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Zion, Bryce Canyon parks report record number of visitors

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Both Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks have reported a record number of visitors for 2017. The Spectrum reported Thursday that Zion National Park saw more than 4.5 million visitors last year, which is up 5 percent from 2016. While Bryce Canyon National Park recorded […]

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Robert Redford addresses Weinstein, Me Too at Sundance

Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford did not shy away from addressing the elephants in the room — Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo — Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival, saying that the fallen executive is not “going to stop the show.” Both the lingering shadow of Weinstein, who long lorded […]

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Crews working to repair I-15 after gas tanker explosion

MIDVALE, Utah (AP) — Crews have been working for hours to clear a portion of Interstate 15 in Midvale after a double tanker vehicle hauling gasoline exploded Thursday night. No one was injured, but the blaze temporarily shut down traffic in both directions. The Utah Department of Transportation dispatched crews […]

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Romney talks business, not Senate run, with Utah tech crowd

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney talked business with a dose of politics in an appearance before Utah’s tech industry but kept mum about his political future Friday amid rampant speculation about a Senate run. Instead, the frequent critic of President Donald Trump emphasized the […]

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University of Utah Names New President

SALT LAKE CITY (AP)-Per The Associated Press and the Salt Lake Tribune, late Thursday evening, the University of Utah named Ruth Watkins as the 16th president in school history. Watkins, who was previously the U of U’s provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs as of 2014, also spent […]

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Mormon missionary dies in Argentina from undiagnosed illness

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon missionary serving in Argentina has died. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Thursday in a news release that 20-year-old Emilio Ignacio Pradenas Diaz of Chile died Monday after a “brief, undiagnosed illness.” The cause of his death hasn’t been determined. […]

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Teen baby sitter arrested in toddler’s death

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A teenage baby sitter is under arrest in the death of a Utah toddler. West Valley City police said Wednesday the 17-year-old male was watching the boy when emergency crews were called to the house on a report of an unconscious child. Jaycieion Sanchez died […]

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No Utah cities make the cut for second Amazon headquarters

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — No Utah locations are on the short list of cities in the running for a new Amazon headquarters. The online retailer released a list of 20 finalists for its second headquarters on Thursday. Most were on the East Coast and Midwest; Los Angeles was the […]

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Distracted driver deaths down, but aggressive drivers are up

(Taylorsville, UT) — Fewer people were killed on Utah’s roadways in 2017 than the year before. According to the Utah Department of Transportation, 273 people were killed in accidents last year. That’s seven fewer than the year before. UDOT officials say the number of people who died in crashes involving […]

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No Utah cities make the cut for second Amazon headquarters

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — No Utah locations are on the short list of cities in the running for a new Amazon headquarters. The online retailer released a list of 20 finalists for its second headquarters on Thursday. Most were on the East Coast and Midwest; Los Angeles was the […]

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