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    Capitol topics:
 Student loans ,
death penalties 
and voter rights

    DENVER — Hunters may soon be able to wear pink, college students won’t get help with their student loans, juries still would have to give unanimous decisions in death penalty...

  • Blotter, Feb. 11, 2016

    2 caught in meth snare A drug buy of a half-ounce of methamphetamine in July by the Western Colorado Drug Task Force was facilitated by two people now charged with distribution level...

  • Flu patient, 75, 
is 1st hospitalized 
in Mesa County

    A 75-year-old Mesa County resident has been hospitalized with influenza, the first confirmed hospitalized case in the county this flu season, county health officials announced...

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    Tourism chief pledges state blueprint

    Using military shorthand to describe the city’s key role in growing the number of tourists who visit the state, the new director of the Colorado Tourism Office called Grand Junction...

  • Death notices, Feb. 11, 2016

    ■  Robert L. Bryson, 95, Paonia, died Feb. 8, 2016, at his home. No formal services are planned. He is survived by his wife, Naomi; three sons, Jeffrey C. of Tucson, Arizona,...

  • Benefits for Geer family planned

    Efforts are underway to stage a large benefit concert and community raffle to benefit the family of Derek Geer, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot Monday. Local musician...

  • Liquor makers want in on grocery store sales

    DENVER — A national group that represents the distilled spirits industry says it wouldn’t be fair to open up grocery stores to wine and beer sales without including them. As a...

  • Suspect in deputy’s shooting held without bail

    Prosecutors are to charge a 17-year-old runaway as an adult in connection with the shooting of Mesa County sheriff’s Deputy Derek Geer. Austin Patrick Holzer, meanwhile, is to remain...

  • Delay in clean-power plan draws praise

    A Supreme Court decision halting implementation of President Obama’s clean power plan is winning praise from a leading Colorado utility along with U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and state...

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    Suspect placed ad for gun 4 days before lethal encounter with deputy

    The Grand Junction teenager awaiting adult murder charges in connection with the shooting of Mesa County sheriff’s Deputy Derek Geer was apparently trying to get his hands on a...

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    Shooting happened within minutes of contact

    Less than three minutes after Mesa County sheriff’s deputy Derek Geer reported to emergency dispatchers that he would be approaching a male suspect who reportedly had a gun, one of...

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    BLM planning to cancel Thompson Divide leases

    The Bureau of Land Management plans to carry forward a draft proposal to cancel oil and gas leases in the Thompson Divide area of the White River National Forest. The agency revealed...



  • Quotations in the News

    "We very easily could be looking at May — or the convention." — Marco Rubio's campaign manager Terry Sullivan, indicating the Florida senator was looking for a fight that could last for months or even spill into the first contested Republican national convention since 1976.

  • AP news guide: A look at the turmoil in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the city of Ferguson after the City Council failed to approve an agreement that sought to address concerns about police and municipal court practices in the St. Louis suburb.

  • The Latest: Cliven Bundy jailed upon arriving in Portland

    BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the standoff at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):

  • Storm-battered cruise ship returns to New Jersey homeport

    BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — A cruise ship battered by a major storm in the Atlantic Ocean returned to its New Jersey port on Wednesday night.

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  • Justice Dept. enters Ferguson court case in strong position

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department enters its court fight against the city of Ferguson with the apparent upper hand, given a months-long investigation that found vast problems in the way police and courts treat poor people and minorities in the St. Louis suburb.

  • Russia proposes March 1 ceasefire in Syria; US wants it now

    MUNICH (AP) — Russia has proposed a March 1 ceasefire in Syria, U.S. officials say, but Washington believes Moscow is giving itself and the Syrian government three weeks to try to crush moderate rebel groups.

  • Senate passes bill to hit North Korea with harsher sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, Republican and Democratic senators set aside their partisan differences Wednesday to unanimously pass legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal.

  • House backs bill to require EPA notification in lead cases

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday approved legislation to clarify the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to notify the public about danger from lead in their drinking water — the first action by Congress to respond to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

  • In Illinois, Obama issues an appeal for political unity

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — President Barack Obama came here nine years ago to declare it was "time to turn the page" on cynical, special- interest politics. He returned Wednesday lamenting that the story hasn't changed.

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