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Articles by: Dan Jessop

Herbert signs Marijuana Bill

Herbert signs Marijuana Bill

The Utah Legislature signaled overwhelming support for a sweeping medical marijuana compromise bill fraught with complexity and political risk, but which nonetheless enjoyed broad support among key groups both for and against Proposition 2 on Monday. During a special legislative session lawmakers spent weeks preparing for, both the Utah Senate […]

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Bush/Clinton Forged a Friendship

Bush/Clinton Forged a Friendship

President Clinton says he became the “black sheep” adoptive son into George Herbert Walker Bush’s family. President Bush left this note to incoming President Clinton. Thus began a friendship and a tradition of service for the Democrat and Republican presidents. “Dear Bill,” George H.W. Bush scribbled Jan. 20, 1993, to […]

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Low water levels of Lake Mead is seen near the Hoover Dam on the Nevada and Arizona border in this April 11, 2015, file photo.  REUTERS/Jim Urquhart/Files

Banking Water

Utah is developing pilot projects for water banking, looking to shore up supplies in times of drought but preserve users’ water rights that aren’t being exercised. The Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Interim Committee on Wednesday endorsed a draft resolution by Sen. Jani Iwamoto, D-Holladay, that encourages the continued study […]

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Man Dies After Work Trailer Stolen

Man Dies After Work Trailer Stolen

A Taylorsville family is hoping to get a stolen trailer filled with tools back. Right after the owner discovered the trailer missing, the family said he died of a heart attack. Patrick Kartchner realized the trailer was gone Monday morning as he went outside for work. Kartchner’s daughter Jadian said […]

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Fire Containment Increases

Fire Containment Increases

Utah’s two largest remaining wildfires are now more than half contained, according to an update released by firefighting officials. The Pole Creek Fire burning in southeastern Utah County is now 56 percent contained — a jump in containment from 41 percent Monday. Great Basin Incident Management Team officials said they […]

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Wildfires & Smoke

Wildfires & Smoke

The Pole Creek Fire and Bald Mountain Fire in Utah County have burned over 68,000 acres combined. Photo taken near Elk Ridge and Woodland Hills. Dangerous fire conditions, evacuations continue this Saturday September 15th. The Heber Valley experiencing smokey conditions

Wallsburg Fire

Wallsburg Fire

Crews quickly extinguished a wildfire in the Wallsburg area late Friday September 14th. Evacuation orders have been lifted

Cyclist Critical

Cyclist Critical

A motorcycle rider is in extremely critical condition following a crash in Provo Canyon. The Utah Highway Patrol says the rider lost control of the motorcycle last night and crashed into a pair of trucks parked on the side of the road. The rider was thrown from the bike and […]

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Snow’s Search

Snow’s Search

Two Public meetings to gather public input on the selection of the next Snow College president are set for September 12th, 4-5p on the Ephraim Campus and 7-8p Richfield campus. Information at snow.edu/presidentialsearch

A male pedestrian was killed when he was hit by a crude oil tanker on SR-40 at milepost 15, near the Wasatch Commons apartments early Saturday morning. The semi-truck driver was uninjured in the crash. UDPS says the victim did not have any identification on him and he appears to […]

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