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PNS Daily Newscast - April 20, 2018 


The DOJ delivers the Comey memos to Congress. Also on our rundown: More evidence that rent prices are out of reach in many markets; Wisconsin counties brace for sulfide mining; and the Earth Day focus this weekend in North Dakota is on recycling.

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Public News Service - CO: Consumer Issues

To avoid identity theft, Coloradans are encouraged to shred documents with important personal information, and check monthly statements and credit reports for signs of theft. (Pexels)

DENVER – The Federal Trade Commission and the Colorado Attorney General's office hold a media briefing today at the Corky Gonzales Library in Denver to outline ways that consumers can protect themselves from fraud. Last year, scam artists took more than $10 million from Colorado residents, a

Annual profits ranging from 20 percent to 24 percent have not stopped Alden Global Capital from extracting hundreds of millions of dollars from its media holdings, including the Denver Post. (David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – As a group of Colorado investors works to corral enough cash to make a bid to buy the Denver Post from its current owner, fund Alden Global Capital, other communities are looking to follow suit. Julie Reynolds, an investigative journalist who's spent years covering the New York-base

A new study shows that local governments are better positioned to connect traditionally underserved communities to broadband internet. (Pixabay)

DENVER – As Congress considers remedies for large-scale privacy breaches by Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, a recent report suggests that local municipalities could play a key role in protecting consumers. The American Civil Liberties Union study says if cities and counties build out their

Colorado lawmakers are considering a measure that would require out-of-network health providers to add language to their bills that explain consumer rights under state law. (Pixabay)

DENVER - A new bill introduced in the Colorado Senate is designed to help protect consumers from so-called surprise medical bills. Frequently, said Adam Fox, director of strategic engagement for the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, patients with insurance end up getting billed for services from

Nearly 20 percent of Coloradans in their prime working years, ages 25 to 64, have been unable to join the workforce. (Pixabay)

DENVER – It can happen to anyone. You're about to leave for a job interview – and your car won't start. But what might seem like a relatively minor setback for many can end up being an insurmountable barrier for people struggling to make ends meet. House Bill 1310, making its way throu

Last year, We Don't Waste delivered 10 million meals to more than 80 different community-based agencies across the Front Range. (Pixabay)

DENVER — Baseball season is back in Denver, and that means Arlan Preblud and his staff of seven are hard at work rescuing hot dogs, buns and any other leftovers for community food banks and shelters. Preblud started the group We Don't Waste in 2009, picking up food at closing time from local

At least nine states, including Colorado, are considering measures that would make it easier for companies to classify workers as independent contractors if they are signed up with platforms including Uber. (Sandeepnewstyle/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – More than 100,000 workers in the "gig economy" - including drivers, plumbers, electricians and child-care professionals - could lose workers-comp and unemployment-insurance coverage if a new bill making its way through the state Legislature becomes law. Senate Bill 171 would change

A job-requirement program for Medicaid recipients, similar to SB 214 in Colorado, is expected to cost Kentucky taxpayers nearly $374 million over the next two years. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Colorado's Senate, following the lead of the Trump administration, is considering adding work requirements for people with Medicaid coverage. Critics warn the move could end up taking health insurance away from more than six million Americans – including hundreds of thousands of

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