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Colorado, Nebraska jostle over water rights amid drought

May. 18, 2022 08:08 AM EDT

OVID, Colo. (AP) — Shortly after daybreak on the high plains of northeastern Colorado, Don Schneider tinkers with seed-dispensing gear on a mammoth corn planter. The day’s task: Carefully sowing hundreds of acres of seed between long rows of last year’s desiccated stalks to ensure the...

In US, states struggle to replace fossil fuel tax revenue

May. 16, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Government budgets are booming in New Mexico: Teacher salaries are up, residents can go to an in-state college tuition-free, moms will get medical care for a year after childbirth, and criminal justice initiatives are being funded to reduce urban violence. The...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

May. 13, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Stefanishyna. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; former Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican candidate for the Senate in...

Sweeping fentanyl bill caps Colorado lawmakers' 2022 session

May. 12, 2022 01:46 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Democratic-led Legislature capped its 2022 session Wednesday by passing a bill designed to confront the fentanyl crisis by giving prosecutors more room to pursue felony convictions while providing substantial support and treatment services. With fentanyl...

California moves to embrace cryptocurrency and regulate it

May. 04, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California, which has a economy larger than all but four countries and where much of the world's technological innovation is born, on Wednesday became the first state to formally begin examining how to broadly adapt to cryptocurrency and related innovations. ...

JonBenet Ramsey's father wants outside agency to test DNA

May. 02, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The father of JonBenet Ramsey is supporting an online petition asking Colorado’s governor to intervene in the investigation into her death more than 25 years ago by putting an outside agency in charge of DNA testing in the case. The 6-year-old was found dead in the...

Colorado official investigated over 'back of bus' comment

Apr. 26, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The head of Colorado's parks and wildlife agency has been placed on paid leave after he reportedly referred to a Black colleague across a room as being “in the back of the bus” while on stage during a recent conference. Dan Prenzlow will be replaced by acting...

Nebraska law will advance proposed Colorado canal project

Apr. 18, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a law Monday that will allow the state to move forward with plans to build a canal in Colorado to divert water out of the South Platte River because of fears about Colorado's increased water use. Ricketts proposed the canal...

EPA proposes to list Denver area air quality as "severe"

Apr. 12, 2022 18:31 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Agency is proposing to downgrade Colorado’s biggest population center from a “serious” to a “severe” violator of federal ozone standards, a move that would force the state and industry to adopt tougher local rules to improve air quality. ...

Nebraska lawmakers approve proposed Colorado canal project

Apr. 12, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to a bill that would let the state build a canal in Colorado to divert water out of the South Platte River, a project steeped in fears about the Denver area's growing water consumption. Lawmakers passed the measure...