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Business officials: ‘Dry port’ could make Utah a freight hub

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Some of the Utah’s top business leaders and officials say building an inland port could provide a major boost to the local economy as cargo is ferried from West Coast seaports to the rest of the country. Similar “dry ports” have been built around the […]

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Another settlement for Navajo Nation abandoned mines cleanup

PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government has reached another settlement for cleanup work at abandoned uranium mines across the Navajo Nation. The U.S. Justice Department, Environmental Protection Agency and tribe announced a settlement agreement Tuesday with two affiliated subsidiaries of Freeport-McMoRan for the cleanup of 94 abandoned uranium mines on […]

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2016 Tax Changes

Three Extra Days to File and Pay Taxpayers will have until Tuesday, April 18, 2017 to file their 2016 returns and pay any taxes due. That’s because of the combined impact of the weekend and a holiday in the District of Columbia. The customary April 15 deadline falls on Saturday […]

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Advisory Council Appointed For Future Ivins Area Osteopathic School 

(Ivins, UT)  –  A southwestern Utah medical school has a new advisory board.  The board was named this week for the southern Utah branch being built in Ivins of the Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  The board will help lead the new medical campus set to open its doors […]

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Hatch Happy With Trump Selection Of Chief Aide 

(Washington, D.C.)  –  Utah Senator Orrin Hatch is pleased with the Trump transition team’s selection of Hatch’s chief of staff as a top presidential aide.  Hatch’s Chief of Staff, Robert Porter will take on the role of Assistant to the President and White House Staff Secretary in the new Trump […]

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Rule easing public lands transfer concerns hunters, others

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A change in U.S. House rules making it easier to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands to states is worrying hunters and outdoor enthusiasts across the West who fear losing access. Lawmakers earlier this month passed a rule eliminating a significant budget hurdle and […]

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Piano Guys say inaugural performance isn’t Trump endorsement

NEW YORK (AP) — The Piano Guys are saying their decision to perform at an event marking the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump is not a political endorsement. The Utah-based group, which first found fame on YouTube, is among the few acts to agree to play for the Republican’s inaugural […]

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Romney to join celebration of 2002 Winter Olympics

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be among those next month marking 15 years since Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Olympics. Romney, credited with turning around the scandal-plagued 2002 games, will make an appearance at a Feb. 4 celebration at the Nordic Center […]

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Utah State: Suit over frat party assault should be dismissed

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah State University and a fraternity are asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former student accusing the school and organization of failing to act on reports of sexual assault and heavy drinking at parties. The student, who filed the lawsuit in […]

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TSA: Surge in guns seized at Salt Lake City airport in 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says the number of guns security seized at Salt Lake City International Airport last year jumped more than 50 percent. TSA regional spokeswoman Lorie Dankers says 75 guns were found on passengers or their carry-on bags last year when they went […]

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