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West Obsessed: Native American Housing Crisis

From the earliest days of white settlement, fortunes have been made and dynasties built on land taken from Native Americans, this continent’s first victims of gentrification. In this episode of West Obsessed, the writers and editors of High Country News discuss the impacts of modern housing crises on Indigenous populations.

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  • Another Republican lawmaker accused of harassment at statehouse
  • Bill would give tax benefits to families paying for health care out of pocket
  • Feature on the future of agreements about the Colorado River

  • Statehouse Democrats want punishment for Republican lawmaker
  • Montrose funeral home investigated by the FBI
  • Colorado Springs deputy, shooter identified
  • Multiple groups urge bill for paid medical leave for workers
  • Delta County Commissioners enact new state marijuana regulations

  • Columbine Middle School in Montrose to represent at technology summit
  • Rebuilding program at CMS in Montrose on schedule, will open in August
  • Republicans might not announce punishment for sexual harassment claims
  • US Forest Service establishes camping permit system at Conundrum Hot Springs

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Host Jill Spears chats with gardener Lance Swigart, and they take calls from listeners.

KVNF News spoke with Delta School District Assistant Superintendent Kurt Clay about a Delta High School student who committed suicide last weekend.

  • Delta High School, community saddened by suicide of student
  • Under Zinke's reorganization, BLM, other agencies might move to Grand Junction
  • Statehouse Republican leader may not release punishment in sexual harassment claim
  • Water managers fear several rivers will run dry this year after winter drought
  • Colorado Springs police officer shot, third policeman in state killed this year

  • Colorado Ethics Commission faces backlash over regulations, CORA
  • Capitol Conversation discusses consumer data protections, opioid epidemic
  • Renewable energy industry in Colorado takes hits from new GOP tax plan

Salvador Dali

  • Complaint against Sen. Baumgardner found to be credible
  • Utilities in Colorado want to join Arkansas on power grid
  • Rare plant in Gunnison County to be studied by scientists

  • Spate of harassment claims in November cloud state house
  • Lawmakers look for ways to move forward with business
  • GOP tax bill will both help, hurt renewable energy production


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