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2 years 1 month ago

Seasonal firefighters seek health care coverage

DENVER (AP) - They work the front lines of the nation's most explosive wildfires, navigating treacherous terrain, and dense walls of smoke and tall curtains of flame. Yet thousands of the nation's seasonal firefighters have no health insurance for themselves or their families. Many firefighters are now asking to buy...

2 years 11 months ago

Salazar dedicates new Dinosaur center

DINOSAUR, Colo. (AP) - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has dedicated a new visitor center at Dinosaur National Monument. Salazar says the facility was renovated with federal funds to provide jobs in Colorado and northeast Utah. The new Quarry Visitor Center replaces an old visitor center that was shut...

4 years 1 day ago

Interior secretary to rally volunteers for Bennet

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and about two dozen volunteers are kicking off a door-to-door campaign for Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet. Salazar came to his old campaign headquarters in Denver, where Democrats now are working the phones for Bennet, his successor. Salazar told the volunteers Sunday not to despair because...

4 years 3 months ago

First head rolls in Washington over oil spill

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says the head of the troubled agency that oversees offshore drilling has resigned. Salazar announced the news Thursday at a congressional hearing where Minerals Management Service Director Elizabeth Birnbaum was scheduled to testify. She did not appear. Birnbaum and her agency have endured scathing...

4 years 7 months ago

Interior chief announces oil, gas leasing reforms

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is announcing changes he says will bring more scrutiny and greater public participation in the way oil and gas leases are handled on public lands. Salazar says the changes should ensure stricter environmental standards in oil and gas leasing while bringing more certainty for energy companies...

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