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Boulder to vote on keeping money from sugary drinks tax

BOULDER – Voters in Boulder are being asked whether they want to allow the city to keep extra money raised by a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. The 2 cent-per-ounce tax approved in 2016 has so...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado medical marijuana sales take a nosedive. Is the end nigh?

Medical cannabis is on the decline. Sales have dropped for 19 straight months in Colorado. That was the expectation as recreational stores took hold, but the data shows the declines have...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

ICE takes into custody defendant in New Mexico compound case

TAOS, N.M. – A judge’s decision to allow the release of an extended family accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound in New Mexico prompted a political uproar Tuesday by prominent...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Emails: New Mexico county commissioner OK’d dubious expenses

ALBUQUERQUE – Documents show a northern New Mexico county commissioner approved taxpayer-supported reimbursements for food and alcohol that have since come under scrutiny and that a former official...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Santa Fe public schools to check all visitors’ backgrounds

SANTA FE – Santa Fe public schools will begin checking to see if visitors are on a national sex offender list. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the change adopted this week will require parents and...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Officers search for mountain lions sighted in Boulder

BOULDER – Colorado wildlife officials are trying to track down mountain lions sighted in Boulder, including the one that became trapped inside a home and killed a house cat last week. The Daily...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico gubernatorial candidates prepare for debates

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico’s gubernatorial candidates will be sparring in a series of televised debates ahead of the November election. Republican Steve Pearce confirmed...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Potential operator of Navajo Generating Station pitches plan

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A potential new operator of a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation says it would run the plant at less than half its capacity to ensure it’s economical. Fewer employees...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Immigrant advocate wants to move his tax trial out of Arizona

PHOENIX – A longtime advocate for immigrants wants a judge to move his upcoming trial on federal tax charges out of Arizona because of publicity about the case and his past efforts in speaking up...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Former N.M. Gov. Gary Johnson to make Libertarian bid for Senate seat

SANTA FE, N.M. – Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson began his campaign Tuesday to unseat New Mexico’s junior Democratic senator, seeking political opportunity in the space...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

9 injured in apparent natural gas explosion in Denver

DENVER – Nine people were injured, one critically, by an apparent natural gas explosion in Denver on Tuesday, firefighters said. Capt. Greg Pixley, a spokesman for the Denver Fire Department, said...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gov. John Hickenlooper makes plea to preserve domestic-violence funding

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is making his views known to Washington about domestic violence. Congress left for its August recess without reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. Congress...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News