Mariam Baksh

Position: Journal Staff Writer

Panel hears carbon concerns

WASHINGTON – Potential impacts stemming from a new federal mandate on carbon pollution was the focus of a Senate committee Tuesday. The hearing by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gardner crosses aisle on lands bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., voted against many of his Republican colleagues on a measure that would allow states to gain greater control of federal public lands during a Tuesday...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Immigration policies under fire in Washington

WASHINGTON – Emotional testimony between advocates serving immigrant communities and victims of crimes committed by immigrants in the country illegally escalated with an arrest Tuesday during a...

DATE: July 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gardner crosses aisle on lands bill

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., voted against many of his Republican colleagues on a measure that would allow states to gain greater control of federal public lands during a Tuesday...

DATE: July 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Senate will hear about our Web woes

WASHINGTON – Imagine you’re about to tune into your favorite TV program. You turn on the tube and catch the first few moments, but then, it stops – you’ve lost the signal. If your home is in a...

DATE: July 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Senate panel examining higher-ed reforms

WASHINGTON – Emboldened by recent successes on a bill on secondary and elementary education, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions is tackling challenges facing higher...

DATE: July 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal officials and tribe work toward juvenile justice

WASHINGTON – Witnesses testifying Wednesday on juvenile justice before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs had a common message: Defer to tribes. The committee heard appeals for legislative...

DATE: July 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Panel hears effort to loosen natural-gas exports

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner wants to loosen regulations on exporting natural gas. Opponents argue doing so would hurt small businesses by increasing energy costs. “Colorado is at the center...

DATE: July 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Lawmakers back Colowyo coal mine

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Several members of Colorado’s congressional delegation sent a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell last week expressing concerns surrounding the Colowyo Mine. Environmental...

DATE: July 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Delegation split on Iran-U.S. deal

WASHINGTON – Colorado’s congressional delegation split along party lines on the deal President Barack Obama’s team negotiated with Iran. The deal, announced Tuesday, would lift economic sanctions...

DATE: July 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet, Gardner pursue marijuana banking

WASHINGTON - Marijuana businesses, which face security risks by transporting cash in duffle bags, praised lawmakers Thursday for the first step by the U.S. Senate to give them access to banking...

DATE: July 14, 2015 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Senators pursue pot banking

WASHINGTON – Marijuana businesses, which face security risks by transporting cash in duffle bags, praised lawmakers Thursday for the first step by the U.S. Senate to give them access to banking...

DATE: July 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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