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    Stakes high in casino-expansion proposal

    Colorado’s only horse racetrack has the chance to become the state’s largest casino this November, and it’s quickly creating the most expensive issue fight in the...

  • Briefs, July 25, 2014

    Tiger marching band plans dog-wash fundraiser Saturday Grand Junction High School Tiger Pride Marching Band Leadership will host a fundraising dog wash from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, at...

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    Valley residents learning about solidarity abroad

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Solidarity isn’t a word that flows freely or frequently from the lips of many Americans. This week in El Salvador, however, five Grand Junction...

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    Rep. Scott limits self to 2 debates; his foe is critical

    Rep. Ray Scott announced on his Facebook page Thursday that he will appear in just two debates in his bid for Senate District 7, drawing ire from his Democratic opponent. The Grand...

  • Fire ban in effect in McInnis Canyons

    Fire ban in effect in McInnis Canyons Campers floating the Colorado River between the Loma boat ramp and the Utah border will be affected by new fire restrictions the Bureau of Land...

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    Hamblin drops from sheriff’s race

    In the wake of local Republicans deciding to nominate Mesa County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Matt Lewis as their nominee in November for the office of sheriff, the field of other...

  • Blotter: July 25, 2014

    Criminal trespass suspect Alexander Montgomery McCauley, 19, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of two counts of first-degree criminal trespass of a vehicle, one court of second-degree...


  • Hezbollah leader vows to support Gazans

    BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group vowed on Friday to support Palestinian militants battling Israeli troops in Gaza, even as his own fighters are bogged down in the war in neighboring Syria.

  • 5 killed in West Bank, amid new Gaza truce efforts

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state made a new attempt Friday to nail down a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas, as Israel's 18-day military operation in the Gaza Strip fueled unrest in the West Bank, where five Palestinians were killed in protests.

  • Taiwan plane survivor crawls out, phones dad

    XIXI, Taiwan (AP) — The 10 survivors of Taiwan's worst air disaster in more than a decade include a 34-year-old woman who called her father after scrambling from the wreckage and seeking help at a nearby home.

  • In Gaza, pediatrics wing crowded with war wounded

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The pediatrics wing of the largest hospital in the Gaza Strip is filled with the youngest victims of more than two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.

  • US Sen. Joe Manchin sued by brother over loan

    FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is being sued by one of his brothers, who says the West Virginia Democrat and another brother never repaid a $1.7 million loan intended to keep the family's carpet business afloat.

  • Families urge resumption of adoptions from Congo

    With the president of Congo coming to Washington for a U.S.-Africa summit, hundreds of frustrated American families are hoping he can be persuaded to lift a suspension that has stalled their efforts to adopt children from his troubled country for the past 10 months.

  • Judge says Texas man should be exonerated in rape

    DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended Friday.

  • Hearing set in Bourbon Street fatal shooting

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A magistrate judge has refused to move up a preliminary hearing for the only suspect in a deadly shooting on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

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  • House to Obama: No troops to Iraq without our OK

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly passed a resolution Friday that would bar President Barack Obama from sending forces to Iraq in a "sustained combat role" without congressional approval, a bill likely to have greater symbolic than legal effect.

  • US clears Kuwaiti for release from Guantanamo

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has cleared the release of a Kuwaiti man held at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for more than 12 years because of his suspected links to terrorism.

  • Bigger Russian artillery moving into Ukraine soon

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The movement of Russian heavy caliber artillery systems across the border into Ukraine is "imminent", the Pentagon said Friday, saying Russia is escalating the military action there.

  • Obama to attend UN climate summit in September

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will attend a United Nations summit on climate change in September.

  • House votes to limit tax credit for immigrants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a bill Friday that would gradually increase the popular child tax credit and make it available to more families with higher incomes.

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