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Arizona schools’ Mexican-American classes ruled illegal

PHOENIX – An administrative law judge ruled Tuesday that a Tucson school district’s ethnic-studies program violates state law, agreeing with the findings of Arizona’s public schools chief.Judge...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colo. teen girls learn defense

CRAIG – Knees.Elbows.Fists.And, most importantly, the mind – specifically, the awareness of what is going on around you.These tools are with you all the time, Norm Rimmer told a group of teenage...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Kaiser offers up new weight-loss plan: Cash for pounds

DENVER – Insurance company Kaiser Permanente Colorado is offering cash to Coloradans to lose weight and keep it off.Companies have been making similar offers to their employees for years as a way...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Social network becomes lifesaver

SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah woman used Facebook to seek help after she and her 17-month-old son were held hostage at a residence for nearly five days, police said.Police Sgt. Jon Arnold said the woman...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Keystone chocolate display is 7,000 pound work of art

KEYSTONE – It’s a point of wonder and curiosity for most people who walk into the Keystone Lodge and Spa, general manager Luke Slottow said. He tried to pick out the new additions to Keystone...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

BLM chief in Nevada wants more eyes on mustang roundups

RENO, Nev. – The head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Nevada is appealing to agency employees to step up and blow the whistle on any abuse of mustangs.Amy Lueders said that’s the best way...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

South Platte River pushed for restoration

Denver-area leaders and a growing number of fishermen are pushing to let the South Platte River be more of a natural river as it flows down from the mountains through the urban area.They’re...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Unpaid taxes may bring eviction

SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah judge approved a plan that calls for the eviction of sect members and others along the Utah-Arizona border unless $2.2 million in back taxes are paid.Third District Judge...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Arizona coma patient awakes

PHOENIX – It will be a special Christmas for the family of a 21-year-old University of Arizona student who was nearly taken off life support before awaking from a coma.Sam Schmid was walking and...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Farmington airport sees numbers rise

FARMINGTON – One result of the economic downturn was a significant drop in the number of people flying.Recently released passenger data from regional airports across the Southwest, however, shows...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Santa trackers have record day

DENVER – Santa’s piling up more than presents this year. The big man’s trackers at NORAD say Santa Claus also broke records this Christmas Eve.Volunteers at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado were...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Denver, Albuquerque hampered by heavy snow

ALBUQUERQUE – Heavy snow from a winter storm blanketed parts of the West on Friday, stranding motorists throughout New Mexico and delaying holiday travelers trying to fly in and out of Albuquerque...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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