Andrew Eversden

Position: Herald Staff Writer

This week in Washington: Utes get grant, DACA deadline passes, tariffs questioned

It was a big week for Southwest Colorado’s congressional delegation with President Donald Trump’s announcement of tariffs on steel and nuclear talks with North Korea, but also a few local issues:...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Improving rural internet about more than watching Netflix

WASHINGTON – In 2016, a cut in a fiber-optic cable in Cortez temporarily shut down a 911 call center and caused widespread internet outages across the region. The event highlighted a pervasive...

DATE: March 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Cory Gardner, Rep. Scott Tipton push bills to move BLM headquarters out West

Sen. Cory Gardner and Rep. Scott Tipton are ramping up their calls to move the Bureau of Land Management headquarters from Washington, D.C., to the West. They’ve introduced similar legislation in...

DATE: March 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former astronaut from Colorado vows to shield U.S. Geological Survey from politics

WASHINGTON – Senators pressed former astronaut James Reilly of Colorado Springs on his commitment to scientific facts Tuesday at his confirmation hearing to lead the U.S. Geological Survey. ...

DATE: March 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet and Gardner push Trump administration on DACA solution

Colorado’s two senators are continuing to call for a bipartisan solution for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program after the Supreme Court denied a Trump administration...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Washington wonders what’s next for Gov. John Hickenlooper

WASHINGTON – The political horse race junkies in Washington are dying to know if a presidential run is in the cards for Gov. John Hickenlooper. But the Colorado Democrat refuses to show his hand....

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hickenlooper, other governors release health plan

WASHINGTON – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper joined two other governors Friday morning in unveiling a “bipartisan blueprint” focused on decreasing costs and restoring stability in the health care...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Sen. Cory Gardner’s bill aids rural broadband development

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of senators, including Cory Gardner, introduced a bill that would expand broadband in rural areas where the internet access is either slow or inaccessible. Gardner,...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Cory Gardner’s feud with Attorney General Jeff Sessions cools

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner has released some holds on nominees to the Department of Justice after “positive discussions” with the agency over enforcement of federal marijuana laws. Gardner, R-Colo....

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado delegation mostly mum on gun control in wake of school shooting

WASHINGTON – Americans are again calling on Congress to take action on gun control after another mass shooting left 17 people dead Wednesday at a Florida high school. Reaction on Capitol Hill was...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Senators Bennet and Gardner introduce immigration bill amendment

WASHINGTON – Colorado Sens. Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet have filed an amendment for consideration as the Senate begins debate on an immigration overhaul and legal protections for the recipients...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Federal spending on rural health care is uncertain and rarely discussed

WASHINGTON – Representatives of Colorado’s rural health care providers met with their senators and representatives in Washington this week to garner support for the Save Rural Hospitals Act. The...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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