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The Radio Television Digital News Association has recognized the KUNC newsroom with two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in journalism. The awards were given in region three in the U.S., which includes Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

The Associated Press Television and Radio Association has announced its 2019 Broadcast Contest award winners, including four from the KUNC newsroom.

Each year, the Colorado Broadcasters Association honors broadcasters' service to their communities with their Awards of Excellence.

KUNC's newsroom is dedicated to reporting local stories that inform, inspire and entertain our listeners and readers. This year, our reporters won four awards for their work in 2019.

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A small-town newspaper in the region that lost most of its staff due to the economic impacts of COVID–19 received a helping hand Friday. The Sandpoint Reader in North Idaho, a free weekly, was able to temporarily rehire its employees for the next six weeks using an influx of reader donations and the stimulus package's Paycheck Protection Program.

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Sitting at his desk within the small office of the Sandpoint Reader, a weekly newspaper in northern Idaho, publisher Ben Olson is exhausted. 

Facebook says it's dedicating $100 million to prop up news organizations pummeled by the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Just two weeks ago, the company announced it would devote $1 million to aid local newsrooms in the U.S. and Canada covering the crisis. It turns out, Facebook was already thinking about giving far more.

Note: KRCC is a member of the Mountain West News Bureau. In order to avoid a potential conflict of interest, this story was overseen by an outside editor.

Colorado Public Radio has signed a new agreement with Colorado College to help operate one of the state’s largest public radio stations, KRCC, an NPR member station based in Colorado Springs. 

From Colorado history to water scarcity, outdoor recreation to the marijuana industry, KUNC reporters have been working all year to bring you local stories from around the state.

We look back at the top 10 most-viewed stories on KUNC's website in 2019.

Neil Westergaard, a former executive editor of The Denver Post and longtime editor of the Denver Business Journal, has died. He was 67.

Westergaard died Sunday following heart surgery at the University of Colorado Hospital, the Post reported Monday.

It can be hard to escape national political news. On the flip side, it's getting harder to find out what's going on in our own backyard. In our region, we've lost around 70 local papers in recent years. A new study says that trend is contributing to today's partisan politics.