Local governments

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, left, hands a pen to Erin Martinez with her children Nathan, left from her, and Jaelynn, right, after signing Senate Bill 19-181 at the State Capitol in Denver, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Polis signed into law a major overhaul of state oil and gas rules, shifting the focus away from encouraging production and directing regulators to make public safety and the environment their top priority. (Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via AP)
April 16, 2019 - 8:39 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday signed into law a major overhaul of state oil and gas rules, turning the focus away from encouraging production and directing regulators to make public safety and the environment their top priority. The law also gives local government significant...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2018 file photo, Central American migrants making their way toward the U.S. rest in a public park in Huixtla, Mexico. On Monday, April 15, 2019, municipal authorities in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas tried to block a caravan of about 2,000 Central American migrants from entering Huixtla, but members of the caravan pushed past police and headed for the town center. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)
April 16, 2019 - 5:45 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Municipal authorities in Mexico's southern state of Chiapas tried to block a caravan of about 2,000 Central American migrants from entering the town of Huixtla. The Huixtla government declared an emergency Monday night and told stores to close when the migrants streamed in anyway...
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President Donald Trump walks towards the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Monday, April 15, 2019. Trump is heading to Minnesota for a tax day event. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 16, 2019 - 6:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top administration officials have been discussing ways to increase pressure on countries with high numbers of citizens who overstay short-term visas, as part of President Donald Trump's growing focus on immigration heading into his re-election campaign. The administration could...
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Firefighters tackle the blaze as flames and smoke rise from Notre Dame cathedral as it burns in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. Massive plumes of yellow brown smoke is filling the air above Notre Dame Cathedral and ash is falling on tourists and others around the island that marks the center of Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
April 15, 2019 - 11:48 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 5:30 a.m. World leaders are mourning the devastating fire damage at the Notre Dame Cathedral. South Korean President Moon Jae-in says the damage was "a loss for all of us" and called for the world to come together...
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President Donald Trump gives thumbs up as his motorcade arrives near Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, April 15, 2019. Trump is heading to Minnesota to tout the 2017 tax law. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 15, 2019 - 9:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Top administration officials have been discussing ways to increase pressure on countries with high numbers of citizens who overstay their visas in the U.S. It's part of President Donald Trump's...
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President Donald Trump walks towards the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Monday, April 15, 2019. Trump is heading to Minnesota for a tax day event. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 15, 2019 - 6:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top administration officials have been discussing ways to increase pressure on countries with high numbers of citizens who overstay short-term visas, as part of President Donald Trump's growing focus on immigration heading into his re-election campaign. The administration could...
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Firefighters tackle the blaze as flames and smoke rise from Notre Dame cathedral as it burns in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. Massive plumes of yellow brown smoke is filling the air above Notre Dame Cathedral and ash is falling on tourists and others around the island that marks the center of Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
April 15, 2019 - 4:44 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Parisians have gathered to say prayers and sing hymns In front of the nearby Saint Julien Les Pauvres church as the massive blaze at Notre Dame Cathedral burns only a few hundred meters away. Flames and...
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Flames and smoke rise from Notre Dame cathedral as it burns in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. Massive plumes of yellow brown smoke is filling the air above Notre Dame Cathedral and ash is falling on tourists and others around the island that marks the center of Paris. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
April 15, 2019 - 4:10 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on a fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris (all times local): 10;05 p.m. A group of Americans from Maine had just finished visiting Notre Dame Cathedral and were in a nearby park when they heard it was on fire. Freeport resident Lucy Soule, 22, said it was "weird" having...
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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg announces that he will seek the Democratic presidential nomination during a rally, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 14, 2019 - 9:25 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Pete Buttigieg, the little-known Indiana mayor who has risen to prominence in the early stages of the 2020 Democratic presidential race, made his official campaign entrance Sunday by claiming the mantle of a youthful generation ready to reshape the country. "I recognize the...
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In this April 5, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable on immigration and border security at the U.S. Border Patrol Calexico Station in Calexico, Calif. Trump said Friday he is considering sending "Illegal Immigrants" to Democratic strongholds to punish them for inaction— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea was dead on arrival. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 14, 2019 - 12:10 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to "sanctuary cities" to exact revenge on Democratic foes could end up doing the migrants a favor by placing them in locations that make it easier to put down roots and stay in the country. The plan would...
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