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Swallow defense witnesses begin in influence-peddling trial

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A political public affairs consultant is testifying that ex-Utah Attorney General John Swallow’s campaign finance reports seemed common for a person seeking statewide office. Gary Marx spoke Tuesday as a defense witness during the influence-peddling trial for Swallow. Swallow denies accusations that he took campaign […]

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Herbert to outdoor show: ‘We’re going to have to part ways’

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A newly released audio recording of a conference call about the future of a lucrative outdoor retailer show in Utah reveals that Gov. Gary Herbert refused to acquiesce to demands from heavy hitters of the outdoor industry to abandon his push to have the Bears […]

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Bill Calls For More Testing For Teachers

(Salt Lake City, UT) — A bill moving through the state House requires teachers to take the equivalent of a board exam. Under the proposal, graduates of a university education program would have to pass a test of skills like lesson planning and classroom management. It would cost teachers up […]

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Huntsman Considered For Deputy Secretary Of State

(Salt Lake City, UT) — Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Junior is being considered for deputy secretary of state. “The Wall Street Journal” reports Trump is now looking at Huntsman for the State Department post after passing on Elliot Abrams. The Journal says Abrams was turned down because he was […]

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The Latest: Liquor bill to allow open or walled off buffer

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah-based Mormon church appears supportive of a proposal to overhaul liquor laws in the state. Eric Hawkins, a spokesman for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said in a statement Monday that the bill appears to make “an admirable attempt” to address […]

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Woman killed, 17-car pileup closes part of I-15 in Utah

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A 17-vehicle pileup in snowy conditions in northern Utah closed a stretch of U.S. Interstate 15 in Provo, and a 37-year-old woman was killed in a separate crash on I-15 a few miles away in Orem. Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce told The (Provo) Daily […]

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Lawmaker pushes for state to buy sliver of Bears Ears land

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In the hopes that the new Bears Ears National Monument will be rescinded, a Utah lawmaker has already introduced a resolution encouraging the state to redesignate a small slice of the area and make it a state park. Republican bill sponsor Rep. Michael Noel said […]

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The Latest on a proposal to overhaul Utah liquor laws

A Utah lawmaker says some restaurants may find it difficult to comply with his proposal requiring a buffer zone around a bar, but he say she hopes to find a way to address their concerns. Kaysville Republican Rep. Brad Wilson told reporters Monday that he’s met with several dozen stakeholders, […]

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BLM Concludes Cedar Mountain Wild Horse Gather, Removal and PZP Treatment

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah— The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Salt Lake Field Office concluded the gathering and removing of excess wild horses from within and outside the Cedar Mountain Wild Horse Herd Management Area (HMA) in western Utah on Feb. 21st. The BLM gathered a total of 534 horses, […]

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Utah bill would keep police names secret after shootings

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah legislator is pushing for a “cooling-off period” that would keep secret the names of any law enforcement officers involved in shootings for up to four months. Republican Rep. Mike McKell of Spanish Fork tells the Deseret News the bill he is sponsoring is […]

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