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Voters Decide on Sanctuary City, Airbnb Rentals

Voters in the West took a dim view of taxes, while New Yorkers backed a new way to elect some of their leaders and a New Jersey city cracked down on Airbnb. Tucson voters seemed uninterested in becoming a sanctuary city, and those in Washington weighed whet...
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Should Grizzly Bears Be Restored to California’s Sierra?

Wildlife advocates are seeking a court order that would force U.S. officials to consider if grizzly bears should be restored to California's Sierra Nevada and habitats in other Western states, following the animals' resurgence in the Northern Rockies. Grizz...
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Colorado Dog Reunited With Florida Family After 2017 Theft

SOUTHWEST RANCHES, Fla. — A dog found abandoned in Colorado has been returned to its family, nearly two years after it was stolen in Florida as a puppy. Animal charity organization Wings of Rescue says the German Shepherd named Cedar was covered with snow i...
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Marijuana ER Visits Climb in Denver Hospital Study

Five years after Colorado first legalized marijuana, a new study shows pot's bad effects are sending more people to the emergency room. Inhaled marijuana caused the most severe problems at one large Denver a...
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Crews Get Upper Hand on Destructive Wildfires in West

LOS ANGELES — Firefighters continued to build containment around several destructive wildfires burning in California, though one stubborn blaze in the northern part of the state grew significantly and crossed the border into Oregon. The blaze on the Califor...