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PNS Daily Newscast - June 23, 2017 


Today on the rundown: the Senate GOP releases a draft of their health-care bill; Tropical Storm Cindy is bringing heavy rainfall to the South; and could Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ “tough on drugs” approach fuel mass incarceration?

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Public News Service - CO: Criminal Justice

Some religious institutions in Colorado say keeping security plans private is the best defense against a possible threat. (Pixabay)

By Emma Gibson CU News Corps DENVER — Parishioners in Colorado and around the country are questioning what they would do if someone decided to target one of their weekly services or prayer sessions. Many places of worship in Colorado have responded by creating safety teams to protect their m

Proponents say sanctuary-city status provides temporary protections for undocumented immigrants until Congress acts on immigration reform. (Pixabay)

LONGMONT, Colo. – As the Trump administration ramps up deportation efforts, including undocumented immigrants with no criminal record, Tuesday the Longmont City Council is set to consider a sanctuary-city proposal. Jose Beteta, executive director of the Latino Chamber of Commerce, says the m

A new bill aims to give former offenders in Colorado a better chance of getting a job by prohibiting most employers from asking about criminal history on initial job applications. (Surfertide/iStockphoto)

DENVER - Hundreds of thousands of Coloradans who have criminal records could catch a break on their job applications. House Bill 1305 would prohibit most employers in the state from asking about criminal history on initial application forms. According to attorney Jack Regenbogen with the Colorado C

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

Latest Colorado state required police-related shootings just out. (aijohn784/iStockphoto)

By Stephanie Cook CU News Corps The number of officer-involved shootings in Colorado has increased each year since 2011, according to a new report from the Colorado Department of Public Safety. Between 2011 and 2015, the number of incidents reported by law enforcement nearly doubled, from 27 in 201

Activists are concerned that Colorado legislation to make tampering with oil and gas operations a felony is a way to reduce environmental activism. (Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER - A bill on the Colorado Senate floor today would increase the penalties for disruptive behavior at fossil-fuel sites. Tampering with industrial equipment at an oil or natural gas site is a Class Two misdemeanor in Colorado, but Senate Bill 17-035 aims to make it a Class Six felony. If pass

A report summarizing four decades of research concludes that immigrants benefit U.S. communities and do not increase crime. (Pixabay)

DENVER – As President Donald Trump continues to make good on promises to deport undocumented immigrants – with some in Colorado seeking protection in sanctuary churches – a new study shows U.S. cities with large immigrant populations experience lower rates of crime. Contrary to t

More people die during police encounters than previously reported. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Police officers have the legal authority to take lives, but keeping tabs on how many people are killed each year hasn't been easy. Brandon Patterson, a staff reporter for Mother Jones, broke down new Department of Justice data, which show police-related fatalities in the U.S. are si

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