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 2021-04-12 15:02 

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Daunte Wright death in Minnesota traffic stop sparks unrest...

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A Black man died after being shot by police in a Minneapolis suburb during a traffic stop and crashing his car several blocks away, sparking violent protests that lasted into the early hours Monday as officers in riot g...

 2021-04-12 14:35 

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Officer accused of force in stop of Black Army officer fired...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of two police officers accused of pepper-spraying and pointing their guns at a Black Army officer during a traffic stop has since been fired, a Virginia town announced late Sunday, hours after the governor called for an inde...

 2021-04-12 14:30 

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Matsuyama becomes first Japanese in Masters green jacket...

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The pressure was even more than Hideki Matsuyama could have imagined when he stood on the first tee Sunday at Augusta National. So was the emotion when he walked off the 18th green as the first Masters champion from golf-mad Japa...

 2021-04-12 14:24 

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Road Report 4/12/21...
 2021-04-12 05:01 

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America's newest airline appeals to public's desire to travel...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Starting April 28, a new airline is joining the terminal. Avelo Airlines is appealing to the public's desire to travel during the pandemic. The drive of Avelo's C.E.O. is to allow people to pay less and travel more. &...

 2021-04-12 03:19 

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More than 2 million Coloradans received 1 dose of COVID-19 vaccine...

DENVER (KDVR) — Colorado continues to close in on herd immunity marking a milestone on Saturday: more than 2 million people have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 1.2 million are fully vaccinated. "This is the greatest natio...

 2021-04-11 22:11 

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Business faces tricky path navigating post-Trump politics...

WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than a half-century, the voice emerging from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's monolithic, Beaux Arts-styled building near the White House was predictable: It was the embodiment of American business and, more specifically...

 2021-04-11 17:26 

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Trump goes after Pence, McConnell in speech to party donors...

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It was supposed to be a unifying weekend for a Republican Party at war with itself over former President Donald Trump's divisive leadership. But Trump himself shattered two days of relative peace in his closing remarks to...

 2021-04-11 17:16 

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Biden sees 'win' for US in electric vehicle battery deal...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two big South Korean electric vehicle battery makers said Sunday they have settled a long-running trade dispute that will allow one company to move ahead with plans to manufacture batteries in Georgia. President Joe Biden called it...

 2021-04-11 17:13 

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Chlo Zhao becomes 1st woman of color to win top DGA honor...

Chlo Zhao's "Nomadland" continued its tour of dominance through awards season Saturday night, when Zhao took top honors at the 73rd annual Directors Guild Association Awards. She is the second woman to earn the honor and the first woman of col...

 2021-04-11 17:10 

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A masterpiece from Hideki Matsuyama to take Masters lead...

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The storms that stopped play for a little more than hour Saturday at the Masters were expected. The masterpiece delivered by Hideki Matsuyama after the break was not. Matsuyama played the final eight holes in 6-under par, turning...

 2021-04-11 17:06 

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Mother arrested after 3 children found slain in Los Angeles...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of three children — all under the age of 5 — found slain inside a Los Angeles apartment Saturday morning has been arrested, police said. Liliana Carrillo, 30, was arrested in Tulare County, about 200 miles (...

 2021-04-11 17:03 

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Maryland lawmakers override vetoes on sweeping police reform...

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers voted Saturday to override Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's vetoes of three far-reaching police reform measures that supporters say are needed to increase accountability and restore public trust. One of the ...

 2021-04-11 17:00 

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Georgia governor: Loss of All-Star game will hurt minorities...

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's Republican governor on Saturday stepped up his attack on Major League Baseball's decision to pull this summer's All-Star Game from the state in response to a sweeping new voting law, saying the move politic...

 2021-04-11 16:57 

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Fantasy no more: Blackmore 1st woman to win Grand National...

(AP) — A Hollywood fantasy turned into reality on Saturday when Rachael Blackmore became the first female jockey to win Britain's grueling Grand National horse race, breaking down one of the biggest gender barriers in sports. Blackmore, a 31-yea...

 2021-04-11 16:53 

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'Clear the Capitol,' Pence pleaded, timeline of riot shows...

WASHINGTON (AP) — From a secure room in the Capitol on Jan. 6, as rioters pummeled police and vandalized the building, Vice President Mike Pence tried to assert control. In an urgent phone call to the acting defense secretary, he issued a startling ...

 2021-04-11 16:50 

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In GOP strongholds, a big push on 'culture war' legislation...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An ardent abortion foe who once opposed allowing gay couples to be foster parents, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is the unlikeliest figure to complain about bills on the "culture wars" reaching his desk. But by vetoin...

 2021-04-11 16:46 

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More Black Americans open to vaccines after outreach efforts...

(AP) — Like others in her family, Mattie Pringle had doubts about taking the coronavirus vaccine. The 57-year-old Black woman from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, feared that her high blood pressure and diabetes might heighten her chances of a severe ...

 2021-04-11 16:43 

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Reforms follow deadly year in New York nursing homes...

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — After a deadly year in New York's nursing homes, state lawmakers have passed legislation intended to hold facility operators more accountable for neglect and potentially force them to spend more on patient care. Rules passed ...

 2021-04-11 16:40 

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US to keep migrant families in hotels as amid rush for space...

(AP) — Migrant families will be held at hotels in the Phoenix area in response to a growing number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities said Friday, another step in the Biden administration's rush to set up temporary space for ...

 2021-04-11 16:35 

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For Chauvin's trial attorney, it's all about raising doubt...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin's defense attorney was questioning George Floyd's girlfriend about the couple buying drugs when he abruptly shifted gears for what seemed an innocuous question: He presumed the couple had pet names for each o...

 2021-04-11 16:33 

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Armed man remains barricaded inside Honolulu hotel room...

HONOLULU (AP) — An armed man who barricaded himself inside a hotel room at a resort in Honolulu and fired shots through the door was still in a standoff with police Sunday morning. No one was hurt in the gunfire late Saturday at The Kahala Hotel & R...

 2021-04-11 16:11 

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Avalanche acquire goaltender Devan Dubnyk from Sharks...

After injuries to their top two goaltenders derailed the Colorado Avalanche in the playoffs last year, they're loading up on depth in net in hopes of making a deep run this season. Colorado acquired veteran goaltender Devan Dubynk from the San Jose Sh...

 2021-04-11 16:08 

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Crawford's 3-run homer sends Giants past Rockies 4-3...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Crawford has a bit of a cult following on his own team: that hair, others envy it. His swing is coveted, too. Crawford delivered the decisive hit for a second straight day, connecting for a three-run homer in the sixth i...

 2021-04-11 13:00 

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April 11, 2021 Forecast First...

Sunday afternoon highs will be in the upper 60s/low 70s for many locations under a mostly clear, dry and breezy pattern. The wind is post frontal and will have a northerly component, but cooling will be limited (barely) to just a few degrees compared to S...

 2021-04-11 01:32 

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Mesa County Solid Waste shares reminder about mattress disposal...

The Mesa County Landfill gets at least 45 mattresses daily from residents, adding up to thousands every year. As Grand Junction's spring cleanup continues, there's something to keep in mind when getting rid of a bed. "Remember that the spring ...

 2021-04-11 01:18 

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970Muscle gym hosts carnival, giving 10 kids new bikes...

970Muscle gym partnered with Ruby Canyon Cycles to give ten kids their first bikes. The bike giveaway is also a carnival with family fun games and space for the bike winners to take the prizes for a test ride. The idea that 970Muscle Founder Derek Trombet...

 2021-04-10 15:00 

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April 10, 2021 Forecast First...

The cold temperatures Saturday morning will be short lived as the rest of the day trends much warmer. The afternoon highs will be in the upper 60s/low 70s for many locations under a mostly clear, dry and breezy pattern. The wind (25-30 mph) will be courte...

 2021-04-10 02:53 

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Local volunteer group remains dedicated to alleviating Colorado's hunger relief...

The Humanists Doing Good volunteer group has spent almost every Friday serving Food Bank of the Rockies as extra sets of hands. While COVID-19 boxed in most opportunities to help out, the Food Bank needed help more than ever. For this organization, the hi...

 2021-04-10 00:32 

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The Sideline Report Ep. 4 Tease...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Preview of the latest episode....

 2021-04-09 22:49 

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Mourners pay respects to Prince Philip, leave flowers outside UK Embassy in Washington...

Both elected officials and residents alike in Washington, D.C. are mourning the loss of the UK...

 2021-04-09 22:45 

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CDOT begins project to reduce rockfall risk on CO 133 McClure Pass...

GUNNISON & PITKIN COUNTIES — The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor Geovert will begin a project on Monday, April 19, to mitigate the risk of rockfall along Colorado Highway 133 between the McClure Pass summit and Carbondale. Work ...

 2021-04-09 22:39 

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'Blue wall of silence' takes hit in Chauvin's murder trial...

Police accused of wrongdoing can usually count on the blue wall of silence — protection from fellow officers that includes everything from shutting off body cameras to refusing to cooperate with investigators. But that's not the case with Derek ...

 2021-04-09 22:37 

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Report: Ex-NFL player's brain probed for trauma-related harm...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The brain of Phillip Adams — the former NFL player who killed a South Carolina physician, three family members and a repairman before fatally shooting himself — will be tested for a degenerative disease that has aff...

 2021-04-09 22:35 

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Gaetz faces probe by House ethics over potential misconduct...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee has opened an investigation of Rep. Matt Gaetz, citing reports of sexual and other misconduct by the Florida Republican, the panel's leaders said Friday. The deepening of the scrutiny of the congressm...

 2021-04-09 22:35 

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Republicans disappointed in MLB All-Star game decision, Democrats support location change...

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — The Republican National Committee is pushing back against Major League Baseball's decision to move the All-Star game out of Atlanta, Georgia, in opposition to the state's new election rules. "I think the best thing...

 2021-04-09 22:30 

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April 9, 2021 Forecast First...

Freeze Warning for portions of the Western Slope early Saturday! In the wake of the front that passed through the region, colder temperatures are anticipated Saturday morning until 9 am for Montrose, Delta, Orchard City, Paonia and Hotchkiss. The warning ...

 2021-04-09 21:49 

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Xcel price spike hits GVP...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The Western Slope dodged the deep freeze in February from Winter Storm Uri, but many aren't spared from the spike in power prices. Christmas Wharton with Grand Valley Power said, "Xcel Energy has slammed us with a $2.37 milli...

 2021-04-09 21:46 

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The Sideline Report Ep. 4...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The awards are rolling in for CMU's undefeated volleyball team! We caught up with Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Year Maddi Foutz!...

 2021-04-09 21:27 

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Americans flock to ACA signup during special enrollment...

A half-million Americans signed up for health insurance under the Biden administration...

 2021-04-09 17:32 

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TODAY at 5:00 P.M. Socially-Distanced Rally to Support Lower Rx Drug Prices...

DENVER, Colo. — Friday, the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative (CCHI) will lead a socially-distanced, in-person rally to call for passage of Senate Bill 21-175 which creates a Prescription Drug Affordability Board to lower the skyrocketing costs of...

 2021-04-09 17:26 

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Kentucky limits no-knock warrants after Breonna Taylor death...

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed a partial ban on no-knock warrants Friday after months of demonstrations set off by the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor in her home during a botched police raid last year. The law signed by t...

 2021-04-09 17:24 

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Biden budget seeks more for schools, health care and housing...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden released a $1.5 trillion wish list for the federal budget on Friday, asking for an 8.4% increase in agency operating budgets with substantial gains for Democratic priorities like education, health care, housing ...

 2021-04-09 17:21 

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Musk statement on Tesla production raises questions...

DETROIT (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk is once again drawing scrutiny for questionable comments he made to Wall Street analysts, this time involving the status of his company's vehicle production. On a Jan. 27 conference call to discuss Tesla's ...

 2021-04-09 17:04 

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'New strategy': Politicians in crisis refuse calls to resign...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mere whiff of a scandal once unraveled political careers with stunning speed. Not anymore. Suddenly embroiled in a federal sex trafficking investigation, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida has denied the allegations, rebuffed suggestio...

 2021-04-09 16:58 

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Masters Day 1: The Englishman did not disappoint...

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Birdies were as precious as pearls on Day 1 at the Masters and even harder to string together. Two in a row practically passed for a necklace. So when Justin Rose went eagle-birdie-birdie through the turn at Augusta National, few...

 2021-04-09 16:55 

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Judge orders one accuser of Texans QB Watson to be ID'd...

HOUSTON (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered that the name of one of the 22 women who have filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment must be made public. Watson's attorney, Rusty Hardin, has a...

 2021-04-09 16:54 

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Olympic Gold: Men's Gymnastics Struggling to Survive...

(AP) — The death of a 117-year-old program, one that captured championships and produced Olympians, ended with a gasp. And then a vote. The fact the former did not alter the outcome of the latter offered a stark glimpse into the steadily eroding sup...

 2021-04-09 16:51 

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Rapper-actor DMX, known for gruff delivery, dead at 50...

NEW YORK (AP) — DMX, the raspy-voiced hip-hop artist who produced the songs "Ruff Ryders' Anthem" and "Party Up (Up in Here)" and who rapped with a trademark delivery that was often paired with growls, barks, and "What!" ...

 2021-04-09 16:36 

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Private sales emerge as obstacle to Senate action on guns...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in Congress are trying to pass the first major gun control legislation in more than two decades with the support of President Joe Biden, who said Thursday that it is "long past time" to do so. But they are confron...

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