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Email: sdazio@durangoherald.com

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D.C. intern brings Capitol to Durango

WASHINGTON – I can spot U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton from 50 paces, judging solely by the length of his stride. I’m able to pick Sen. Mark Udall’s voice out of a din, and I can quote some of Sen. Michael...

DATE: May 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local news

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2014 elections: Who’s in, who’s on the fence

WASHINGTON – The 2014 elections could be a turn in the tide for struggling Colorado Republicans. But so far, it is shaping up to be more of the same – a big blue wave. A year and a half from now,...

DATE: May 18, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Main Avenue hoping for benefits from fairness act

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers and local businessmen use similar terms when describing the Marketplace Fairness Act: “leveling the playing field,” “brick-and-mortar businesses” and “Main Street.” Except...

DATE: May 11, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Bennet, Udall to speak at commencements

WASHINGTON – Sens. Michael Bennet and Mark Udall will give commencement addresses at law schools in Colorado in the coming weeks, talking to students they consider to be the next generation of...

DATE: May 6, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Udall, Obama team up on links

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mark Udall hit the links Monday with President Barack Obama and two Republican senators.This marked the first time Udall has golfed with the president.“Sen. Udall welcomed the...

DATE: May 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local news

Are more air tankers in the future for Forest Service?

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Forest Service plans to award more than $158 million in five-year contracts for new firefighting air tankers soon, according to an agency official.The seven “next generation”...

DATE: May 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Delegation seeks farm bill passage

WASHINGTON – Six members of the Colorado congressional delegation sent a letter to the House and Senate agriculture committees Wednesday expressing their support for a farm bill this year.The 2008...

DATE: May 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Lawmakers reintroduce tuition-waiver measure

WASHINGTON – Despite the efforts of lobbyists and lawmakers, Fort Lewis College is only slightly closer to getting federal assistance for its Native American tuition waiver. But the waiver’s...

DATE: April 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local news

Quickly moving bill may speed air travel

WASHINGTON – When U.S. Sen. Mark Udall flies home to Colorado next week, he could experience the same air-travel delays Americans across the country have struggled with recently. The delays are a...

DATE: April 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Bills would protect watershed

WASHINGTON – Sen. Michael Bennet and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton will introduce companion bills this week to protect the Hermosa Creek watershed in the San Juan National Forest.The bills seek to protect...

DATE: April 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local news

Udall’s FAA furlough-relief bill passed in Senate

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a Sen. Mark Udall-led bill Thursday night to avoid more furloughs of essential Federal Aviation Administration employees as a result of automatic,...

DATE: April 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional news

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San Juan Wilderness Act gets hearing

WASHINGTON – Officials from the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service endorsed Sen. Mark Udall’s San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act in a Senate hearing Thursday, but the Forest...

DATE: April 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local news