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Today on Colorado Edition: We’ll learn about how chemical weapons are being destroyed in Pueblo. Plus, we’ll hear about a growing trend in pandemic-friendly vacations, and the history behind persistent income disparities in the San Luis Valley. We'll also hear KUNC film critic Howie Movshovitz's take on Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods .

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Lots of wildfire smoke in the summer can lead to more flu outbreaks in the winter, according to a recent study published in the peer-reviewed journal Environment International

By the age of 4, Hadiyah-Nicole Green had lost both her mother and her grandparents.

She was sent to live with her Aunt Ora Lee Smith and Uncle General Lee Smith in St Louis, Mo. But in her early 20s, both her aunt and uncle were diagnosed with cancer.

Green, who now works as an assistant professor in the surgery department at Morehouse College's medical school, started the Ora Lee Smith Cancer Research Foundation in honor of her late aunt.

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Today on Colorado Edition: We’ll learn about how chemical weapons are being destroyed in Pueblo. Plus, we’ll hear about a growing trend in pandemic-friendly vacations, and the history behind persistent income disparities in the San Luis Valley. We'll also hear KUNC film critic Howie Movshovitz's take on Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods.
 

This story was powered by America Amplified, a public radio initiative.

Nearly two-thirds of residents in the Mountain West believe Trump isn't doing a good job handling the pandemic, according to a survey from researchers at Harvard, Rutgers, Northeastern and Northwestern universities released Tuesday.

 


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Contact tracing is one of the easiest ways to learn about a disease. We can learn how the disease spreads, how infectious it is, and how symptoms manifest. With proper isolation, it's also one of the easiest ways to fight an outbreak.

Steven Weiss was protesting in front of the Multnomah County Justice Center. It was June 19, three weeks into near-nightly protests against systemic racism and police violence. Those protests routinely culminated each night with police resorting to violence to disperse hundreds of nonviolent protesters.

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Charismatic is hardly the best word to describe the humpback chub, a fish with a frowny eel face jammed onto a sportfish body in a way that suggests evolution has a sense of humor. Nor did tastiness build a fan base for this "trash fish" across its natural habitat throughout the Colorado River Basin. But, in 1973, the humpback chub became famous by winning federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.

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A tight-lipped Western Colorado irrigation association is remaining neutral on the growing presence of private investors in their sizable pool of senior water rights.

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Today on Colorado Edition: We break down the appointment of the new head of Weld County Public Health and Environment. We also discuss the Colorado businesses that received federal loan money from the Paycheck Protection Program. Plus, we hear from a Colorado man who worked on an upcoming NASA mission, and we have a conversation with the author of a new book all about avocados.

Courtesy of Jesse Austin

The first time Jesse Austin paid attention to a Mars rover launch was in 2012, while studying electrical engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. After hearing the news that Curiosity had landed on the red planet to investigate signs of past life, he was hooked.

“I wanted to be a part of that,” he said.

Now, eight years later, he is.

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Colorado Edition

KUNC's Colorado Edition is a daily look at the stories, news, people and issues important to you. It's a window to the communities along the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

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