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[REGIONAL NEWS] Bikers bring 30,000 meals to feed migrants at facility in New Mexico

Posted by   /  June 25, 2019  /  Immigration, Regional News  /  No Comments

Volunteers unload non-perishable meals donated by Pack Away Hunger at the former U.S. Army Reserve Center in Las Cruces, where migrants released from federal custody are being processed. Friday, May 17, 2019. /Photo: Courtesy of the City of Las Cruces By Algernon D’Ammassa | Las Cruces Sun-News  The arrival of about 25 motorcycles announced the […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] California vaccine-exemption crackdown amended to pull back on state control

Posted by   /  June 21, 2019  /  Health Care, Regional News  /  No Comments

As a surging number of California parents forgo required vaccines for their children because of health concerns, the lawmaker behind the state’s mandatory vaccination law wants to remove the power to grant those exemptions from individual doctors.Photo: Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images By Dustin Gardiner | San Francisco Chronicle  The author of California legislation […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Parents throw punches — not baseballs — in brawl at children’s baseball game in Colorado

Posted by   /  June 20, 2019  /  Regional News, Sports  /  No Comments

A 13-year-old umpire’s call in the youth baseball game sparked an adult brawl on the field NBC News By Sarah Ford and David K. Li | NBC News video Parents brawled at a children’s baseball game in Colorado, during a wild free-for-all captured on video, authorities said Wednesday. Five men were cited for disorderly conduct […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] War over old water

Posted by   /  June 18, 2019  /  Regional News, Water  /  No Comments

A pronghorn grazes in the Plains of San Agustin on June 13, 2019, in front of one of the 27 radio antennas that make up the Very Large Array. A legal battle over water in an aquifer beneath the plains has stretched on for 12 years. /Robert Browman/Albuquerque Journal By Scott Turner/Albuquerque Journal The grassland […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Utah presses forward on pipeline despite strains on Colorado River

Posted by   /  June 15, 2019  /  Regional News, Water  /  No Comments

Gary Turner preps his turf-harvesting equipment for a busy day meeting the demand for sod in the growing St. George area. /Photo by Judy Fahys/KUER News By Judy Fahys | Cronkite News The drive behind an enormous water project in southwestern Utah, the Lake Powell Pipeline, shows no signs of slowing even after the seven […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Feds take control of Sunland Park border gate

Posted by   /  June 15, 2019  /  Immigration, Regional News  /  No Comments

A gate built by the We Build the Wall organization has been locked in the open position, giving U.S. federal agents access to the border road near Executive Center Boulevard. /Photo: Mark Lambie/El Paso Times By Ryan Boetel/Albuquerque Journal A federal government agency took control of a gate that’s part of a private organization’s “border […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] A program to mask suspects’ race for better charging decisions

Posted by   /  June 15, 2019  /  Regional News, Technology  /  No Comments

Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty By Kaveh Waddell/Axios Next month, the San Francisco District Attorney’s office will begin using a computer program developed at Stanford to strip police reports of names, neighborhoods and other proxies for race like eye color or hairstyle. Why it matters: The effort is meant to remove bias. Prosecutors decide whether to charge […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] ‘We couldn’t even take showers’: Californians with unsafe drinking water appeal for fixes

Posted by   /  June 14, 2019  /  Regional News, Water  /  No Comments

California residents affected by unsafe drinking water joined advocates and local leaders to launch a symbolic “water strike” at the Capitol on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, calling attention to the urgent need for a solution to the clean water crisis./Screengrab from video By Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee California residents affected by unsafe drinking water […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Lake Powell elevation up 23 feet

Posted by   /  June 12, 2019  /  Regional News, Water  /  No Comments

Water flows over the spillway at the East Canyon Dam on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Utah reservoirs are full or near full for the first time in years./ Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News By Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News A trio of northern Utah reservoirs fed by the Weber and Ogden rivers are spilling, and most reservoirs […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] New Mexico sues feds over migrant policy

Posted by   /  June 11, 2019  /  Immigration, Regional News  /  No Comments

A group of about 30 Brazilian migrants, who had just crossed the border, get into a US Border Patrol van, taking them off the property of Jeff Allen, who used to run a brick factory near Mt. Christo Rey on the US-Mexico border in Sunland Park, New Mexico on March 20, 2019. /Photo credit should […]

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