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 2021-05-20 17:45 

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Colonial Pipeline confirms it paid $4.4M to hackers...

NEW YORK (AP) — The operator of the nation's largest fuel pipeline confirmed it paid $4.4 million to a gang of hackers who broke into its computer systems. Colonial Pipeline said Wednesday that after it learned of the May 7 ransomware attack, th...

 2021-05-20 17:43 

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Republicans rebel against mask requirement in House chamber...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are rebelling against the requirement that they wear a mask on the House floor, stoking tensions with majority Democrats who are refusing to change the rules following updated guidance from federal health officials. Min...

 2021-05-20 17:37 

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Periodic traffic stops planned for rock scaling on I-70 just east of Dumont in the mountain corridor...

CLEAR CREEEK COUNTY, Colo. — Traffic will be periodically stopped in both directions on I-70 near Mile Point 236 just east of Dumont between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, and Wednesday, May 26. Traffic stops are necessary while loo...

 2021-05-20 17:27 

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Despite Drug Corporation Lobbying, House Committee Passes "Prescription Drug Affordability Board" Bill to Save Consumers Millions...

DENVER, Colo. — Wednesday evening, the Colorado House Health and Insurance Committee passed SB21-175 to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board and bring relief to Coloradans struggling with high prescription drug costs. The bill has already ...

 2021-05-20 17:18 

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10 seconds of terror: Alaska man survives brown bear mauling...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Allen Minish was alone and surveying land for a real estate agent in a wooded, remote part of Alaska, putting some numbers into his GPS unit when he looked up and saw a large brown bear walking about 30 feet away. "I saw...

 2021-05-20 14:43 

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Newsfeed Now: Tulsa Massacre survivors ask Congress for justice; man arrested with 'astonishing' amount of child porn...

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....

 2021-05-20 14:35 

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House backs commission on Jan. 6 riot over GOP objections...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted to create an independent commission on the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, sending the legislation to an uncertain future in the Senate as Republican leaders work to stop a bipartisan investigation t...

 2021-05-20 14:30 

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US, Russia at odds over military activity in the Arctic...

REYKJAVIK. Iceland (AP) — The Biden administration is leading a campaign against Russian attempts to assert authority over Arctic shipping and reintroduce a military dimension to discussions over international activity in the area. As Russia assumed...

 2021-05-20 14:28 

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Mom dies in motorcycle crash while honoring her late son...

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado mother died after crashing her motorcycle during a memorial ride in honor of her son, who also was killed in a recent motorcycle accident, authorities said. Diane Everett, 51, of Milliken, lost control of her mo...

 2021-05-20 14:13 

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MacKinnon records hat trick, Avs beat Blues 6-3 in Game 2...

DENVER (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon had two special guests in the stands — his mom and dad. He treated them — along with a boisterous crowd chanting "M-V-P" — to quite a show. MacKinnon capped his first career playoff hat trick ...

 2021-05-20 14:03 

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Tatis homers, 4 for 4 in return, Padres beat Rockies 3-0...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Fernando Tatis Jr.'s return from the COVID-19 injury list was nothing short of remarkable. Cleared to play by Major League Baseball late Wednesday morning, the star shortstop got to the ballpark about an hour before first pitch,...

 2021-05-20 11:00 

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May 20th Forecast...

Expect this morning to be slightly warmer thanks to a little more cloud cover. Skies will clear up for the morning and we can expect to see another sunny day in the Western Slope. Today's highs will be extremely similar to yesterday's in the 80s f...

 2021-05-20 07:00 

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May 20th Early Morning Forecast...

Expect tomorrow morning to be slightly warmer thanks to a little more cloud cover. Skies will clear up for tomorrow morning and we can expect to see another sunny day in the Western Slope. Tomorrow's highs will be extremely similar to today's in t...

 2021-05-20 04:53 

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Mesa County Public Health relocates vaccination site back to headquarters...

Having a place for COVID tests and vaccines, Mesa County Public Health's building is now a hub for all coronavirus needs. For its administration, the bottom line is the vaccine site has not been shut down, just relocated. "We needed that huge spac...

 2021-05-20 00:17 

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JUCO Ticket Affordability...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Alpine JUCO World Series promises to be a spectacle this year! Get your tickets now and don't miss out on all the fun! Head over to jucogj.org to get yours now!...

 2021-05-19 23:38 

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A Growing Need For Foster Parents For Teens...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Lisa McGinnett has four adopted children and is currently caring for 1 foster child. One of her children was adopted as a teenager. "It was never on my radar to adopt a teenager, it was never in my wildest dreams. However...

 2021-05-19 22:35 

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House Education Unanimously Passes School Finance Act...

DENVER, Colo. — The House Education Committee today unanimously passed the 2021 School Finance Act, annual legislation that sets funding levels for all of Colorado's school districts and charter schools. The bill restores reductions to K-12 fund...

 2021-05-19 22:32 

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Governor Jared Polis, CDLE Announce the Colorado Jumpstart Incentive...

DENVER, Colo. — Today Governor Jared Polis signed an Executive Order creating a new monetary incentive program to support unemployed Coloradans as they return to work full time. Under the Colorado Jumpstart incentive program, unemployed individuals ...

 2021-05-19 22:29 

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Seller of vaccine disinformation has YouTube channel removed...

(AP) — A major online seller of disinformation about COVID-19 and its vaccines has had one of its channels removed from YouTube, days after an Associated Press investigation detailed how they work with other spreaders of false information to make mo...

 2021-05-19 22:23 

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Updates to City Market's mask policy effective May 20th...

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, City Markets most urgent priority has been the safety of our associates and customers. We have adhered to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and our Chief Medical Officer Dr. Marc Watkins a...

 2021-05-19 22:18 

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May 19, 2021 Forecast First...

Even with a few passing storm clouds Wednesday evening, most of the rain showers should be confined to the eastern Mesa and Garfield county locations. Expecting a mild and quiet Wednesday night. Thursday morning wil begin with clear and warmer than averag...

 2021-05-19 22:13 

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Bipartisan group introduces bill to modernize historically Black colleges, universities...

A bipartisan group in Congress is working to improve the country...

 2021-05-19 22:02 

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Survivors of Tulsa Massacre ask Congress for justice...

Fletcher testified before a House committee on the centennial of the massacre when a white mob attacked the Oklahoma community killing Black residents and destroying homes and businesses....

 2021-05-19 21:55 

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Biden calls on Israel to de-escalate conflict with Hamas...

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — On Wednesday, the White House said the U.S. is actively communicating with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on ways to end the current conflict between Israel and Hamas. "The president conveyed to the prime minister that ...

 2021-05-19 20:50 

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McConnell rejects Jan. 6 commission as Republican opposition grows...

What was initially a bipartisan push to launch an independent investigation into the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol now faces an uphill battle as a growing number of Republicans push back....

 2021-05-19 19:34 

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Car fire closes I-70 eastbound in Glenwood Springs...

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo A car fire near Glenwood Canyon has temporarily closed eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Glenwood Springs. CDOT says the fire is close to the Grizzly Creek exit, but traffic is stopped at Glenwood Springs at exit 116. The Garfield ...

 2021-05-19 17:42 

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NY attorney general says Trump Org probe is now criminal...

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York attorney general's office said Tuesday that it is conducting a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump's business empire, expanding what had previously been a civil probe. "We have informed ...

 2021-05-19 17:39 

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Countdown begins to discover where Columbus came from...

MADRID (AP) — Was Christopher Columbus really from Genoa, in Italy? Or was he Spanish? Or, as some other theories have it, was he Portuguese or Croatian or even Polish? A definitive answer to the question of where the famous explorer came from could...

 2021-05-19 17:32 

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Pennsylvania voters impose new limits on governor's powers...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters became the first in the nation to curb their governor's emergency powers, approving constitutional amendments proposed by Republican lawmakers angry over Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's handling of the C...

 2021-05-19 17:29 

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Danica Patrick to lead Indy 500 field in Chevy pace car...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Danica Patrick will be on the track at the Indianapolis 500, at the front of the field once again. Patrick was announced Wednesday as the pace car driver for IndyCar's marquee event. She will drive a 2021 Chevrolet Corvette S...

 2021-05-19 17:27 

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IOC offers Tokyo medical help amid call for cancellation...

TOKYO (AP) — Confronted in Japan with some of the strongest medical-community opposition yet to the Tokyo Olympics, IOC President Thomas Bach offered Wednesday to have added medical personnel available to help out when the games open in just over ni...

 2021-05-19 17:23 

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Stocks fall in third day of downturn; Bitcoin drops 16%...

(AP) — Stocks fell broadly in afternoon trading Wednesday as the market's downturn entered into the third day. Meanwhile, the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies dropped sharply. The S&P 500 index was down 0.5% as of 1:09 p.m. Eastern. T...

 2021-05-19 17:08 

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Navajo Nation surpasses Cherokee to become largest US tribe...

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has by far the largest land mass of any Native American tribe in the country. Now, it's boasting the largest enrolled population, too. Navajos clamored to enroll or fix their records as the tribe offered...

 2021-05-19 17:06 

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'I am proud.' Demi Lovato comes out as nonbinary...

(AP) — Singer Demi Lovato revealed on Wednesday they identify as nonbinary and are changing their pronouns, telling fans the decision came after "self-reflective work." "Today is a day I'm so happy to share more of my life with you a...

 2021-05-19 17:01 

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Biden, in Netanyahu call, urges 'significant de-escalation'...

President Joe Biden greatly increased the pressure on Israel to end the war with the Palestinians that has killed more than 200 people, telling Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a telephone call Wednesday that he expected "significant de-escalation...

 2021-05-19 16:59 

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Severe storms pound South Texas as crews scramble to fix breaches in border levees...

The levees in Hidalgo County in South Texas have not been completely fixed from damage caused by border wall construction as tornado warnings and severe storms began dumping several inches of rain Wednesday morning on the Rio Grande Valley, county officia...

 2021-05-19 16:56 

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Prosecutors drop bid for $168K after destructive avalanche...

DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped their bid for $168,000 in damages from two snowboarders who triggered a slide that buried a service road and destroyed an expensive avalanche mitigation system in Colorado's backcountry. Outdoor enthusiasts...

 2021-05-19 16:52 

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McConnell says he'll oppose Jan. 6 commission to probe riot...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday he will oppose legislation to create a commission on the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, a blow to Democrats who say an independent, bipartisan investigation of ...

 2021-05-19 16:48 

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Colorado bill aims to protect pregnant women's rights...

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado bill aims to improve healthcare for pregnant women, including those who are incarcerated, less than three years since a woman filed a federal lawsuit after giving birth in a Denver jail cell with no medical care. Diana Sanch...

 2021-05-19 16:41 

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Vaccine guidance for parents of middle and high school students...

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. — Youth ages 12 to 18 may now receive COVID-19 vaccines, however, some parents have hesitated to vaccinate their kids because of schedule conflicts with the second dose of the vaccine. A rule of thumb is not to wait for the ti...

 2021-05-19 16:35 

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FBI investigates Asian American teen's death as hate crime...

DENVER (AP) — The FBI has revealed that it is investigating the 2017 death of an Asian American teenager in Colorado as a possible hate crime, a grisly case in which local authorities said she was purposefully set on fire and burned alive in her fam...

 2021-05-19 16:30 

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Padres score on wild pitch to beat Rockies 2-1 in 10 innings...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jorge Mateo scored from third base on Daniel Bard's wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the San Diego Padres a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. The Padres have a five-game winning streak an...

 2021-05-19 15:16 

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Newsfeed Now: DA says deputies were 'justified' in shooting Andrew Brown Jr.; Senate debate paid leave policy...

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....

 2021-05-19 13:16 

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Medical association calls for cancellation of Tokyo Olympics scheduled for July due to virus surge...

The IOC and Tokyo Olympic organizers start three days of virtual meetings Wednesday and will run into some of the strongest medical-community opposition so far with the games set to open in just over nine weeks....

 2021-05-19 11:00 

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May 19th Forecast...

Showers in the Divide cleared up by midnight. Morning lows are expected to be slightly cooler this morning. Rain chances will stay mostly out of the picture for today. The high country will see a slight chance for a pop up thunderstorm during the afternoo...

 2021-05-19 07:00 

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May 19th Early Morning Forecast...

Showers in the Divide will clear up by midnight. Morning lows are expected to be slightly cooler tomorrow morning. Rain chances will stay mostly out of the picture for the day. The high country will see a slight chance for a pop up thunderstorm during the...

 2021-05-19 05:35 

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COVID-19 vaccines for everyone 12 years old and up at Central High School...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. COVID shots went into the arms of kids 12 through 15 years old on Tuesday, May 18 in Grand Junction. Physician Assistant with the Warrior Wellness Center at Central High School, Rosa Gardner says, "We're allowing kids to reac...

 2021-05-19 04:22 

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Foster Care to Graduation...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The St. Martin's adopted Ethan Grauberger in 2015 when he was 12 years old. It's been a long road but one that culminated in Ethan walking across the stage and earning his diploma!...

 2021-05-18 23:46 

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Cuban asylum-seeker shot dead on Juarez strip days shy of being allowed to enter U.S....

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) A Cuban national in line to re-enter the United States to pursue an asylum claim has been murdered in Juarez....

 2021-05-18 23:23 

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Biden tours Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center, says future of America is electric cars...

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — President Joe Biden says he wants America to determine the future of electric cars. "The real question is whether we'll lead or we'll fall behind in the race to the future," the president said. On Tuesday, the ...

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