Eric Galatas

Position: Colorado News Connection

Critics: Farm Bill Work Requirements Counterproductive

DENVER – The U.S. House Agriculture Committee is expected today to hear a draft Farm Bill that would require millions of people currently caring for children, and those between the ages of 50 and...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Lawmakers to decide if homeless have ‘right to rest’

DENVER – The Colorado House Local Government Committee on Wednesday is set to decide the fate of the “Right to Rest Act.” House Bill 1067 would roll back local laws that make it illegal to sit or...

DATE: March 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Study: Most bottled water comes from tap, more expensive than gasoline

DENVER – Sales are skyrocketing for the bottled water industry, but what are companies actually selling to customers? In its new report “Take Back the Tap,” Food and Water Watch researchers look...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Colorado groups oppose cuts to SNAP benefits

DENVER – Groups that advocate for children, the elderly and people with disabilities are rolling up their sleeves in the wake of the budget passed last week in the U.S. House of Representatives....

DATE: Oct. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hickenlooper goes to Washington with health care fix

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper has taken a plan to Congress this week, developed with Ohio Gov. John Kasich, aimed at fixing some of the Affordable Care Act’s shortcomings. The proposal...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Net neutrality rollback effort based on false claims

DENVER – As the FCC takes steps to reverse net neutrality, a term for a free and open internet, researchers say a key assumption for the move does not hold water. In his argument to revisit the...

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Ski resorts’ economics hinder health coverage

DENVER – Skiers and snowboarders from across the country are hitting the slopes in Colorado, but the unique economics of resorts makes providing them with health coverage tricky. According to the...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Survey: Income, access hamper healthy living in state

DENVER – How much money you make and your ethnic background have a big impact on neighborhood infrastructure and your chances for a healthy life, according to a new report by the Urban Land...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bike share popular for rec rides

DENVER – More people are sharing bicycles to meet their daily transportation needs, and people living in Sun Belt cities are also using bike-share programs for recreation, according to a new report...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado drillers step up to stop methane waste

DENVER – Companies in the business of capturing lost methane, the primary component of natural gas, are taking their show on the road this week to present to local officials on Colorado’s Western...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC students to march for free tuition, wages

DENVER – On Thursday, students from more than 100 campuses, including Fort Lewis College, will join a national day of action demanding tuition-free public college, cancellation of all student debt,...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Sage-grouse protections benefit hunters, wildlife

DENVER – The third combined season for deer and elk kicked off last weekend, and Colorado hunters took full advantage of the U.S. Interior Department’s decision not to list the greater sage-grouse...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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