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Weber State student facing charges over threats

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a Weber State University student is charged with making terroristic threats after being accused of saying he would kill university employees over a disciplinary matter. The Standard-Examiner reports the 35-year-old man was arrested last week upon his release from a hospital psychiatric ward. He’s […]

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Hate-Crimes Bill Returning To State Legislature 

(Salt Lake City, UT)  –  State lawmakers will again consider a bill to create stiffer punishment for crimes that target people for their race, gender or other characteristics.  Senator Daniel Thatcher of West Valley City plans to reintroduce a hate-crimes bill that was shot down last year after heated debate.  The […]

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Police Warn Of Solar Salesmen Scam 

Unified Police are warning homeowners to watch out for a group of thieves who pose as solar panel salesmen.  Investigators say the group pretends to sell solar systems, but is actually breaking into homes when it finds no one is there.  Thousands of dollars in cash, jewelry and other valuables […]

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‘Death with Dignity’ bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Congressional committee that oversees District of Columbia affairs says he’ll block a city bill that would allow terminally ill patients to end their own lives with a doctor’s help. Media outlets report that Rep. Jason Chaffetz told reporters Monday that he fundamentally disagrees […]

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Poll: Utahns Want Replacement For ACA 

(Undated)  –  A majority of people in Utah want to see something different in place of the Affordable Care Act.  A new poll shows that 64 percent want to see it repealed and replaced.  The poll also shows that 34 percent want Obamacare to be left alone.Â

Missing Colorado Woman May Be In St. George 

(St. George, UT)  –  An at-risk missing Colorado woman may possibly be in southern Utah.  Police announced yesterday that 57-year-old Cecelia Heitman of Aurora might be in the St. George area.  Police say she was last seen on December 29th and is believed to be wearing a navy blue jacket, blue […]

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Caution urged about proposed income tax increase for schools

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two of the highest-ranking Utah state lawmakers urged caution Monday about a proposed income tax increase that would send an estimated $750 million annually to schools because they say it could hurt the state’s economy by scaring away companies. A group called Education First is […]

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BLM Looks for Public Comment on Calf Creek Improvements

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM), has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) to evaluate the environmental effects of the BLM proposal to make improvements to the Calf Creek Recreation Area. The recreation area is located along Highway 12 between Escalante and Boulder, Utah, in Garfield […]

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Utah Senators Push Limiting Antiquities Act

(Washington, DC) — Utah Senators Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee are pushing legislation to limit executive powers after President Obama’s designation of the Bears Ears National Monument. It proposes requiring state approval and authorization by Congress to approve a new national monument site. If passed, it would have no impact […]

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Romney Praises Trump Education Pick

(Salt Lake City, UT) — Mitt Romney is supporting President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of Education. Billionaire Betsy DeVos is being criticized for having no experience in education on an administrative level. Romney says the charter school advocate has the ability to challenge the status quo because of her […]

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