay)

DENVER – W-2 and other tax forms are dropping into Colorado mailboxes, a sure sign that tax season has arrived. For many, income-tax returns are not something to tackle on your own, and hiring a professional can be costly, especially for people living on a fixed income. Carl Kantner, partner

A new bill in the Colorado Legislature would ask voters to change the formula for how the state can invest in pubic services and infrastructure, including roads and bridges. (Pixabay)

DENVER - Colorado voters could be asked to update the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, a 25-year-old constitutional amendment, if House Bill 1187 passes. The measure would change the formula that limits how much the state can invest in roads and schools by linking economic growth to how much people earn in

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