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  • Turner case tests bounds of 'citizen legislature'

    By TOM LoBIANCO - Associated Press

    When a legislative ethics panel meets this week to review the case of House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner, members could have trouble finding clear-cut answers, in large part because of the Indiana General Assembly's status as a "citizen legislature." Published April 20, 2014

  • Bid, Dick, bid: 'Dick and Jane' artworks for sale

    By Associated Press

    In the portrait, the little boy's blue eyes twinkle as he looks straight ahead. His apple cheeks shine. There's a gap in his teeth, and his reddish-brown hair is just slightly tousled. He's an All-American boy. Published April 20, 2014

  • Colorado pot law frustrates Nebraska law officers

    By Associated Press

    Some Nebraska law enforcement officers are increasingly frustrated that their agencies have to bear the cost of jailing and prosecuting people for drug violations tied to Colorado's legalized marijuana. Published April 20, 2014

  • Documents link state-sponsored company, pipeline

    By Associated Press

    A state-sponsored company that directed millions of dollars from foreign investors to the idled Northern Beef Packers plant and other projects in South Dakota before running afoul of authorities also attempted to help finance the now-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline, documents show. Published April 20, 2014

  • Pa. labor dispute law change runs into opposition

    By Associated Press

    A proposal to change Pennsylvania law regarding stalking and harassment in labor disputes is generating a dispute among Republicans in the state Legislature. Published April 20, 2014

  • Jackson officials to drill at landslide's crest

    By Associated Press

    Workers were building a path Sunday to haul a drilling rig up a slow-moving landslide as Jackson officials looked for information to help stop the collapsing earth threatening homes and businesses. Published April 20, 2014

  • General Mills scraps controversial new legal terms

    By Associated Press

    General Mills is scrapping a controversial plan to strip consumers of their right to sue the food company. Published April 20, 2014

  • State repairs to Toston dam cost about $2M

    By TOM KUGLIN - Associated Press

    When a leak sprang in one of Toston Dam's 23-year-old rubber bladders in 2012, it took fewer than three hours for the entire 327 acre reservoir to drain and for farmers to lose irrigation water for five days. Current construction on the dam aims to stop a similar event from happening again, and so far it is coming in under budget. Published April 20, 2014

  • Bankruptcy filings in New Mexico below US average

    By Associated Press

    Bankruptcy filings in New Mexico dipped in 2013, continuing a downward trend that started in 2010. Published April 20, 2014

  • Past work credited for luring data center to Iowa

    By Associated Press

    West Des Moines officials say their past work with major companies played an important role in attracting a $1.1 billion Microsoft data center to their city. Published April 20, 2014

  • Tahoe tourism officials borrow ideas from Utah

    By Associated Press

    Tourism officials from several key Lake Tahoe agencies have paid a visit to Park City, Utah, to catch a glimpse at how another mountain town operates and manages its major challenges. Published April 20, 2014

  • Bee colonies damaged after almond pollination

    By Associated Press

    Some California beekeepers say pesticides may be to blame for the death or damage of as many as 80,000 bee colonies after the insects pollinated almond trees in the San Joaquin Valley. Published April 20, 2014

  • ID, NV, UT have among highest payday loan rates

    By Associated Press

    Idaho, Nevada and Utah have among the nation's highest interest rates for payday loans, according to a report. Published April 20, 2014

  • Connected vehicles conference coming to Ann Arbor

    By Associated Press

    Industry, academic and policy experts will be in Ann Arbor this week for a connected cars conference. Published April 20, 2014

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