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Regional News: Trump apparently reverses position on Nevada nuclear waste dump

Posted by   /  February 8, 2020  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

Nevadans have opposed Yucca Mountain for decades  This undated image shows the entrance to the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository located in Nye County, Nev., about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas./ AFP/Getty Images By MarketWatch President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to reverse his position on a proposal to create a national nuclear waste […]

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Regional News: Journal Poll: New Mexicans back legalizing cannabis

Posted by   /  February 8, 2020  /  Cannabis and Hemp, Regional News  /  No Comments

Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal By Dan Boyd | Albuquerque Journal While debate on the issue simmers at the Roundhouse, most New Mexico adults continue to support legalizing recreational marijuana use and taxing its sales, a new Journal Poll has found. Sixty-one percent of adults surveyed over the last week said they support New Mexico becoming the […]

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Regional News: You’ll soon be able to earn a degree in cannabis from a Colorado university

Posted by   /  February 8, 2020  /  Cannabis and Hemp, Education, Regional News  /  No Comments

CSU-Pueblo wins state approval to begin offering “Cannabis, Biology and Chemistry” degree By Elizabeth Hernandez | The Denver Post Photo by Vince Chandler / The Denver Post Colorado State University-Pueblo received state approval Friday for the state’s first cannabis-related degree program, to be launched this fall. The program — called “Cannabis, Biology and Chemistry” — […]

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Regional News: Expect more blackouts in California, PG&E says. But utility predicts smaller, shorter shutoffs

Posted by   /  February 8, 2020  /  Energy and Environment, Real Estate, Regional News  /  No Comments

Residents cope with blackouts in Auburn on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, after Pacific Gas & Electric shut down power to more than 500,000 homes and businesses, creating the largest blackout in state history. /BY PAUL KITAGAKI JR. By Dale Kasler  | Sacramento Bee Make no mistake: PG&E Corp. will plunge Californians into darkness […]

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Regional News: Utah governor says broken primary process is discarding the best White House candidates

Posted by   /  February 8, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Regional News  /  No Comments

“We’re probably not nominating the best people to be the leader of our respective parties,” Gov. Gary Herbert told POLITICO.  Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. / Neilson Barnard/Getty Images By Caitlin Oprysko | POLITICO Utah’s Republican governor on Friday argued for scrapping the current presidential primary schedule, suggesting that it could be prematurely killing the candidacies […]

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Regional News: These southern Utah sites were once off limits to development. Now, Trump will auction the right to drill and graze there.

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

The sun sets over Bears Ears National Monument seen from the Moki Dugway north of Mexican Hat, Utah.  /Katherine Frey/The Washington Post By Sarah Kaplan and Juliet Eilperin | Washington Post The Interior Department finalized plans Thursday that will expand drilling, mining and grazing in southern Utah that had once been protected as two national monuments, sparking an outcry […]

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Regional News: Denver airport terminal construction expected to restart next month

Posted by   /  February 6, 2020  /  Regional News, Transportation  /  No Comments

By John Murray | The Denver Post The construction company picking up the ball from the fired contractors on Denver International Airport’s terminal renovation project is set to be paid up to $195 million to reboot the project. Construction site of the Great Hall terminal at Denver International Airport. October 09, 2019. /Photo by Hyoung […]

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Regional News: New petition would open Nevada’s primary elections to nonpartisans

Posted by   /  February 6, 2020  /  2020 Elections, Regional News  /  No Comments

State Sen. Ben Kieckhefer, R-Reno, right. /Photo: Tim Dunn/RGJ File By James DeHaven | Reno Gazette Journal  The measure calls for a major changes to how the Silver State names general election candidates Nevadans of all political stripes would be able to vote in primary elections under an initiative petition filed last week with the […]

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Regional News: Newsom seeks peace with Trump in California water wars. Enviros are ready to fight

Posted by   /  February 6, 2020  /  Regional News, Water  /  No Comments

 The Environmental Protection Agency has blamed the homeless crisis in California for failing to stop water pollution. Photograph: /Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images By Ryan Sabalow, Dale Kasler and Sophia Bollag | Sacramento Bee Two months ago, Gov. Gavin Newsom seemed poised to file yet another suit against President Donald Trump — this time, over a […]

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Regional News: Column: Suburban sprawl wins again in the battle against California’s housing crisis

Posted by   /  February 3, 2020  /  Real Estate, Regional News  /  No Comments

An aerial view of homes in California Sen. Bob Hertzberg’s 18th District in Granada Hills, Calif., in May./Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times  By George Skeltom | LA Times It’s fitting that major legislation to fight urban sprawl by forcing denser housing was killed by lawmakers from Los Angeles County, the nation’s sprawl […]

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