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Regional News: Utah’s big earthquake: buildings damaged, but no major injuries, as state braces for days of aftershocks

Posted by   /  March 18, 2020  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

By The Salt Lake Tribune A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Magna at 7:09 a.m. Wednesday, shaking homes from Logan down to Utah County. It was the state’s largest since a 1992 earthquake in St. George. The last Salt Lake County earthquake of at least a magnitude 5 was in 1962. Unified Fire Department, Rio Tinto […]

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Regional News: Climate change already diminishing the Colorado River, researchers find

Posted by   /  March 16, 2020  /  Regional News, Water  /  No Comments

Using hydrologic models, researchers found that the Colorado River Basin is extremely sensitive to slight variations in temperature./Nick Cote for KUNC By Luke Runyon | KUNC/Cronkite News  A warming climate already is reducing stream flows in the Southwest’s largest watershed, according to a new study from scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey. And as the […]

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Regional News: Clean energy produced on Navajo land could help power Los Angeles

Posted by   /  March 9, 2020  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

 Some of the clean power the Navajo Nation hopes to sell to L.A. will be produced by the sun and the Nation’s two solar energy projects./Katrin Mehler / Cronkite News By Katrin Mehler | Cronkite News In a city renowned for its green policies, Prius drivers and biodegradable straws, it was only a matter of […]

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Regional News: Nevada Supreme Court: Statements made about Family Court are protected by First Amendment

Posted by   /  March 7, 2020  /  Courts/Law, Family Law, Regional News  /  No Comments

The Nevada Supreme Court building Monday, March 4, 2019. /David Calvert/The Nevada Independent By Tabitha Mueller | The Nevada Independent The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Steve Sanson, the founder of controversial political organization Veterans In Politics International, by dismissing a lawsuit against him under the state’s anti-SLAPP law that aims to […]

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Regional News: Utah’s largest power company and solar advocates fight over rooftop panels

Posted by   /  March 6, 2020  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

Jenny Melgoza, a Creative Energies commercial lead, installs photovoltaic panels on the roof of the Boys and Girls Club in Salt Lake City, March 5, 2020./Leah Hogsten /The Salt Lake Tribune By Brian Maffly | The Salt Lake Tribune The future of Utah’s rooftop solar industry, already reeling after an incentive program ended two years […]

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Regional News: Utah House reaffirms intent to develop Colorado River water

Posted by   /  March 4, 2020  /  Regional News, Water  /  No Comments

Resolution encourages conservation, recognizes changing climate Water flows from the number one and two jet tubes at the Glen Canyon Dam in Page, Ariz. to mimic natural flooding on Wednesday, March 5, 2008. /Matt York By Amy Joi O’Donoghue | Deseret News  Utah’s booming population growth and rapid economic development means the need for more […]

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Regional News: Poll says Utahns support closing coal-fired plants early and switching sooner to renewable energy

Posted by   /  March 2, 2020  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

A coal truck leaves the coal-fired Hunter Power Plant just south of Castle Dale, Utah. Rocky Mountain Power intends to retire the plant in 2042, but new polling indicates most Utah voters want to see it and its sister Huntington plant closed sooner to improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions./ Al Hartmann / The […]

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Regional News: Colorado’s first licensed cannabis R&D firm to study marijuana’s effect on Alzheimer’s disease

Posted by   /  March 2, 2020  /  Cannabis and Hemp, Health Care, Regional News  /  No Comments

Formulation Technician Robyn Patrick cleans terpenes at a MedPharm lab in Denver on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. MedPharm specializes in cannabis cultivation, extraction, and analysis. They’re planning to apply for Denver’s newly available research and development licenses to conduct clinical trials about the effects of THC on Alzheimer’s disease./ Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post Tiney […]

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Regional News: Lyft and Uber Start Spending to Unseat California Legislators

Posted by   /  March 2, 2020  /  Government and Politics, Regional News, Transportation  /  No Comments

Lyft puts $2 million behind push to defeat assemblyman; ‘They’re trying to send a message to all legislators’  Ride-hailing firms lost a battle last year over a law that could classify their drivers as full-time employees./Ringo Chiu/Zuma Press By Christine Mai-Duc | The Wall Street Journal After losing a difficult battle in Sacramento last year […]

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Regional News: UC Santa Cruz fires 54 graduate student workers striking for higher pay

Posted by   /  March 1, 2020  /  Education, Regional News  /  No Comments

Rose Law Group Reporter Phil Riske interviews then-Arizona Attorney General Janet Napolitano in 2003, just before she was elected govermor./Arizona Capitol Times photo By Suhauna Hussain | Los Angeles Times UC Santa Cruz fired 54 graduate student wo/rkers who were on strike demanding higher pay to afford the area’s high cost of living. As part […]

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