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New Mexico racino license in limbo pending court fight

Apr. 18, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Racing Commission on Thursday ratified a proposed settlement aimed at ending a legal dispute that has kept the regulatory panel from making a final decision on awarding the state's sixth and final license for a horse racetrack and casino. The commission voted to...

Report: Uranium plumes for Bluewater Mill site 'stable'

Apr. 14, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — Uranium plumes in a major aquifer in western New Mexico believed to be coming from a closed mine aren't growing, U.S. officials said in a report released last month. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission concluded the plumes in the San Andres-Glorieta and Ancestral Rio San Jose...

Nuclear regulator cites plant for 2 low-level violations

Apr. 12, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A special inspection of a nuclear power plant in Mississippi has resulted in two low-level citations, as its operator says it has continued trying to make improvements. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, in a March 29 report , says Entergy Corp. operators at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station...

Reports critical of children's home in reacting to runaway

Apr. 10, 2019 10:51 AM EDT

ROCKERVILLE, S.D. (AP) — Reports from two regulatory agencies are critical of how staff at the Black Hill's Children's Home responded after a young girl fled from the facility, a runaway who remains missing and is feared dead. The government reports say the Children's Home staff should have called 911...

Indiana Republicans aim to prohibit opening new power plants

Apr. 5, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republicans have proposed an amendment that would temporarily ban the opening of new, large power plants. The moratorium would prohibit state regulators from approving any new power plants, new power contracts or alterations in fuel sources until Jan. 1, 2021. Massive power...

Judge could hand $2B power rate fight to utility regulator

Apr. 2, 2019 9:17 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Days after deciding to go forward with a trial over whether a Mississippi utility overbilled its customers, the judge on Tuesday ordered fresh arguments on whether he has the authority to hear the case. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves canceled the third day of the trial, set for...

State council recommends 11 ways to cut drug overdose rates

Apr. 2, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico council has made 11 recommendations to cut drug overdose rates in the state. The New Mexico Overdose Prevention and Pain Management Advisory Council is comprised of state agencies, regulatory bodies and multiple medical professional associations. The council reviews the...

Alaska moose-hunter can 'rev up' his hovercraft, court rules

Mar. 26, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The National Park Service improperly banned an Alaska moose hunter from using a hovercraft on a river through a national preserve, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a unanimous decision. The court limited the National Park Service's authority to enforce laws and regulations...

California utility fined for its handling of nuke canisters

Mar. 26, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

SAN ONOFRE, Calif. (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is fining the Southern California Edison utility $116,000 for violations in its handling of nuclear canisters at the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The decision announced Monday in an online town hall meeting involves the...

Lawmakers review proposal on marijuana legalization

Mar. 20, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Senate Finance and Judiciary committees have held their first joint hearing on a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana. The Providence Journal reports lawmakers had several criticisms about the proposal unveiled Tuesday, including that it provides too little...