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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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Regional News: Napolitano fires graduate teaching assistants in ‘wildcat strike’

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

University of California President Janet Napolitano told striking teacher assistants they’d be fired if they didn’t return to the classroom and turn in grades../UC Santa Cruz By Suhauna Hussain | Los Angeles Times UC Santa Cruz fired 54 graduate student workers who were on strike demanding higher pay to afford the area’s high cost of […]

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Regional News: Raiders sell Vegas-area facility for 30 times what they paid for it 2 years ago

Posted by   /  February 28, 2020  /  Regional News, Sports  /  No Comments

This Dec. 18, 2019 photo shows an aerial view of Allegiant Stadium the new NFL football stadium under construction in Las Vegas. It should be completed by May. /Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal Two years after buying land near Las Vegas for just $6 million, Raiders sell property for $191 million and lease it back By […]

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Regional News: Future of New Mexico depends on businesses embracing tech

Posted by   /  February 28, 2020  /  Economy, Regional News  /  No Comments

State and local leaders in New Mexico have been leveraged relationships in the community to aggressively restructure statewide resources to support and grow technology-driven businesses and workforces./LAURENCE DUTTON By Joe Christian | Albuquerque Business First State and local leaders in New Mexico have been in the news lately for their newly leveraged relationships with our […]

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Regional News: Gov. Newsom’s dad helped protect California mountain lions. Now his son faces the fallout

Posted by   /  February 28, 2020  /  Regional News  /  No Comments

 P-19’s kittens with P-45 were a female and a male, P-46 and P-47. P-47 was found dead in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area west of Los Angeles. Authorities say he had rat poison in his system. /NATIONAL PARK SERVICE By Ryan Sabalow and Sophoa Bollag | Sacramento Bee Thirty years ago, California voters […]

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Regional News: Trump’s Nevada play leaves nation’s nuclear waste in limbo

Posted by   /  February 26, 2020  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

The president wants to win the state he narrowly lost in 2016, but he may be jumping into an energy issue By Eric Wolff and Anthony Adragna | POLITICO President Donald Trump is seeking to woo Nevada voters by abandoning the GOP’s decades of support for storing the nation’s nuclear waste under a mountain northwest […]

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Regional News: New Mexico Sues Google Over Children’s Data Privacy

Posted by   /  February 24, 2020  /  Courts/Law, Media and Entertainment, Regional News  /  No Comments

State alleges tech company’s education platform improperly gathers students’ personal data, tracks their online behavior By Yoree Koh | The Wall Street Journal New Mexico sued Alphabet Inc.’s GOOG -3.51% Google, alleging that the internet giant knowingly spies on students and their families through its Google Education platform. The state says Google has used the […]

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