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PERA finances improve following reforms

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DENVER — Colorado's public pension is on much stronger financial footing after state lawmakers approved a rescue package in May. The pension board on...

Trump says Dems 'playing games,' Republicans should wait until November on immigration
Trump says Dems 'playing games,' Republicans should wait until November on immigration

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday told his fellow Republicans in Congress to "stop wasting their time" on immigration legislation until...

Official: Hundreds of kids reunited with families since May
Official: Hundreds of kids reunited with families since May

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McALLEN, Texas — About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited since May, a...

First lady visits migrant children at Texas detention center
First lady visits migrant children at Texas detention center

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McALLEN, Texas— Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to a Texas facility Thursday to get a first-hand look at some of the migrant children sent...

Houston, Miami, Milwaukee make cut for 2020 Dem Convention after Denver withdraws

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HOUSTON — Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says Houston, Milwaukee and the Miami area are the finalists to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention....

Trump says Congress must fix immigration
Trump says Congress must fix immigration

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President Donald Trump is defending his Wednesday executive order to end new family separations at the border, but says Congress needs to act to...

Supreme Court rules that states may require online retailers to collect sales taxes
Supreme Court rules that states may require online retailers to collect sales taxes

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WASHINGTON - A divided Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states may require online retailers to collect billions of dollars of sales tax revenue owed...

Colorado lawmakers react to Trump dumping border policy
Colorado lawmakers react to Trump dumping border policy

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Yesterday

Colorado lawmakers are weighing in on President Donald Trump's decision to end a policy of dividing families at the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump signed...

Majority approve of Trump's North Korea effort, according to poll
Majority approve of Trump's North Korea effort, according to poll

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WASHINGTON — A majority of Americans now approve of President Donald Trump's handling of U.S. relations with North Korea, a change that comes after his...

Trump nominates new U.S. attorney for Colorado
Trump nominates new U.S. attorney for Colorado

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Wed, Jun 20, 2018

President Donald Trump has nominated Jason Dunn to serve as Colorado’s U.S. attorney in a long-anticipated move, the White House announced Wednesday....

In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule
In reversal, Trump orders halt to his family separation rule

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 20, 2018

WASHINGTON — Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting...

Frustrated with your internet service? El Paso County wants to hear from you.
Frustrated with your internet service? El Paso County wants to hear from you.

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Wed, Jun 20, 2018

El Paso County wants insights from businesses and residents about internet service options. An online survey is to gather information for the...

Trump ends Obama-era policy to protect oceans, created after Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Trump ends Obama-era policy to protect oceans, created after Deepwater Horizon oil spill

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 20, 2018

President Donald Trump on Wednesday ended an eight-year-old policy to protect oceans. The policy was created as hundreds of millions of gallons of oil...

Trump says he'll be 'signing something' soon on detained children
Trump says he'll be 'signing something' soon on detained children

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 20, 2018

WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has drafted an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct her department...

Colorado regulators raise Xcel's energy-efficiency target by 25 percent
Colorado regulators raise Xcel's energy-efficiency target by 25 percent

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 20, 2018

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission has raised the energy-efficiency bar for Xcel Energy Inc. even as Colorado's biggest power utility sought to...

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