Inside Energy Reads: How ‘Rooftop Solar’ Became ‘Private Solar’

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An Energywire story explains how the electricity industry is changing the way it talks about who they are and what they do.

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Gridlocked: Outside/In Podcast

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What if everything you thought you knew about energy was exactly backwards? What if the way that we currently do electricity is actually the most expensive option, and all of that fancy “clean-tech” and “green-tech” actually the cheapest option? Listen to the Outside/In podcast episode GRIDLOCKED for answers.

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Video: Police in Mountain View, Pop. 518, Wrote 3,624 Traffic Tickets in 2014

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Rocky Mountain PBS I-News, in collaboration with 9Wants to Know, analyzed 270 municipal budgets in Colorado to determine the percentage of each town or city's revenue based on traffic stops. Only 40 municipalities earned more than 4 percent of total revenue from citations.

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Racial and Ethnic Disparities Loom Large in State Justice

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Blacks and Latinos are overrepresented in the criminal justice system nationally and in Colorado. From arrests, through incarceration and release, the system has a strong undertow of people of color: it’s easy to get caught up and difficult to escape.

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Bill Would Make State Investigations into Wage Theft a Public Record

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Legislation that would make public many investigations by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has been introduced in the state house, following a Rocky Mountain PBS News inquiry into the agency’s secrecy practices.

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SANE Exam, Important Tool Against Rape, Initiated at Foothills Hospital

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Boulder’s Foothills Hospital opened its 24-7 sexual assault nurse examiner program on March 14. One aspect of the exam, which didn’t exist previously in Boulder County, is the collection of legal evidence that can put rapists behind bars.

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Watch the Documentary ‘Feasting on Fuel’

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How much energy did it take to make your dinner? Our food takes a lot of fossil fuel to produce. From the field to grocery stores and your kitchen, our food system demands more electricity each year. Inside Energy and Harvest Public Media teamed up to look at where that energy goes and how some are trying to curb the industry’s appetite for electricity.

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Inside Energy Reads: What Happened To NRG Energy?

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EnergyWire digs into the financial and cultural struggles at green energy pioneer NRG Energy in the wake of their pullback from renewables.

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Race in Colorado: Justice "A Sentenced Life"

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Examine racial and ethnic disparities in the Colorado criminal justice system. Part of Rocky Mountain PBS' Race in Colorado initiative.

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Wage Theft Lawsuits Against Oil & Gas Companies Rise as Industry Struggles

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Oilfield bankruptcies of companies large and small have been surging as prices remain at their lowest levels in a decade or more. This has coincided with a rise of class action lawsuits by industry workers claiming wage theft by their employers.

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A Watched Pot: What Is The Most Energy Efficient Way To Boil Water?

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What is the most energy efficient way to boil water? And which method has the smallest carbon footprint? The familiar act of boiling water lets us examine how the choices we make daily roll up to global energy consumption.

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Race in Colorado: Health "Precious Loss"

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Explore racial disparities of infant mortality in Colorado and what local and national organizations are pursuing to eliminate it. Part of Rocky Mountain PBS' Race in Colorado initiative.

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Black Infants in Colorado Die at a Rate Three Times that of White Infants

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The infant mortality rate is one of the most closely observed indicators of the health of any community, or even of nations. It measures the number of infants who die before their first birthday for every 1,000 live births.

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No More Blackouts: How New York Is Protecting The Power Grid

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With power outages on the rise, and more extreme weather events, the U.S. electrical grid is showing its age and vulnerability. New York state is pushing to upgrade its grid and one project is a statewide competition to develop community microgrids.

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An Open Conversation about Merits and Flaws of Neighborhood Schools

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Most everyone is ready to extol the virtues of neighborhood schools. But, what if, in a city like Denver where many neighborhoods are largely segregated, the school down the block is a detriment to poor children of color?

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