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Bill would let motorcyclists drive between cars during jams

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Senate on Thursday backed a bill allowing motorcycles to pass between cars or trucks during highway traffic jams.

April 23, 2015 3:49 pmLoading…
Bullock signs campaign finance bill into law

Bullock signs campaign finance bill into law

HELENA, Mont. — The governor signed a measure Wednesday that he says will make Montana elections the most transparent in the nation.

April 22, 2015 5:08 pmLoading…
Bullock signs campaign finance bill into law

Bullock signs campaign finance bill into law

Montana Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock signs a bill requiring more disclosure surrounding campaign donations on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the Capitol, while Republican lawmakers Rep. Frank Garner, left, and Sen. Duane Ankney look on in Helena, Mont. The new law will require groups that spe…

April 22, 2015 5:08 pmLoading…
Debate between solar groups, NV Energy heats up with protest

Debate between solar groups, NV Energy heats up with protest

LAS VEGAS — Hundreds of advocates for rooftop solar installations gathered outside NV Energy headquarters in Las Vegas on Wednesday, toting signs and chanting in protest of a state cap on how many solar customers can sell energy back to utility companies.

April 22, 2015 2:54 pm Photos

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Debate between solar groups, NV Energy heats up with protest

Debate between solar groups, NV Energy heats up with protest

Protestors, including Ronald Brittan, right, line up along the street during a rally in front of NV Energy Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Las Vegas. Hundreds of activists gathered outside NV Energy headquarters in Las Vegas to protest a state cap affecting rooftop solar installations and urge…

April 22, 2015 2:54 pmLoading…
Debate between solar groups, NV Energy heats up with protest

Debate between solar groups, NV Energy heats up with protest

A protestor holds up a sign during a rally in front of NV Energy, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Las Vegas. Hundreds of activists gathered outside NV Energy headquarters in Las Vegas to protest a state cap affecting rooftop solar installations and urge the Legislature to lift it.(AP Photo/Joh…

April 22, 2015 2:54 pmLoading…
Debate between solar groups, NV Energy heats up with protest

Debate between solar groups, NV Energy heats up with protest

Protestors chant during a rally in front of NV Energy Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Las Vegas. Hundreds of activists gathered outside NV Energy headquarters in Las Vegas to protest a state cap affecting rooftop solar installations and urge the Legislature to lift it.(AP Photo/John Locher)

April 22, 2015 2:54 pmLoading…
Debate between solar groups, NV Energy heats up with protest

Debate between solar groups, NV Energy heats up with protest

Michelle Balistreri, right, and Chandler Gray attend a rally in front of NV Energy, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Las Vegas. Hundreds of activists gathered outside NV Energy headquarters in Las Vegas to protest a state cap affecting rooftop solar installations and urge the Legislature to lif…

April 22, 2015 2:54 pmLoading…
Debate between solar groups, NV Energy heats up with protest

Debate between solar groups, NV Energy heats up with protest

Max Britton, center, speaks during a rally in front of NV Energy, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Las Vegas. Hundreds of activists gathered outside NV Energy headquarters in Las Vegas to protest a state cap affecting rooftop solar installations and urge the Legislature to lift it.(AP Photo/Joh…

April 22, 2015 2:54 pmLoading…
New Mexico regulators adopt new rules for Lyft, Uber

New Mexico regulators adopt new rules for Lyft, Uber

FILE--In this file photo taken, Dec. 16, 2014, a woman leaves the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco, Calif. The Portland, Ore., City Council is expected to OK allowing Uber to operate legally while removing fare limits for traditional taxi companies with Uber drivers getting background c…

April 22, 2015 2:25 pmLoading…
New Mexico regulators adopt new rules for Lyft, Uber

New Mexico regulators adopt new rules for Lyft, Uber

FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2015 file photo, taxi cabs line the street outside the State House in Trenton, N.J. Lawmakers are betting they can strike the right balance with new legislation aimed at making ridesharing services or transportation networking companies like Uber and Lyft safer. But ma…

April 22, 2015 2:25 pmLoading…
New Mexico regulators adopt new rules for Lyft, Uber

New Mexico regulators adopt new rules for Lyft, Uber

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Months after confusion and threats of ordered closures, New Mexico regulators approved new rules on Wednesday to allow ride-booking services Lyft and Uber to operate in the state.

April 22, 2015 2:25 pm Photos

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Governor vetoes proposed raise to Washington speed limits

OLYMPIA, Wash. — In the first use of Gov. Jay Inslee's veto power in 2015, he struck out a section of a bill Wednesday morning that would have enabled raising the speed limit from 70 to 75 mph on state highways.

April 22, 2015 1:27 pmLoading…
JTED program needs to be funded robustly

JTED program needs to be funded robustly

Instead, it is being torn apart piece by piece by state budget cuts.

April 20, 2015 5:15 pmLoading…

Bill limiting Native American mascots passes Colorado House

DENVER — Native American mascots would be prohibited at Colorado schools unless a tribe approves, under a Democrat-sponsored bill that passed the House by just one vote Wednesday.

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Kansas set to bar poor using aid for swimming pools, psychic

Kansas set to bar poor using aid for swimming pools, psychic

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas is close to telling poor families by law that they can't use cash assistance from the state to visit swimming pools, get tattoos or consult with psychics among a list of other things, leading critics to focus on whether tighter rules for social services will make life m…

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Lawmaker wants to make crime of felons owning vicious dogs

MADISON, Wis. — Felons could face criminal charges for owning vicious dogs under a bill introduced recently by a Wisconsin lawmaker.

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Kansas Legislature passes tighter rules for social services

Kansas Legislature passes tighter rules for social services

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback answers questions during a news conference Thursday, April 2, 2015, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Brownback said he's open to increasing the state's 6.3 percent sales tax to help balance the state budget. (AP Photo/Nicholas Clayton)

April 02, 2015 7:19 pmLoading…
Ruling: No state pension for ex-lawmaker in porn case

Ruling: No state pension for ex-lawmaker in porn case

ELGIN, Ill. — Attorney General Lisa Madigan says Illinois should deny a pension to a terminally ill former lawmaker for compiling and trading more than 2,700 child pornographic images.

April 02, 2015 1:17 pmLoading…
Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

Opinions on Common Core, water conservation idea, plastic bag laws, interest rates.

March 22, 2015 5:00 pmLoading…

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