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Southern California officials OK Colorado River drought plan

Southern California officials OK Colorado River drought plan

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California’s largest water wholesaler has approved a drought contingency plan that it hopes will help ensure the drought-stressed Colorado River will supply the Southwest for a decade. General Manager Jeffrey Kightlinger says Tuesday’s approval adds the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to water agencies […]

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EPA: Fish damage from mine spill wasn’t severe, long-lasting

EPA: Fish damage from mine spill wasn’t severe, long-lasting

DENVER (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says fish and other aquatic life didn’t suffer severe or long-lasting damage from a 2015 mine waste spill that polluted rivers in three states. An EPA report released last week analyzed the effects of Gold King Mine spill in southwestern Colorado, which an EPA-led contractor […]

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El Nino teases as Southwestern US remains in drought

El Nino teases as Southwestern US remains in drought

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — National climate experts have been watching and waiting but El Nino has only been teasing, leaving the American Southwest to hang on longer until the weather pattern develops and brings more moisture to the drought-stricken region. Experts with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction […]

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BOISE, ID - NOVEMBER 24: Head Coach Matt Wells of the Utah State Aggies walks off the field at the conclusion of second half action against the Boise State Broncos on November 24, 2018 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. Boise State won the game 33-24. (Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images)

Texas Tech hires Wells after success at alma mater Utah St

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech hired Matt Wells as its new football coach Thursday night after he was part of an impressive turnaround at Utah State, his alma mater. Wells had a 44-34 record in six seasons as coach of the Aggies, who are 10-2 this year and headed […]

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Utah judge rejects US Rep. Mia Love’s bid to stop vote count

Utah judge rejects US Rep. Mia Love’s bid to stop vote count

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah judge on Friday rejected a bid by Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love to halt vote counting in a Democratic-leaning county that’s key to the outcome of a tight House race. Judge James Gardner made the decision a day after a court hearing on […]

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Activists laud Native American women’s election to US House

Activists laud Native American women’s election to US House

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As a girl, Debra Haaland remembers joining her grandmother as she chopped wood and fetched water for her home in tiny Mesita, a Native American community situated in New Mexico’s high desert. Haaland, an enrolled Laguna Pueblo member, is certain it was these early experiences and […]

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Nez leads Shirley in vote for Navajo Nation presidency

Nez leads Shirley in vote for Navajo Nation presidency

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez had a significant lead late Tuesday over his opponent in the race for the tribe’s top post in an election marred by widespread reports of ballot shortages. Nez had nearly double the votes of former two-term President Joe Shirley Jr. […]

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Navajo to appeal dismissal of case against Wells Fargo

Navajo to appeal dismissal of case against Wells Fargo

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is appealing the dismissal of a lawsuit it filed against Wells Fargo, accusing the company of engaging in predatory and unlawful practices. A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit last month at the request of Wells Fargo. The company argued that many claims were […]

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Seasoned politicians face off in Navajo presidential race

Seasoned politicians face off in Navajo presidential race

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — On the vast Navajo Nation, the needs are many: more police officers and better pay, housing, social services, roads and water. With the expected closure of a coal-fired power plant and mine on the reservation next year, financial resources will dwindle. The task of replacing roughly […]

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Love has big first half, Utah State defeats New Mexico 61-19

Love has big first half, Utah State defeats New Mexico 61-19

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Jordan Love threw for a career-high 448 yards and four touchdowns and added a rushing touchdown, all in the first half, and Utah State dominated New Mexico 61-19 on Saturday for the Aggies’ seventh straight win. Love was 23 of 32 in the first half when […]

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