I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS

10:02 am
Mon February 10, 2014

After Three-Years of Partisan Haggling, Farm Bill Sees Light of Day

The federal farm bill, stalled for three years by rancorous partisan debate, finally passes both houses of Congress
Credit Joe Mahoney/I-News at Rocky Mountain PBS

The federal farm bill had come to symbolize the very depths of dysfunction in the nation's Capitol. The bill with a little something for everyone had ranked right up there with motherhood and apple pie in many sessions past. But this bitterly-divided Congress couldn't even pass the farm bill - for three years.

That changed last week when the Senate and the House finally agreed on a $956 billion bill with a little something for everyone, although, in some cases, a little something less.

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9:56 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Colorado Ski Country Home to Most Expensive Insurance Policies

The 10 most expensive markets in the United States to buy a so-called "silver" health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act include some widely-disparate communities, but the news isn't good for residents of Colorado ski counties.

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10:08 am
Thu February 6, 2014

New Organization Aims to Boost Latinas to Elective Office

LatinasRepresent, a new grassroots political movement that will seek to build the numbers of Latinas holding elective office, will hold its first Colorado organizational meeting today to set a course and tone for what is being billed as an extended, nationwide campaign.

A joint undertaking by the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda and the organization Political Parity, LatinasRepresents stresses the fundamental disparity in the numbers of those holding elective office.

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Rocky Mountain PBS Shows
11:45 am
Wed February 5, 2014

COLORADO STATE OF MIND: Deadly synthetic pot, emergency care for the disabled

Aired: 01/31/2014

Colorado researchers are sounding a national alarm about fake pot – “syn marijuana” – and we’ll talk with an ER doc as well as health reporter Katie McCrimmon of HEALTH NEWS COLORADO. Also, reporter Kristin Jones of I-NEWS AT ROCKY MOUNTAIN PBS has learned that people with disabilities, who are also mentally ill, have virtually nowhere to go if they need emergency help.

Watch the episode here »

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