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Puerto Rican voters back statehood in questioned referendum

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s governor announced that the U.S. territory overwhelmingly chose statehood on Sunday in a nonbinding referendum held amid a deep economic crisis that has...

DATE: June 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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State, federal action clouds financial future of CPW

DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife could face state and federal funding cuts after the state Legislature denied its request to raise fees. Last month, the Legislature killed a bill that would...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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EPA dismisses half of key board’s scientific advisers

Both the Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department are overhauling a slew of outside advisory boards that inform how their agencies assess the science underpinning policies, the...

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Obama warned Trump about Flynn, former officials say

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama warned Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn as national security adviser during an Oval Office meeting after the 2016 election, according to three former...

DATE: May 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Gold King Mine spill highlighted in D.C. Twitter spat

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Gold King Mine spill was highlighted this week in a Twitter spat on Capitol Hill. On Valentine’s Day, members of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources took to social...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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‘Lead by Example’ bill aims to fix VA health care issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Constituents often tell politicians to put their money – or legislation – where their mouth is. U.S. House Resolution 307, known as the “Lead by Example Act of 2017” intends to...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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March for Life participants happy with boost from Trump administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Every year around the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade, thousands of demonstrators flock to Washington to show their dissatisfaction with the decision...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Durango Transit gets national recognition

Durango Transit may look different in the next few years if service cuts or fare hikes are needed to balance the budget, but for now, it’s among the three best in the nation for outstanding rural...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Rep. Scott Tipton condemns Democrats’ U.S. House sit-in

WASHINGTON – Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, released a statement Thursday on Facebook condemning the sit-in by Democrats on the floor of the House. Nearly 100 Democrats took control of the chamber...

DATE: June 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Committee criticizes Interior Department for ‘culture of corruption’

WASHINGTON – The House Committee on Natural Resources examined what it dubbed a “culture of corruption” in the Department of Interior at an oversight hearing this week. Subcommittee on Oversight...

DATE: May 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Overtime pay a matter of fairness, tough for businesses

Federal rules that would extend overtime pay to mid-level managers would put pressure on Durango businesses to change their practices. “I think it’s going to have a huge impact on a lot of...

DATE: May 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Politicians lash out at EPA over mine spill reimbursements

DENVER – Members of Colorado’s congressional delegation on Thursday expressed frustration with the Environmental Protection Agency after La Plata County officials learned the county may not be...

DATE: April 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News