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  1. KVNF Regional Newscast: May 25, 2017

    05.25 / 15:52 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    Deer found in West End 1st confirmed case of chronic wasting disease State Republicans ask Trump to leave Canyons National Monument status as is Health centers in Colorado face defunding under Trump budget Kebler Pass opens…
  2. Patient, Doctor Groups Say New CBO Score Reveals Health Bill's Flaws

    05.25 / 14:51 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    Health care groups that represent doctors and patients are warning members of Congress that the House Republicans' plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act would hurt people who need insurance most. The groups are responding to the latest assessment by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office which concluded that the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) would leave 23 million more people without health insurance than under current law, and would cut the deficit by $119 billion over…
  3. Trump Avoids Major Slips On International Religious Tour

    05.25 / 14:51 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    By heading straight to the homelands of Islam, Judaism and Christianity on his first presidential trip, Donald Trump took a major risk. The possibility of offending his hosts somewhere along the way with an ill-considered tweet or offhand remark loomed large. Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican are places where appearances matter and words must be chosen carefully. "This was a kabuki dance through a minefield," said Chris Seiple, who has written extensively on religion and foreign policy.…
  4. 'Playboy' Model Sentenced Over Body-Shaming Woman At Gym

    05.25 / 14:51 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    Model Dani Mathers, whose haughty posting of a photo of a naked woman at her gym sparked outrage last summer, will be punished by spending a month removing graffiti in Los Angeles. Mathers pleaded no contest to a charge of invading the 70-year-old woman's privacy. "The issues that surround body shaming can be devastating," Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said, "not only to daughters and mothers, but also to sons and fathers, members of the LGBTQ community, to a trans kid who might be…
  5. Report On U.S. Airstrike That Killed Civilians In Mosul To Be Released Thursday

    05.25 / 12:49 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    The Pentagon believes a building in Mosul, Iraq, where more than 100 civilians died after a U.S. airstrike was either used to store bombs or rigged with explosives, NPR's Tom Bowman reports, providing a preview of the U.S. report on an airstrike that was targeting ISIS fighters. That strike took place on March 17; the Defense Department's report is due to be released Thursday. The report "will say Iraqi troops came under fire from ISIS snipers, and the U.S. responded with an airstrike,…
  6. A Proposed New Tax, Mainly On Latinos, To Pay For Trump's Border Wall

    05.25 / 12:49 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    One of Donald Trump's boldest, most ambitious proposals on the campaign trail was to build a wall along the southern border and get Mexico to pay for it. Amid the tumult of Trump's first few months in office, the border wall hasn't gotten as much attention as some other things. But new legislation has been introduced in Congress to help fund it. It's called " The Border Wall Funding Act of 2017," introduced on March 30 by Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala. And it would put a 2 percent tax on all…
  7. At 43, Goodwill Helped Her Get A High School Diploma

    05.25 / 10:53 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    At 43 years old, Katina Johnson is planning her high school graduation party. It's been about thirty years since she dropped out of middle school when she found out she was pregnant. Even before then, though, she'd never had a stable education. Her mother was addicted to drugs and moved her around a lot before she died when Johnson was just 12 years old. "That was the last time I even seen the inside of a school," she says. More than 88 percent of American adults have finished high school.…
  8. What It's Like To Live In A Small, Rural, Politically Divided Town

    05.25 / 10:53 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    If you fly into Haines, Alaska, you'll be on a prop plane so small that your pilot will call the roll. "Melissa." Yup. "Mary." Yes. "Joseph?" Right here. Just 2,500 people live in Haines — a small town in southeast Alaska surrounded by water. The scenery is incredible, with snowy mountains and lush green forest beyond. The city center is just a few blocks, with several bars, a few restaurants and a beautiful, award-winning library. But lately, this idyllic place has been roiled by a bitter …
  9. Trump Said He Would Donate Foreign-Government Profits; Docs Suggest Limited Effort

    05.25 / 09:57 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    The Trump Organization appears to be making only a limited effort to live up to President Trump's promise to give the U.S. Treasury all foreign profits from his hotels and resorts, according to documents released in recent days. Trump made the promise in mid-January as a way to avoid violating the U.S. Constitution's emoluments clause , which prohibits a president from accepting gifts and payments from foreign governments. The U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has pushed…
  10. Should The Police Control Their Own Body Camera Footage?

    05.25 / 09:57 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jxGw4kc8BE Body cameras are spreading fast through American policing, and they're generating an ocean of video. Axon, a company that provides secure cloud storage for police departments, says it's received more than 4 million hours' worth of video uploads from its clients. Almost without exception, those videos are controlled by the law enforcement agencies that created them. Some are now challenging that practice and proposing alternatives. Alex Vitale,…
  11. New Immigration Crackdowns Creating 'Chilling Effect' On Crime Reporting

    05.25 / 09:57 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    Jason Cisneroz, a community service officer in Houston, is troubled. His job in the nation's fourth largest city is to forge good relations between the police and Hispanic immigrants, a population typically wary of blue uniforms. "A couple of days ago there was a witness to a burglary of a motor vehicle," he said. "She saw the suspects run to a certain place and with items they stole from a car, but she was afraid to come to police, she was in fear they would ask for her papers." Police…
  12. Girl Dragged Into Water By Sea Lion Treated For 'Seal Finger' Infection

    05.25 / 09:00 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMDtibc13fc A video went viral earlier this week showing a sea lion grabbing a six-year-old Canadian girl's dress and pulling her into the water from a dock in Richmond, British Columbia. The girl's fast-acting grandfather jumped into the harbor and pulled her to safety. During the ordeal, she received a superficial wound and is being treated for a possible bacterial infection. Marine life experts had warned she could be at risk for getting a rare infection…
  13. Boom Time Again For U.S. Oil Industry, Thanks To OPEC

    05.25 / 00:17 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    Oil producers across the country are watching to see what OPEC does at its meeting in Vienna this week, since the cartel of oil-exporting countries has recently played a big role in turning around a two-year U.S. slump. There are more than twice as many U.S. rigs drilling for oil as a year ago, a turnaround that's felt keenly in places like the Bakken oil patch in North Dakota. Cigarettes and chewing tobacco are flying off the shelves of the gas station Angela Neuman manages in the town of…
  14. Eating Chocolate, A Little Each Week, May Lower The Risk Of A Heart Flutter

    05.25 / 00:17 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    There's a rich body of evidence that links chocolate to heart health. Now comes a new study that finds people who consume small amounts of chocolate each week have a lower risk of developing atrial fibrillation, a heart condition characterized by a rapid or irregular heartbeat. "The rate of atrial fibrillation was 20 percent lower for people consuming two to six servings [of chocolate] per week" compared with people who ate chocolate less than once per month, explains study author…
  15. Trump Wants Families On Food Stamps To Get Jobs. The Majority Already Work

    05.25 / 00:17 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    When President Trump's budget director, Mick Mulvaney, unveiled the administration's budget blueprint earlier this week, which calls for significant cuts to food stamps, he noted that the aim of the budget was to get people working. "If you're on food stamps and you're able-bodied, we need you to go to work. If you're on disability insurance and you're not supposed to be — if you're not truly disabled, we need you to go back to work," Mulvaney said Tuesday. But the reality is, many people (…
  16. NBA Says 2019 All-Star Game Will Be In N.C. After Partial 'Bathroom Bill' Repeal

    05.24 / 21:47 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    The NBA has announced that Charlotte, N.C., will host the 2019 All-Star Game, after the state partially repealed its controversial law that limited civil rights protections for LGBT people. The professional basketball league moved last year's All-Star game from Charlotte, where it was originally scheduled, to protest the state's HB2 law. "While we understand the concerns of those who say the repeal of HB2 did not go far enough, we believe the recent legislation eliminates the most…
  17. CBO: Republicans' AHCA Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured

    05.24 / 21:47 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    The revised Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will leave 23 million more people uninsured in 2026 than if that act, also known as Obamacare, were to remain in place. The GOP bill would also reduce the deficit by $119 billion over 10 years. That's what the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported on Wednesday in its latest score of the American Health Care Act. The CBO's assessment shows that premiums could fall for some Americans, but it raises potential…
  18. What We Know About The Suspect In The Manchester Arena Bombing

    05.24 / 21:47 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    British police have identified Salman Abedi, 22, as the bomber behind the attack on an Ariana Grande concert Monday in Manchester, England. Abedi died in the bombing, which claimed the lives of at least 22 victims and injured dozens more — many of whom were children. Law enforcement in the U.K. continued to expand its investigation Wednesday, citing a wider terror network and arresting at least six people in connection with the attack. "Clearly, this was a pretty sophisticated and powerful …
  19. President Trump's Big Wall Is Now Just 74 Miles Long In His Budget Plan

    05.24 / 21:47 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    After making the need for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border a central campaign theme, President Trump has asked Congress for just $1.6 billion to start building 74 miles of barriers. Texas alone shares more than 1,200 miles of border with Mexico. If Congress approves the current request, 14 miles of old fencing in the San Diego sector would be replaced, and 60 miles of new structures would be built in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas — the region with the heaviest illegal traffic. With the …
  20. Vermont's Governor Vetoes Recreational Pot Bill

    05.24 / 21:47 kvnf.org Kvnf.org - Colorado (CO)
    Vermont Governor Phil Scott, a Republican, said on Wednesday he was vetoing a bill to legalize marijuana, and sending it back to the legislature for changes. "We must get this right," Scott said in prepared remarks at a press conference today. "I think we need to move a little bit slower." Though he said he views the issue "through a libertarian lens," Scott vetoed the bill due to concerns about detecting and penalizing impaired drivers, protecting children, and the role and makeup of a…