Politics

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GOP supporters pen letter to push for 
immigration reform

By Gary Harmon

Reliable supporters of Colorado Republicans have put candidates on notice that they want immigration reform this year. “As donors, we would like to see each of our four GOP congressmen from Colorado take a leadership role to get a ...


Senators urge oversight of nuclear energy illness benefits

By Gary Harmon

An independent advisory panel is needed to oversee a federal program that provides benefits to Cold War nuclear industry workers made ill by their work, two senators said. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., ...


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Treasurer denied retirees’ records

By Charles Ashby

Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton is not entitled to access all records controlled by the state’s largest public retirement system, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. Even though Stapleton’s office makes him an ...


Early birds jump into races;
 Mesa County parties bide time

By Charles Ashby

While political party officials in Mesa County on both sides of the aisle still are searching for candidates to run for various offices here, a few elsewhere in the region have already entered the fray. Chief among those announcements is that ...


Tipton’s beetle-kill bill clears House committee

By Gary Harmon

A measure that would give governors greater authority to deal with beetle-infested forests passed the House Resources Committee on Wednesday. The Healthy Forest Management and Wildfire Prevention Act, introduced as HR 8181 by U.S. Rep. Scott ...


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Higher ed may try to tap voters

By Gary Harmon

Leaders of higher education in Colorado are considering a ballot measure in 2014, the head of the University of Colorado said Wednesday. The exact shape of such a measure, however, is far from clear, Bruce Benson told the Grand Junction ...


Udall: Quit collecting Americans’ phone records

By Gary Harmon

National security officials should immediately halt the bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., said Tuesday. Udall called on President Barack Obama and Congress to narrow the reach of Section 215 ...


NSA ‘deeply troubling’, say senators Udall, Wyden

By Gary Harmon

The nation’s intelligence community failed to offer evidence that domestic electronic surveillance has provided intelligence that is unavailable elsewhere, two U.S. senators said. “The bottom line is we still have yet to see ...


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McArthur fills Butler post on City Council

By Charles Ashby

In a second try at being picked as a replacement, Duncan McArthur became Grand Junction’s newest City Council member Monday. After 95 minutes of questions and answers from the council and the public, and without much deliberation from ...


Grand Junction council will try to fill vacant seats

By Charles Ashby

The five remaining members of the Grand Junction City Council are to gather for a special meeting tonight to choose a sixth member. And in time, when that person is named, the six of them will pick a seventh councilor. All that because of ...


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