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Lobbying spending sets new record in Colorado

Associated Press

Business interests, associations, nonprofits and other groups spent a record $36.4 million to lobby Colorado lawmakers and government agencies this year.

Argentina's President Mauricio Macri, left, talks to new Argentina's Treasury Minister Hernan Lacunza at the government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Lacunza replaced Nicolas Dujove after the minister resigned. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

New Argentina treasury minister guarantees peso stability

Associated Press

Argentina will guarantee the stability of the peso after the local currency's recent crash and the government will meet its commitments with the International Monetary Fund, the country's new treasury minister said Tuesday.

Clouds pass over the Bank of New Hampshire branch in Manchester, N.H., Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. An economic empowerment program for domestic violence survivors in New Hampshire is boosting their bank accounts and their self-esteem. The partnership with Bank of New Hampshire allows participants to open savings accounts where their savings are matched dollar for dollar. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Boosting violence survivors' bank accounts and self-esteem

- Associated Press

Erica cried when she realized her ex-husband's ongoing financial abuse meant she'd have to defer going back to school for a year. But her tears lasted just 45 seconds before she pulled herself together and refocused.

South Dakota lawmakers push forward on allowing hemp

Associated Press

South Dakota lawmakers heard from officials in neighboring North Dakota and Montana about how the legalization of industrial hemp has affected their states, despite Republican Gov. Kristi Noem's opposition to allowing the crop.

Portland Public Schools nearly scammed out of $2.9M

Associated Press

District officials say Portland Public Schools was bilked for $2.9 million when a fraudster posing as one of the district's construction contractors hoodwinked employees into green-lighting the payment.