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Miners to protest EPA overreach

Suction dredge miners angry at new Environmental Protection Agency permit requirements that shut them out of many of their favorite streams are planning to occupy the Salmon River this summer. The miners will gather near Riggins around the Fourth of ...

FEMA sent checks to chronic homeless after flood

A federal agency sent at least 69 checks totaling thousands of dollars to homeless people in Colorado Springs who claimed their camps were decimated in last summer's floods. The numbers were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request submi ...

Obamacare.gov vulnerable to Heartbleed security flaw

WASHINGTON (AP) -- People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the con ...

Social Security halts effort to collect decades old debts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago. Acting Social Security Commissioner Carolyn W. ...

BLM Stands Down, Releases Herd; What's Next?

[caption id="attachment_30952" align="alignright" width="300"] Armed Feds Threaten[/caption]BUNKERVILLE, Nev. -- U.S. officials ended a stand-off with hundreds of armed protesters in the Nevada desert on Saturday, calling off the government's roundup ...

US Senator Joins Critics of Federal Cattle Roundup

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Republican U.S. senator added his voice Wednesday to critics of a federal cattle roundup fought by a Nevada rancher who claims longstanding grazing rights on remote public rangeland about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas Sen. Dean H ...

Feds Invade Nevada Ranch, Seize Cattle in Grazing Controversy

The federal Bureau of Land Management has moved to round up 900 of Cliven Bundy's cattle, causing an outcry over government overreach. Bundy, 68, has been in a two-decade battle with the BLM over allowing his cattle to graze on public lands that surr ...

Colorado should have known this would happen

Colorado Republicans plan to propose a bill next week that will prohibit welfare recipients from using their benefits in pot shops. The "Preserving Welfare for Needs Not Weed Act," is expected to be introduced on Monday by Reps. Dave Reichert, Scott ...

Another federal program shows few results

Hundreds of millions of dollars in government spending to promote healthy marriages seems to have had little effect on marriage and divorce trends, a new study has found. The federal government will have spent roughly $800 million on its Healthy Marr ...

TSA chief says no to arming airport screeners

On Thursday, the head of the Transportation Security Administration visited Los Angeles International Airport, the site of a Nov. 1 shooting, where he rejected the idea of arming TSA security officers. TSA chief John Pistole visited LAX to announce t ...


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