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  • The Farm Bill is up for renewal this year, and lawmakers in Congress have been holding hearings on this massive once-every-five-years piece of legislation. Democratic United States Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado says he has high hopes for the bill. And Congresswoman Yadira Caraveo of Colorado’s new 8th Congressional District, introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would protect access to abortion medication.
  • Colorado abortion clinics in rural areas like Cortez and the Four Corners region are facing difficult challenges in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision.
  • Kaiser Permanente and other healthcare providers are expanding abortion services in Colorado. And in Cortez, The Good Samaritan Food Center helps combat hunger in the Four Corners region.
  • 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.
  • Dozens of abortion rights supporters gathered in Cortez over the weekend. And the Ute Pass Fire broke out late Friday afternoon a few miles northeast of Durango, but is at least 80% contained.
  • The dissolution of Roe v. Wade would have major implications in Utah. National Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples Awareness day was marked by a march in Kayenta on Thursday. And there will be a new farmers market in Mancos starting next month.
  • Thousands of people came out to two separate rallies in support of reproductive rights at the state capitol in Denver this week.
  • Colorado Democrats are sending Governor Jared Polis a bill that aims to protect unrestricted access to abortions. And troubles continue for Mind Springs Health, which provides behavioral health services in ten counties on the west slope.
  • Hundreds of people traveled to the Colorado state Capitol on Wednesday to weigh in on a bill aiming to protect the state’s unrestricted access to abortion. And some COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted on the Ute Mountain Ute reservation.
  • Colorado lawmakers are debating a bill that would maintain the state’s unrestricted access to abortions. And Montezuma County posted some clarifying information about the site of the old M&M building on South Broadway in Cortez.