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  • Oregon panel recommends moving to federal exchange 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 2:46 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - After months of deliberation over what to do with Oregon's botched online health exchange, an advisory panel on Thursday recommended that the state drop its trouble-plagued online health exchange for private policies and have Oregonians instead shop for them on the federal online marketplace.

  • Nevada rancher condemned for racist remarks 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 2:22 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - A Nevada rancher who has become a conservative folk hero for resisting the federal government's attempts to round up his cattle faced sharp criticism Thursday for racist comments published in a New York Times article.

  • Initiative seeks to legalize pot in Nevada 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 10:47 pm
  • CARSON CITY, Nevada - A pro-marijuana group hoping to ride a wave of mounting acceptance for cannabis filed an initiative petition Wednesday seeking to legalize recreational pot use in Nevada.

  • Burst water main floods downtown Corvallis streets 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:47 pm
  • CORVALLIS, Oregon - When a water main broke in downtown Corvallis, office workers saw the pavement heave and thought they were in an earthquake.

  • Energy Innovation Laboratory dedicated in E. Idaho 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 2:23 pm
  • IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - A new facility intended to help with clean energy research and support work to develop new materials for advanced nuclear reactors has been dedicated in Idaho Falls.

  • Attorney general to defend cap on court awards 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 1:50 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - Montana's attorney general intends to defend the state's $10 million limit on the punitive damages a judge or jury can award an individual after a district judge ruled the cap is unconstitutional.

  • Gay business owners still face challenges 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 12:14 pm
  • NEW YORK - It happens a few times a year: A customer refuses to work with Dave Greenbaum because he's gay.

  • Governor to discuss future of hot springs park 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:29 pm
  • CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Gov. Matt Mead plans to hear from Thermopolis residents Saturday regarding their concerns about operations at Hot Springs State Park following his administration's notice last month that it intends to cancel its contract with a longtime pool operator.

  • Senate sides with ridesharing services Uber, Lyft 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:28 pm
  • PHOENIX - Calling Uber a cutting-edge concept, the Arizona Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that exempts it and other rideshare companies from the same regulations that traditional taxi and limo companies have.

  • Advocates vow to revive Navajo junk-food tax 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:28 pm
  • FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate traditional foods, and running programs to encourage healthy lifestyles.

  • Southern Oregon farmers divided on GMO bans 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:26 pm
  • GRANTS PASS, Oregon - Southern Oregon farmers are choosing sides in a pair of local campaigns to ban genetically modified crops.

  • BLM says 6 cattle died in disputed Nevada roundup 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 7:10 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - Six animals died in a federal roundup of cattle that officials say rancher Cliven Bundy allowed to graze illegally for 20 years on public land outside his southern Nevada property, the Bureau of Land Management said Tuesday.

  • School bond group donors face election fines 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 2:25 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Donors to groups formed to support the passage of school bond issues are facing hefty fines from state election regulators.

  • Hawaii considers mandated autism care coverage 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 9:07 pm
  • HONOLULU - For Gerilyn Pinnow, every dollar that goes to treat her son's autism is one less she's able to save for her daughter's college education.

  • Dispensaries in limbo as moratoriums sweep state 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 8:16 pm
  • SALEM, Oregon - Medical marijuana cardholders in some parts of Oregon will have to look harder than they expected for dispensaries as cities and counties throughout the state enact ordinances to keep the pot shops from opening within their borders.

  • Bill bans smoking at all times in home day cares 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 7:30 pm
  • SACRAMENTO, California - The Assembly approved a bill Monday that would ban smoking inside home day care centers even after the children have left, a regulation that targets lingering "third-hand smoke" and has been adopted by 12 other states.

  • State seeks details on overseas Linc allegations 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 7:10 pm
  • CHEYENNE, Wyoming - State officials say they have requested details of alleged environmental problems that a company proposing to experiment with underground coal gasification in Wyoming caused with a similar project in Australia.

  • Long-term care insurance rates rising in Oregon 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 6:31 pm
  • SALEM, Oregon - About 30,000 Oregonians who insure themselves against the expense of long-term care will see their premium rates rise by an average of 26 percent as the state works to balance requests from insurance companies seeking even higher increases.

  • Lawsuit seeks to block sale of Oregon forest lands 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 6:26 pm
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - Conservation groups filed a lawsuit Monday to block the sale of a portion of the Elliott State Forest to a private timber company.

  • Colorado slows medical marijuana crackdown 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 6:04 pm
  • DENVER - Colorado appears to be giving up on its effort to crack down on medical marijuana growers who are using a legal loophole to grow high numbers of pot plants without the kind of oversight faced by commercial growers.

  • Firefighting sheep return to Carson City 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 4:34 pm
  • CARSON CITY, Nevada - Carson City welcomed what's become an annual spring contingent of four-legged firefighters.

  • AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 3:01 pm
  • NEW YORK - AT&T plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 metropolitan areas.

  • Air quality board considers easing diesel rules 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 1:58 pm
  • LOS ANGELES - California air quality officials are considering giving small trucking operations more time to comply with new rules to clean up diesel emissions.

  • Montana uses grant to buy grizzly bear habitat 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 1:46 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - The Montana Land Board on Monday approved a $345,000 purchase of 320 acres of threatened grizzly bear habitat to add to the Blackleaf Wildlife Management Area in Teton County.

  • Report: Sandy's fallout affecting small business 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 1:10 pm
  • LONG BEACH, New York - When suburban New York delicatessen owner P.J. Whelan heard the findings of a Federal Reserve Bank of New York poll released Monday on Superstorm Sandy's effect on small businesses, he began nodding in agreement.