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[REGIONAL NEWS] Most of Trump ’emergency’ wall goes through New Mexico

Posted by   /  April 22, 2019  /  Immigration, Regional News  /  No Comments

A bollard-style barrier, left, ends and a “Normandy-style” vehicle barrier begins along a remote stretch of border in Doña Ana County. /Angela Kocherga/Albuquerque Journal SANTA TERESA – New construction is expected to begin on a border barrier in New Mexico next month despite several lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to fund his wall. […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Utah is allowing only 10 cannabis farms. Will that be enough to supply the state’s new medical marijuana program?

Posted by   /  April 22, 2019  /  Cannabis, Regional News  /  No Comments

By Bethany Rodgers If the cannabis industry perfectly complied with Utah’s expectations, it would grow 84,292.98 plants annually. These perfectly obedient plants would offer 10.4 million grams of THC (marijuana’s psychoactive compound), enough to supply exactly 100,000 patients with 2 grams of cannabinoids per week for the entire year.  Illustration by Christopher Cherrington / The […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Denver International Airport says financial impacts of growing terminal construction delays unknown

Posted by   /  April 20, 2019  /  Regional News, Transportation  /  No Comments

By Brian Maass | CBS4 Denver International Airport Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications says the airport does not know the potential financial impact yet of the latest delays in the expansion of the terminal, known as the Great Hall project. CBS4 reported earlier this week that the construction delay, which was ten months […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] The lawmaker-landlords of California

Posted by   /  April 20, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Real Estate, Regional News  /  No Comments

State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, A Democrat from Los Angeles, and his wife collect rental income from four properties. By Matt Levin and Elizabeth Castillo | CALmatters In a quiet neighborhood on the outskirts of south Sacramento, the property looks like any other on the block: a single-story house that could use a new paint […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Decision blindsides Facebook, New Mexico officials warn

Posted by   /  April 18, 2019  /  Economy, Regional News  /  No Comments

A circuit board Zia symbol is one of the murals on the walls of the new Facebook Data Center in Los Lunas. /Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal By Kevin Robinson-Avila/Albuquerque Journal A state Public Regulation Commission decision Tuesday requiring PNM to bill Facebook for nearly half the cost of a new, $85 million transmission line could reverberate […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Denver may become the first US city to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

Posted by   /  April 18, 2019  /  Media and Entertainment, Regional News  /  No Comments

The city’s voters are now deciding whether to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms Psychedelic psilocybin mushrooms, also known as magic mushrooms./ Photofusion/Universal Images Group via Getty Images By German Lopez | Vox Denver is now voting on whether it should become the first US city to effectively decriminalize mushrooms containing the psychedelic psilocybin — also known as […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] California governor seeks to protect utilities from the cost of wildfires

Posted by   /  April 13, 2019  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced April 12, 2019 a panel’s findings that California should change its laws on wildfire liabilities, giving PG&E and other utilities more protection against billion-dollar claims. / Alyssa Hodenfield/CAL OES By Peter Eavis | The New York Times With another wildfire season looming, Gov. Gavin Newsom of California on Friday urged the […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Crackdown on California charter schools brings out hundreds to protest at Capitol

Posted by   /  April 11, 2019  /  Education, Regional News  /  No Comments

By Andrew Sheeler and Hannah Wiley | Sacramentio Bee Charter school advocates packed a Capitol hearing Wednesday to protest a package of bills supported by teachers’ unions that would limit the opening of new charter campuses. The bills are part of a legislative push to restrict charter schools that has already produced a win. Gov. […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] California files suit in new challenge to federal auto emissions rollback

Posted by   /  April 6, 2019  /  Courts/Law, Regional News, Transportation  /  No Comments

Move targets EPA and NHTSA, escalating state’s battle with Trump administration By Timothy Puko | The Wall Street Journal California is escalating its battle with the Trump administration over cars and climate change, filing suit Friday to demand that two federal agencies release data they used to justify a rollback of auto emissions standards. The […]

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[REGIONAL NEWS] Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet discloses cancer diagnosis, still wants to run for president

Posted by   /  April 4, 2019  /  Government and Politics, Regional News  /  No Comments

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., still wants to run for president in 2020. /Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo By Niels Lesniewski | Roll Call Sen. Michael Bennet has a new complication before he decides for sure whether to run for president in 2020: prostate cancer. The Colorado Democrat made his diagnosis public in a Wednesday […]

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