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New Mexico marks year of weather extremes

ALBUQUERQUE – It seemed there was no end in sight after three years without any meaningful snow or summer rain. In 2013, New Mexico’s drought had become what climate experts and water managers were...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Utah holdouts offer gay marriage licenses

SALT LAKE CITY – The last of the Utah counties holding out on issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples reversed course Thursday and decided to hand out licenses to all eligible applicants....

DATE: Dec. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

DA challenges Holmes case evaluation

CENTENNIAL (AP) – Prosecutors have accused the psychiatrist who performed a crucial mental-health exam on the Aurora movie theater gunman of having “an unfair bias” that influenced his findings,...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Airport incidents lead to 2 arrests

PHOENIX – Two men were arrested Christmas Day on opposite sides of the country after they breached perimeters at major airports, raising questions about security measures and whether more needs to...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wrapping around Colorado Capitol dome coming down

DENVER – The protective, weatherproof wrap that’s covered the Colorado Capitol dome for almost two years began to come off Thursday as completion of a $17 million restoration project nears....

DATE: Dec. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. cities see boom from gay marriages

ALBUQUERQUE – Towns and cities in New Mexico are expecting a jump in tourism from same-sex couples who now can get marriage licenses in the state following a New Mexico Supreme Court ruling this...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Another court defeat for Utah on gay marriage

SALT LAKE CITY – A federal appeals court has refused yet again to stop gay marriage in Utah, making it more likely that same-sex weddings in the home of the Mormon church are here to stay for the...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gay marriage battle moves to state courts

SALT LAKE CITY – Advocates on both sides of the gay-marriage debate had predicted a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June, which overturned part of a federal ban on gay marriage, would create a pathway...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Arizona, Kansas considering going to a two-tier voting system

PHOENIX – When Georgia Bartlett moved to Arizona more than a year ago, she did what she’s done in each of the many states where she lived since reaching voting age: She registered to vote. But...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Obama rings up Colorado airman

DENVER (AP) – An airman from Colorado Springs, who is stationed in Afghanistan, received a rare phone call on Christmas Day – a call from President Barack Obama. According to a news release from...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Legislation in the works to help with flood damage

DENVER – Destruction from September’s Colorado floods is prompting proposals that state lawmakers say are aimed at removing bureaucratic obstacles to expedite rebuilding efforts. Some of the...

DATE: Dec. 25, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lawsuit challenges Colo. State Penitentiary

The high-security prison where Colorado keeps gang-shot callers and inmates who kill correctional officers may soon be marked obsolete in federal court because it offers no outdoor recreation. Rick...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2013 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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