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  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has begun using new cleanup technology to remove radioactive soil from areas around Cove, Arizona. Since the 1950s, uranium mining has occurred in the Lukachukai Mountains, leading to the contamination of waterways and livestock in the region. The EPA is now using soil sorting technology to remove waste rock from two areas in Cove that had previously served as transfer stations, or sites where uranium ore was piled and eventually trucked off. Krista Brown is a remedial project manager for the EPA, and says that the soil sorter has so far been successful in separating native soil from uranium waste. And Colorado’s Prescription Drug Affordability Review Board is considering capping the price of a life-saving medication for cystic fibrosis.
  • The Upper Colorado River Commission has extended the deadline for water users to enroll in the rebooted System Conservation Pilot Program, which pays farmers to curb their use. And housing is a major priority for Democrats at the State Capitol. That includes a new bill that would add eviction protections for Coloradans who get public assistance or disability benefits.
  • Two bills making their way through the Colorado General Assembly would make it easier for people with disabilities to access college and other public institutions of higher learning. House Bill 1107 would fund proven strategies for making college more universally accessible.
  • Dave Stevens will appear in Cortez on Friday, March 2nd as part of the City of Cortez's TEZ Talks series. He'll speak to students and community members…