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How a PG&E Contractor With a Sketchy Past Made Millions After California’s Deadliest Fire 4.7.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. It was a last-ditch effort to save a scofflaw business. For years, the owners of Bay Area Concrete […]
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Trump supporters funded a private border wall that’s already at risk of falling down 2.7.2020 Raw Story
Tommy Fisher billed his new privately funded border wall as the future of deterrence, a quick-to-build steel fortress that spans 3 miles in one of the busiest Border Patrol sectors. Unlike a generation of wall builders before him, he said he figured out how to build a structure directly on the banks of the Rio […]
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‘Without urgent government intervention,’ koalas face extinction in New South Wales by 2050 2.7.2020 Raw Story
“If urgent action isn’t taken now, NSW is taking a chainsaw to the last koala tree in the bush.” Koalas in the Australian state of New South Wales will be extinct before 2050 “without urgent government intervention,” a new report warns. The report, released Tuesday, is the result of a year-long parliamentary inquiry examining the state of […]
Starting Wednesday, you need a hunting or fishing license to hike in Colorado state wildlife areas 1.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
The change will help Colorado Parks and Wildlife address "unintended uses" in areas set aside for hunting and fishing.
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Want jobs and clean energy? This overlooked technology could deliver both 1.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

"You could have all the renewable energy in the world. But if you don't have the transmission lines, you have nothing," then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said in 2010.

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Trump accelerates border wall construction ahead of election, despite pandemic 30.6.2020 LA Times: Health

In Arizona and Texas, border wall construction has sped up over the objections of residents and environmentalists

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‘Far-right ideology’ of Trump’s newest nominee why Senate must reject him: advocacy organizations 29.6.2020 Raw Story
Environmental advocacy groups are decrying President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Bureau of Land Management and urging the Senate to reject the nomination. “William Pendley is uniquely unqualified for this position,” Accountable.US spokesperson Chris Saeger said in a statement. “He has spent his career fighting for a far-right ideology that puts the wishes of extractive industries […]
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Trump broke the law by using military money for border wall, appeals court rules 26.6.2020 L.A. Times - World News

In a major border wall ruling, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals says the Trump administration broke the law using defense funds for wall construction.

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Experts condemn Trump’s ‘insane’ July 3rd Mt. Rushmore fireworks show 25.6.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump is forcing through his plan to headline a fireworks show at Mount Rushmore despite concerns from experts who know the national park and its 80-year old monument very well. Those concerns include the coronavirus pandemic, threat of setting off wildfires, water contamination from fireworks chemicals, and limited access to and from the […]
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Editorial: You can't furlough ferrets and tigers. Zoos need federal funds during the pandemic, too 25.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Zoos closed but they still have to take care of animals. They deserve stimulus funds too.

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Effort to reintroduce gray wolves forges ahead despite more Colorado sightings 24.6.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Backers of a ballot measure to reintroduce gray wolves in Colorado say there's no chance they'll withdraw their initiative, despite a push from opponents after more reports of wolf sightings in Colorado.
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Trump Threatens Prison for Those Trying to Remove Slaveholder Monuments 23.6.2020 Truthout.com
Trump’s reverence for Jackson may be a nod of support toward his white supremacist base, one historian ...
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Trump accused of caring more about statues than latest outbreak of COVID-19 killing Americans 23.6.2020 Raw Story
President Donald Trump announced to the press out of the blue that there is a law protecting Civil War statues called the Monuments Act. The Monuments Act, however, is about the use of public lands owned by the federal government for the preservation of historic, prehistoric, and scientific interests, like National Parks. It has nothing […]
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U.S. Senate passes major public lands bill backed by Colorado senators 17.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed the Great American Outdoors Act, a public lands bill that will fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund and end a maintenance backlog at national parks, including those in Colorado.
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‘Law and order’ is a debased concept used to cover up right-wing crime and depravity 14.6.2020 Raw Story
Mark Twain’s instruction to curious residents of Freedom Central is, by now, familiar: “If you want to see the dregs of society, go down to the jail and watch the changing of the guard.” There is little doubt that the corrections officer who beats and torments the inmates under his supervision would use the phrase […]
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Donald Trump and his followers want ‘order’ — but they have zero respect for the law 13.6.2020 Raw Story
Mark Twain’s instruction to curious residents of Freedom Central is, by now, familiar: “If you want to see the dregs of society, go down to the jail and watch the changing of the guard.” There is little doubt that the corrections officer who beats and torments the inmates under his supervision would use the phrase […]
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Big money bought the forests. Small logging communities are paying the price. 11.6.2020 Raw Story
This article was produced in partnership with OPB and The Oregonian/OregonLive. OPB is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. A few hundred feet past this Oregon timber town, a curtain of Douglas fir trees opens to an […]
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John Hickenlooper, Andrew Romanoff to face off in in-person U.S. Senate debate 10.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
John Hickenlooper and Andrew Romanoff will face off ahead of the U.S. Senate Democratic primary in a June 16 debate sponsored by The Denver Post, Colorado Public Radio News and Denver7.
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New coronavirus cases in Colorado remain low, but state officials watching neighboring states where infections are increasing 10.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The number of new coronavirus cases in Colorado remains relatively low, although Gov. Jared Polis said Tuesday that state officials are keeping an eye on nearby states where there are a growing number of people with the respiratory disease COVID-19.
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With Cory Gardner leading the charge, Senate takes up Great American Outdoors Act 10.6.2020 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Colorado senators are leading a congressional push to pass landmark conservation legislation that would deploy $9.5 billion to maintain overrun national parks and permanently direct $900 million a year for outdoor recreation on public lands.
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