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Rattlesnakes force trail closure in Jefferson County 22.10.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
There’s a lot of slithering going on in one trail at a popular Colorado park, forcing Jefferson County officials to close it to the public for the next several weeks.
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Man found dead in Fort Collins apartment fire; second fire fatality in several weeks 22.10.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
A man was found dead in his apartment after an early Saturday morning apartment fire was reported in Fort Collins. His death marks the second fire fatality in the city in about two weeks. Following multiple 911 calls reporting an apartment fire, crews were dispatched to the Cammire condo complex, at 2115 West Plum Street, at 1:58 a.m.
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Plane crashes at Centennial Airport, no one injured 22.10.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
South Metro Fire and Rescue crews were dispatched to Centennial Airport on Saturday just before 1 p.m. in response to an aircraft crash.
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'Home away from home': After fires razed their houses, safari workers find relief in saving animals 21.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The day after the fire, Terry Cotter couldn’t walk from the parking lot to the dinner tables at Safari West without someone hugging him and offering condolences.

A tour guide at the private Africa-inspired wildlife park, Cotter was one of at least 10 staff members whose homes burned Oct. 8 when...

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Land-grabbing Republican lawmakers are trying to gut the Antiquities Act. Don't let them 21.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Over the past 111 years, a succession of U.S. presidents — eight Democrats and seven Republicans — have used the Antiquities Act of 1906 to protect areas of unique historical or scientific interest, designating 157 national monuments encompassing about 850 million acres in 27 states (including...

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'Operation Jungle Book' leads to federal criminal charges against suspected wildlife traffickers 21.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Venomous king cobra snakes packed into potato chip cans. Asian songbirds bound and stuffed into a suitcase. And a Bengal tiger cub driven in a vehicle from Indiana to Ventura County.

These are just some of the ways people have smuggled protected wildlife into Southern California.

On Friday, U.S....

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Arctic refuge drilling closer as Senate moves to open site 21.10.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one step closer to oil and gas drilling....
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The Energy 202: Sens. Cantwell and Murkowski generally get along. But Caribou have gotten in the way. 20.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
anwr, senate budget anwr, arctic national wildlife refuge, lisa murkowski, maria cantwell, scott pruitt epa, puerto rico 10 rossello, rick perry
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Man who illegally imported turtles from Vietnam pleads guilty 20.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A man from the Little Saigon area of Westminster pleaded guilty today to a felony charge for illegally importing more than a dozen federally protected turtles and fish species from Vietnam.

Kevin Duc Vu, who sold fish and turtles on the internet, faces up to 20 years behind bars when he is sentenced...

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Mike Coffman teams up with Democrat in bill seeking to boost transparency for online political ads 20.10.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman has teamed up with a Washington state Democrat to sponsor a bill that seeks to boost transparency for online political advertisements and enact rules that are similar to those already in place for television and radio.
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EPA crews working on Gold King cleanup find elevated lead spreading to birds, animals and, potentially, people 20.10.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
EPA crews conducting Superfund cleanup prep investigations along Animas River headwaters revealed this week that they’ve found contamination at century-old mine sites at levels 100 times higher than danger thresholds for wildlife.
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The Energy 202: Western wildfires spark compromise on firefighting in Washington 19.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
A group of senators, led by Maria Cantwell, will today introduce legislation.
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Republicans see new chance for oil drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 18.10.2017 LA Times: Nation

The last time congressional Republicans mounted a serious push to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration, they painted America as a desperate petroleum mess. The need, they said, was clear. The country consumed and imported more oil than ever before, produced less than at any...

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The Daily 202: Ex-CIA officers running for Congress as Democrats 18.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Candidates tout intelligence experience in the face of an unsteady president and a dangerous world.
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The Energy 202: Interior greenlights desert water project, prompting call for investigation 18.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Questions about the role of Interior's No. 2.
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The Daily 202: Trump’s attacks on Senate Republicans are paying political dividends 16.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Conservative donors and activists blame Congress, not the president, for failures.
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La Plata sheriff’s deputy found dead in burned house, CBI called to investigate 16.10.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Firefighters found a dead sheriff’s deputy in a burned house in southwestern Colorado, and La Plata County authorities have called the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to help determine what happened.
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Interior readies a behind-the-scenes land swap to build a road through an Alaska wilderness refuge 16.10.2017 Washington Post
The deal to benefit a remote town would violate the decades-old founding principle of federal wilderness: that areas are to remain off-limits to vehicles. Opponents warn the development could disrupt the habitat for a variety of animals and set a precedent that could endanger other refuges.
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Too fat to fight: Colorado nonprofit says military threatened by childhood obesity 16.10.2017 Denver Post: Local
The military has long bemoaned America's tubby youth, and the Council for a Strong America says Colorado is part of the problem, with more than 27 percent of the state's children categorized as overweight.
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Changes to sage grouse protection law may allow for more oil industry development in northwest Colorado 16.10.2017 Denver Post: Business
Officials in northwest Colorado say they hope changes to federal plans for dealing with an imperiled bird species will allow more energy development in their part of the state.
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