A controversial mining law is putting many western national parks at risk of environmental pollution. That’s according to a new study by the Pew Environment Group which says the 1872 Hard Rock Mining law has led to a spike in mining claims near national parks.
The best healthcare advice in the world won’t make a difference if it doesn’t reach its intended audience. That’s why KUNC commentator Doctor Marc Ringel is a fan of programs that bring healthcare right into the heart of a community.
Lawmakers in the state senate are set to take a final vote on whether illegal immigrants can receive in state college tuition as early as today. The measure failed in the Democratic controlled senate two years ago, but it appears poised to pass the chamber this time around.
The state budget has now cleared both legislative chambers with bi-partisan support. As part of our capitol conversation series KUNC’s state capitol reporter Bente Birkeland takes a deeper look at the process and how this year’s budget fight compares to previous debates.