Liz Weber

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Could Colorado lose its industrial advantage over hemp?

WASHINGTON – The year hemp made its debut in 2014 at the Four Corners Agriculture Expo in Cortez, about 25 people showed up to learn about the plant the state of Colorado had recently legalized....

DATE: May 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado senators lead way on legalization of marijuana

WASHINGTON – Washington, D.C., became a little more “420 friendly” last month as Colorado Sens. Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet introduced two bills to ease federal regulation of the marijuana...

DATE: May 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Political watchers intrigued by Sen. Michael Bennet’s presidential run

WASHINGTON – The moderate Colorado senator, self-styled as a “pragmatic realist,” stepped into the glare of the national stage Thursday when he announced his candidacy for president. Sen. Michael...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado senators react to redacted Mueller report

The response from the Colorado senators to the public release of the long-anticipated and redacted Mueller report reflected a larger party divide in Washington, D.C. As Washington scrambled to...

DATE: April 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wilderness bill gains local momentum, lacks congressional bipartisan support

WASHINGTON – Bill Fales has worked his ranch for the past 45 years, and has recently started providing quality beef to Whole Foods. The ranch, in his wife’s family since 1924, stretches along the...

DATE: April 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Michael Bennet hits pause on presidential bid until cancer free

The rumors had been circulating for months. Was Sen. Michael Bennet, the reserved, policy-driven Democrat from Colorado, going to throw his hat into the crowded field of presidential hopefuls? The...

DATE: April 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bill reintroduced asking federal government to pay portion of tuition waiver

A bipartisan group of Colorado representatives has proposed legislation that would provide relief to states like Colorado that offer free college tuition to Native American students at select...

DATE: April 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado River basin states cobble together water agreement

Although Southwest Colorado’s snowpack is well above the historic average, the seven Colorado River basin states are moving forward with an agreement to manage the river in the face of drought and...

DATE: April 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Cory Gardner touts environmental record ahead of 2020 election

Clear blue skies and rotating wind turbines dominate the scene. Cory Gardner, then campaigning to be Colorado’s next senator in 2014, steps into the frame. “So what’s a Republican like me doing at...

DATE: March 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Michael Bennet aims to tackle childhood poverty with tax credit

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Sherrod Brown have reintroduced a version of their American Family Act to dramatically fight childhood poverty. The bill is similar to one Bennet,...

DATE: March 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

State, federal officials want to know: What’s up with Denver TV in Southwest Colorado?

WASHINGTON – Colorado Rep. Scott Tipton and state Attorney General Phil Weiser put pressure on the Federal Communications Commission this week to allow Denver-based TV signals to reach more homes...

DATE: March 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public lands package passes House, heads to Trump’s desk

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed a sweeping public lands package, including bills long supported by several Colorado congressmen. The bill held bipartisan House...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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