Emily Martin

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Bennet’s drought, forest health provisions signed into law

President Donald Trump signed the farm bill into law this week, officially legalizing hemp and creating programs and funds for drought and forest management. The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gardner vows to continue fight for states’ right to legalize marijuana

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner promised this week to continue the fight for federal marijuana legalization after the Senate failed to vote on adding his states’ rights amendment to the sweeping...

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

Will legalization of hemp pave way for its cousin, marijuana?

The U.S. House and Senate this week passed a long-anticipated agriculture bill with provisions that will federally legalize hemp, a move that has many speculating whether marijuana legalization...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fiber project in Cortez raises questions about federal involvement

Five years after starting its quest for citywide broadband internet, Cortez is looking to private companies for help and is receiving unclear signals from the federal government. Broadband access...

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

How will acting attorney general influence marijuana legalization?

When former Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned Nov. 7 at the president’s request, speculation was reignited about the U.S. Department of Justice’s stance on states’ push to legalize medical...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Gardner calls for conservation fund reauthorization

A bipartisan delegation of senators and representatives, including Colorado U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, called for the permanent reauthorization and mandatory funding of the Land and Water Conservation...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton looks to tackle disaster assistance, opioid crisis in fourth term

Five days before Election Day, election forecast blog FiveThirtyEight predicted incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton had a nearly 90 percent chance of winning the election and keeping his seat. Sure...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Grant to aid in wildfire recovery, including 416 Fire

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday a grant of $20.2 million to wildfire recovery projects in La Plata, Huerfano, Costilla and Eagle counties. U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and Colorado...

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

Gardner proposes tax-free payment option for student debt

Sen. Cory Gardner hopes to pass an act he introduced last month that would allow employers to make tax-free contributions to their employees’ student-loan debts. Gardner said employers would be...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gardner, Bennet seek more funding for wildfire suppression

Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner requested more funding to modernize firefighting technology for the U.S. Forest Service in letters sent to Senate committees Nov. 2, citing the devastating...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pilot program to curb opioid addiction to be expanded

WASHINGTON – A pilot program that encouraged the use of alternatives to opioids at Colorado hospitals will soon be implemented at hospitals across the country as a result of President Donald Trump...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Tipton, Mitsch Bush exchange jabs in attack ads

WASHINGTON – Candidates running for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District have created several commercials during their campaigns, many of them attacking their opponents and some highlighting their...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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