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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2012 file photo, Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya speaks during the grand opening of the company's new plant in Twin Falls, Idaho. Greek yogurt giant Chobani announced Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 a $20 million expansion of its world's largest yogurt plant in south-central Idaho to serve as the company's global research and development center. Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya says he's thrilled to begin building a 70,000-square-foot innovation facility in a region he's dubbed the "Silicon Valley of food."(Ashley Smith/Times-News via AP, File)
November 09, 2017 - 1:12 pm
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The founder and CEO of Chobani has no regrets about moving his Greek yogurt company to south-central Idaho, a region he has dubbed the "Silicon Valley of food" but has been embroiled in the national debate over refugee resettlement that spread to boycotts and outcry against...
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This photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 urges people to vote against a building height increases in Tusayan, Arizona. A vote in favor would pave the way for development at an RV park in town. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)
November 08, 2017 - 6:58 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Residents of a small town outside the Grand Canyon's South Rim have rejected a building height increase, but it won't stop developers from pursuing an expanse of retail shops, open space and lodging at the edge of town. Voters in Tusayan turned down a ballot measure Tuesday...
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This artist rendering provided by Confluence Partners, LLC, depicts a proposed aerial tramway, at right, that would ferry tourists from the cliff tops of the east rim of the Grand Canyon to the water's edge of the Colorado and Little Colorado Rivers below. Navajo Nation lawmakers will consider a plan Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, to build an aerial tram to carry visitors to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The special session in Window Rock, Arizona, will be the first time the full Tribal Council takes up the bill. (Confluence Partners, LLC via AP)
October 31, 2017 - 9:10 pm
Tribal lawmakers reticent of developing sacred land at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World said no Tuesday to a multimillion-dollar project to build an aerial tram to take paying visitors to a riverside boardwalk in the Grand Canyon. The Navajo Nation Tribal Council voted 16-2 during a...
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FILE--In this Oct. 16, 2017, file photo, Jenny Parks, CEO of the Los Alamos National Laboratories Foundation, criticizes a proposed overhaul of New Mexico's state science standards for public schools that would omit or delete references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth, at a public hearing in Santa Fe, N.M. Public education officials in New Mexico have retreated from proposed science standards that would have deleted or omitted references to evolution, human contributions to global warming and Earth's age. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, file)
October 27, 2017 - 4:13 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Public education officials in New Mexico have retreated from proposed science standards that would have deleted or omitted references to evolution, human contributions to global warming and Earth's age. Scores of scientists and engineers from Los Alamos National Laboratory —...
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October 26, 2017 - 8:22 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. prosecutors leveled charges Thursday against the billionaire founder of an opioid medication maker that has faced increasing scrutiny from authorities across the country over allegations of pushing prescriptions of powerful painkillers amid a drug epidemic that is claiming...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco ruled Wednesday. Oct. 25, that the government does not have to immediately resume paying "Obamacare" health care subsidies that President Donald Trump cut off. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
October 25, 2017 - 9:47 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected a request from 18 states and the District of Columbia to force the Trump administration to resume paying "Obamacare" subsidies right away and scolded the coalition for claiming health care costs would rise without federal help. State attorneys...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, water flows through an irrigation canal to crops near Lemoore, Calif. A spokesman for the U.S. Department of the Interior said Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, that the Trump administration will not support a giant California water project sought by Gov. Jerry Brown. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
October 25, 2017 - 4:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A massive California water project has drawn opposition from the Trump administration, the government said Wednesday, the latest and one of the most serious blows to Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to re-engineer the state's water system by building two giant tunnels. "The Trump...
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FILE - In this July 27, 2015, file photo, a long line of hikers head out of the Grand Canyon along the Bright Angel Trail at Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz. The National Park Service is floating a proposal to increase entrance fees at 17 of its most popular sites next year. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
October 24, 2017 - 6:55 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service is considering a steep increase in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, mostly in the U.S. West, to address a backlog of maintenance and infrastructure projects. Visitors to the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Zion and other national...
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A sign on the chimney of a home warns looters Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, after it was destroyed by wildfires in Glen Ellen, Calif. California fire officials have reported significant progress on containing wildfires that have ravaged parts of Northern California. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 18, 2017 - 7:42 pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Even before fire wiped out the home she rented for 17 years, Suzanne Finzell had thought about leaving this city on the edge of the San Francisco Bay Area because of rising prices. A spike in housing and other living costs had driven her friends to Nevada and Oregon. Now,...
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In this Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 photo, workers begin repairs to a damaged irrigation pipe at the wildfire-damaged Signorello Estate winery in Napa, Calif. Residents in California wine country are increasingly worried about the ability to pay their bills as wildfires drag on. The state's deadliest group of fires has left many business owners and employees without work or pay for nine days. Business communities are just returning to assess the effect on revenue and jobs. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
October 17, 2017 - 4:56 pm
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Outside one of the first shops to reopen for business on an empty central square in California wine country, clerk Rhiannon Lorenzini swept the sidewalks as the sky cleared of ash more than a week after the state's deadliest group of wildfires ignited. In a wine region that...
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