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N.M. revenues are improving

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s financial picture is improving and more than $360 million in new revenues will be available in the upcoming budget year, state lawmakers were told Thursday.After several...

DATE: July 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Dry weather, rugged terrain hamper fire crews

ALBUQUERQUE – Firefighters were hampered Thursday by warmer weather and rugged terrain in their efforts to contain the state’s largest wildfire, as the region’s top forest official granted an...

DATE: July 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Govs. call for state control of Medicaid

SALT LAKE CITY – Two Republican governors urged federal officials Wednesday during a field hearing of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee to give the states more control over Medicaid, even if it...

DATE: July 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

A do-nothing Senate has its members antsy

WASHINGTON – As debt-ceiling talks between the President Obama and congressional leadership drag on in the summer heat here, a resounding theme has emerged from Senate offices: Very little else is...

DATE: July 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gays hope to marry in Colo.

DENVER – A constitutional amendment to repeal Colorado’s gay-marriage ban and replace it with language saying marriage is allowed regardless of sex could be headed to the 2012 ballot.A state title...

DATE: July 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado roadless rule garners 34,000 comments

DENVER – Time is running out for the public to comment on Colorado’s latest proposal for managing roadless forests, with some groups saying former proposals were better.The latest Colorado proposal...

DATE: July 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Montana, Exxon tussle over river spill

BILLINGS, Mont. – Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer has decided Exxon Mobil and the state don’t make good roommates after nearly a week of working together in close quarters to clean up an estimated...

DATE: July 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico drought forces extreme measures

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico water managers said Friday they are hopeful that summer rains will alleviate the pains of a persistent drought, but until then, they’re scrambling to meet demands across...

DATE: July 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Arizona washes away dust deposited by massive storm

PHOENIX – Arizonans are calling it the mother of all haboobs – a mile-high wall of ominous, billowing dust that appeared to swallow Phoenix and its suburbs.The massive dust storm, also called a...

DATE: July 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Owl plan, logger bids boost for forest thinning

PHOENIX – Fire-prevention efforts to begin thinning millions of acres of Arizona’s overgrown forests got two significant boosts in recent weeks, even as the largest blaze in state history wiped out...

DATE: July 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. school-voucher foes seek to block program

DENVER – Groups challenging a Colorado school district’s new voucher program are asking the court to block the plan while their lawsuits go forward.Americans United for Separation of Church and...

DATE: July 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. lab opens as fire danger fades

ALBUQUERQUE – Smoke still hung in the air from a northern New Mexico wildfire that came dangerously close to the nation’s premier nuclear weapons laboratory, but life was returning to normal...

DATE: July 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News