Group fails in bid to recall Ariz. sheriff

PHOENIX – A campaign to force a recall election against the polarizing sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix failed on Thursday after recall organizers said they couldn’t collect enough voter signatures...

DATE: May 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gas, oil influence on Colo. politics at issue

DENVER – The gas and oil industry in Colorado exerts an outsize influence on state politics, and its generous political spending might be the reason, suggests a report released Thursday by a...

DATE: May 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

State getting a climate-change czar

DENVER – Colorado is getting a climate-change czar, a new position signed into law this week after a debate that included biblical references and tongue-in-cheek praise for the Weather Channel. The...

DATE: May 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Judge rejects Aurora suspect’s challenge to insanity law

DENVER – Colorado’s laws on insanity pleas and the death penalty are constitutional, a judge ruled Wednesday, rejecting a key argument by lawyers for the defendant in the deadly movie-theater...

DATE: May 29, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Vail concern to operate Utah resort

BROOMFIELD – Vail Resorts said Wednesday it will take over operations of Canyons ski resort in Utah under a lease agreement with Canadian resort operator Talisker Corp. Colorado-based Vail said the...

DATE: May 28, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gun-control supporters face Front Range recall attempts

COLORADO SPRINGS – A Democratic campaign office here usually would be quiet this time of year, a few weeks after the Colorado General Assembly wrapped up work and lawmakers headed off to summer...

DATE: May 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Court upholds school funding

DENVER – The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Colorado’s school-funding system is constitutional, siding with the state in a landmark lawsuit filed by parents and school districts...

DATE: May 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Court backs state on K-12 funds

The Colorado Supreme Court reportedly has ruled that the state doesn’t have a constitutional obligation to spend more on K-12 education. The state’s high court was scheduled to release its ruling...

DATE: May 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo Nation has plans to block access for uranium transport

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A uranium mining company seeking a mineral lease on state land in northern Arizona could have a hard time transporting the ore off-site because of the Navajo Nation’s objections...

DATE: May 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado River’s future focus of conference

Top water decision-makers from seven Western states plan to join conservation groups and Native American tribes in San Diego today to begin hammering out rules for squeezing every useable drop from...

DATE: May 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Native American veterans pushing for recognition

ALBUQUERQUE – The Navajo Code Talkers are legendary. Then there was Cpl. Ira Hamilton Hayes, the Pima Indian who became a symbol of courage and patriotism when he and his fellow Marines raised the...

DATE: May 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Killer’s stay sharply criticized

DENVER – Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper’s decision to block the execution of convicted killer Nathan Dunlap for as long as he is governor infuriated victims’ relatives and drew quick criticism...

DATE: May 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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