Advocates vow to revive Navajo junk-food tax

04/22/2014 05:28 PM MDT
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — 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. 
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Group sues over decision not to list prairie dogs
04/19/2014 01:40 PM MDT - FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An environmental group filed a lawsuit this month over the federal government's decision not to extend protections for a prairie dog found in four Southwestern states. Full Story

Wyatt Earp gun sells for $225,000 at auction
04/18/2014 07:45 PM MDT - SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K. Full Story

Homeland Security reissues immigrant asylum rules
04/18/2014 03:30 PM MDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims. Full Story

Manchin urges mines to speak out about coal
04/15/2014 01:46 PM MDT - DENVER (AP) — The Democratic senator leading the battle against the White House's strategy to fight climate change urged the mining industry on Tuesday to speak out about coal's role in providing affordable, reliable electricity to the country to help combat strict new emissions rules for coal-fired power plants. Full Story

Pearce, ranchers meet on lesser prairie chicken
04/15/2014 08:21 AM MDT - LOVINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Around two dozen ranchers have expressed their frustration to U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce over the federal government's decision to list the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species. Full Story

Rancher inspects cattle after showdown with feds
04/14/2014 07:16 PM MDT - RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada rancher said Monday he's trying to determine if federal agents damaged his cattle when the animals were rounded up then released in a showdown with angry protesters over a decades-long dispute about rangeland rights. Full Story

BLM to pursue effort to end dispute with rancher
04/13/2014 07:11 PM MDT - A day after blinking in a showdown on the range, federal land managers pledged to pursue efforts to resolve a conflict with a southern Nevada rancher who has refused to pay grazing fees for 20 years. Full Story

Tony Award-winning actress Phyllis Frelich dies
04/12/2014 08:06 PM MDT - Phyllis Frelich, a Tony Award-winning deaf actress who starred in the Broadway version of "Children of a Lesser God," has died. Full Story

Comment period extended on cuckoo protection
04/11/2014 11:51 AM MDT - DENVER (AP) — The public comment period on a proposal to list yellow-billed cuckoos as a threatened species has been extended again as a result of the government shutdown last fall. Full Story

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At Boston Marathon, they ran; he hugged.

Ken Nwadike Jr., says he missed qualifying for the Boston Marathon by 23 seconds. But he went to Boston anyway and wanted to make an impact. Full Story
John Oliver says he owes Jon Stewart

"I have a pretty intense debt to him," said Oliver, whose show is called "Last Week Tonight." ''I wouldn't be doing this if it wasn't for him." Full Story