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Construction-defect bill clears panel

DENVER – A legislative effort to curb construction-defect lawsuits in Colorado passed its first test Wednesday after a Senate committee backed the measure. The Senate Business, Labor and Technology...

DATE: March 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Mail thieves arrested

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two people for mail theft Thursday in Grandview. Durango resident Heather Cawthon, 30, and Kirtland, New Mexico, resident Charles Merrill, 35,...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Democrats say ‘cliff’ deal is reached

WASHINGTON – Racing the clock, the White House reached a New Year’s Eve accord with Senate Republicans late Monday to block across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts in government programs...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2012 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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In Denver, judiciary gets new digs

DENVER – The question is a mainstay on fifth-grade civics tests: Name the three branches of government.Legislative, executive, and …uh …Judicial!A lot of people forget about the court system, but...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Unlikely backers advocate gun debate

WASHINGTON – Prominent gun-rights advocates in Congress are now calling for a national discussion about restrictions to curb gun violence, signaling that the horrific shooting at a Connecticut...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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Big price, private money to pay for inaugural pomp

WASHINGTON – The pomp surrounding the inauguration of the president of the United States can carry a hefty price tag, from the glitzy galas to all those inaugural balls.Think of it this way: It can...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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Obama: ‘Meaningful action’ needed to prevent shootings

As “we grieve for the families of those we lost,” President Barack Obama said Saturday the nation must act to prevent the kind of gun attack that killed 26 people Friday at an elementary school in...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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Obama, Boehner discuss fiscal cliff over phone

WASHINGTON – For the first time in days, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner spoke by phone Wednesday about the “fiscal cliff” that threatens to knock the economy into recession,...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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Behind rhetoric, workings of deal

WASHINGTON – Bluster and hot rhetoric aside, the White House and House Republicans have identified areas of significant overlap that could form the basis for a final agreement after “fiscal cliff”...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

Small ‘cliff’ remedies spread pain

WASHINGTON – Sure the rich may have to pay more in taxes. But a “fiscal cliff” budget deal could mean pain for nearly everyone else, too: higher airline ticket prices, for example, an end to...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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‘Cliff’: White House waiting on GOP move

WASHINGTON – Republicans have to stop using “political math” and say how much they are willing to raise tax rates on the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans and then specify the spending cuts they...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Nation & world

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George H.W. Bush could be out of hospital this weekend

Former president George H.W. Bush is on track to be released from a Houston hospital as early as this weekend, officials said.In a statement from the Methodist Hospital in Houston, Amy Mynderse...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Nation & world