Coal interests, miners banking on Trump to emphasize fossil fuels

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The oil and gas industries come out clear winners with the Trump victory. He has vowed to lift regulations and has spoken clearly in favor of more exploration and production, both onshore and offshore.

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Trump Promised Big On Coal. Can He Deliver?

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Coal country is celebrating Donald Trump’s election victory. Support for Trump was strong from Appalachia to Wyoming, and people have high hopes he can reverse coal’s recent downturn. But can he?

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Colorado Election Roundup

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Here is how the top statewide Colorado races turned out with more than 80% of the vote counted.

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Can new federal education laws re-establish respect for teachers?

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Teachers' union leader says the new Every Student Succeeds Act is a chance for teachers to claim a leadership role in their schools and in shaping statewide policy.

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Abandoned well leads to mysterious gas leak that closed a school

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Carbon dioxide levels inside the school were 26 times the recommended limit, which made some areas of the school oxygen-deficient.

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Family farms are weighing policy differences between Clinton, Trump

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Harvest Public Media reporters attempt answer your questions about the 2016 presidential election.

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Government subsidies for oil and gas detailed by Inside Energy

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This question was submitted by a follower of Inside Energy, one the team has wanted to tackle since our first day on the job. So we were thrilled when you, our audience, chose it in our latest voting round.

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Feasting On Fuel: Renewables On America’s Farms

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As part of our series Feasting On Fuel, Grant Gerlock of Harvest Public Media looks at farmers who are turning to renewables to lessen their reliance on fossil fuels.

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Unintended consequences explored in ‘Colorado: The State of High’

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Dabbing gives the rush of an instant high. And in Colorado, where recreational marijuana is legal, there are no limits on THC concentration.

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In A Race To Represent Coal Country, Two Visions For The Future

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What to do about coal jobs has been a major theme this election season, with each side pointing fingers at the other, from the presidential debate stage to local town halls. On Colorado’s western slope, two candidates running for Congress are divided on the issue and are nearly matched in campaign contributions as election day approaches.

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Colorado Votes 2016: What's on the Ballot

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Get insights and information about ballot measures facing Colorado voters this year with RMPBS News Anchor John Ferrugia.

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ACLU files racial profiling suit in Colorado Springs traffic stop

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Two black men who were pulled from a vehicle at gunpoint during a traffic stop in 2015 are suing the city and three Colorado Springs police officers on grounds of racial profiling.

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Rural Colorado grapples with opiate epidemic and high death rate from overdoses

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The ability to provide or receive the life-saving drug naloxone in Colorado still depends on geography.

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A Handful of Colorado Towns Rely Heavily on Money from Traffic Tickets

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Rocky Mountain PBS News, in collaboration with 9Wants to Know, analyzed 270 municipal budgets in Colorado to determine revenue from traffic tickets. A few small towns – reaped big bucks.

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Clean Coal: Fact Or Fiction?

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During the second Presidential debate, Donald Trump responded to a question about energy policy by saying, “There is a thing called clean coal. Coal will last for a thousand years in this country.” An Inside Energy follower named David asked us, “#CleanCoal: True or false prophecy?” We try to answer that question.

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