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How did opioid and heroin abuse become such a widespread issue? The answer to this question is complex and multifaceted; however, too often opioid abuse begins in a hospital emergency room or doctor's office.
This year, April 17, marked a day each American dreads: Tax Day. In the weeks leading up to this day every year, Americans scramble to fill out complicated tax forms with the hope that some of their hard-earned money will be returned by the government.
"Three western Colorado men arrested in FBI's sex trafficking operation"
"Car accident leads to arrest for human trafficking"
"6 local men arrested as part of national child sex sting operation"
We are fortunate to have a large population of veterans living in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, many of whom served in the Vietnam War. During this brutal war, many of these brave Coloradans fell victim to a terror they could have never foreseen: a toxic herbicide called Agent Orange.
The current lack of a direct flight between Grand Junction and Washington, D.C., isn't a deal killer in negotiations to move the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management to the West.
The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill Wednesday afternoon that increases penalties on websites that knowingly facilitate sex trafficking.
The House of Representatives passed Congressman Scott Tipton’s (CO-03) bill to reduce the onerous regulatory compliance burdens on small community banks and credit unions. H.R. 1116, the Taking Account of Institutions with Low Operational Risk (TAILOR) Act would require financial oversight agencies to tailor regulations to better fit a bank or credit union’s risk profile and business model.
Some $18 million in federal oil and gas lease revenue is slated to be distributed among four Western Slope counties after it was set aside but never used for cleanup of the Anvil Points federal oil shale research site.
For the last four years, Colorado’s ski areas operating on public land have sent record revenue-based rent checks back to Washington as Forest Service administrators struggle under wildfire-ravaged budgets to shepherd resort plans for upgrades and four-season amenities.
During the past few years, one question I have often heard in the 3rd District is: "Why are the federal departments that have jurisdiction over most Western lands headquartered in Washington, D.C., rather than in Western states?" Particularly, why is the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management headquartered in Washington, when 99 percent of the more tha