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[REGIONAL NEWS] Dozens of mattresses go flying during high winds in Denver

Posted by   /  August 20, 2019  /  Regional News  /  No Comments

Eyewitness Robb Manes filmed the mattress mayhem describing the incident as the “great mattress migration of 2019.”

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Colorado now on board with California’s zero-emission vehicle approach

Posted by   /  August 17, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

Ten states already participate in the ZEV program By Michael Sakas/Colorado Public Radio  Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission voted Friday, eight to one, to adopt California’s Zero-Emission Vehicle program.  Automakers will now be required to sell electric vehicles. The standards mandate that zero or low-emission vehicles should account for almost 5 percent of the state’s […]

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REGIONAL NEWS] Elizabeth Smart’s father announces he’s gay

Posted by   /  August 17, 2019  /  Media and Entertainment, Regional News  /  No Comments

Ed Smart/Image via George Frey/Getty Images By Alberto Luperon | Law & Crime Ed Smart, whose daughter Elizabeth Smart survived months as a kidnapping target, announced on Thursday that he is gay, leaving his wife, and also stepping away from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “I have recently acknowledged to myself and […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Is it time to regulate biohacking? California thinks so.

Posted by   /  August 14, 2019  /  Health Care, Regional News, Science, Technology  /  No Comments

The mew law is the first to explicitly address the gene-editing technology CRISPR. The type of biohackers currently gaining the most notoriety are the ones who experiment on their bodies with the hope of “upgrading” or “optimizing” their physical and cognitive performance. By Sigal Samuel | Vox California wants to make it clear that tinkering […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Study finds plastic is ‘raining’ from the skies over the Rocky Mountains

Posted by   /  August 14, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

Autumn clouds at Kebler Pass, Gunnison National Forest, Colorado/Getty Images Posted by KFYI A team of researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey made a surprising discovery while analyzing rainwater samples from remote parts of the Rocky Mountains. When they looked at the samples under a microscope, they found trace amounts of microplastics in the samples […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Jon Huntsman returns to Utah for possible run for governor, more than 10 years after his last

Posted by   /  August 12, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Regional News  /  No Comments

Jon Huntsman Jr., seen here in 2008 while he was Utah’s Governor, may again seek the office. Behind him is Gary Herbert who was Lt. Governor at the time. /Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo By Thomas Burr | The Salt Lake Tribune  It’s been more than a decade since Jon Huntsman stood for office […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Colorado economy adding new businesses more slowly, new report shows

Posted by   /  August 10, 2019  /  Economy, Regional News  /  No Comments

 Flags at Colorado state capitol/Credit: Casey A. Cass/CU Boulder By Andrew Sorensen | CU Boulder Today Colorado is continuing a years-long trend of adding new businesses, but at a slower rate, according to a CU Boulder report Secretary of State Jena Griswold released. The quarterly report, prepared by the Ldeeds Business Research Division at CU […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Audit uncovers nearly 84,000 duplicate voter records in California’s ‘Motor Voter’ system

Posted by   /  August 10, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Regional News  /  No Comments

A sign advertises a touch-screen machine, a new process for voter registration at the Department of Motor Vehicles in Santa Ana in this undated photo. /Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times            California’s ambitious effort to automate voter registration at Department of Motor Vehicle offices produced almost 84,000 duplicate records and […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Denver airport and Great Hall contractor escalate public battle as mediation stalls

Posted by   /  August 9, 2019  /  Regional News  /  No Comments

Denver International Airport’s termina DIA is considering new formal compensation claims but hasn’t made them public By Jon Murray | Denver Post Mediation of potentially costly disputes over Denver International Airport’s terminal renovation project has effectively stalled out, as airport officials and the contracting team trade increasingly barbed attacks over safety risks and motivations. That […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Nevada lake poised to become great restoration story

Posted by   /  August 5, 2019  /  Regional News, Water  /  No Comments

 This Monday, July 29, 2019, photo shows Walker Lake about 100 miles southeast of Reno. By Benjamin Spillman | Reno Gazette-Journal People driving between Reno and Las Vegas probably won’t notice anything unusual as they pass Walker Lake, located at the base of Nevada’s Wassuk Range in one of the least-populous counties in the United […]

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