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Solutions to opioid epidemic discussed at AFN

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Arizona Education Association President Joe Thomas on teacher raises

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Famous $17 million 'Glass House' destroyed in Atlas Fire

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Famous $17 million 'Glass House' destroyed in Atlas Fire


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Jim Boyle Dairy farm in Mesa

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Jim Boyle Dairy farm in Mesa


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Weight-loss surgery in Mexico

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Durango offers free pumpkin drop-off after Halloween

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Medicare to fine CRMC for 30-day readmissions
CHEYENNE - Cheyenne Regional Medical Center faces an estimated $300,000 penalty because too many patients returned within 30 days after being discharged. The penalty, which will occur in Fiscal Year 2018, is part of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The penalty will be paid from Medicare money hospitals receive each year. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services sets the bar that determines when readmissions are too high   Read More ...
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BLM counts foals as part of roundup, reaches quota
ROCK SPRINGS — The Bureau of Land Management finished gathering wild horses from three herd management areas Tuesday, a week after it was briefly halted. The roundup was stopped last week amid a legal dispute over whether the BLM should count foals in its roundup. There were concerns that the rate of the roundup would surpass the previously stated goal of 1,560 horses   Read More ...
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How Andy Warhol 'hoodwinked' Oregon 50 years ago
By SHANE DIXON KAVANAUGH. He combed through the thrift shops of Portland and crashed for the night at a roadside motel off 99W. The cryptic film he showed students at Linfield College and later the University of Oregon left some baffled, others livid. “Sir, do you give damn?” one student at the UO asked the celebrated pop artist known for his shock of white-blond hair   Read More ...
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Oregon lawmakers respond to warrantless ICE arrest in Portland home
Two senators and a congressman issued statements Friday demanding action in the wake of the arrest of Carlos Bolanos. Sen. Ron Wyden (D), Sen. Jeff Merkley (D) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D) all want to know how U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will respond to a video, taken by George Cardenas, showing plainclothes officers arresting Bolanos in a Portland home without a warrant or consent to enter   Read More ...
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Campaign to save Movie Madness meets fundraising goal
It's official: Hollywood Theatre will purchase Movie Madness after a Kickstarter campaign met its $250,000 goal Friday, according to a news release from the theater. The funds will allow Hollywood Theatre to buy the Portland institution that started as a small video store in 1991 and expanded to a 6,000-square-foot collection of movies and TV shows along with a "Museum of Motion Picture History   Read More ...
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Santa Fe woman arrested for sixth DWI
SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Santa Fe woman has been arrested for her sixth DWI. Lenal Friday, 39, was arrested earlier this month after police say she crashed her car into a curb, hit a large rock and drove through someone’s yard before trying to get away with a flat tire. Police say she had an open beer in her car and her blood alcohol level was 0   Read More ...
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Woman shot while standing at intersection in Southeast Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. – A woman standing at an intersection in Southeast Portland was shot Friday afternoon. She is expected to survive, according to Portland police. The shooting occurred shortly after 2 p.m. near Southeast Duke Street and 67th Avenue. Police said the woman heard a pop and quickly realized she had been shot. At this point, police said there is no suspect information and they do not believe the community is in danger   Read More ...
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BCSO demonstrates equipment for Comanche Elementary School students
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Kids at Comanche Elementary School got a special surprise Friday. The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office helicopter landed at the school as students stood a safe distance away. Then, those students got a look at the inner workings of how the department works in crucial situations. That included a look at the SWAT truck and the tactical robot   Read More ...
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Feds seek life sentence for man who shot Albuquerque police officer
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A U.S. attorney is seeking a life sentence for the man who shot an Albuquerque Police officer, just for carrying a gun that night. Christopher Cook opened fire on Officer Lou Golson in January 2015 during a DWI stop. He was in a stolen SUV at the time. Golson was shot in the stomach and leg. He has since recovered and is back at work   Read More ...
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Education group supports changes to science standards
Related Coverage One education group says it’s encouraged by this week’s changes to the science standards. The New Mexico Math and Science Advisory Council says the changes take positive steps to creating a solid foundation. At first, the Department of Education wanted to eliminate the teaching of evolution, question the age of the earth and change the way climate change was taught   Read More ...
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New Mexico students raise heifers for college scholarships
It’s the end of a year-long journey. “It’s been really rewarding. I’ve learned a lot of stuff, and hopefully with the sale of this heifer, if it goes for a lot that will go towards my college fund,” said 12-year-old Tyler Martinez. Students like Martinez and Mateo Olivas are part of the Beef Heifer Reproductive Program through New Mexico State University, where students learn all the logistics of raising a heifer   Read More ...
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Road marker causes confusion on I-25 frontage road
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Calls were pouring into the Department of Transportation Friday because of a confusing road marker. Two left lanes showed up on Jefferson to the I-25 frontage road overnight. When you look up, you see a sign that conflicts with the new road paint. The DOT says the road is correct and the sign should have been taken down   Read More ...
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Albuquerque man faces charges for local business break-in
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man is facing charges after admitting to breaking into a local business. Officers spotted 42-year-old Jeremy Tipton walking out of ABQ Indoor Karting on Copper near San Mateo early Thursday morning. Tipton told officers he was just checking the business, but when the owners arrived, they told police they didn’t know him. Inside, police found several doors kicked in   Read More ...
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Bail set at $100K for two Polish band members in rape case
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The final two members of a Polish metal band had bail set at $100,000 on rape and kidnapping charges involving the gang-rape of a woman on their tour bus following a show in Spokane, Washington. On Friday, 31-year-old Rafal Piotrowski and 30-year-old Hubert Wiecek of the band Decapitated made their initial appearance before a judge in Spokane   Read More ...
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Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - Google's parent Alphabet Inc. says its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria. Two of the search giant's "Project Loon" balloons are already over the country enabling texts, emails and basic web access to AT&T customers with handsets that use its 4G LTE network   Read More ...
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Ranger whose gun used in San Francisco slaying was promoted
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A news station says the U.S. Bureau of Land Management promoted a ranger months after his stolen gun turned up in the hands of a Mexican man accused of using it to kill a woman on a San Francisco pier. KQED news said Friday an internal BLM email thread it obtained shows that Ranger John Woychowski was promoted to a supervisory position five months after Kate Steinle's July 2015 death   Read More ...
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Idaho inmate fighting California wildfires back in custody
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho inmate who went missing for three hours Friday after authorities say he walked away from an inmate fire crew battling a California wildfire is back in custody. The Idaho Department of Correction in a news release says 37-year-old Angelo Manuel Diaz disappeared just before noon near the town of Sonoma. Officials say a Napa County sheriff's deputy found Diaz three hours later   Read More ...
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Challenged Athletes, Junior Seau Foundations host adaptive surfing clinic
LA JOLLA (NEWS 8) - Kids with physical disabilities took the rides of their lives Friday morning at La Jolla Shores. Thanks to an adaptive surfing clinic hosted by the Challenged Athletes and Junior Seau Foundations, kids from all over the world with physical disabilities that challenge their mobility and activity levels hopped on surfboards and ripped curl on famed SoCal waves   Read More ...
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Solutions to opioid epidemic discussed at AFN
Anchorage (KTUU) Alaska's Chief Medical Officer began a conversation on the state's opioid epidemic by outlining where the state is today and where the problem began. “We are talking about a disaster and I think it’s similar to another type of a disaster, a tsunami,” said Dr. Jay Butler. He says the first wave began 20 years ago when more opioids were being prescribed for more reasons   Read More ...
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Canby bank robbed at knife point, police say
Canby police are looking for a man who robbed Columbia Bank, 1455 SE First Ave., with a knife. At 10:15 a.m. Thursday, the man jumped over a small counter and held the bank tellers at knife point, according to a police statement. Police say he then ordered them to empty their cash drawers into a canvas shopping bag. The suspect is described as a 30-year-old man, 5-feet-5-inches tall and about 160 pounds   Read More ...
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Arizona Education Association President Joe Thomas on teacher raises
Joe Thomas, a Mesa high school government teacher and president of the Arizona Education Association, speaks about Gov. Doug Ducey's raises for some staff members and pushes for a 20 percent pay raise for Arizona teachers. Nick Oza/azcentral.   Read More ...
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Bannon Brings Message Of Republican Revolt To California
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former White House adviser Steve Bannon wants to oust Republican senators he feels are disloyal to President Donald Trump. But when he comes to Southern California on Friday, he’ll be in a state Trump lost by over 4 million votes and where Republicans have become largely irrelevant in state politics. There wasn’t even a Republican on the ballot in last November’s U   Read More ...
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Climbers rescue dog trapped for weeks in old mine shaft near Fairplay
Editor's Note: We're so glad the pup is okay! Remember, however, it's never a good idea to go into Colorado's old mines. They can be very dangerous! (More on that from the experts later) FAIRPLAY - A group of hikers in Park County saved a dog's life after hearing anguished barks coming from an abandoned mine shaft. Preston Gladd was hiking last week near Beaver Creek in Park County when he heard some growling or whining coming from a tiny entrance to an old mine   Read More ...
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Columbine continues hot streak, top Northglenn 47-7
THORNTON - Columbine continues to roll through the season, topping conference foe Northglenn 47-7 Thursday night at Five Star Stadium. The 6th-ranked Rebels got off to a hot start, taking a 29-0 lead by the end of the first quarter. The Norsemen caught a break in the second quarter thanks to a interception from Emiliano Montes. With a short field advantage, Hector Ortega tossed a 34-yard touchdown pass to Jeremiah Gomez   Read More ...
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Most-changed cities: Denver's in the top 10 nationwide
DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - Ask any metro Denver resident who's lived here for 10 years or more — Has this city changed? The answer will be yes — a lot. In fact, the Mile High City has tied with Portland, Oregon, at fifth place among U.S. cities that have transformed the most in the past decade, according to a new ranking compiled by Magnify Money, an online financial advisory site   Read More ...
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Man gets 100 years in prison for killing wife, 2 others
RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) - An ex-con convicted of killing his wife, his sister-in-law and her husband in a small south-central Montana town has been sentenced to 100 years in prison. KULR-TV reports Robert James LeCou was sentenced Friday for the April 2016 deaths of 54-year-old Karen Hill-LeCou; 72-year-old Sharon Hill-Lamb and 76-year-old Lloyd Lamb in Belfry. The victims' bodies were discovered on April 7, 2016, after a neighbor grew suspicious about a lack of activity at the house   Read More ...
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Trump incorrectly cites terrorism as driving force behind U.K. crime spike
As Herring wrote, the 13% increase cited by One America — and subsequently by Trump — refers to crime in England and Wales, not the entire UK, which also includes Scotland and Northern Ireland The graphic that aired earlier Friday on One America did not clearly make that distinction Neither did Trump's. Figures released Thursday show that police forces in England and Wales registered 5   Read More ...
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Wells Fargo Execs, Currency Trader Out In Possible Fallout From Consumer Investigations
NEW YORK (CBSLA/AP) — Three high-level foreign exchange executives and a currency trader have left Wells Fargo, the bank that has been through several investigations after a scandal over millions of fake accounts and another over auto insurance practices. Wells Fargo confirmed Friday that the employees from the investment bank side of the business were no longer with the firm but would not say if they were fired   Read More ...
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Newtok says state agency blocked access to disaster funding
Residents of the village of Newtok say a state agency blocked its application for federal disaster funding, directing millions of dollars to other Alaska communities. Newtok had planned to use the money to buy out more than a dozen homes at risk of destruction in the rapidly eroding village. Now, that funding will likely go to communities in the Mat-Su Valley   Read More ...
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Waterford holds off Parowan to reach state title game
The Rams were facing the defending Class 2A girls’ soccer state champions, and Parowan striker Autumn Rogerson’s left-footed strike in the first five minutes gave her team the lead. The Ravens regrouped and held on for the 3-2 victory in their state semifinal to earn a trip back to Rio Tinto Stadium for the state championship. They will face Rowland Hall, which won its semifinal 8-0 earlier in the day   Read More ...
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Jazz shootaround: Defending the wings a huge challenge vs. Timberwolves
The Utah Jazz had issues corralling Denver’s offense through three quarters, but clamped down and clinched the season-opening win with a 15-minute stretch of fantastic defense in the final quarter. The Timberwolves boast their own skilled and offensively explosive big man in Karl-Anthony Towns, but Minnesota’s strength lies in its wing play — all-NBA shooting guard Jimmy Butler and athletic Andrew Wiggins   Read More ...
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It’s now or never for BYU to turn around its dismal season
Greenville, N.C. • The intersectional matchup the beleaguered BYU Cougars are hoping is the start to a new season kicks off in an unfamiliar place on the East Coast nearly 2,000 miles from Provo on Saturday night. Will the contest pitting the worst offense in major college football against the worst defense be the cure for what ails the Cougars or just another reminder that this could be BYU’s worst team in almost five decades? Tune in at 5 p   Read More ...
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Utah’s Rep. Chris Stewart defends Trump’s call to soldier’s widow, says it was a compliment
Washington • Rep. Chris Stewart, a former Air Force major, defended President Donald Trump’s call to the widow of a fallen soldier in which he reportedly said her husband “knew what he signed up for.” Stewart, who served 14 years in the military, said Friday that Trump didn’t say anything wrong in the call to the widow of Sgt. La David T   Read More ...
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Utah State’s visit to UNLV could help determine the rest of Aggies’ season
Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas will have a fork in the road when Utah State and UNLV go their separate ways after Saturday’s game. One path, the one reserved for the winner, is for the team that continues to at least come close to its own season expectations. “Next week becomes almost a must-win against UNLV,” said Utah State special teams standout D   Read More ...
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Authorities rule no foul play in death of woman found in the Bear River last year
The death of a woman whose body was found last summer in the Bear River has been ruled an accident, authorities announced Friday. Utah’s State Medical Examiner said 26-year-old Nicole Barlow drowned in the river because of acute morphine and methamphetamine toxicity, Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Dale Ward said in a news release. A fisherman found Barlow, of Brigham City, floating in the Bear River about a quarter-mile north of the Corinne boat ramp about 8:45 p   Read More ...
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Fugitive felon nabbed in Midvale after long, wild chase
A fugitive wanted on numerous felony warrants was taken into custody in Midvale after leading police from multiple agencies on a prolonged, wild chase. In addition to burglary- and aggravated assault warrants, the 24-year-old man also was being sought by Utah Adult Probation and Parole agents when police finally ended the pursuit Thursday night by spiking the suspect vehicle’s tires. It all began when a UPD officer reportedly attempted to make a traffic stop in South Salt Lake about 7:30 p   Read More ...
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Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger
New Delhi • Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease from toxic exposure, according to a major study released Thursday in the Lancet medical journal   Read More ...
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Midvale seniors hope to stave off eviction, keep rents down by buying property where their mobile homes reside
The residents of Applewood Park, a community of manufactured homes near the TRAX line at 7500 S. 200 West, have struggled for four years to keep from being evicted by developers eager to build high-density housing on 56 lots there. “It’s a success story,” said Shirlene Stoven, president of the homeowners association. “We’ve had our moments of hope and our moments of giving up   Read More ...
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Rowland Hall punches ticket back to state title game by taking down Millard in semifinal
Sandy • If having a strong wind blow into your face is a disadvantage, it must have seemed that Rowland Hall’s opponent and nature itself were colluding to beat the Winged Lions on Friday. A stiff wind from the south suddenly came from the north midway through the Class 2A girls’ soccer state semifinal at Jordan High. But Rowland Hall held fast and blew out Millard 8-0 to advance to Saturday’s state championship game   Read More ...
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Salt Lake's Nathan Chen leads Grand Prix in Russia
Moscow • Salt Lake City native Nathan Chen landed two quads to take a strong lead after the men's short program, while Evgenia Medvedeva of Russia continued her domination of women’s figure skating, nearly breaking her own world record with a superb short program at the Rostelecom Cup on Friday. Chen, the American national champion, outpointed Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan by nearly six points in the short program, with 100   Read More ...
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