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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at

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In this Thursday, July 23, 2020 file photo, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gives her weekly update on COVID-19 and the state's effort to contain it during a virtual news conference from the state Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M. Grisham was an early adopter of aggressive pandemic restrictions that included a mask mandate, self-quarantine orders for travelers and a ban on public gatherings -- now capped at five people. And the state previously joined federal pilot project on testing and contact tracing. (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP)

Democratic governors in New Mexico, Oregon order Thanksgiving shutdowns

Democratic governors in Oregon and New Mexico issued two-week shutdown orders Friday to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus over the Thanksgiving holiday, while the Pacific Northwest states issued an advisory discouraging out-of-state travel. Published November 13, 2020

Postal worker Richard Hopkins speaks to Project Veritas about the election. (Screen grab from Project Veritas video, used with permssion)

House Republicans demand USPS documents on Pa. whistleblower probe

House Oversight Committee Republicans called Friday on the U.S. Postal Service inspector general to produce documents related to Pennsylvania ballot-fraud claims, accusing Democrats of seeking to discredit a whistleblower before the investigation had been completed. Published November 13, 2020