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Supreme Court to hear challenge to California farmers’ case against government-sanctioned invasion of private property

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The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case brought by the Pacific Legal Foundation on behalf of Cedar Point Nursery and Fowler Packing Company asking it to invalidate a California regulation requiring union employees to enter private property for roughly 360 hours a year.

Drilling ban, lease moratorium on federal lands would cause 'significant fiscal and economic losses' for western states, Wyoming study finds

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Restricting oil and gas development on federal lands in eight western states would prove costly, according to a new study released Tuesday by the state of Wyoming.

Heat and drought to stifle West through end of June

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Desert locations are likely to have the most brutal conditions, surpassing 110 degrees Fahrenheit for several days this week in places like Phoenix and Needles, California. Death Valley is forecast to reach 120 F one or more times in the coming week. Expect a warm week in drought-plagued southwest Colorado, too.