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Utah group aims to end capital punishment

SALT LAKE CITY – Two months after Utah executed a condemned killer by firing squad, a community coalition opposed to capital punishment is trying to foster a statewide conversation to end its...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Montana ranchers vow to fight national monument proposal

LEWISTOWN, Mont. – Ranchers in eastern Montana are digging in for what they said Friday would be a protracted fight against a tentative Interior Department proposal to designate more than a dozen...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Tribes develop sex offender registration

SAN ILDEFONSO PUEBLO, N.M. – How the nation’s American Indian tribes can best implement sex offender registration and notification systems was the subject of a meeting among federal, state and...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Federal prosecutors seek to bar state-law defense in marijuana case

DENVER – Federal prosecutors want to bar a Colorado pot grower facing federal drug charges from using the state’s medical marijuana law in his defense.Christopher Bartkowicz was charged with...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Arizona official: State didn’t detect prison flaws

PHOENIX – A privately operated Arizona prison where three inmates escaped last month, setting off a massive search, had poor operational practices that led to the unstaffing of a perimeter post,...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Maes rejects offer to quit Colo. governor’s race

DENVER – Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes rejected an offer Wednesday from former congressman Tom Tancredo for both men to get out of the Colorado governor’s race and let the Republican...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado Senate hopefuls argue over Bennet’s votes

DENVER – The Colorado Senate race between Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet and Republican rival Ken Buck has turned into a debate over federal spending.A day after an ad accusing Bennet of joining a...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Audits give prison where 3 fled high marks

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Past audits of the Arizona state prison where three inmates escaped last month gave the facility high marks and revealed few issues with security or staff training, according to...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Judge cancels sect leader Jeffs’ hearing

SALT LAKE CITY – A judge canceled a scheduled hearing on polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs’ request for a speedy trial.Fifth District Judge James Shumate’s order Wednesday canceling the Aug. 23...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fourth of July

  Fourthof July Independence Day is atime to celebrate America  July4, 2003 We celebrate Independence Day today in the aftermath of war andin the shadow of hatred. But while we have reason to be...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pumpkin things

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ariz. won’t change immigration law

PHOENIX – Arizona legislators are setting aside Gov. Jan Brewer’s suggestion that lawmakers consider changing parts of the state’s controversial immigration law.Brewer on July 30 floated the idea...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News