Trumped: Rural Rebellion

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Las Animas County voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012. In fact, it had not voted for a Republican for president since 1972. But in 2016, the county voted for Donald Trump.

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What's next for energy research under new administration?

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Presidents do have considerable sway when it comes to directing federal research priorities. George W. Bush directed research money away from renewables for the Freedom Car.

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Colorado School District to Allow Teachers to Arm Themselves

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A rural Colorado school district recently decided to allow its teachers and other school staff to carry guns on campus to protect its students.

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More than $1 billion of marijuana sold in Colorado in 2016

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It's always 4/20 somewhere — at least in Colorado. The state's marijuana shops have reached a massive new milestone: $1 billion in legal, regulated sales in the first 10 months of 2016.

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Colorado To Kill Some Mountain Lions, Bears To Boost Mule Deer Numbers

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The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved a plan to kill some mountain lions and black bears to help boost the state's mule deer population.

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How safe is super-concentrated marijuana?

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Now legal in eight states, there are unanswered questions about the impact of recreational marijuana on public health. To maximize potency, pot can be purified for maximum THC, its psychoactive ingredient. But a lack of research and restrictions on these very high concentrations is raising concerns.

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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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Rocky Mountain PBS welcomes John Ferrugia as Principal News Anchor and Managing Editor

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Investigative reporter and award-winning journalist John Ferrugia has joined Rocky Mountain PBS as Principal News Anchor and Managing Editor.

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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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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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Teens using marijuana face higher risk of addiction, changes to brain

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He’s 16 but his baby face makes him look a little older than 10, his age when he first tried marijuana.

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Black Round Table Targets Inequities Exposed by RMPBS News’ Losing Ground

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The Colorado Black Round Table's second annual Gaining Ground summit targeted inequities experienced by the state's black residents in education, health care, criminal justice and family incomes, as compared to the state's white residents.

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Racial Disparities Exist in Denver Police Shootings, RMPBS News Inquiry Finds

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A black Denver resident is three times more likely than a white resident to be shot by law enforcement. Latino residents are nearly twice as likely to be shot.

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Special School in a Tough Part of Town Demonstrates How to Get Job Done

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At Centennial Elementary School, which serves a tough neighborhood in Colorado Springs, low proficiency rates in reading, writing and arithmetic and wide achievement gaps between races are relics of the past.

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CEC Early College is Longtime Denver Center for Career, Tech Education

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The career and technical high school in Denver Public Schools has a long track record of sending its students to decently paying jobs, and many of them are armed with an associate's college degree when they go.

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