Mariam Baksh

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Spill in the Animas River ignites passions over EPA’s mission

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ever since the Environmental Protection Agency unleashed 3 million gallons of polluted mine wastewater into the Animas River, lawmakers and pundits have used the disaster to...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Concerns about carbon rules heard by Senate committee

WASHINGTON – Potential impacts stemming from a new federal mandate on carbon pollution was the focus of a Senate committee Tuesday. The hearing by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate will hear our Web woes

WASHINGTON – Imagine you’re about to tune into your favorite TV program. You turn on the tube and catch the first few moments, but then, it stops – you’ve lost the signal. If your home is in a...

DATE: July 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gardner bucks party line on public-lands bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., voted against many of his Republican colleagues on a measure that would allow states to gain greater control of federal public lands during a Tuesday...

DATE: July 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tipton: Federal red tape hurts small banks

WASHINGTON – Small banks are struggling to comply with the Dodd-Frank Act, which was passed to regulate the financial industry in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, said Rep. Scott Tipton. The...

DATE: July 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate panel is examining higher-education reforms

WASHINGTON – Emboldened by recent successes on a bill on secondary and elementary education, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions is tackling challenges facing higher...

DATE: July 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Immigration policies under fire

WASHINGTON – Emotional testimony between advocates serving immigrant communities and victims of crimes committed by immigrants in the country illegally escalated with an arrest Tuesday during a...

DATE: July 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet aims to help LGBT seniors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., has introduced legislation to ensure couples and others in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community have the services they need as they...

DATE: July 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate ‘left behind’ old education bill

WASHINGTON – With considerable input from U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., a former superintendent of Denver Public Schools, the Senate on Thursday passed the Every Child Achieves Act. But...

DATE: July 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds and tribe work toward juvenile justice

WASHINGTON – Witnesses testifying Wednesday on juvenile justice before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs had a common message: Defer to tribes. The committee heard appeals for legislative...

DATE: July 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado delegation split on Iran-U.S. deal

WASHINGTON – Colorado’s congressional delegation split along party lines on the deal President Barack Obama’s team negotiated with Iran. The deal, announced Tuesday, would lift economic sanctions...

DATE: July 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panel hears effort to loosen gas exports

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner wants to loosen regulations on exporting natural gas. Opponents argue doing so would hurt small businesses by increasing energy costs. “Colorado is at the center...

DATE: July 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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