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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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President Trump has promised to sign into law a proposal in the U.S. House that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. (Getty Images)

DENVER – The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on a bill today that would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks. If the proposal becomes law, providers also could face fines and up to five years in prison. Karen Middleton, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, notes that Co

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

Colorado continues to struggle to improve access to mental and behavioral health care. (Pixabay)

DENVER — As the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo continues to struggle with staffing shortages and rising caseloads, a program in Arapahoe County could point the way for slowing the jail-to-hospital pipeline. Nancy Jackson, an Arapahoe County Commissioner, said early behavioral and

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

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