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Trump’s Brutal Border Policy Is Even More Terrifying for LGBTQ Asylum Seekers 9.10.2019 Mother Jones
At the foot of a bridge in Matamoros, Mexico, roughly 1,000 migrants are sleeping in tents in a squalid, makeshift refugee camp. On Thursday, Mayela, the only trans women at the encampment, told me she feared for her life as she waited for her December court date across the Rio Grande in Brownsville, Texas. “I […]
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Hydro company proposes to dam Little Colorado River east of Grand Canyon 9.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

A recently formed Phoenix-based company wants to construct dams for power generation on a tributary of the Colorado River beloved by rafters and canyon adventurers.

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Texas Rep. Will Hurd, Republican and former CIA officer, at center of impeachment fight 6.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Rep. Will Hurd, a Texas Republican who represents a big swath on the U.S.-Mexico border, has come to be seen as a bellwether on impeachment.

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Colorado’s Animas River suffers high fish deaths due to wildfire ash 23.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Officials say fish populations in a Colorado river have been severely depleted due to suffocation caused by debris from a 2018 wildfire.
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Climate change could mean less farming in the West 20.9.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Colorado and California are rethinking water management for a hotter, drier future, while balancing urban water needs with the benefits agriculture brings to rural communities.
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Developers seeking water for booming Front Range look to the San Luis Valley, where farmers already face well shut-offs 16.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Thousands of feet under irrigated green crop circles, Colorado's low-income San Luis Valley holds vast water in a super-deep aquifer, and developers 180 miles away on the booming-yet-water-stressed Front Range want to tap it to supply suburban expansion.
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Tent courthouses for migrants to open along Texas border, as questions abound 10.9.2019 LA Times: Nation

With hearings expected to start soon, it still wasn't clear if attorneys and the public would gain access to the tent courthouses in South Texas

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Restrictions on plague-affected areas in Commerce City lifted 6.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Restrictions on most plague affected prairie dog areas in Commerce City have been lifted and a fire works show, cancelled on July 4 because of the public health threat, is on schedule this Saturday. 
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Two dozen helicopters from Fort Carson to fly over Colorado Springs area Friday morning 6.9.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
About 25 unarmed helicopters from Fort Carson will be in flight Friday morning over parts of El Paso County as part of a readiness exercise.
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Emergency road repair work in eastbound lanes of I-70 near Kipling Street; delays expected 6.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Eastbound Interstate 70 near Kipling Street, in Wheat Ridge, is down to one lane as highway crews work on an emergency repair.
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Pastor's kidnapping underscores threat to migrants returned to Mexican border towns 2.9.2019 L.A. Times - World News

In cartel-dominated Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, a gateway to the United States, demanding ransoms for migrants sent back by U.S. officials is a lucrative racket.

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Post Premium: Our best stories for the week of Aug. 19-25 25.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Denver Post's most important stories from the past week, with a special focus on the story we've decided should lead our Sunday newspaper.
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West wrestles with Colorado River “grand bargain” as changing climate depletes water governed by 1922 compact 25.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Rocky Mountain water managers worried about climate-driven depletion across the Colorado River Basin are mulling a "grand bargain" that would overhaul obligations among seven southwestern states for sharing the river's water.
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Mexicans and Americans Came Together to Highline Across the Southern Border, And Their New Film Looks to Humanize Immigration 23.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"For me, this isn't a highlining story. There are better, bigger highlines. This story is about two groups of people coming together to stand for what they believe."
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Border Patrol Agents Fire Pepper Balls at Mexican Swimmers in Rio Grande 14.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A leisurely swim on Sunday by Mexican families turned into an altercation with U.S. Border Patrol agents, who fired pepper-spray bullets at the swimmers.
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Colorado farms turn to technology amid water warnings in Southwest U.S. 13.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day.
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Trump won't get a citizenship question on the census, but Latino kids may still be undercounted 6.8.2019 L.A. Times - World News

For decades, the U.S. Census struggled to count Latino children. Now, activists fear a bigger undercount in the wake of Trump's battle over the citizenship question.

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In Starr County, Texas, Trump's border wall 'still highly unpopular' 2.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Some residents are deeply skeptical of the border wall, fearing it will aggravate flooding problems and cut them off culturally from the Rio Grande river that has defined this landscape.
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Bodies of two people missing since June in Colorado rivers found 2.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
The bodies of Zach Jones and Tessie Strickland, who both went missing in Colorado waterways, were recovered in late July.
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Migrant traffic on the busiest stretch of border has decreased, but is the shift significant? 27.7.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Tents set up by Border Patrol agents to process hundreds of asylum seekers on dirt roads just north of the Rio Grande last month have sat empty this week, as smaller groups of migrants crossed this area of the U.S.

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