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DENVER (AP) - A federal court has removed one obstacle to the U.S. government's plan to release more endangered wolves in New Mexico over the state's objections. Despite Tuesday's decision by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, it wasn't clear whether additional Mexican gray wolves would be reintroduced under President Donald Trump, who has slowed or reversed other environmental initiatives.

DENVER (AP) - A bill to let unauthorized immigrants renew their Colorado driver's licenses online or by mail has died in the Senate. The Republican-led Senate Transportation Committee voted 3-2 Tuesday to defeat the bill. Supporters argue many farm and other employers depend on their workers to be able to drive safely and legally. Opponents say such licenses sanction illegal immigration.

DENVER (AP) - A bill that would ask voters to raise Colorado's state sales tax to fund a $3.5 billion transportation bond issue faces a crucial test in the Senate. Republican Senate President Kevin Grantham has expressed doubts the bill will pass the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday. The reason is the proposed tax hike. Fellow Republicans long have insisted on fixing roads without new taxes.

NEW YORK (AP) - Chipotle is reporting better-than-expected sales for its first quarter, as the chain works to recover from a series of food scares. It says sales rose 17.8 percent at established locations. But it also disclosed a possible data security issue on the network that supports its payment system in restaurants.

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