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Racism in 2020, as told by three black Coloradans

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Rockies Today

June 19 · Issue #129 · View online
The big stories up and down the Rocky Mountains, curated by Mountain West News

Racism in 2020, as told by three black Coloradans
‘We’re exhausted. We’re fearful. We’re angry.’ ‘We’re exhausted. We’re fearful. We’re angry.’
In mountain towns, residents can ‘disengage’ from the news. That’s not an option for black Coloradans.
Colorado governor signs sweeping police accountability bill into law. Here’s how it will change law enforcement.
'A lifesaver for so many people'
‘Dreamers’ nationwide and in Utah rejoice at Supreme Court DACA ruling, but worry about the future ‘Dreamers’ nationwide and in Utah rejoice at Supreme Court DACA ruling, but worry about the future
'This sort of weird torture is over': Colorado DACA recipients on their hopes, fears after SCOTUS ruling
Wyoming DACA recipients celebrate Supreme Court ruling, look to the future
Idaho law school graduate who helped argue DACA case lauds Supreme Court decision
Bordering on desperation
In Gallup, New Mexico, the pandemic crosses paths with homelessness, hate, and healers In Gallup, New Mexico, the pandemic crosses paths with homelessness, hate, and healers
More on COVID-19:
'This is crunch time, folks': Colorado governor concerned about possible uptick of virus cases
Utah adds another 495 coronavirus cases as governor moves rural areas to green
Recorded coronavirus cases in Wyoming growing at highest rate yet
Idaho’s single-day coronavirus case count tops 100 for first time since early April
Researchers hope antibody surveys will inform next steps
Montana will start tracking COVID-19 among nonresidents as cases emerge
Oil woes
Colorado oil and gas company laying off hundreds of workers across North America Colorado oil and gas company laying off hundreds of workers across North America
With prospects souring for Oregon gas terminal, an obscure group raises pressure for state approval
Ranch Energy bankruptcy finalized, 401 orphan wells dumped on B.C. for cleanup
Living near active oil and gas wells in California tied to low birth weight and smaller babies
More energy news:
Wyoming Sens. Enzi, Barrasso propose bill to modernize funding for cleanup of abandoned mines
State orders coal company to cease expansion of West Elk Mine into roadless area near Paonia
Electric cooperatives contract with Montana's largest solar project
What else we're reading today
As states struggle with vote-by-mail, 'many thousands, if not millions' of ballots could go uncounted in November
Alberta wrestles with its most critical resource: water
Teck proposal to expand B.C.’s largest coal mine raises alarm about pollution on both sides of border
Tribal group, enviros seek quick win in Montana mine suit
Joe Neguse wants to direct billions to public lands to help Western states recover from coronavirus
Colorado’s fight over wolf reintroduction has a new battleground: parasitic poop
Farm to future
The Marriner doctrine: How a Utah banker tackled the Great Depression
Rockies Today is edited by Matthew Frank, fellow in regional journalism at the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West at the University of Montana. 
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