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Romney seeks Utah Republican Party nomination at convention

Romney seeks Utah Republican Party nomination at convention

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Mitt Romney may have one of the best-known names in national politics, but he’s still going to have to face down nearly a dozen Republican contenders in Utah on Saturday in his bid to restart his political career with a U.S. Senate seat. Romney […]

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Former fire chief gets jail time for igniting Utah wildfire

Former fire chief gets jail time for igniting Utah wildfire

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former state trooper and fire chief has been sentenced to 180 days in jail for intentionally igniting a wildfire in eastern Utah last year. The Deseret News reports 38-year-old Rex Richard Olsen was sentenced Tuesday after pleaded guilty in November to a felony charge of arson. […]

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Provo disputes allegations in sexual misconduct lawsuit

Provo disputes allegations in sexual misconduct lawsuit

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Provo officials are disputing the allegations brought forward in a lawsuit that claims the city was negligent by hiring its former police chief and that it failed to properly respond to sexual misconduct reports. The Deseret News reports five women filed a suit last month accusing former […]

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Police: Utah parents planned murder-suicide that killed kids

Police: Utah parents planned murder-suicide that killed kids

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police documents say a couple who recently moved from Switzerland to Utah planned a murder-suicide that left their family of four dead, buying sleeping pills and researching shootings. The report says 43-year-old Jessica Griffith believed she suffered from terminal health problems and discussed in text […]

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Jesse Hunt brought back to serve as US Alpine director

Jesse Hunt brought back to serve as US Alpine director

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — U.S. Ski and Snowboard has brought back Jesse Hunt to serve as the Alpine director. Hunt takes over for Patrick Riml, who left last month. Hunt held the same role with the organization before leaving in 2009. When Hunt was in charge during in his […]

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Report: Utah’s outdoor recreation economy generates $12B

Report: Utah’s outdoor recreation economy generates $12B

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A trade organization’s report shows Utah’s outdoor recreation economy generates more than $12 billion in consumer spending each year and supports 110,000 jobs. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the Outdoor Industry Association on Tuesday released a report that examined outdoor recreation spending in each congressional district in […]

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Utah lawmakers to meet in veto override session Wednesday

Utah lawmakers to meet in veto override session Wednesday

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers will hold a veto override session Wednesday afternoon to try to undo Gov. Gary Herbert’s rejection of two bills expanding their powers. The Republican governor in March vetoed a bill that would force the attorney general to release legal opinions requested by lawmakers […]

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3-year-old girl killed, 8-month-old boy injured in crash

3-year-old girl killed, 8-month-old boy injured in crash

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A 3-year-old girl was killed in a crash in Provo involving four vehicles. Provo Police Detective Nick Dupaix says an 8-month-old boy who was in a red Ford SUV with the 3-year-old was flown Sunday to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. Dupaix says the […]

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Two 12-year-olds injured in ATV near Salina

Two 12-year-olds injured in ATV near Salina

Two 12-year-olds are in the hospital after an ATV accident at the monkey trail riding area east of Salina on Saturday. According to the Salina City Police Department, neither were wearing protective gear or helmets. The Large ATV reportedly rolled on top of both kids. One child was flown to […]

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Trump administration loosens Utah prairie dog protections

Trump administration loosens Utah prairie dog protections

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal wildlife managers under the Trump administration are loosening contentious endangered-species protections for Utah prairie dogs, which worries animal advocates but relieves people in southern Utah who say their town was overrun by the burrowing creatures. The new U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rules finalized […]

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