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Henry Zimmerman / KUNC

Today on Colorado Edition: We examine the school-to-prison pipeline, and get the latest on the Poudre School District’s upcoming vote on its contract with local law enforcement agencies. We also learn about summer jobs for younger Coloradans, and we hear about where the state is at with COVID-19 cases.

Matt Bloom / KUNC News

Today on Colorado Edition: We’ll learn what the Supreme Court’s decision about DACA will mean for Colorado. Plus, a look at the reopening of bars and museums, and a lesson on some of Colorado’s historic landmarks that will be preserved through a grant fund.

Jackie Hai / KUNC

Today on Colorado Edition: We learn about the origins of Denver PrideFest and hear about LGBTQ+ history in Colorado. We also explore the bankruptcy filing of Denver-based Extraction Oil and Gas. We hear what it’s like to plan a wedding during a pandemic, and learn what about derechos. Lastly, we’ll revisit the brutal murder of Denver radio host Alan Berg.

Scott Franz/Capitol Coverage

Today on Colorado Edition: we’ll hear the highlights from Colorado’s legislative session, which finished on Monday, and learn about rental assistance for Coloradans facing eviction. We will also learn about the education budget in our state, and what COVID-19 will mean for summer camps.

Luke Runyon / KUNC

The Colorado State Fair will take place this year, but with changes to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Colorado Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday the fair will allow certain livestock and 4-H events to go forward under new state and local public health guidelines. Limited food and vendor booths will also be allowed, along with a smaller carnival than previous years. Some virtual events are also being considered.

New guidelines laid out by Gov. Jared Polis this week allow for more people to attend outdoor events, like the fair.

San Miguel County Department of Health and Environment

Today on Colorado Edition: We speak to the head of the Denver Black Police Officer’s organization about recent protests and police reform legislation. We also explore COVID-19 healthcare disparities, and hear from some of the government agencies speaking out against environmental actions taken by the Trump administration. Plus, we take a look at one of the education programs cut from this year’s state budget.

Scott Franz/Capitol Coverage

Today on Colorado Edition: we’ll dig into the issues highlighted by recent protests against police brutality, and proposed solutions. Plus, we’ll learn about racism in the U.S. military, and hear from a curator at History Colorado about their efforts to archive COVID-19 and the protests.

Scott Franz / Capitol Coverage

Today on Colorado Edition: we hear from the two candidates on the ballot for the June 30 Democratic primary. We’ll also get advice on how to talk to children about racism. Plus, we’ll hear from artists using their work to promote change, and we’ll hear a conversation about religious gatherings under new state guidance.

Scott Franz/Capitol Coverage

Today on Colorado Edition: we’ll hear from two activists at the forefront of the protests against police brutality. Plus, a look at what the call to get police out of schools means. And, we’ll visit a local COVID-19 testing site, and hear from an expert on anti-oppression.

Rae Ellen Bichell / KUNC

Today on Colorado Edition: A conversation about policing in Colorado schools. Plus, we explore what we know about asymptomatic spread of COVID-19. We also get the latest on the state’s guidance for outdoor recreation and libraries, and we hear about a group of protesters in Montana.