- Senate backs bill allowing Oregon workers to talk about pay Updated: May-28-15 7:26 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Senate on Thursday endorsed a bill that would allow people to sue an employer if they're sanctioned for discussing their pay.
- Suspect in downtown Los Angeles arson case pleads not guilty Updated: May-28-15 6:45 pm
LOS ANGELES - A man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges alleging he set a massive inferno that destroyed an unfinished apartment building and damaged nearby office towers in downtown Los Angeles, prosecutors said.
- 3 cities sue Adams County over recreational pot taxes Updated: May-28-15 5:40 pm
DENVER - Three suburban Denver cities are suing Adams County to stop it from collecting taxes from recreational marijuana businesses already being taxed by the cities and the state.
- Colorado brewers, grocery stores face fight over liquor laws Updated: May-28-15 4:53 pm
DENVER - Local brewers and liquor stores are bracing for another push to allow Colorado grocery stores to sell wine and higher alcohol-content beer, a move opponents see as a threat to the craft beer industry.
- Rules aim to protect imperiled bird's habitat in 10 states Updated: May-28-15 4:50 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Interior Secretary Sally Jewell revealed plans Thursday to preserve habitat in 10 Western states for an imperiled ground-dwelling bird, the federal government's biggest land-planning effort to date for conservation of a single species.
- Coalition seeks to transform early education in California Updated: May-28-15 1:51 pm
LOS ANGELES - A coalition of political leaders, business executives and academics announced Thursday that they will team up to build a roadmap for improving early education in California.
- Oregon Senate backs new regulations for medical marijuana Updated: May-28-15 3:26 am
SALEM, Oregon - The state Senate voted Wednesday to impose stricter regulations on Oregon's medical marijuana program as lawmakers get ready for the legalization of pot for recreational use.
- Hopi Tribe, lawmakers urge US to stop sale of sacred items Updated: May-27-15 8:31 pm
PHOENIX - Hopi tribal leaders and Arizona's members of Congress are asking U.S. law enforcement to stop the sale of about a dozen sacred Hopi artifacts at a Paris auction house in June.
- Wyoming officials blast proposed EPA water regulations Updated: May-27-15 7:22 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming officials say they're disappointed with water quality regulations the federal government released Wednesday that would extend federal authority over smaller waterways such as tributaries and wetlands.
- Love not war wins for small businesses and large companies Updated: May-27-15 2:45 pm
NEW YORK - Imagine a world where David and Goliath are best buds. Well it's becoming reality more frequently in the business world.
- Utah defends contentious law on contact lens price-fixing Updated: May-27-15 1:42 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah state attorneys have asked an appeals court to clear the way for a contentious law that bans price fixing by contact lens makers and could have wide-ranging implications for the $4 billion industry.
- Small business jet rolls partly off runway at Baltimore Updated: May-26-15 10:44 am
BALTIMORE - Aviation officials say a small business jet rolled partly off a runway at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
- California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought Updated: May-25-15 9:32 pm
SYDNEY - California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.
- MNsure struggles to sign up small businesses Updated: May-25-15 3:37 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota's health insurance exchange is having a big problem with attracting small businesses.
- Ohio bill would give state boost to veteran entrepreneurs Updated: May-24-15 9:49 pm
CINCINNATI - Navy veteran Mike Nichols says veteran-owned businesses aren't asking for handouts from the state, but they could use a little help leveling the playing field in competing with non-veterans who may have had more time to get on-the job-experience.
- Women-owned businesses surge in Wyoming Updated: May-24-15 12:56 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Jane Eickbush opened Bouquets Unlimited here in 1982 and has been the boss ever since.
- Man burned in blast making hash oil sues butane businesses Updated: May-22-15 6:52 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - An Oregon medical marijuana patient who was badly burned in an explosion while he was legally using butane as a solvent to make hash oil is suing the makers and sellers of the fuel.
- Former BYU cheerleader finds new skills in aerial silk Updated: May-22-15 6:36 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - By the time Jessica Kehl graduated from Brigham Young University in 2009, she had been doing gymnastics and cheerleading for nearly half her life.
- Conservative group yanks TV ads targeting Utah congressmen Updated: May-22-15 4:54 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A conservative group has yanked television ads set to air Friday targeting U.S. Reps. Rob Bishop and Chris Stewart after the two Utah congressmen announced they share the group's view that a federal export bank should be shut down.
- Father of Santa Barbara shooting victim wants gun reforms Updated: May-22-15 1:52 pm
LOS ANGELES - Richard Martinez thinks of his son every day, and with those thoughts come the constant reminder of a young life cut tragically short by a troubled man with a gun.
- 4 LA County firefighters hurt after roof collapse Updated: May-22-15 12:48 pm
CUDAHY, California - Four firefighters were hurt after falling through a roof while battling an intense blaze at an abandoned casino in southern Los Angeles County, officials said Friday.
- Utah official took donation from 1-800 Contacts Updated: May-21-15 6:38 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes accepted a $5,000 campaign donation from a contact lens seller based in the state after his office began defending a new law that critics say was written at the company's behest.
- New Mexico ranchers, farmers sue over jaguar border habitat Updated: May-21-15 4:13 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The setting aside of more than 170 square miles in New Mexico as critical habitat for the endangered jaguar was an "unlawful, arbitrary and capricious" action by federal authorities and needs to be overturned, a new lawsuit says.
- Survey: Minority-owned businesses face loan obstacles Updated: May-21-15 2:51 am
NEW YORK - Minority businesses have a harder time getting bank loans than small companies in general, according to a survey released Thursday by Wells Fargo & Co. and the polling company Gallup.
- State: 4 shops sold marijuana to minors in sting operations Updated: May-20-15 7:08 pm
SEATTLE - Four of the 22 legal pot shops tested in an initial round of sting operations this month failed by selling to minors - even though the shops were warned about the operations days ahead of time, Washington regulators said Wednesday.