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Hundreds missing in Colorado floods
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Hundreds missing in Colorado floods

Sep 14 2013, 8:24pm CDT | by IANS

Washigton, Sep 15 (IANS) Hundreds of people remained missing and at least four were confirmed dead Saturday in one of the worst floods hitting the US state of Colorado in three decades, Al Jazeera reported.

Washigton, Sep 15 — Hundreds of people remained missing and at least four were confirmed dead Saturday in one of the worst floods hitting the US state of Colorado in three decades, Al Jazeera...

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Hundreds missing in Colorado floods

Sep 14 2013, 8:24pm CDT | by IANS

Washigton, Sep 15 (IANS) Hundreds of people remained missing and at least four were confirmed dead Saturday in one of the worst floods hitting the US state of Colorado in three decades, Al Jazeera reported.

Washigton, Sep 15 — Hundreds of people remained missing and at least four were confirmed dead Saturday in one of the worst floods hitting the US state of Colorado in three decades, Al Jazeera reported.

Power and water supply has been badly affected after heavy rains in the state. Search-and-rescue teams used boats and helicopters to pull stranded residents to safety and to try to find residents still missing, authorities said.

Patrick Von Keyserling, an emergency official in Boulder county, an area heavily affected by flooding, said 218 people were unaccounted for.

"That number will fluctuate as families start locating people and as we pick up people that have been stranded with our helicopter operation," he said.

He added that the rescue operations would continue "as the weather is permitting".

"Certainly the intent is to find all unaccountable people. Some may be at rescue centres or staying with relatives," Von Keyserling said.

The floods are the worst to hit Colorado for more than 30 years, and have prompted President Barack Obama to approve a federal disaster assistance request.

Evacuation orders have been issued in several areas, according to a tweet by Colorado Office of Emergency Management.

"The town of Orchard is in immediate danger. EVACUATE NOW," it said. "The town of Goodrich is under an evacuation order."

Motorists were trapped in their cars with emergency crews scrambling to reach them.

"Many, many communities in our western mountains are completely isolated. There is no road access, no telephone information, no power, no water, no sewer," said Sheriff Joe Pelle of Boulder county.

At least four people have been killed, including a couple swept away in floodwaters after stopping their car northwest of Boulder.

Also killed was a resident whose body was found in a collapsed building near Jamestown, an evacuated enclave north of Boulder, and a man whose body was discovered during flood-watch patrols in Colorado Springs, officials said.

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George Leing Loses Midterm Election Race To Jared POlis

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Colorado Voters Reject Fetal Personhood For Third Time

Nov 4 2014 9:14pm CST | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Voters in Colorado rejected an anti-abortion ballot measure on Tuesday that would have granted personhood rights to developing fetuses from the moment of fertilization. The ballot measure, known as Amendment 67, would have amended the state's criminal code to include fetuses in the category of "human" and "child." Supporters of the measure said it would have more harshly prosecuted someone who ca ...
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At the polls, voters express exasperation and anxiety

Nov 4 2014 8:16pm CST | Source: Post Politics: - The Washington Post

They are scared in Colorado, worried about Ebola and illegal immigration. They are angry in North Carolina, persuaded that the president aims to take their guns and limit their health care. They are frustrated in New Hampshire, searching in vain for politicians who will admit the succ ...
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Colorado voters vote in midterm elections

Nov 4 2014 3:30pm CST | Source: USATODAY

Colorado's close Senate race not only could determine the balance of power in the U.S. Senate, but also whether Republicans can say they have a viable future in similar fast-growing swing states with moderate electorates. (N ...
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Latino Decisions' Election Eve Poll, Early Results

Nov 4 2014 1:00pm CST | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

by Matt A. Barreto and Gary M. Segura Latino Decisions today announces results from four non-proprietary questions in our 2014 midterm election eve poll. Questions and detailed results appear below, but the main story is that "immigration reform/Dream Act" surpassed "jobs/economy" as the most important issue motivating 2014 midterm cycle likely Latino voters. This result is a striking departure from polling in recent years th ...
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Gallup: Democrat Senate Candidates Hurt by Obama

Nov 4 2014 9:28am CST | Source: Big Government

A Gallup poll taken between July 1 and October 15 reveals that in Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, and North Carolina, where the Senate races are up for grabs, Barack Obama’s unpopularity may prove to be a decisive tipping point.  Obama’s approval rating in three of the six states under-performs his approval rating nationally: in Arkansas his approval rating is 29%, in Kansas 33%, and in Iowa 38%. In Georgia (41%) and North Carolina ...
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Colorado's Udall rallies hispanics, young people

Nov 4 2014 7:52am CST | Source: USATODAY

U.S. Senate candidates in Colorado try to appeal to voters one last time before Tuesday's midterm election, in one of the most closely watched races in the country. Vanessa Johnston reports. Video provided by Reuters ...
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What Time Do The Polls Close?

Nov 3 2014 7:55pm CST | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Tuesday is Election Day in America, so here's a roundup of when the polls close in each state. If you still haven't figured out where you have to go to cast your vote, use this tool to find your polling place. Colorado and Washington voters are participating in a mail-in election -- while Colorado voters are still able to submit their votes at ballot drop off locations on Election Day, Washington state voters will not ha ...
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