Emily Hayes

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Nearly 100 million people did not vote in the 2016 election

About 100 million people, almost half of the eligible voting population in America, did not cast a vote in the 2016 presidential election, according to a new study. The study reveals that the...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

In wake of proposed budget cuts, House member questions USDA’s ‘lack of reliance on facts’

The U.S. Department of Agriculture conceals data that could be used to guide agricultural policy and budget decisions, like the new 2021 fiscal year budget proposed earlier this week by President...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

House committee to subpoena Interior over BLM move to Grand Junction

The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources voted Wednesday to give its chairman the power to subpoena the Department of the Interior to obtain documents related to the controversial Bureau of...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Wilderness Act passes in U.S. House

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019 by a solid margin Wednesday night despite disagreement among Colorado’s congressional delegation. Rep. Diana DeGette,...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet drops out of presidential primary after disappointing finish in N.H.

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet ended his presidential campaign Tuesday night after early primary election results from New Hampshire showed him earning less than 1% of the vote. Bennet and his campaign...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trump administration aims to erode key conservation measures for birds

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a government agency tasked with protecting critical species and their habitat, is supportive of President Donald Trump weakening laws that protect migratory...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trump applauds U.S. economic growth in State of the Union

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump commended the country’s economic growth under his administration in the State of the Union address Tuesday night. The speech was the first time Trump addressed...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Congress tackles severe drought in the West

WASHINGTON – Despite above-average snowpack, Southwest Colorado remains in a severe drought. U.S. House lawmakers from several Western states, including Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Boulder, are considering...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tom Tancredo endorses Tipton challenger in Republican primary

Tom Tancredo, a former U.S. House representative and hardliner on immigration, has endorsed Lauren Boebert, a gun-toting restaurant owner from Rifle, who is running against Scott Tipton in the...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trade deal with Mexico, Canada restores some certainty for Colorado farmers

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed a new trade agreement with Mexico and Canada into law Wednesday, solidifying a deal that restores some trade certainty to farmers in Colorado. The treaty,...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Funding for Holocaust education programs passes in U.S. House

A U.S. House bill proposes additional funding to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., to create online education programs for teachers. The Never Again Education Act, introduced by...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School student sits in on Senate impeachment trial

Durango High School student Colton Williams witnessed history in the making Friday in Washington, D.C., where Democrats presented their third day of opening arguments in the impeachment trial of...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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