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  • A new round of cutbacks is coming for some water users on the Colorado River. And a new poll shows a majority of Arizonans support permanently banning uranium mining around the Grand Canyon.
  • States in the Colorado River Basin failed to meet a federal deadline Tuesday to conserve an unprecedented amount of water. And Colorado lawmakers will pursue at least ten wildfire prevention programs when they kick off their legislative session in January.
  • Colorado’s economy is growing faster than most states in the nation. And LGBT adults in the Utah are more likely to experience food insecurity than their non-LGBT counterparts.
  • Colorado voters will decide in November whether to legalize the use of psychedelic mushrooms. And the window to apply for Utah’s one-time child care worker bonus closes in three weeks.
  • Conservation groups are praising a scientific proposal to protect a large swath of Western land that could help restore wolf and beaver populations. And new legislation has been introduced in the US Senate that would protect parts of the Dolores River Canyon as a National Conservation Area.
  • A new law taking effect Wednesday will help protect Colorado’s hospital patients from surprise medical bills. And a public event yesterday about a proposed solar project near Pleasant View grew contentious at times.
  • Colorado is ramping up its efforts to distribute the monkeypox vaccine after President Biden declared it a health emergency. And fourteen tribes in the Colorado River basin say they’re being kept “largely in the dark” about plans to conserve an unprecedented amount of water amid historic drought.
  • A statewide recount in Colorado confirms that Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters lost her primary race for Secretary of State by about 90,000 votes. And parts of Montezuma County experienced widespread power outages on Thursday.
  • Colorado River activists are calling on the federal government to rework the plumbing on one of its biggest dams. And President Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday that he says will make it easier for people to travel to other states for abortions.
  • Colorado secretary of State Jena Griswold says recounts requested by election deniers in two primary races will be done by Thursday. And August is forecast to be wetter than normal for much of the Colorado River basin, especially in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona.