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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

Proposed swap for land raises hackles

DENVER – A proposed land swap in western Colorado that would benefit a Florida billionaire who is a political donor to U.S. Rep. John Salazar has drawn intense opposition from hunters and...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. group sues to halt plutonium factory

ALBUQUERQUE – A watchdog group filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court to halt a multibillion-dollar plutonium building planned at Los Alamos National Laboratory until an environmental study can be...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. regulators hear debate on greenhouse gases

SANTA FE – A proposal aimed at curbing greenhouse-gas emissions from New Mexico’s coal-fired power plants and parts of the natural gas and oil industry would not destroy the state’s economy as...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Utah lawmaker slams proposal

SALT LAKE CITY – A Democratic state lawmaker aired a laundry list of grievances Monday with a tough immigration proposal that soon will get its first public hearing.Sen. Luz Robles of Salt Lake...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

American tourist killed in Thailand

BANGKOK – An American tourist was killed on the Thai island of Phuket after a British man allegedly picked a fight with him at a bar, followed him back to his hotel and stabbed him to death, police...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. case tests tribe’s sovereignty

ALBUQUERQUE – A New Mexico attorney says Native American gambling casinos have become big business, such an expansive enterprise that he believes they should be exempted from a cornerstone of...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Stimulus money may save state teaching jobs

DENVER – A $26 billion jobs bill signed this week by President Barack Obama could save 2,600 teaching jobs in Colorado, but Republicans are dubious there are that many teaching jobs on the line...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News