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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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Today on Colorado Edition: We hear a story about tenants facing difficulty since the states’ eviction moratorium ended. Then, what police-worn body cameras can and can’t do for departments and the people they interact with in their communities. And we look at the ways people can lose their established water rights.

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On Juneteenth, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed the “Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity” bill into law.  The bill was introduced in response to protests over the death of George Floyd and police brutality.

Denise Maes, public policy director for the ACLU of Colorado, joined KUNC’s Colorado Edition to explain what’s included in the legislation.  

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Thursday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected President Trump’s attempt to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, more commonly known as DACA. The program, which President Obama initiated with an executive order in 2012, provides temporary legal status to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children. For 8 years, DACA recipients have been allowed to obtain work permits and live without fear of deportation.  

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This week, Colorado voters will start to receive ballots for the June primaries in the mail. This year, two candidates for U.S. Senate — Andrew Romanoff and John Hickenlooper — face off in the Democratic primary for the chance to take on incumbent Republican Senator Cory Gardner in November.

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This week, Colorado voters start to receive ballots for the June primaries in the mail. This year, two candidates for U.S. senate — Andrew Romanoff and John Hickenlooper — face off in the Democratic primary for the chance to take on incumbent Republican Senator Cory Gardner in November.

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Protests against police brutality are continuing this week across Colorado. Dr. Brandi Freeman joined KUNC’s Colorado Edition to give advice about how to talk with children about the protests, racism and police violence.

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In the weeks following the death of George Floyd, whom police killed in Minneapolis at the end of May, protests against police brutality and systemic racism have taken place around the world. With these issues now in the spotlight, many people are discussing difficult topics — like racism, slavery, reparations and police violence.

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Later this month Dr. Mark Wallace, the director of the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment will retire. He first joined the office in 1995 and became its director in 2000. Wallace joined Colorado Edition to discuss his career and what lies ahead.

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the work of local public health officials around our state is taking center stage.  But, as that work is increasingly in the spotlight, some of these professionals are also facing pushback from local officials and constituents.  

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