• Pot backers squawk at mistakes on ballots

    The owners of the only medical marijuana shop in the Grand Valley, who hope to begin selling recreational pot, asked Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler on Thursday to oversee...

  • Results next week for new student test scores

    Results of the newest in a series of tests to debut in recent years in Colorado classrooms are due to be released publicly at noon on Monday. The Colorado Measures of Academic Success, or...

  • House District 55: Thurlow vs. Kennedy

    There are two candidates for House District 55, which primarily includes the city of Grand Junction. The winner would replace Rep. Ray Scott, the Republican candidate for Senate District...

  • Man charged in ATV crash

    A Grand Junction man has been arrested on charges he killed his friend in a drunken-driving all-terrain vehicle accident in the desert north of Grand Junction last month. William Jason...

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    King resolution 
expected soon, lawyer predicts

    Attorneys in the felony fraud case against state Sen. Steve King told a judge Thursday they expect the case to be resolved soon, an indication that a guilty plea could be...

  • Sheriff joins list of Lewis supporters for top lawman

    Sheriff Rebecca Spiess has added her name to the list of former and current law enforcement officials who are endorsing Matt Lewis for Mesa County sheriff. Spiess, who took over the Mesa...

  • Blotter, Oct. 24, 2014

    Arrest on multiple charges Phillipe Kent Vorhies, 34, was arrested Oct. 17 on suspicion of domestic violence after a fight with his girlfriend. According to the Fruita Police...


  • Canada to give slain soldier hero's send-off

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The soldier shot dead by a gunman who then stormed Canada's seat of government was given a hero's send-off Friday, with a motorcade along the highway where the country honors its war dead.

  • WHO: Mali case put many at risk for Ebola

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Many people in Mali are at high risk of catching Ebola because the toddler who brought the disease to the country was bleeding from her nose as she traveled on a bus from Guinea, the World Health Organization warned Friday.

  • Mozambique's ruling party wins presidential race

    MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — The ruling party candidate for president in Mozambique has won the election with about 57 percent of the vote, elections officials said Friday.

  • Attack on Egypt army post kills 30

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

  • School gunman was Homecoming prince, students say

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A student recently crowned freshman class Homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one person and shooting four others — including two of his cousins — before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said.

  • Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man armed with an assault rifle shot three sheriff's deputies and a civilian, killing two of the deputies and leading dozens of police officers on a wild six-hour chase and manhunt Friday that spanned two Northern California counties before the 34-year-old suspect was taken into custody.

  • Feds: Nothing new on Tsarnaev, 3 slayings

    BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors said in a court filing Friday they don't have any new evidence that the brother of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was involved in a 2011 triple slaying and have no witness who will testify to what Tsarnaev knew about his brother and the killings.

  • Nevada puts stop to ridesharing Uber for now

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — It didn't take long for Uber to come to a screeching halt in Nevada. District Court Judge James Russell in Carson City has blocked Uber from offering any rides in the state through at least Nov. 7. A hearing is set for Nov. 6.

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  • Reagan astrologer, Joan Quigley, dies at 87

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped determine President Ronald Reagan's schedule and claimed to have convinced him to soften his stance toward the Soviet Union, has died at the age of 87.

  • US official: Auto safety agency under review

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation officials are reviewing the "safety culture" of the federal agency that oversees auto recalls, a senior Obama administration official said Friday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been criticized by lawmakers and safety advocates for not acting aggressively enough regarding millions of vehicles with defective air bags or faulty ignition switches.

  • House Democrats on defense in Nevada

    WASHINGTON (AP) — National Democrats are buying ad time to protect a suddenly vulnerable, first-term Nevada congressman as a handful of House races turn more competitive within days of midterm elections.

  • Hillary Clinton rallies women in New England

    BOSTON (AP) — Facing an anxious electorate, Democrats are turning to Hillary Rodham Clinton to drum up support among female voters as polls suggest her party could be losing ground among women heading into next month's elections.

  • In House bid, 'kissing congressman' admits mistake

    MONROE, La. (AP) — Republican Rep. Vance McAllister is trying to make up with Louisiana voters for getting too close to a married former employee.

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