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KVNF Regional Newscast: January 17, 2023

The Colorado State Capitol in Denver is pictured here in January. This week, Gov. Jared Polis signed a law enshrining the right to abortion in state law.
David Zalubowski
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The Colorado State Capitol in Denver

A bill drafted by three Colorado Democrats that would ban the purchase of so-called “assault weapons'' could be introduced this legislative session, reports Colorado Public Radio. The bill would not require people to give up legally owned guns.

The death of a 29-year-old man at Powderhorn Ski Resort,two weeks ago, has been ruled an accident by the Mesa County Coroner. The man's name will not be released at the request of the family.

Montrose Regional Health recently received an “A” Grade on the Lown Institute Hospitals Index for Social Responsibility. The index is the first ranking to measure social responsibility of more than 36 hundred U.S. hospitals nationwide.

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Lisa was born in Texas but grew up on a small farm in Olathe, Colorado and considers herself a “Colorado native after six years of age.” Lisa has seven years experience in media, beginning as a News Director for a small radio station on the Eastern Plains. Following her initial radio career, Lisa worked as a staff reporter for The Journal Advocate in Sterling, Colorado and most recently as a staff reporter for the Delta County Independent. Lisa is thrilled to join the award-winning News and Public Affairs team at KVNF.