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Private school tax credit measure fails

DENVER – Legislators have rejected a proposal to give tax credits to parents who send their children to private school.The House Appropriations Committee declined to advance House Bill 1048 on...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP leader breaks with tea party over health-care law

DENVER – Tea party activists faced off with the traditional business-friendly wing of the Republican Party about a health-care bill Tuesday.The business wing won.House Majority Leader Amy Stephens,...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Armenia sees bin Laden’s death as ‘long-overdue victory’

Editor’s note: Servet Yanatma and Aghavni Harutyunyan are visiting journalists at The Durango Herald. They are participating in a media exchange program with the International Center for...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bin Laden death closes a chapter for Durango survivor

The death Sunday of Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the bombing of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, drew a sigh of relief and a sense of justice served from a Durango woman who fled...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Turkey hails killing of bin Laden

Editor’s note: Servet Yanatma and Aghavni Harutyunyan are visiting journalists at The Durango Herald. They are participating in a media exchange program with the International Center for...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP sets battle lines on redistricting

DENVER – House Republicans introduced a new map of future congressional districts Tuesday, setting battle lines in a highly partisan fight.“This is our best effort to put forward a map that...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Downtown parking fixes founder

Emotions run high when it comes to parking issues in downtown Durango.“Ten years ago, there were 6,000 parking spaces,” said Bob Kunkel, executive director of the Business Improvement District....

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Putting down roots

MISSIONARY RIDGE – One hundred thirty-five schoolchildren planted ponderosa pine seedlings here Tuesday to speed the recovery of an area swept by wildfire in 2002.Fourth- and fifth-graders from...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Official: Wrong to link bin Laden, Geronimo

WASHINGTON – The top staffer for the Senate Indian Affairs Committee is objecting to the U.S. military’s use of the code name “Geronimo” for Osama bin Laden during the raid that killed the al-Qaida...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Utah immigration law comes under fire

SALT LAKE CITY – Immigrant and civil-rights groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday aimed at halting a Utah immigration law they say will create a police state and is too much like one of the most...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Close race among three candidates vying for job of Denver mayor

DENVER – Early results in Denver’s mayoral race show a tight race among three candidates.Former state Sen. Chris Romer was in first place with 29.9 percent of the votes, followed by Denver City...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Judge awards $1.9M to family of boy killed by bear

SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah federal judge on Tuesday awarded nearly $2 million to the family of an 11-year-old boy killed by a bear at a campsite in 2007.The family of Samuel Ives sued the U.S. Forest...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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