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“What do we say?” Texas parents struggle with kids’ questions over Uvalde shooting

Prepared with a smartphone and training in early childhood psychology, Austin mom Michelle Lambreton typically feels prepared for her son Franco’s intense curiosity. But as she dropped the 7-year-old off at first... Read more »

Is Iowa prepared for the federal debt crisis?

Uncle Sam is broke and the nation is on the verge of a serious debt crisis, if we are not already in one. The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released... Read more »

Why are we willing to live with this carnage?’

President Biden urged lawmakers to act after 19 students and two teachers were shot and killed at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday. “Why are we willing to live with this carnage?”... Read more »

With climate change fueling wildfires, changes are needed to prevent worse scenarios

Climate change is contributing to the large wildfires that western states like New Mexico are experiencing, and scientists say humans need to make changes to prevent worse fire risks. New Mexico’s largest... Read more »

Vaccination could reduce symptoms, new research suggests

Graham was a healthy 34-year-old until he developed COVID in July 2020. Along with his wife and children, he had a fever, a cough, breathlessness, profound fatigue and he lost his sense... Read more »

Polis signs bill providing $500 early TABOR refunds

Coloradans who filed taxes for last year can expect to see $500 refunds later this summer thanks to legislation that Gov. Jared Polis signed into law on Monday. Senate Bill 22-233 creates the... Read more »

Could rehabbing dams in the Rattlesnake Wilderness help native trout struggling with climate change?

Bull trout were so significant to the Salish and Pend d’Oreille people who originally inhabited the Missoula Valley that they called it “Place of the Small Bull Trout.” The name specifically refers... Read more »

Why is the FDA seeking to ban menthol cigarettes? 4 questions answered

The FDA has opened the public comment period for the agency’s proposed ban on menthol cigarettes. Epidemiology and global health professor Rafael Meza studies data modeling in disease prevention and cancer risk. David Mendez, who studies smoking cessation... Read more »

Rural Colorado students go to college at low rates. Tiny Fowler goes against the trend.

Sisters Shaelea and Ryanna Pruett can rattle off plenty of facts about raising cattle. The Fowler High School graduates know the ideal build for a bull and how to bottle-raise a calf.... Read more »

Colorado bill to improve school climate, limit seclusion and restraint advances

Despite strong objections from school districts and charter schools, the House Education Committee put its support behind a wide-ranging bill that limits the use of seclusion and restraint, sets higher standards for... Read more »