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High court to review Ariz. law on campaign finance

WASHINGTON – Less than a year after removing most limits on election spending by corporations and organized labor, the Supreme Court is signaling trouble for another campaign law that aims to...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Swastika case a race issue for Farmington

FARMINGTON – Three friends had just finished their shifts at a McDonald’s when prosecutors say they carried out a gruesome attack on a customer: They allegedly shaped a coat hanger into a swastika,...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado wrestles with pot rules

DENVER – What’s in that joint, and how can you be sure it’s safe?Colorado is working toward becoming the first state to regulate production of medical marijuana. Regulators say marijuana consumers...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lessons from Ariz. subsidy fiasco may slip away

PHOENIX – Arizona legislators learned politically painful and personally embarrassing lessons about legislating in haste in 2000, having to retreat on an alternative-fuel subsidy program that...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New administration in N.M. raises fears of environmental rollbacks

ALBUQUERQUE – The last eight years in New Mexico under the administration of Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson have seen hefty fines against environmental polluters and new regulations aimed at...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Ranchers fight Piñon Canyon Army site

PUEBLO (AP) – For five years, ranchers around the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site have battled and blocked the Army from expanding the 238,000-acre training ground northeast of Trinidad, winning...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Nonaerial fireworks soon legal in Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For decades, the only way to see legal fireworks in Arizona was at shows put on by experts. Starting Wednesday, however, the sparks can fly in many cities after a new law cleared...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Region Briefs

N.M. man credited with saving eight ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – A neighbor’s swift action has saved a family of eight from a burning house in Bernalillo County’s South Valley.Firefighters call the man a...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Drilling may help Colorado State Parks strike oil – and gas

DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s state parks may be tapped for oil and gas extraction if other strategies to replace dwindling state funding don’t work.That’s one of the suggestions in a five-year proposal...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Energy storage key in N.M. deal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico’s largest electric utility is teaming up with federal scientists and researchers at two colleges to develop a way for managing solar energy so it can be accessed when...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo court reduces sanctions for attorney

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation’s high court has lifted the disbarment of the tribe’s former chief legislative counsel, but he still cannot practice law on the reservation.The tribal Supreme...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico sheriff resigns

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico State Police said Wednesday they’ve spent four months investigating an allegation of embezzlement by former Santa Fe County Sheriff Greg Solano.State police spokesman Lt....

DATE: Nov. 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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