Wildfire Prevention

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Fire prevention and repealing parts of the Affordable Care Act were on the table this week in the U.S. House, while Colorado’s senators backed the appointment of Allison Eid to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Here’s a look at what the Colorado congressional delegation was up to this week.

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Colorado escaped major wildfires this summer, but millions of acres of forest in the state remain a powder keg, ripe to burn in the future. The next big fire could threaten thousands of homes. The U.S. Forest Service and other agencies can't keep up, because there's too much timber and not enough money.

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