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News: Latino businesses say illegal vendors hurting profits

February 18, 2010
Many Latino business owners are concerned about the growing number of illegal vendors cropping up throughout the Valley. They say that while they play by the rules, others are taking advantage of the situation. KDNK's Conrad Wilson has the story.
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Interview: Medical Marijuana for Dummies

Interview: Medical Marijuana for Dummies February 12, 2010
Why is a caregiver really a pot farmer? Why do growers limit their crop to 99 plants? How do dispensaries operate? Why are doctors recommending, not prescribing, marijuana? How do I get started?

In this half hour interview, local pot activist and home health care provider Jami Hill Miller explains mysteries of medical marijuana.


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News: Government grants boots solar industry

News: Government grants boots solar industry January 25, 2010
The Colorado based National Renewable Energy Laboratory announced $12 million to companies in the private sector to help advance the next generation of solar technology. As KDNK's Conrad Wilson reports, it's all part of the Department of Energy's goal to produce cleaner power.
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News: Demand for help grows despite slowly improving economy

December 31, 2009
Demand for emergency assistance programs is at historic highs. Colorado, for instance, has the fifth fastest growing caseload for food stamps in the country. That's putting a strain on scores of human services agencies. And even as the economy begins to turn around, many worry things will get much worse, before they get better. From Rocky Mountain Community Radio Station, KUNC, Kirk Siegler reports.
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News: Holiday tourism bouncing back

News: Holiday tourism bouncing back December 30, 2009
Tourism to the area over the holidays is looking on par for to last year, if not a little busier. Stay Aspen Snowmass President Bill Tomcich says it's because there are good deals. Tomcich spoke with KDNK's Conrad Wilson about this year's holiday bookings.
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News: State looks to cut Medicaid

December 30, 2009
Cutting Medicaid reimbursement rates is just one way state leaders hope to balance a one and a half billion dollar budget shortfall facing Colorado this year and next. It comes at a time when Medicaid caseloads are growing due to high unemployment and pay cuts stemming from the recession. KDNK's Bente Birkeland has more from the state house.
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News: LiftUp's demand grows

December 28, 2009
Lift-Up is a non-profit organization that has been providing humanitarian care from Parachute to Aspen since 1982 through their food pantries, thrift stores and soup kitchen. KDNK's Riley Skinner spoke with executive director Mike Powell to find out how Lift-Up is handling increasing economic strain.
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News: Feds say more leases in 2010 won't help struggling energy industry

News: Feds say more leases in 2010 won't help struggling energy industry December 22, 2009
Last month the Department of Interior announced oil and gas leases for 2010. The number of auctions being offered to energy companies is up.

Some say it's in response to criticism from oil and gas companies lobbed at the Obama administration over the last few months. Industry says the government isn't issuing enough leases, which is hurting profits.

But environmental groups and NGO's tell a different story. They say an abundance in supply and low prices brought on by the recession are the reasons for the dip in earnings. KDNK's Conrad Wilson reports.

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News: Lawmakers look to make cuts as state emerges from recession

December 21, 2009
Lawmakers and the Governor are cautiously optimistic about the legislature's latest economic forecast: it says Colorado is starting to come out of the recession. The forecast, released Friday points to spending and job growth as drivers. KDNK's Bente Birkeland reports from the state house.
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News: Colorado could see job growth in 2010

News: Colorado could see job growth in 2010 December 8, 2009
The state's leading economist released a report Monday that examines the state's economic health and future. KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke with Professor Richard Wobbenkind, who says Coloradans will likely see some job growth in 2010.
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