Arizona governor in spotlight over child-abuse failures

PHOENIX – Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer could be politically damaged by revelations that her administration ignored thousands of child abuse and neglect reports that prompted calls for her to replace her...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

In Utah region built on coal mining, workers wonder what’s next

PRICE, Utah – For generations, coal has been the lifeblood of this mineral-rich stretch of eastern Utah. Mining families proudly recall all the years they toiled underground. Above the road that...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Los Alamos works to create national park

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – Tucked away in one of northern New Mexico’s pristine mountain canyons is an old log cabin that was the birthplace not of a famous person, but a top-secret mission that forever...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

University seeks Navajos to train for uranium cleanup

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University is using federal grant money to address two of the most widespread problems on the Navajo Nation – unemployment and uranium contamination. A $200,000...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Are you drinking toilet water? It’s not as rare as you think

Feel like a nice cool glass of ice water? Before you take a sip, you might want to take a quick tour of your home. How’s the fill valve in your toilet? Do you have a vacuum breaker on your outside...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Judge: Sheriffs can’t sue state over gun laws

DENVER – A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Colorado sheriffs suing the state over new firearm restrictions don’t have standing to proceed with the case as a group, but the legal battle is far...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Army takes step back from Colorado expansion

DENVER – The Army on Monday took another step back from its one-time plan to expand a large training site in southeastern Colorado, drawing praise from area residents who said the move gives them...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Recreational pot’s effect on ski business remains hazy

DENVER – Colorado’s ski resorts are taking the offensive in ensuring the multibillion-dollar-a-year industry isn’t hurt by recreational marijuana stores that are set to open about the same time...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wintry storm threatens holiday travels

A large storm already blamed for at least eight deaths in the West slogged through Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and other parts of the Southwest on Sunday, leading to hundreds of flight...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

$146,000 is stolen from rural county

DENVER – Someone stole more than $146,000 from a rural Colorado county’s bank accounts through a computer virus, officials said Friday. The theft occurred this month when someone sent a bogus email...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pot raids show industry is still risky in Colorado

DENVER – There’s money to be made in legal weed. But you better have a strong stomach for risk. That’s the message Colorado’s nascent pot industry is taking from federal marijuana raids in Colorado...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Some marijuana businesses raided ahead of retail sales

DENVER – Federal agents raided an unknown number of marijuana dispensaries and growing sites Thursday in Colorado, confiscating piles of marijuana plants and cartons of cannabis-infused drinks just...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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