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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson

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

Articles by Valerie Richardson

In this March 31, 2015, file photo, a bald eagle takes flight in Newcastle, Maine. Bald eagles are in the midst of record population growth in the northern New England states and could find themselves removed from all state endangered lists. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Claws out after Trump administration overhauls 'bureaucratic' Endangered Species Act

The Trump administration moved to "bring the Act into the 21st century" by finalizing sweeping revisions that maintain the "best available science" standard while placing limits on the designation of critical habitat, streamlining the listings process and making clear the costs of such designations. Published August 12, 2019

A teenager wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat, center left, stands in front of an elderly Native American singing and playing a drum in Washington, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington in Kentucky is looking into this and other videos from a rally in Washington. (Survival Media Agency via AP) **FILE**

Covington Catholic teens sue Elizabeth Warren, media figures

Sen. Elizabeth Warren faces a defamation lawsuit filed by eight unidentified Covington Catholic students against a dozen blue-check lawmakers, journalists and celebrities accused of fueling a "social media nightmare." Published August 4, 2019

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo said a $1 billion, no-bid lottery deal with a political associate was important to keep 1,110 state jobs. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo roiled by outcry over lottery deal

Rhode Islanders appreciate high rollers -- gaming is the state's third-largest industry -- but Republicans worry that Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo has stacked the deck in favor of a political associate with a $1 billion, no-bid lottery deal. Published July 31, 2019