Tuesday Newscast, 9/19/17, 7:04 a.m.

Sep 19, 2017

Newscast for Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 7:04 a.m.:

  • New figures from the non-partisan Colorado Health Institute say close to 95 percent of Coloradans have health insurance. But as 91.5 KRCC's Bente Birkeland reports, getting to 100 percent will be difficult...
  • Colorado will spend more than 68 million dollars from a settlement related to the Volkwagen emissions scandal by replacing some vehicles.  The state's plan calls for replacing 450 vehicles with those that use alternative-fuels.  The state also wants to replace diesel-reliant transit buses, aiming for funding 36 electric buses plus charging stations.  The funding is part of the $2.9 billion Volkswagen set aside for violating the federal Clean Air Act.  The state is looking to receive the funding in 2018.