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Congress stumbles into government shutdown Thursday night; budget deal stalled

WASHINGTON – The U.S. government stumbled into a shutdown at midnight as a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending deal, protesting the...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Teen girl dies in fall from cliff hike at Zion National Park

SALT LAKE CITY – A 13-year-old girl fell to her death from a popular narrow trail bordered by steep drops at Zion National Park, officials said Tuesday. The Utah girl was hiking with family when...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

FBI agents, police search western Colorado funeral home

MONTROSE – FBI agents and police have searched a western Colorado funeral home, but officials declined to say why. KKCO-TV in Grand Junction reports agents removed documents and other items and...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

New Mexico man shot in head in apparent road rage incident

SANTA FE – A scientist’s father says his son is recovering from surgery after being shot in the head in an apparent road rage incident. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the Santa Fe County...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

County officials back drilling plan for western Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION – County officials are backing Terra Energy Partners’ plan to drill 63 natural gas wells on the slopes of the Roan Plateau, but they sought assurances that the visual impacts of the...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

New Jersey man dies while backcountry skiing in Colorado

VAIL – A New Jersey man who went missing while backcountry skiing in Colorado has been found dead. The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office says 24-year-old Samuel Failla’s body was found east of Vail on...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

New Mexico preschool funding proposal clears House

SANTA FE – House lawmakers on Tuesday approved a plan to increase funding for early childhood education in New Mexico by distributing more money from a multibillion dollar state sovereign wealth...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

New Mexico House approves Medicaid buy-in study

SANTA FE – New Mexico would study opportunities to allow almost anyone to buy Medicaid health care coverage under a measure approved by the state House of Representatives on Monday. Lawmakers voted...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Partner of Colorado immigrant in sanctuary is released

DENVER – The partner of a Peruvian immigrant who is living in a Colorado church to avoid deportation has been released from an immigration detention center. The Denver Post reports that Eliseo...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

2 key lawmakers to Albuquerque: No new money for police

ALBUQUERQUE – Two key New Mexico Democratic lawmakers are pouring cold water on Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller’s plea for state help to hire 400 officers. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reports Sen. John...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

New Mexico governor highlights law-enforcement budget needs

SANTA FE – New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is describing a House-approved budget as soft on crime in a push to increase salaries for state police, corrections officers, prosecutors and public...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Lawmakers call for plan on movement-disorders center

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Legislature approved a measure last week that calls on the University of New Mexico to devise a plan for a center for patients with movement disorders. The Santa Fe New...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World