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Clean power debate flares up in Colorado

Clean power debate flares up in Colorado

DENVER (AP) — A national debate over global warming has turned into a major sticking point at the Colorado Legislature, where Democrats and Republicans this week started tussling over paying for efforts to curb carbon emissions. Republicans say it’s a waste of money to try to comply with the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, which regulates carbon dioxide emissions from ...

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Alaska legislators weigh cuts as budget debate continues

Alaska legislators weigh cuts as budget debate continues

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska legislators are considering budget cuts to agencies that may seem small compared to the estimated $3.5 billion deficit the state is facing amid slumping oil prices. But they could mean big changes for some state services and programs. Proposals include cutting pre-kindergarten and early childhood education programs; levying a $100-a-year fee to be on a ...

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Immigration fuels Cruz-Rubio Republican clash

MUSCATINE, Iowa — More than any other issue, immigration is driving the rivalry between Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, presidential rivals focusing on the divisive topic in their closing messages to Republican voters before the sprint to the Iowa caucuses. Cruz, a Texas senator and tea party firebrand, sees Rubio’s support for a more forgiving immigration policy as his greatest ...

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Trump takes hits in debate; Kasich joins fray

This one didn’t quite go according to plan. And that left even Donald Trump sputtering for a moment during Tuesday night’s debate of Republican presidential candidates in Milwaukee. Defying expectations, it wasn’t retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson having to answer for his seemingly contradictory statements. It wasn’t former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush further sinking his own campaign. It wasn’t attacks on ...

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Democrats in the spotlight at first presidential debate

LAS VEGAS — Bernie Sanders delivered a message Tuesday night that’s unlikely to get lost in Hillary Clinton’s spam folder anytime soon. “Let me say something that may not be great politics,” Sanders said. “The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails.” The line, delivered in the first half of the Democratic debate at the ...

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Editorial: Let’s be clear in oil debate

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Recent conversations regarding safety of the booming crude oil business around the Port of Albany and on freight lines throughout the Capital Region have been muddled at best. The immediate safety dangers posed by the freight tankers filled with North Dakota Bakken crude continue to draw significant concern. Since 47 people died in summer 2013 when a crude oil train ...

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Where and when to view Colorado’s final Senate debate

Colorado Senate candidates are meeting for their final debate tonight before the upcoming November election. According to The Coloradoan, Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and his challenger, Republican Rep. Cory Gardner, will be facing off tonight at 7 p.m. in a 9NEWS debate. The debate can also be seen via livestream on Coloradoan.com and 9news.com, and a broadcast on Channel 20. Related: Environmental ...

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Colorado residents confused over fracking debate, petitions not helping

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media Colorado’s fracking debate has slowed in the legislature with hopes of minimizing the conflict between residents and the oil and gas industry. A recent story broadcast by National Public Radio paints a portrait of the individual residents that aren’t faced with the issue’s immediacy and how they’re often left scratching their heads about the ...

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Candidates for U.S. House, state ag commissioner races debate for first time

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By Mike Nowatzki, The Dickinson Press BISMARCK — North Dakota candidates for Congress and state agriculture commissioner squared off in the first statewide debates of the election year Thursday night in Bismarck. Ryan Taylor, a cattle rancher and former state senator from Towner whose 2012 gubernatorial bid fell short, is trying to unseat current Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, who fended off ...

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Is Obama Really Anti-Drilling?

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By Matthew Philips The Interior Department’s announcement on Thursday that it’s safe to dounderwater seismic testing to look for oil and gas off the Atlantic coast is rekindling the fight over offshore oil drilling on the Eastern seaboard. This pretty much puts us back to where we were in March 2010, when President Obama decided to open up vast tracts of the Atlantic Ocean to ...

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