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Man accused of killing city worker will stay behind bars

Man accused of killing city worker will stay behind bars

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man accused of fatally shooting a city code enforcement officer after what he considered years of harassment over laws requiring cleanup of trash and weeds outside his home will stay behind bars after a judge on Tuesday refused to lift a no-bail order. […]

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State School Board OKs $600K budget for public relations

State School Board OKs $600K budget for public relations

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah State Board of Education has agreed to budget nearly $600,000 for strategic communications. The Deseret News reports the board agreed to budget $596,652.77 in unexpended federal lease funds for an array of strategic communication services, such as public relations counsel and public opinion polls, to […]

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Dabakis to face Biskupski for Salt Lake City mayor in 2019

Dabakis to face Biskupski for Salt Lake City mayor in 2019

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outgoing Utah state Sen. Jim Dabakis will challenge incumbent Salt Lake City mayor Jackie Biskupski in next year’s election. Dabakis announced his candidacy Tuesday with a Facebook video in which he said a mayor should be a great city ambassador, know how to run a […]

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Lawmaker seeks redesign of ‘SOB’ Utah state flag

Lawmaker seeks redesign of ‘SOB’ Utah state flag

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah state lawmaker is leading an effort to redesign a clunky Utah state flag that critics have called an “S.O.B.” — seal on a bedsheet. State Rep Steve Handy recently announced he will introduce a bill creating a flag review commission that could ultimately […]

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Legal brothel owners upset over proposed Elko license fees

Legal brothel owners upset over proposed Elko license fees

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Legal brothel owners in northeastern Nevada are trying to beat back the city of Elko’s proposal to double their license application fees and more than triple renewal fees at the regulated houses of prostitution. The Elko Daily Free Press reports the dramatic increases are outlined in […]

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Nevada man central to Howard Hughes inheritance fight dies

Nevada man central to Howard Hughes inheritance fight dies

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Melvin Dummar, a delivery driver who falsely claimed that billionaire Howard Hughes left a handwritten will bequeathing him $156 million when he died in 1976, has died in rural Nevada. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly (WER’-lee) said Dummar died Sunday under hospice care. He was 74. […]

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Polygamous group lets go of sprawling Arizona worship center

Polygamous group lets go of sprawling Arizona worship center

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A polygamous group based on the Utah-Arizona border is letting go of the sprawling building where its members worshipped, in the latest sign that the sect run by imprisoned leader Warren Jeffs is crumbling and losing control of the community it ruled for a century. […]

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Police: Man shoves Christmas tree, fires gun at roommates

Police: Man shoves Christmas tree, fires gun at roommates

FRANCIS, Utah (AP) — A Utah man is facing charges after police say he drunkenly knocked over a roommate’s Christmas tree and then fired about 15 shots from a handgun at two people. KSTU-TV reports Randal Weed Dickinson was arrested Sunday following gunshots that struck appliances and went through walls but didn’t […]

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West Wendover police fatally shoot Utah man near NV-UT line

West Wendover police fatally shoot Utah man near NV-UT line

WEST WENDOVER, Nev. (AP) — Elko County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting over the weekend on the Nevada-Utah line. The West Wendover, Nevada police department reports one of its officers shot and killed the driver of a small pickup who produced a knife during a pursuit Saturday […]

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Mrs. Fields Cookies settles discrimination claim for $26K

Mrs. Fields Cookies settles discrimination claim for $26K

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Cookie retailer Mrs. Fields will pay more than $26,000 in penalties to settle a claim that it discriminated against non-U.S. citizens authorized to work. The U.S. Department of Justice announced the agreement in a news release Thursday with the Broomfield, Colorado-based company. According to the department, Mrs. […]

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