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 The Roaring Fork Valley’s health insurance costs are already the highest in the state. Those numbers could rise again due to a presidential order signed yesterday.

Colorado’s Senators are weighing in on the possibility that President Trump will decertify the Iran nuclear deal this week in favor of a tougher policy.

Colorado is joining a lawsuit trying to block President Trump from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).

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President Trump’s announcement Thursday that the U.S. is withdrawing from the Paris Agreement hit close to home.

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Local governments in the Roaring Fork Valley have long grappled with environmental issues, including work to lower greenhouse gas emissions, protect wilderness areas from overuse, keep water in the rivers and more. For the first time in many local elected officials’ tenure, these priorities are under threat from the national administration. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy asked local officials how they are working to influence national policy.

President Trump’s assault on the media has prompted strong reaction from journalists and those who support a free press all over the country. This morning, we hear a rebroadcast of Valley Roundup recorded 40 days into Trump’s presidency.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

It’s becoming routine for elected officials in Pitkin County to go out of their way to send a message to visiting family members of the president.

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 Welcome to Valley Roundup.

 

Joining me this week are Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent, who spoke via Skype, and in the studio, Jason Auslander, reporter for the Aspen Times and Barbara Platts, digital content manager at Aspen Public Radio.

President Trump will address a joint session of Congress for the first time on Tuesday evening at the Capitol, around 9 p.m. Eastern Time.

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A thousand people took to the streets and slopes on Saturday in Aspen as part of a nationwide show of solidarity. The group ski and march through town came on President Trump’s first day in office, in response to divisive campaign rhetoric.