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Koch-funded group sending ‘DREAMers’ to lobby Congress

Koch-funded group sending ‘DREAMers’ to lobby Congress

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Koch brothers-funded group is sending young immigrants to lobby Congress to push for immigration reform and money for border security initiatives. The LIBRE Initiative announced last well it is sending immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally who now have temporary protective status to Washington to […]

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Utah Basketball Hosts Colorado Sunday

Utah Basketball Hosts Colorado Sunday

SALT LAKE CITY-Sunday, Utah basketball concludes a three-game home-stand by hosting the Colorado Buffaloes at the Huntsman Center. The Utes have had a mercurial season as they currently find themselves at 8-8 and 2-2 in Pac-12 play. Utah is, however, coming off of an 88-70 win over Washington State. This […]

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Funding awarded for weather radar in southwest Colorado

Funding awarded for weather radar in southwest Colorado

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado has awarded $1.7 million to set up a weather radar system in the Four Corners region, a blind spot in current weather and radar modeling systems. The Durango Herald reports the state Department of Local Affairs awarded the funding for a system in southwest Colorado, clearing a […]

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No. 6 Nevada romps past Utah State 72-49 to remain unbeaten

No. 6 Nevada romps past Utah State 72-49 to remain unbeaten

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Jordan Caroline scored 15 points and No. 6 Nevada matched a school record with its 14th straight victory to begin the season, beating Utah State 72-49 on Wednesday night. Cody Martin and Tre’Shawn Thurman had 14 points apiece in the Mountain West Conference opener for the […]

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MacDougall’s career night helps Utah Valley beat Idaho St.

MacDougall’s career night helps Utah Valley beat Idaho St.

OREM, Utah (AP) — Senior Connor MacDougall had his first career double-double and Jake Toolson scored 18 points to help Utah Valley beat Idaho State 88-77 on Wednesday night. MacDougall, a graduate transfer from New Mexico who began his collegiate career at Arizona State, was 12-of-12 shooting and had career […]

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Correction: Colorado River Water-Drought story

Correction: Colorado River Water-Drought story

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a story Dec. 13 about the Colorado River, The Associated Press erroneously reported the river’s mouth. The river empties into the Gulf of California, not the Gulf of Mexico. A corrected version of the story is below: Southwestern US states get Jan. 31 deadline for […]

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FBI releases identity of shooter at home on Navajo Nation

FBI releases identity of shooter at home on Navajo Nation

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — The FBI has released the identity of a man who fatally shot himself and three other people and critically wounded a fifth person at a home in northwestern New Mexico last month. The FBI said Tuesday that the shooter in the Nov. 13 incident at a […]

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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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