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5:00am

Sat May 31, 2014
DUI Arrests

In Colorado, Many Cited For DUI Are Without Valid License

Candles and flowers form a makeshift memorial for Juan Carlos Dominguez-Palomino in Aurora, Colo., near the intersection where the 17--year-old was killed when an allegedly drunken driver collided with his vehicle in March 2014.
Whitney Wild 9News, KUSA-TV

One of every four motorists cited for drinking and driving in Colorado over the past two years was driving at the time without a valid license because it had been revoked, suspended or never issued.

And more than one-fifth had lost their driving privileges for a prior drunken driving conviction.

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12:58pm

Fri May 30, 2014
Media

'Period Of Turmoil' Preceded Abramson Firing, Says Top Editor At 'Times'

Originally published on Fri June 6, 2014 7:57 am

New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet, seen in 2006 while serving as editor of the Los Angeles Times, said in an interview with NPR that he doesn't believe his predecessor, Jill Abramson, was fired because of gender.
Bill Haber AP

Dean Baquet sat in his new office in Midtown Manhattan, the very picture of composure and precision, as he described the top-level dysfunction that led to the firing of Jill Abramson as executive editor of The New York Times and his promotion to replace her as the top news executive there.

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11:10am

Fri May 30, 2014
Veterans Administration

VA Chief Eric Shinseki Resigns Post, Obama Announces

Eric Shinseki resigned as the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs on Friday, in what President Obama said was a decision spurred by a desire to not distract from efforts to fix the agency's problems. Earlier Friday, Shinseki spoke at a conference in Washington.
Win McNamee Getty Images

Embattled Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned his position, hours after saying he would work to fix "systemic" problems in the VA's health care system.

President Obama said Friday that the decision was made so Shinseki wouldn't be a "distraction" from efforts to address the agency's wide-ranging problems.

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11:38am

Wed May 28, 2014
Western Slope

Geologists: Soft Rock, Steep Slope Contributors In Collbran Mudslide

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 7:44 pm

This map, put together by the USGS in 1982, shows which parts of the country are most prone to landslides. The areas shaded in red have the highest landslide incidence.
USGS

The area where the Collbran mudslide happened has seen similar slides in the past. Geologists say relatively weak rock and steep terrain create a recipe for such natural disasters. Still, Colorado in general is less vulnerable to slides than wetter areas, like the west coast. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.

The Colorado Geological Survey began mapping landslides near Collbran in the 1980’s. They discovered the area where this debris flow happened was prone to slides.

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7:13am

Tue May 27, 2014
Western Slope

Rescuers Halt Search For 3 Missing After Sunday's Landslide Near Collbran

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 6:14 pm

Officials said energy resources in the area were also threatened by debris and energy companies had to bring in a bulldozer on Monday to try and clear a road for workers to access condensate tanks, which are used in natural gas production in a process known as hydraulic fracturing, in order to drain them.
 

    

Three people are missing including a county worker and his son after Sunday's massive landslide outside of the town of Collbran. 

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