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Colorado Lawmakers Prepare To Unveil Less Ambitious Family Leave Proposal

One of the biggest and most consequential battles of the 2020 legislative session is expected to start this week, once Democrats unveil their latest plan to create a statewide paid family leave program. The bill's sponsors had to make some big concessions to try and get the measure passed this time around. A year ago, their last effort failed due to opposition from the business community and Gov. Jared Polis.

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Today on Colorado Edition: we’ll look at the debate in the state Capitol around paid family leave. Plus, what happened on the day of the “Killdozer” rampage in Granby. We’ll also hear about the debate around oil and gas regulations in Larimer County, and explore a new CBD facility in Greeley.

Two pending rule changes meant to reduce what the Trump administration calls abuse of federal benefit programs could also mean hundreds of thousands of children lose access to free school meals.

Nevada Democrats, hoping to avoid a repeat of the fiasco of the Iowa caucuses, hosted an hourlong briefing with reporters Tuesday night in which they walked through a mock caucus.

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One of the biggest and most consequential battles of the 2020 legislative session is expected to start this week, once Democrats unveil their latest plan to create a statewide paid family leave program.

The bill's sponsors had to make some big concessions to try and get the measure passed this time around. A year ago, their last effort failed due to opposition from the business community and Gov. Jared Polis.

Listen to the story here.

A bill to effectively decriminalize polygamy for consenting adults unanimously passed the Utah Senate Tuesday. 

A new degree program in Colorado aims to train business leaders for the fast-growing outdoor recreation industry in the Mountain West.

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Today on Colorado Edition: we’ll get an early look at Colorado’s presidential primary. Plus, state lawmakers are trying to boost reading scores across the state. We’ll also learn about legislation around Holocaust and genocide studies in Colorado.

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President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he's ready to use his "big voice" to bolster Republicans' 2020 campaign hopes as he heads west for a four-day visit mixing policy and politics.

Winters are warming faster than other seasons across much of the United States. While that may sound like a welcome change for those bundled in scarves and hats, it's causing a cascade of unpredictable impacts in communities across the country.

Temperatures continue to steadily rise around the globe, but that trend isn't spread evenly across the map or even the yearly calendar.

The Bureau of Land Management's new headquarters in Grand Junction, Colo., is a long 1,900 miles away from Washington, D.C.

In the small western Colorado city, it's impossible to ignore you are surrounded by federal public land: the towering mesas, red rock canyons and the Colorado National Monument.

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