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DENVER | Utility aims for zero carbon emission from electric power

DENVER— A utility serving 3.6 million electricity customers in eight states said Tuesday it will try to eliminate all its carbon emissions from electrical generation by 2050. Xcel Energy CEO Ben Fowke acknowledged that not all the technologies the company needs to meet that goal are available yet on a commercial scale, but he said … Continue reading DENVER | Utility aims for zero carbon emission from electric power

WASHINGTON | Trump grants poultry pardons to turkeys Peas and Carrots

WASHINGTON  — In an annual Thanksgiving tradition, President Donald Trump has used the power of his office to keep a pair of turkeys off the holiday table. Trump’s poultry pardon means the two turkeys — a 39-pound bird named Peas and a 41-pounder named Carrots — will get to live the rest of their lives … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump grants poultry pardons to turkeys Peas and Carrots

LAS VEGAS | Harry Reid’s political machine keeps humming in Nevada

LAS VEGAS — Harry Reid may no longer lead Senate Democrats in Washington, but the political machine he built in Nevada has Republicans on the run. Democrats romped up and down the state in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, ousting Republican Sen. Dean Heller, winning races for governor and lieutenant governor, and expanding their state … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Harry Reid’s political machine keeps humming in Nevada

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. | Sutton’s formula puts Democrats within reach in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— With a cowboy’s appeal and a carefully tailored image as a moderate, Democrat Billie Sutton is waging a surprisingly successful campaign that’s put his party within striking distance of winning South Dakota’s governorship for the first time in over four decades. Sutton, a state senator and former professional rodeo rider, on Thursday … Continue reading SIOUX FALLS, S.D. | Sutton’s formula puts Democrats within reach in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. | AP FACT CHECK: Noem lacks proof Sutton supports income tax

PIERRE, S.D.  — U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem is considered a favorite to become South Dakota’s first female governor after she easily won the deep red state’s June Republican primary. But Billie Sutton, a state senator and former professional rodeo cowboy who was paralyzed in a 2007 rodeo accident, has mounted a spirited challenge to be … Continue reading PIERRE, S.D. | AP FACT CHECK: Noem lacks proof Sutton supports income tax

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Montana’s Sen. Tester to vote against Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Senate Republicans do not yet have the votes to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. That’s according to Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, the third-ranking member of Republican leadership. Thune said that Republicans still have “a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Montana’s Sen. Tester to vote against Kavanaugh

LINCOLN, Neb. | Keystone XL developer plans to start construction in 2019

LINCOLN, Neb.— The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline plans to start construction next year, after a U.S. State Department review ordered by a federal judge concluded that major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and could quickly be mitigated, a company spokesman said Monday. TransCanada spokesman Matthew John said the company remains … Continue reading LINCOLN, Neb. | Keystone XL developer plans to start construction in 2019

BILLINGS, Mont | Tribes say Trump illegally approved oil pipeline from Canada

BILLINGS, Mont — Native American tribes in Montana and South Dakota say the Trump administration unlawfully approved the Keystone XL oil pipeline without fully considering its potential damage to cultural sites. Attorneys for the Fort Belknap and Rosebud Sioux tribes sued the U.S. State Department Monday, asking a court to rescind the line’s permit. The … Continue reading BILLINGS, Mont | Tribes say Trump illegally approved oil pipeline from Canada