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5:00am

Mon January 30, 2012
Environment

Colorado Drilling Bans Could be Headed to Courts

As oil and gas drilling continues its march into more populated areas, there’s growing pressure on Colorado lawmakers to wade into a thorny battle escalating between the state and many local governments. Several bills that would give cities and counties more authority to regulate the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing are likely to be debated this session, even though it’s long been viewed as the state’s regulatory jurisdiction. KUNC’s Kirk Siegler reports on a series of tangled court rulings that got us to this point.

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4:47am

Mon January 30, 2012
Health

Drive To Insure Colorado Children Succeeding

Pediatric nurse practitioner Michele Hinneberg checkes out Mya Castillo, 5, who came in complaining of a sore throat and some ear pain.
Robert D. Tonsing Colorado Public News

A campaign to provide health insurance to children is showing progress in Colorado, where two surveys show the number of uninsured kids is down to 8 to 10 percent.

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8:06am

Sun January 29, 2012
Politics

Capitol Conversation: Colorado and the 2012 Presidential Race

President Barack Obama recently made his third trip to Colorado in the last four months. Colorado is expected to be a key swing state in the general election. As part of our capitol conversation series, KUNC’s State Capitol Reporter Bente Birkeland sat down with fellow state house reporters to talk about Colorado’s role in the 2012 presidential race.

2:27pm

Fri January 27, 2012
Environment

High Country Avalanche Danger Will Continue

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has posted an Avalanche Warning for a large portion of the state’s mountain areas through Saturday afternoon.  While the avalanche warning may expire Saturday, dangerous avalanche conditions are going to persist through the weekend.

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1:19pm

Fri January 27, 2012
Education

Enrollment in Colorado K-12 Schools Grows by 1.3 Percent

Lopez Elementary School fifth-graders get creative with duct tape.
Poudre School District

Student enrollment across Colorado continues to grow according to new numbers released by the Colorado Department of Education. Enrollment at the state’s schools increased by 1.3 percent this year—with some of the largest gains in Denver Public Schools, the state’s charter schools and full-time online learning programs.

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