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 2021-04-09 16:33 

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GLAAD Media Awards presenters support transgender athletes...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Schitt's Creek" and "The Boys in the Band" were winners at the GLAAD Media Awards, which included soccer's Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger calling for transgender students to be accepted as "part of the ...

 2021-04-09 16:31 

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Ready to buy a home? The trick is finding or affording one...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nathan Long and Lili Chin have struck out so far in their four-month search to find an affordable home in the Los Angeles area — a cold streak that threatens to mess up their anniversary plans. The housing market has been a ...

 2021-04-09 16:27 

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Slain South Carolina doctor wrote of faith, life's fragility...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Robert Lesslie — the South Carolina physician and author who authorities say was killed, along with three family members and a repairman, by former NFL player Phillip Adams — frequently wrote of the fragility of lif...

 2021-04-09 16:24 

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Amazon appears to have enough votes to block union effort...

Amazon appears to have enough votes to block a union effort at a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, proving the might of the online shopping giant and cutting off a path that labor activists had hoped would lead to similar efforts throughout the company and ...

 2021-04-09 16:21 

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Colorado Hospitals, Doctors, and Insurers United in Opposition to House Bill 21-1232...

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — Colorado Hospital Association (CHA), the Colorado Medical Society, and the Colorado Association of Health Plans (CAHP) are united in opposition to House Bill (HB) 21-1232, a proposed state-run public option that would have...

 2021-04-09 16:14 

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Annual Spring Cleanup Dates Confirmed...

MONTROSE, Colo. — The City of Montrose continues its annual Spring Cleanup tradition by providing disposal and recycling services from a single collection point on April 30 and May 1, 2021. Residents are invited to bring cleanup items to the drop-of...

 2021-04-09 16:02 

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Governor Polis Shares Colorado's Wildfire Outlook and Preparedness Plan...

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Today, Governor Polis joined the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control to discuss the state's 2021 Wildfire Outlook and Preparedness Plan. "It is not just a fire season but instead the risk is now year-round. Tha...

 2021-04-09 15:53 

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Summer 2021 High School Teen Programming...

DENVER, Colo. — Interested in learning a bit more about your local FBI? FBI Denver will be hosting a few programs for high school teens this summer! FBI Denver conducts Teen Academies annually across Colorado and Wyoming. TeenAcademies are one-day e...

 2021-04-09 15:46 

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Delta County Remains Under Mask Mandate...

DELTA, Colo. — Though Delta County continues to maintain a Green level status of the COVID-19 Dial, we also remain under the mask mandate, due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the County. An explanation from the Colorado Department of Public Heal...

 2021-04-09 15:43 

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RFHS student receives Boettcher Foundation Scholarship...

ROARING FORK, Colo. — Roaring Fork High School senior Isabella (Izzy) Knaus is a recipient of the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship. According to Katie Kramer, the President and CEO of the Boettcher Foundation, "Boettcher Scholars are selected fo...

 2021-04-09 15:01 

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Newsfeed Now: Prince Philip dies at age 99; A mother-daughter duo uncover a pirate mystery...

Weekdays at 10:30 a.m. CST/11:30 a.m. EST, Newsfeed Now will be streaming the top stories in the U.S. utilizing our newsrooms across the country. If you miss the live report, you'll be able to see a replay minutes after the stream ends....

 2021-04-09 13:59 

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US suicides dropped last year, defying pandemic expectations...

NEW YORK (AP) — The number of U.S. suicides fell nearly 6% last year amid the coronavirus pandemic — the largest annual decline in at least four decades, according to preliminary government data. Death certificates are still coming in and the ...

 2021-04-09 13:56 

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Gaetz associate working toward plea deal with prosecutors...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz's is working toward a plea deal with federal prosecutors investigating a sex trafficking operation, potentially escalating the legal and political jeopardy facing the Florida congressman. The ...

 2021-04-09 13:48 

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Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 99...

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He was 99....

 2021-04-09 13:41 

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Gray takes no-hitter into 7th, Rockies beat D-Backs, 7-3...

DENVER (AP) — Jon Gray took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and got his first win of the season, pitching the Colorado Rockies over the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 on Thursday. Gray (1-0) allowed three runners through six innings, helped in the si...

 2021-04-09 13:23 

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Road Report 4/9/21...
 2021-04-09 11:00 

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April 9th Forecast...

We will see cooler morning lows today thanks to skies clearing up during the overnight hours. A cold front will pass through late yesterday evening/overnight bringing faint chances for light snow showers over the mountain peaks near the Divide. The lower ...

 2021-04-09 09:03 

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Vaccine push working to keep COVID-19 deaths down in US, White House believes...

The White House says its effort to get more COVID-19 vaccines into American arms is working but there is still a long road ahead....

 2021-04-09 07:00 

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April 9th Early Morning Forecast...

We will see cooler morning lows tomorrow thanks to skies clearing up during the overnight hours. A cold front will pass through late this evening/overnight bringing faint chances for light snow showers over the mountain peaks near the Divide. The lower va...

 2021-04-09 05:00 

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CMU Soccer Programs Sweep MSU Denver...
 2021-04-09 04:46 

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New airline offers Grand Junction $19 flights to Burbank, California...

Avelo Airlines is based out of California's Burbank airport. Its team chose Grand Junction as a flight destination because of its natural, outdoor beauty. Local airport officials are proud to see the local economy expanding to the west coast "This...

 2021-04-09 04:14 

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Two Local Volleyball Matches on Thursday...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The CMU women's volleyball team started the RMAC championship at home against the UCCS Mountain Lions. The lady Mavericks would go on to win 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-21). Central also hosting a volleyball match on Thursday. ...

 2021-04-09 00:07 

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April 8, 2021 Forecast First...

Red Flag Warning is in place until 9 pm Thursday, but breezy conditions will remain through midnight. The weather front responsible for the increased wind speeds Thursday will eventually pass through the region near midnight. The wind speeds will lighten ...

 2021-04-08 23:52 

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Number of unaccompanied kids swells at US-Mexico border...

New federal data shows the number of undocumented immigrants arriving at the southern border jumped by 71% between February and March while the number of unaccompanied minors doubled to nearly 19,000....

 2021-04-08 23:21 

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Public Health Emerging Issues: COVID-19 Vaccination Update...

Mesa County entered Phase 2 (the general public) of vaccine distribution on April 2. Eligible populations include all individuals 16 years and older as well as previously qualifying individuals. Appointments are required for COVID-19 vaccination, visit ou...

 2021-04-08 23:18 

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USCIS to Welcome 21 New US Citizens Wednesday Outside Grand Junction Courthouse...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. District Court District of Colorado will welcome 21 new U.S. citizens Wednesday in a ceremony at the Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse in Grand Junct...

 2021-04-08 23:15 

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No Burn Advisory Due to Red Flag Warning...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Mesa County Public Health has issued a No Burn Advisory on April 8, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. due to a Red Flag Warning. The combination of gusty winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels will result in critical fi...

 2021-04-08 23:12 

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Humanity Restoration Crew Releases New Video...

RIFLE, Colo. — RECONNECTING PEOPLE ONE WAVE AT A TIME. That's the motto of the City of Rifle Humanity Restoration Crew. Back in the fall, City Manager Scott Hahn created the group to encourage people to reconnect with one another. Years of dimin...

 2021-04-08 23:04 

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Biden orders gun control actions — but they show his limits...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden put on a modest White House ceremony Thursday to announce a half-dozen executive actions to combat what he called an "epidemic and an international embarrassment" of gun violence in America. But he said ...

 2021-04-08 22:57 

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Police: 1 killed, 4 hurt in shooting at Texas cabinet plant...

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — One person was killed and four people were wounded Thursday in a shooting at a cabinet-making business in Bryan, Texas, authorities said, and a state trooper was later shot during a manhunt that resulted in the suspected shooter ...

 2021-04-08 21:40 

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Biden announces set of executive actions to curb gun violence...

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — On Thursday, President Joe Biden issued new executive actions he says will improve gun safety. "We have an opportunity to fulfill the first responsibility of government, to keep our people safe," the president said. Bi...

 2021-04-08 16:22 

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Ex-Florida State football player accused of killing man...

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida State football player was involved in a scuffle with his girlfriend hours before he fatally shot one man and injured another, according to an arrest affidavit released Thursday. Travis Rudolph, 25, was o...

 2021-04-08 16:10 

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Expert says Floyd died from a lack of oxygen...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd died of a lack of oxygen from being pinned facedown on the pavement with his hands cuffed behind him, a medical expert testified Thursday at former Officer Derek Chauvin's murder trial. Floyd's breathing while...

 2021-04-08 16:05 

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Nikola Jokic scores 25 points, Nuggets beat Spurs 106-96...

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 25 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds to help the surging Denver Nuggets beat the San Antonio Spurs 106-96 on Wednesday night. Jokic just missed his 13th triple-double of the season. Michael Porter Jr. added 18 point...

 2021-04-08 16:00 

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With a wave and smile, Lee Elder helps open the Masters...

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The applause started when Lee Elder's golf cart began moving toward the first tee. It only got louder when he arrived and slowly made his way to his seat. And moments later, Masters Chairman Fred Ridley said words 46 years in...

 2021-04-08 15:49 

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Number of kids alone at border hits all-time high in March...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government picked up nearly 19,000 children traveling alone across the Mexican border in March, authorities said Thursday, the largest monthly number ever recorded and a major test for President Joe Biden as he reverses ma...

 2021-04-08 15:46 

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Biden seems ready to extend US troop presence in Afghanistan...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Without coming right out and saying it, President Joe Biden seems ready to let lapse a May 1 deadline for completing a withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Orderly withdrawals take time, and Biden is running out of it. Biden...

 2021-04-08 15:39 

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Holocaust survivors use social media to fight anti-Semitism...

BERLIN (AP) — Alarmed by a rise in online anti-Semitism during the pandemic, coupled with studies indicating younger generations lack even basic knowledge of the Nazi genocide, Holocaust survivors are taking to social media to share their experience...

 2021-04-08 15:33 

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New Castle Girl Scouts Install Bronze Award Project at Alder Park...

WHO: Bronze Award Girl Scouts Abby, Gracie, and Sylvia from Troop 10239 in New Castle WHAT: Bronze Award Girl Scouts Abby, Gracie, and Sylvia from Troop 10239 in New Castle will install two fishing line recycling bins, along with three permanent signs, at...

 2021-04-08 15:24 

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US jobless claims up to 744K as virus still forces layoffs...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to 744,000, signaling that many employers are still cutting jobs even as more people are vaccinated against COVID-19, consumers gain confidence and the gover...

 2021-04-08 15:22 

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Texas investigating abuse allegations at migrant facility...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas child welfare officials said Wednesday they received three reports alleging abuse and neglect at a San Antonio coliseum that is holding more than 1,600 immigrant teenagers who crossed the southern border. It is the first t...

 2021-04-08 15:19 

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Newsfeed Now: Pres. Biden to unveil executive actions to combat gun violence; Old Navy responds to first-grader's letter...

Weekdays at 10:30 a.m. CST/11:30 a.m. EST, Newsfeed Now will be streaming the top stories in the U.S. utilizing our newsrooms across the country. If you miss the live report, you'll be able to see a replay minutes after the stream ends....

 2021-04-08 15:15 

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Students lead US push for fuller Black history education...

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Ebele Azikiwe was in the sixth grade last year when February came and it was time to learn about Black history again. She was, by then, familiar with the curriculum: Rosa Parks, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a discussion o...

 2021-04-08 15:12 

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Wild slow Avs' surge as Fiala's hat trick highlights 8-3 win...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After several humbling losses to the West Division leader, the Minnesota Wild sent quite the message to the Colorado Avalanche in their last of eight regular season matchups. Eight was more than enough for the Wild to slow the...

 2021-04-08 15:08 

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Senzatela sizzling on cool night, Rox beat Diamondbacks 8-0...

DENVER (AP) — Antonio Senzatela pitched eight electric innings on a cool evening, Chris Owings had three extra-base hits before leaving with right hamstring tightness, and the Colorado Rockies snapped a four-game skid by beating the Arizona Diamondb...

 2021-04-08 15:00 

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Colorado legislation would expand foreign drug imports...

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill to add more countries to a state program that imports prescription drugs from Canada. The state House Health and Insurance committee passed a bill Wednesday that would expand the program if the...

 2021-04-08 14:54 

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AP source: NFL player Phillip Adams killed 5, then himself...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The gunman who killed five people including a prominent doctor in South Carolina was former NFL player Phillip Adams, who killed himself early Thursday, according to a source who was briefed on the investigation. The source, wh...

 2021-04-08 14:47 

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Governor Polis, State Fire Agency to Present Colorado's 2021 Wildfire Outlook...

DENVER, Colo. — Governor Jared Polis State and Federal Wildland Fire Agencies will provide an overview of the 2021 wildfire outlook and preparedness plan for the State of Colorado. WHO: Governor Jared Polis Colorado Department of Public Safety Execu...

 2021-04-08 14:44 

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Road Report 4/8/21...
 2021-04-08 11:00 

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April 8th Forecast...

We will see cloudier skies move into the Western Slope. Thanks to these cloudier skies our morning lows will be slightly warmer than what we woke up to yesterday morning. Cloudy skies will continue to stick around for the afternoon hours. Afternoon highs ...

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