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For anti-Trumpers it was ‘Not My President Day’

Thousands of demonstrators turned out Monday across the U.S. to challenge Donald Trump in a Presidents Day protest dubbed Not My President’s Day. The events on the federal holiday didn’t draw...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Two Southwest Colorado companies block ads from Breitbart News

Two Southwest Colorado-based companies are joining an increasing number of businesses choosing to remove their ads from the controversial website Breitbart News. In November, a Twitter account...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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GOP kills attempt to enter Colorado into interstate popular-vote agreement

DENVER – Colorado Senate Democrats attempted to join 10 other states and Washington, D.C. in an agreement to cast electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote on Wednesday but the...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Coloradans want Gardner to hold in-state town hall

A handful of constituents in Southwest Colorado on Monday delivered more than 15,000-combined petition signatures to Sen. Cory Gardner’s Durango office demanding he schedule in-state town hall...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Silverton’s seventh town administrator in 10 years resigns

Silverton Town Administrator Bill Gardner resigned last week amid ongoing turmoil with the Town Council, marking the seventh person to leave the position in 10 years. “Controversy comes with the...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Activism blends with academics for Fort Lewis College professor

Amidst the dawn of a new presidential administration and the ongoing Dakota Access Pipeline issue, demonstrators, it seems, are a more frequent sight both nationally and in Durango. To many,...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Legislative roundup: Democrats in House attempt to soothe raising tension

DENVER – Tension building in the Colorado House of Representatives after stressful debates was momentarily dispelled Thursday with a lampooning of the divide between the parties. The ice was broken...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Legislative Roundup: Humor infiltrates state Senate

DENVER – In the Senate, typical decorum was broken Wednesday when an amendment was proposed for House Joint Resolution 1004, which calls for several agencies to provide funding to Colorado Parks...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Colorado House Democrats pass resolution supporting reproductive rights

DENVER – Democrats in the Colorado House of Representatives drew fire from Republicans when they passed a resolution supporting women’s access to reproductive health care. House Minority Leader...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Democrats rally in support of state, national health insurance programs

DENVER – Congressional efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and a move to also get rid of the Colorado health insurance exchange on Tuesday brought a concerned crowd to the state Capitol,...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Democrats’ dilemma: How to be heard

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrived at her weekly news conference determined to talk about saving the Affordable Care Act. She was flanked by 15 uniformed nurses and spoke from a...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Hundreds march through foot of snow in Durango

Hundreds of people marched through downtown Durango on Saturday, singing songs, carrying signs for dozens of causes and chanting “Love Trumps Hate.” The “Standing on the Side of Love March” started...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News