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October 22, 2014

Election Day is not quite two weeks away when Colorado voters decide whether GMO products sold in the state should be labeled. Dr. Gregory Graff, an Associate Professor at Colorado State University, has spent decades researching different aspects of genetically modified crops and spoke with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about the science and the social fears of GMOs. Here they talk about some of the issues surrounding GMO labeling. Recent polls have shown that Republican US Senate Candidate Cory Gardner is leading over current Democratic Senator Mark Udall. KVNF’s Laura Palmisano spoke with Gardner while he was in Montrose on Monday.
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October 21, 2014

One of this November’s statewide ballot questions may look familiar to Coloradans. For the third time since 2008 – voters will decide the fate of an amendment dealing with the issue of personhood. But this time around supporters are taking a different approach. Bente Birkeland examines the proposal and how it’s being impacted by a political season dominated by women’s issues.
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October 20, 2014

Garfield County has experienced one of the highest increases in the state in immigration. According to 2012 Census data, over seven thousand people in Garfield County were born in a different country but are not citizens. These new residents and their children may face unique challenges in finding work, attending college or even driving- especially if they are undocumented. A federal program called DACA is aimed at helping some residents get their paperwork in order so they can access better jobs and education. KDNK Correspondent Laurel Henderson interviews Glenwood Springs Attorney Ted Hess about the details.
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October 17, 2014

Enterovirus EV-D68 has hospitalized hundreds of children and some adults across 46 states in the past few months. It's an uncommon strain of a common virus first identified in California in 1962. Electa Draper, health writer for the Denver Post, has been covering the outbreak since August. For this week's News Brief, she spoke with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about EV-D68 and how it's effecting children in Colorado.
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October 16, 2014

On Tuesday night the 29th Annual Issues and Answers Forum was held in Glenwood Springs over the 2014 Ballot. In this excerpt from the Garfield County Commissioner Debate, moderator Ron Milhorn asks Democratic Candidate Michael Sullivan his priorities if elected. He is followed by a response from incumbent Republican Commissioner Tom Jankovsky, before moving on to closing statements.
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