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State Rep. Dylan Roberts (D-Avon) represents two counties on Colorado's Western Slope that face some of the highest health insurance costs in the state. So for his first two years in office, Roberts has been a key player on some of the biggest health care proposals coming out of the Capitol. His latest, which has bipartisan support, would create a new health insurance plan.

Nate Hegyi / Mountain West News Bureau

Today on Colorado Edition: we'll discuss the state of local journalism after an announcement of layoffs at The Greeley Tribune. Plus, a look at what's going on in the town of Nederland. We'll also learn about climbing's Olympic debut, and talk with the founder of a fantasy climbing league.

Gray wolf
Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Signatures are due on Friday, Dec. 13 for petitioners who are hoping to reintroduce wolves to our state. Wolves were last known to be living in Colorado in the 1940s. If the petitioners get enough signatures, the question will be put to Colorado voters during the 2020 election. 

Illuminate Colorado

There is a traditional treatment for babies experiencing withdrawal from opioids: newborns are separated from their mothers and taken to the neonatal intensive care unit to receive tapered doses of morphine or methadone. They can stay in the hospital for weeks.

A Colorado-based collaborative is changing this approach.

Jim Peaco / National Park Service

Today on Colorado Edition: We check in on the race for Sen. Cory Gardner's seat, get the latest on the housing market in Colorado, dive into the push to get wolves reintroduced to our state, and look back at the successful reintroduction of lynxes in 1999.

Denver Zoo

One of the Denver Zoo’s former polar bears is now a “papa” bear.

Lee was moved to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium last fall in the hopes that the 20-year-old bear would finally produce offspring. On Thanksgiving Day, Lee’s mate, Aurora, gave birth to a cub.

Esther Honig / KUNC

Inside a small mobile home in rural Colorado, dark brown curtains are pulled tightly across the windows, locking out light from outside.

A woman who we'll call "A" lives here with her husband and three young children. We're not using her real name to protect her identity, because "A" is originally from Guatemala and undocumented. Like many people in her position, she fears an encounter with immigration officials could force her and her family to return to the country they fled nearly two years ago.

Liam James Doyle / NPR

The House Judiciary Committee is holding its first hearing in the impeachment inquiry, focused on constitutional grounds for impeachment. The Judiciary Committee is tasked with drafting potential articles of impeachment against President Trump. Watch the hearing live.

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Recent storms have brought a lot of snow to Colorado. And with snow, comes the danger of avalanches. Since the recent winter storm, over 80 avalanches have been observed in our state. 

Ethan Greene, the Director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, joined KUNC's Colorado Edition to give some tips for avoiding an avalanche. 

Today on Colorado Edition: we'll learn how to survive avalanches in Colorado. Plus, we will learn about the Colorado Ballet's efforts to raise money for new Nutcracker costumes and sets, why one woman is making sure immigrants learn their rights, and take a look at unaccompanied minors in Colorado. 

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