Mountain West Detainees Among Those Suing ICE For Lack Of Medical Treatment

Civil rights groups have filed a class action lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement for failing to treat the medical and mental health needs of detainees. Two of the plaintiffs are being held in the Mountain West.

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Today on Colorado Edition: a new poll looks at how Americans feel about red flag legislation. We'll look at the numbers and what they mean for Colorado. Plus, we dive into the state's standardized test score data and meet a sculptor in Loveland hoping to break the bronze ceiling with a work dedicated to the suffragette movement. Finally, we'll celebrate National Radio Day. 

Wild animals are protected within dozens of wildlife refuges across the Mountain West. But some of those areas are contaminated, because they used to be nuclear sites.

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Denver-based band Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats is expanding its brand beyond the stage. The band is launching a special edition cannabis collection under Willie’s Reserve, a cannabis brand owned by country legend Willie Nelson.

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It was the call Tom Wells had been dreading for years.

Earlier this summer, a Broomfield resident discovered a small, dead bug lying on the sidewalk outside of their home. They scooped the carcass up in an envelope and brought it to Wells, the city and county forester, at the public works department.

Civil rights groups have filed a class action lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement for failing to treat the medical and mental health needs of detainees. Two of the plaintiffs are being held in the Mountain West. 

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Today on Colorado Edition: we'll discuss a local recall election in Estes Park, meet the dogs of Yosemite that are helping keep aquatic invasive species out of the park, and get some updates on Colorado's efforts to import prescription drugs from Canada. We'll also learn about one man's mission to revive the lost practice of horse dentistry. Finally, we'll hear sounds of the Fort Collins Peach Festival. 

Locusts are not just a biblical plague. They're swarming around the world. Still. Again.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the desert locust situation is serious in Yemen and at the Indo-Pakistan border.

New research shows that confiscating weapons from gun owners deemed at-risk for violence could help prevent mass shootings.

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The Environmental Protection Agency has announced a Colorado region missed its air quality standards deadline.

The Coloradoan reports that the EPA is expected to mark the nine-county North Front Range region that includes Denver county in serious noncompliance with a federal standard.

It’s in chocolate, cocktails, soap, gummies and bath bombs. These days, it seems like you can buy cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD, mixed in with just about every product imaginable.

CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis plants. It’s supposed to make a user feel calm while relieving aches and pains. And CBD products are everywhere.

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