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REGIONAL NEWS: California sues Trump administration over fracking

Posted by   /  January 20, 2020  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

San Benito County voters approved a fracking ban, but it’s likely to face challenges. /Gabriela Quiros/KQED By Rachel Frazen | The Hill California is suing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) over its plan to open up public lands in the state to oil and gas drilling including fracking, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) […]

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REGIONAL NEWS: Mayor opposes marijuana legalization in New Mexico

Posted by   /  January 20, 2020  /  Cannabis and Hemp, Regional News  /  No Comments

By Michael McDevitt | Las Cruces Sun-News  As New Mexico faces the prospect of legalizing marijuana for recreational use, the left-leaning Las Cruces City Council at a Monday work session was unsurprisingly supportive, with a notable exception — Mayor Ken Miyagishima (photo). On Wednesday, Miyagishima told Sun-News that a legalization bill would be the “most irresponsible” legislation […]

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REGIONAL NEWS: Billie the Pidge, one of three cowboy pigeons spotted in Las Vegas

Posted by   /  January 20, 2020  /  Regional News  /  No Comments

As of now, animal services have asked the public’s help to track down the pigeon and prompted residents to call dispatch if the bird is spotted again./LOFTY HOPES PIGEON RESCUE KABC TV City officials in Reno, Nevada, have warned residents who see pigeons wearing hats that there’s more than meets the eye. “While quirky or […]

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REGIONAL NEWS: Trump Approves First Solar’s Mega-Farm in California Desert

Posted by   /  January 15, 2020  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — The Trump administration on Wednesday will announce the authorization of a roughly 3,000-acre solar farm near Palm Springs, California, after developers scaled back its size to help avoid threatened desert tortoises and cultural artifacts. First Solar Inc.’s 450-megawatt Desert Quartzite project in eastern Riverside County has been praised by […]

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REGIONAL NEWS: Help wanted: Utah is facing a major worker shortage, report says

Posted by   /  January 15, 2020  /  Employment Law, Regional News  /  No Comments

By Jasen Lee | KSL  SALT LAKE CITY — Utah has more jobs available than it has people to fill them. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reported this week there are fewer than three workers for every four jobs in the Beehive State, the fifth-lowest ratio of job seekers to open positions in the United […]

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REGIONAL NEWS: Supply of homes for sale is shrinking across Colorado, not just in Denver

Posted by   /  January 15, 2020  /  Real Estate, Regional News  /  No Comments

BERTHOUD, CO – JULY 16 / Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post By Aldo Svaldi | The Denver Post Homebuyers across most of Colorado, not just those in metro Denver, are faced with much slimmer pickings heading into 2020, according to December market reports from the Colorado Association of Realtors. In metro Denver, the […]

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REGIONAL NEWS: Nevada, Utah, Colorado Home To Leading Metro Areas, Analysis Finds

Posted by   /  January 15, 2020  /  Economy, Regional News  /  No Comments

Reno, Nev. was ranked #1 overall as the top performing metro area in 2019, according to Area Development magazine. By Noah Glick | KUNR Public Radio Reno, Nevada was ranked first overall as the top performing metro area in 2019, according to Area Development magazine. The Mountain West is home to some of the top […]

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REGIONAL NEWS: Website of New Mexico Public Regulation Commission hacked

Posted by   /  January 15, 2020  /  Cyberlaw and Cybersecurity, Regional News  /  No Comments

Public Regulation Commission believes the hack “could be related to a cyberattack.” By Michael Gerstein | Santa Fe New Mexican A state agency that regulates public utilities in New Mexico was “hacked by an outside source,” Public Regulation Commission chief of staff Jason Montoya and the Governor’s Office said Tuesday. Montoya said the commission’s preliminary […]

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REGIONAL NEWS: Denver airport warns of development ‘creep’ as Aurora gives blessing to new houses nearby

Posted by   /  January 13, 2020  /  Real Estate, Regional News  /  No Comments

City, developer say single-family homes are outside of the airport’s prohibitive noise contour Cranes work on constructing new gates that are being added at Concourse A as part of Denver International Airport’s Gate Expansion Project Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 in Denver. DIA is adding 39 new gates across all three concourses that will be operational […]

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REGIONAL NEWS: Los Angeles rethinks taxis as Uber and Lyft dominate the streets

Posted by   /  January 13, 2020  /  Regional News, Transportation  /  No Comments

 Travelers wait for ride-sharing cars at a designated pickup area. /Aileen Son/The New York Times  By Susan Carpenter | The New York Times The cars flow into Los Angeles International Airport in an endless stream, and in this loosely organized chaos, for-hire vehicles self-segregate at a new pickup terminal, called LAX-it. On one side, fast-moving […]

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