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Colorado's Red Flag Law: A National Context

Colorado is one of the most recent states to enact a so-called red flag law , but a majority of counties here say they won't enforce it . Matt Vasilogambros is a reporter for Stateline, a news service funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts. He's reported on similar laws in place across the country.

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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Native American rights in a 5-4 decision in a case out of Wyoming. Justice Neil Gorsuch, the only Westerner on the court, provided the decisive vote in this case, showing himself again to be sensitive to Native American rights.

Looking Up: South Side Of The Sky

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This week on Looking Up we're bound for a star that's 50 light years from home.

Deep in our southern skies, in the constellation Centarus lies a dead star 50 light-years away from the Earth. V886 Centauri is at first glance an ordinary white dwarf. But it is more than it appears.

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Downtown Colorado Springs was bursting with excitement Sunday as global media leader, philanthropist, producer, and actress Oprah Winfrey addressed Colorado College’s graduating class.

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Gov. Jared Polis has signed legislation aimed at lowering prescription costs by importing drugs from Canada.

The Denver Post reports the bill signed Thursday will require federal approval before it can take effect. Polis says he has spoken with President Donald Trump, who has praised a similar plan in Florida.

The law tasks the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing with creating a plan for safely importing Canadian drugs and presenting a proposal to U.S. Health and Human Services by September 2020.

A couple of federal agencies you probably haven't heard of keep track of what farmers grow, what Americans eat and how the country's entire food system operates. And the Trump administration wants them out of Washington, D.C.

Last summer, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) would relocate somewhere that's closer to farmers and public universities doing agricultural research. But critics, including many scientists, balked, saying the agencies won't be as effective.

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Colorado is testing out self-driving ATVs to assist wildland firefighters at work. The state is working with Honda to test out the company’s emerging technology.    

Increased tariffs on Chinese goods will ‘devastate’ outdoor recreation companies, an industry group warned in a letter sent to President Trump Wednesday.

Jake Brownell / 91.5 KRCC

91.5 KRCC News has been recognized for our reporting with two awards from the Associated Press Television and Radio Association (APTRA).

Over the past 70 years, ultra-processed foods have come to dominate the U.S. diet. These are foods made from cheap industrial ingredients and engineered to be super-tasty and generally high in fat, sugar and salt.

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Louisiana bluesman Tab Benoit will be headlining this year's Blues Under the Bridge Festival on Saturday, July 13th, and your chance to win tickets is this Saturday evening between 7 and 8 p.m. during the Blue Plate Special on 91.5 KRCC.

Supporting acts include the rockabilly blues of Nikki Hill, soulful electric blues from Alligator recording artist Selwyn Birchwood, guitar virtuoso Hector Anchondo, and local talents Crystal and the Curious.

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