Emily Hayes

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Colorado bill would let electric vehicle makers sell directly to customers

A bill that would allow electric vehicle makers to sell directly to potential customers, instead of going through a dealership, is under consideration in the Colorado Senate. Under current law,...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Nearly 100 million people did not vote in the 2016 election

WASHINGTON – About 100 million people, almost half the eligible voting population in America, did not vote in the 2016 presidential election, according to a new study. There is no one-size-fits-all...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

House committee to subpoena Interior over BLM move to Grand Junction

The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources voted Wednesday to give its chairman the power to subpoena the Department of the Interior to obtain documents related to the controversial Bureau of...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

In wake of proposed budget cuts, House member questions USDA’s ‘lack of reliance on facts’

The U.S. Department of Agriculture conceals data that could be used to guide agricultural policy and budget decisions, like the new 2021 fiscal year budget proposed earlier this week by President...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Colorado Wilderness Act passes U.S. House

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019 by a solid margin Wednesday night despite disagreement among Colorado’s congressional delegation. Rep. Diana DeGette,...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. plans to open millions of acres of public land to drilling, cattle

The push for oil and gas development on Western public lands picked up momentum Thursday despite opposition from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Colorado conservation organizations and Colorado...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trump administration aims to erode key conservation measures for birds

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, tasked with protecting critical species and their habitat, is supporting President Donald Trump’s plan to weaken laws that protect migratory birds, said an...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

U.S. Congress tackles severe drought in the West

WASHINGTON – Despite above-average snowpack, Southwest Colorado remains in a severe drought. U.S. House lawmakers from several Western states, including Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Boulder, are considering...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tom Tancredo endorses Tipton challenger in Republican primary

Tom Tancredo, a former U.S. House representative and hardliner on immigration, has endorsed Lauren Boebert, a gun-toting restaurant owner from Rifle, who is running against Scott Tipton in the...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Funding for Holocaust education programs passes in U.S. House

A U.S. House bill proposes additional funding to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., to create online education programs for teachers. The Never Again Education Act, introduced by...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, House lawmakers propose changes to Endangered Species Act

Local agencies working on the ground should decide whether to list a species as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, according to a renewed bill from Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez. The bill,...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Michael Bennet achieves fundraising goal for New Hampshire primary

Sen. Michael Bennet’s presidential campaign has just hit its goal of raising $700,000 within a month to make Bennet competitive with other top-tier Democratic candidates in New Hampshire. The...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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