Urban & Rural Divide Behind Secessionist Movement

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Voters in 11 mostly rural counties are deciding this election whether to break away from the state. In 10 of the counties, supporters want to form a new state together; the working title is “The State of North Colorado.” The question for the 11th is whether to join Wyoming. Ryan Warner speaks with Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway, a leader of the secessionist movement, to learn why and the how the new state could be created.

Then, to learn what such a split would mean for Colorado’s economy, Ryan speaks with Burt Hubbard. He's editorial director at iNews, an investigative reporting group at Rocky Mountain PBS, which looked into the economics of secession.

[Photo: iNews at Rocky Mountain PBS]