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Trump administration approves 2 coal mining projects in Utah

Trump administration approves 2 coal mining projects in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday announced the approval of two coal mining projects in southern Utah, including one nestled between two national parks in the state’s red rock region. The U.S. Department of the Interior announced the mining projects in a news release Thursday, declaring […]

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GOP congressman breaks with Trump on emergency declaration

GOP congressman breaks with Trump on emergency declaration

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Republican congressman from Utah says it would be a mistake for President Donald Trump to declare a national emergency to fund a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart said in a statement Thursday that the declaration would set a dangerous precedent. […]

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Experts: Southwestern US sees some drought relief

Experts: Southwestern US sees some drought relief

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Drought conditions in much of the southwestern United States have improved due to surges of moisture over the last few months, but national forecasters and climate experts are warning that it hasn’t been enough to alleviate concerns about long-term water supplies around the region. Officials with […]

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Sitting at the bar of Murphy's  at 160 So. Main Street in Salt Lake,  Finley Armstrong (front) and Steve Fugitt  take drags on what could be one of their last cigarettes  smoked  in a bar on  Friday, December 26, 2008.  A new law goes into effect on the first of January banning smoking in bars.Paul Fraughton / Salt Lake Tribune

New push to raise age limit for tobacco comes to Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah city is raising the age limit to buy tobacco products to 21, and a state lawmaker says the rest of the state should follow suit. The Deseret News reports the Lehi City Council unanimously approved the change Tuesday, and shortly after Republican Rep. Steve Eliason […]

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Lawmaker pulls proposed transgender birth certificate ban

Lawmaker pulls proposed transgender birth certificate ban

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah lawmaker is shelving a proposal that would have blocked transgender people from changing their gender on birth certificates, prompting a sigh of relief for LGBT advocates. The legislation pulled Thursday by Republican Rep. Merrill Nelson would have changed general longstanding practice and declared […]

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Target shooter who killed teen ordered to teach gun safety

Target shooter who killed teen ordered to teach gun safety

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A target shooter in Utah who accidentally shot and killed a 14-year-old boy has been ordered to teach gun safety. A judge on Wednesday sentenced 40-year-old Kayleen Richins, who was convicted of negligent homicide, to appear in an educational video for a sportsmen’s group and […]

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Cash for Clean Air Legislation

Cash for Clean Air Legislation

Using gas battery operated rather than gas model lawnmowers … replacing wood stoves with natural gas appliances, Utah lawmakers on Wednesday considered more than $100 million in requests to improve air quality. Members of the Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee listened to presentations from lawmakers and the […]

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Lee & Romney Just Disagree on Public Lands Bill

Lee & Romney Just Disagree on Public Lands Bill

 Utah’s Republican senators canceled out each other’s vote on a massive bipartisan public lands bill that sailed through the U.S. Senate. Senator Mike Lee voted against the package of more than 100 public lands, natural resources and water bills, while Sen. Mitt Romney voted for it. It passed 92-8. The […]

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Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning

Winter Storm Warning issued February 14 at 4:39AM MST until February 15 at 5:00AM MST by NWS Saltlake …WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 AM MST FRIDAY… * WHAT…Heavy snow. Snow accumulations of 1 to 2 feet with up to 30 inches possible for the Bear River Range. […]

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Ex-Weber County judge ends harassment suit with court clerk

Ex-Weber County judge ends harassment suit with court clerk

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Weber County court clerk has reached a settlement to end a sexual harassment lawsuit against a former judge who wrote a love poem to her. The Standard-Examiner reports attorneys have reached an out-of-court settlement on a punitive damages claim between ex-county justice court […]

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