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Rural areas of Colorado hit hard by opioid epidemic

Last Updated by Luke Runyon, Harvest Public Media on

Jack Westfall, a family physician and researcher at the University of Colorado works with a network of rural clinics and hospitals in the state and says doctors on the plains are feeling frantic.

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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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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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Residents and workers in US coal country hope for change when Donald Trump takes office

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The Clean Power Plan is meant to move the nation away from burning coal, adding to air pollution and greenhouse gases. His supporters hope Trump will overturn the regulation. But then there's the shrinking demand for coal, in a market with cheap natural gas.

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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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Colorado to add 63,000 jobs in 2017, housing prices will keep going up

Last Updated by Jackie Fortier, KUNC on

Economic forecast from University of Colorado researchers anticipates rise in both housing and consumer prices in 2017, but wages aren’t expected to keep up.

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Federal judge denies "political stunt" by Colorado electors

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If the challenge by two Colorado electors had been successful, similar laws in more than two dozen other states might also have been overturned, freeing electors to "vote their conscience."

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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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Suicide in Colorado: Reversing Silence and Stigma

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Insight explores Colorado’s high suicide rate with a powerful story of a teen-aged brother and sister, and a near-tragic event that changed their view of life.

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Hydroponics: Are plants considered organic if they're not grown in soil?

Posted by Kristofor Husted, Harvest Public Media on

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which regulates the USDA certified organic label, is considering whether it should continue to certify hydroponic operations.

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