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As global temperatures continue to rise, parts of the U.S. may see an uptick in violent crime rates. A new study from the University of Colorado Boulder indicates a rise in crimes such as assault, robbery, rape and larceny during warmer winters. Data from more than 16,000 cities across the U.S. was compared with climate date over regions, as opposed to just states.

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The expectation of receiving pain can lead to feeling pain, according to a new brain imaging study from the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Almost half of eligible Americans voted nationwide in this year's midterm elections, making it the highest voter turnout in almost 50 years.

Colorado ranked fifth in the nation in voter turnout with 59.7 percent of eligible voters casting ballots. Montana came in tenth with a 56.6 percent voter turnout.

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A diverse team of scientists led by Colorado State University will be on an aircraft conducting smoke observation flights in Boise, Idaho.

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Wyoming and Colorado are in the top ten natural gas producing states. But in those states – and across the country – a lot of that gas is escaping straight into the air. Scientists are now working to come up with a better way to track those leaks down.

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According to experts, one of the biggest factors is pay. In 2016, the state ranked 46 in the nation for average salary. Rural schools have an even harder time recruiting because the pay is often lower than urban areas and there's not much of a hiring pool.

"If you lose a teacher, there's nobody that you can just snag from the community to keep up," said Democratic Rep. Barbara McLachlan, a former educator.

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