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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at vrichardson@washingtontimes.com.

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Amish buggy. By Ad Meskens, via Wikimedia Commons

Amish family facing court-ordered eviction from Wisconsin home

An Amish family faces eviction from their home after being found in contempt of court for refusing to comply with building codes on the grounds that doing so would violate the religious community's ban on modern technology. Published March 24, 2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at an event hosted by the Center for American Progress (CAP) and the America Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Monday, March 23, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Green groups attack Hillary Clinton over fracking, Keystone

Environmentalists turned up the heat Monday on former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, urging her to "come clean" on issues like the Keystone XL pipeline and hydraulic fracturing in a protest outside her speech at a journalism awards ceremony. Published March 23, 2015

In a sharp rebuke to a report from the Department of the Interior, a coalition of Western states is challenging its conclusions that human activity has led to widespread reduction in the Greater sage-grouse's population, not human activity. An attorney working the case described "extensive flaws in the agencies' science." (Associated Press)

Western states coalition disputes 'biased' federal science on sage grouse

A coalition of rural Western counties and business interests is contesting the science being used to decide whether to list the Greater sage-grouse as endangered or threatened, accusing the Obama administration of relying on "selective, false and biased" research. Published March 18, 2015

Police take cover after two officers were shot while standing guard in front of the Ferguson Police Station on Thursday, March 12, 2015.  (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Laurie Skrivan)

Ferguson residents launch recall against mayor amid unrest

Residents of Ferguson, Missouri, launched a recall effort Friday afternoon against Mayor James Knowles III, the most prominent public figure remaining in the strife-ridden community after a recent rash of resignations. Published March 14, 2015

Paramedics were called to the scene early Thursday to take two police officers to a hospital for treatment of injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening. They were shot while standing guard in front of the Ferguson Police Station during a protest.

Ferguson protesters set back by gunfire on 2 police officers

Activists offered their support to the two police officers shot Thursday in Ferguson but acknowledged that the gunfire delivered a setback to the movement as questions surfaced over whether nonstop protests helped provoke the incident. Published March 12, 2015

A police officer walks toward the Ferguson Police Department Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Two officers were shot in front of the police department early Thursday as demonstrators gathered after the police chief resigned in the wake of a scathing Justice Department report alleging bias in the police force and local courts. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Police detain three in Ferguson police shooting 'ambush'

Police brought in for questioning three people Thursday in the shooting of two St. Louis-area officers at a midnight protest rally in Ferguson, an incident the police chief described as an "ambush." Published March 12, 2015