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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at [email protected].

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Carmen Perez, co-chair of the Women's March on Washington, talks during an interview, Jan. 9, 2017 in New York. The march will be held Jan. 21, 2017, the day after Donald Trump's inauguration. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Women's March leaders blame bigotry for group's issues

Facing mounting criticism amid another anti-Semitism flap, leaders of the Women's March fired back Wednesday by placing the blame in part on racism and sexism, arguing that they have been held to a higher standard than white women and men. Published December 12, 2018

Pope Francis looks at the statue of the Virgin Mary, near Rome's Spanish Steps, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, an annual tradition marking the start of the city's holiday season. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pope Francis poised to redo translation of Lord's Prayer

Pope Francis, showing once again his willingness to rock sacred cows, is expected to approve a change in the translation of the Lord's Prayer, the famous biblical petition recited daily by billions of worshipers. Published December 11, 2018

Acting Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler speaks after signing an order withdrawing federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands at EPA headquarters in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

EPA seeks to douse Obama-era Waters of the United States rule

The Environmental Protection Agency moved Tuesday to scale back the Obama-era Waters of the United States rule, a policy embraced by environmentalists but denounced by critics as a power grab that placed even potholes and puddles under federal control. Published December 11, 2018