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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson

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

Articles by Valerie Richardson

The Colorado River flows through the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai reservation on Aug. 15, 2022, in northwestern Arizona. The consequences of drought and efforts to funnel billions of dollars toward securing water supplies in the West are becoming larger issues in two of the most consequential races for the U.S. Senate. In Nevada and Arizona, cities and farmers are facing cuts as the Colorado River dwindles. (AP Photo/John Locher) **FILE**

West looks to create water as drought tests limits of conservation

The search is on for ways to increase water supply as the West struggles with a third year of drought, intensifying pressure to cut through red tape on infrastructure projects and land management overhauls as conservation efforts plateau. Published September 23, 2022

Roseanne Barr takes part in a special event and podcast taping at Stand Up NY, Thursday, July 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Fox Nation picks up Roseanne Barr for stand-up comedy special

The streaming service Fox Nation has signed comedian Roseanne Barr to produce and perform in a comedy special debuting early next year, nearly five years after her dramatic exit from network television over a controversial tweet. Published September 20, 2022

Kathy Roberts, executive director of the Life Choices Pregnancy Medical Center in Longmont, Colorado, is working to rebuild after the center was gutted following a firebombing June 25, 2022. (Photo by Valerie Richardson.)

Pro-life pregnancy center refuses to fold after firebombing

Nearly everything was lost in the firebombing of the Life Choices Pregnancy Medical Center, but as Executive Director Kathy Roberts takes stock of the damage, she keeps going back to the little things. Published August 31, 2022