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Colorado Democrats avoid fracking fight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:53

Colo. Gov. John Hickenlooper, right, listens as U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., takes questions during a news conference about fracking, at the Capitol, in Denver, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. During the news conference Hickenlooper announced the creation of a task force charged with crafting recommendations to help minimize land use conflicts that can occur when siting oil and gas facilities near homes, schools, businesses and recreational areas. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — Colorado Democrats avoided a politically costly fight over oil and gas drilling after a quid pro quo deal pitched by the state's fracking-friendly governor prompted groups to drop their dueling ballot proposals.

Seahawks’ Paul Richardson ready to see NFL action in familiar territory

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:51
Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson plans to play in Thursday’s exhibition opener in Denver. Playing for Colorado last season, Richardson had a big receiving day at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Colorado girl, three, shot by 5-year-old boy wielding handgun

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:51
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A 3-year-old Colorado girl was shot and critically wounded by a 5-year-old boy on Monday with a handgun belonging to her mother's boyfriend, police said. Pueblo police said in a statement that a 9-year-old boy was playing with a handgun in the backyard of a home in the morning when he gave the firearm to the 5-year-old, who pointed it at the girl and fired, striking her once. The bullet entered and exited the toddler's body without breaking any bones, police said. She was airlifted to a Colorado Springs hospital where she was listed in critical but stable condition after having surgery, they added.

Sunni militants target Iraq's two biggest dams

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:47
The militants who have overrun large parts of Iraq are now battling ferociously to capture one of the country's vital resources, water.

Steve Ballmer on buying the Clippers: ‘This was probably the best path for me to take’

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:46
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer spoke to reporters before a charity round of celebrity golf ahead of this month’s Boeing Classic. He expressed regret at leaving the group fronted by Chris Hansen, but said the opportunity to buy the Los Angeles Clippers was too big to pass up.

Hurricane Bertha unlikely to make landfall in US

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:31

A woman looks over the seaside wall of the 16th century Spanish fort El Morro, under cloudy skies in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. Bertha pushed just south of Puerto Rico on Saturday as it unleashed heavy rains and strong winds across the region. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Bertha was churning northward far from land, posing no direct threat to the U.S. East Coast, and was expected to weaken Tuesday.

Voices: GOP won't face immigration backlash in November Top Stories - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:28

Voices: No matter how mad immigration advocates get, GOP will face little backlash at polls.


Broadway Is Reined In by a Lower Speed Limit

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:45
The speed limit on Broadway, from 59th Street to 220th Street, was lowered on Monday to 25 miles per hour. The measure was part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero campaign, an effort to limit traffic deaths in New York City.

PUD reaches annual conservation target in six months

Chelan County PUD - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:00
Commission meeting news. Other topics: financial forecasts improved by $9 million during the second quarter, electric load, Lake Chelan measurements, strategic planning update.
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