Kyra Buckley

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Kyra Buckley started at KUNC as Morning Edition Host and reporter in March of 2017. Before KUNC, Kyra was a Weekend Edition Host and reporter at KLCC public radio in Eugene, Oregon. She also worked as producer for the UNESCO Crossings Institute’s radio hour, an internationally focused program about intercultural dialogue and conflict sensitive reporting.

Kyra was born and raised in Eugene, and she holds BAs in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Oregon. In addition to writing and reporting, Kyra enjoys teaching Jazzercise and studying Arabic language and culture.

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A marijuana credit union has won a small victory in its quest to provide banking services to pot businesses in Colorado. 

 

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a lower court’s ruling that denied Fourth Corner Credit Union’s attempt to open a Federal Reserve master account, which is needed to provide banking services in the United States.

 

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Bees are in trouble. Master arborist Kevin Marks with the Davey Tree Expert Company says many factors contribute to the decline of the tiny buzzing insect that pollinates our food loss of habitat, parasites, pesticides, to name a few.

 

And that’s why this is National Pollinator Week.

 

“Pollinators are what allow us to eat the foods we eat on a daily basis,” says Marks.

 

Alexandria Police

A gunman opened fire at a GOP congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. on June 14, wounding several people including Majority Whip Steve Scalise.

While none of Colorado’s congressmen are on the Republican team, Rep. Ed Perlmutter and Rep. Jared Polis play for the Democrats and were at practice across town when they learned about the shooting.

Perlmutter said when police told the team what happened, they were in total shock.

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Fire officials say Colorado should see a less active wildfire season this year.

 

Caley Fisher with the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control says a drier-than-normal winter led to some early blazes, but the rest of the season is expected to be below average.

 

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Douglas County now has some additional support to fight wildfires: a converted Boeing 747-400 airplane. County commissioners have approved a contract with Global SuperTanker, allowing emergency officials to call on the large aircraft to dump water or retardant on out-of-control flames. Emergency manager Tim Johnson told the commissioners he wants to be prepared when large blazes erupt.

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While outdoor recreation has long been vital to the Colorado economy, a new report says the same is true nationwide. The Boulder-based Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) says outdoor recreation generates $887 billion and supports 7.6 million jobs.

It's On Us Fort Collins

Fort Collins was the first city in the nation to become an It’s On Us Community, part of a sexual assault awareness campaign started by the Obama administration. The program’s goal is to  create widespread understanding that everyone is responsible for ending sexual violence. A summit at Colorado State University on April 10 will explore how to grow the initiative even further.

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Last year was one of the worst years ever for anti-mosque incidents, and 2017 isn’t looking any better. The Islamic Center of Fort Collins is one of the latest sites in this trend after an incident of vandalism on March 26.

University of Colorado

University of Colorado students are hearing a new phrase on campus: Don’t ignore it. That’s the slogan for a new campaign drawing attention to resources for those who experience — or witness — sexual assault.

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