User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Regional
Category: Environmental Justice :: Impacts
Last updated: Feb 25 2017 07:01 IST RSS 2.0
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Grants help Colorado doctors in rural, low-income areas repay student loans 25.2.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The Colorado Health Service Corps, a program that helps repay the student loans of doctors who work in rural or underserved areas, is gearing up for what could be its largest grant class ever -- perhaps as many as 60 doctors and other providers.
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Why Denver health officials hope a simple cardboard box will reduce infant mortality 25.2.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
A free giveaway at the Baby and Kids Experience expo on Saturday in Denver and a program by Denver Public Health mark the first efforts in Colorado to connect new mothers with baby sleep boxes, a simple tool that experts say could greatly reduce baby sleep-related deaths.
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Google fights online trolls with new tool 24.2.2017 Denver Post: Business

The Internet can be an ugly place - one where the mere act of expressing an opinion can result in a barrage of name-calling, harassment and sometimes threats of violence.

Police: Suspects in North Korean death coated hands with poison 22.2.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
The two women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals and then wipe them on his face, police in Malaysia said Wednesday, announcing they were seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack.
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News roundup: Battle over student's art at U.S. Capitol now heads to federal court 22.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
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Rising premiums illustrate the gap between the subsidized and the unsubsidized under Obamacare 22.2.2017 Denver Post: Business
The gap between the subsidized and the unsubsidized is fueling tension over the future of Obamacare.
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Fort Collins police arrest suspect after stabbing sends person to hospital 21.2.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Fort Collins police have made an arrest after a Monday afternoon stabbing sent one person to the hospital.
Drone blamed for spooking horse that injured 3 during Silverton skijoring race 21.2.2017 Denver Post: Local
A low-flying drone was blamed for spooking a horse that injured three people during a winter race in southwest Colorado.
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Concerns about human waste along Boulder Creek have city officials considering new bathrooms 21.2.2017 Denver Post: Local
The problem of human waste left along Boulder Creek in downtown Boulder and in other city parkland is not a new one, but the has seen a rise in citizen complaints in recent months and is mulling ways to attend to the needs of its homeless population.
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Harry Reid exits the ring 20.2.2017 High Country News Most Recent
In an era of political gridlock, Congress loses a leader who got things done for the West.
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They're not dentists. Would you let them fill your cavities? 16.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Boston • Need a tooth pulled or a cavity filled? Forget the dentist. A number of states are allowing or considering letting “dental therapists,” professionals with a lower level of training, do the job. In dozens of countries and a handful of U.S. states, dental therapists also sometimes called advanced dental hygiene practitioners help fill gaps in access to oral care for low-income, elderly and disabled people, and in rural areas where few dentists practice, according to many public health adv...
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Fatal collision on I-76 causes long delays for westbound commuters 15.2.2017 Denver Post: Local
A collision involving at least two vehicles on westbound Interstate 76 near Federal Boulevard has killed one person, and injured another, and is causing long delays.
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Feds seek to dismiss claims over Colorado Gold King Mine waste spill 15.2.2017 Denver Post: Local
Attorneys with the U.S. Justice Department are asking a federal judge to dismiss claims by New Mexico and the Navajo Nation that stem from a 2015 mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three Western states.
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Letter: We can't take in everyone 15.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
When our country was young, we had a lot of undeveloped land and resources. Now we have over 324 million people and growing. Pollution is increasing, along with this growth. We cannot invite the whole unfortunate world to share in our successes as a nation. If we do, within 20 years we would face the fate that China now experiences, with severe water and air pollution, with extreme crowding of our land. I suggest that the more “well-to-do countries” of the Middle East, like Saudi Arabia or even...
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North Korean leader’s half-brother killed by poison in Malaysia, reports say 14.2.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
The older half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been killed in Malaysia by two female agents with "poison needles," South Korean media outlets reported Tuesday.
Rinaldi: RedLine arts center misses a chance to be relevant 14.2.2017 Denver Post: Entertainment
Walking through the current showcase of up-and-coming residents at RedLine arts center, I found myself wishing for just two things: a key to the gallery and an angry mother elephant.
Steamboat briefs: Group to host presentation locally about women’s health 3.2.2017 Steamboat Pilot
The Yampa Valley University Women will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Scott Center of the Selbe Apartments, 550 Rollingstone Drive. Guest speaker is Dr. Michelle Jimerson, a family physician at Yampa Valley Medical Associates, who will talk about women’s health and issues in aging. The cost is $3. Bring a potluck dish to share for lunch. United Way Grant Cycle submissions due March 17 RCUW funds programs in early childhood education, youth success, income stability and health and crisis emergency services. The deadline for grant submissions is 5 p.m. March 17. RCUW encourages community programs and organizations who have programs that fit the group’s impact areas to apply. For more information, visit or call 970-879-5605. Cannes-winning French film to screen at Chief Theater Bud Werner Memorial Library’s free foreign film series continues with “My King (Mon Roi),” an award-winning, French romance for which Emmanuelle Bercot claimed the Best ...
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Colorado on marijuana: ER visits, poison-control calls down even as consumption rates remain steady 2.2.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado's Retail Marijuana Public Health Advisory Committee says calls to poison control and marijuana-related emergency room visits are down, even though overall consumption of pot remains steady -- signs that existing policy and education efforts may be working.
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Why Summit County has the lowest cancer death rates in the country 31.1.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that Summit County has the lowest rate of death from cancer in the country and five other counties rank in the top 10, an example of how where you live can determine how healthily you live.
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President Trump transition leader's goal is two-thirds cut in EPA employees 30.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The red lights are flashing at the Environmental Protection Agency. The words of Myron Ebell, the former head of President Donald Trump’s EPA transition team, warn employees of a perilous future. Ebell wants the agency to go on a severe diet. It’s one that would leave many federal employees with hunger pains, and jobless too. Ebell has suggested cutting the EPA workforce by 5,000, about a two-thirds reduction, over the next four years. The agency’s budget of $8.1 billion would be sl... <iframe src="" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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