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Swollen and fast-moving Utah rivers, a dangerous combination

OAKLEY, Utah (AP) — Authorities in Utah are ratcheting up warnings telling people to stay away from the raging, icy waterways that are extremely dangerous this spring due to a snowy winter and wet spring. The conditions have also triggered flood alerts and led officials to offer sand bags to […]

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US senator suggests reforms for Navajo housing authority

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The findings of an investigation initiated by a U.S. senator into the spending of federal housing grants on the nation’s largest American Indian reservation suggest mismanagement resulted in cost overruns and delays. Top Navajo Nation officials on Thursday detailed the findings along with numerous recommendations made […]

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Salt Lake City mayor criticizes Paris accord withdrawal

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The mayor of Salt Lake City says Utah’s capital city will continue to follow the guidelines of the Paris climate change accord despite Republican President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the pact. Mayor Jackie Biskupski, a Democrat, said in a news […]

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Records: Accuser said police chief’s job made her afraid

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police records show a woman who filed a sexual assault complaint against the former Provo police chief says she was afraid to refuse his advances because of his powerful position. The report released Thursday shows former Provo Police Chief John King acknowledged having sex with […]

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Utah GOP asking for $25 fee to vote on Chaffetz replacement

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s Republican Party is asking delegates to donate $25 at the door of the party’s special convention to replace Congressman Jason Chaffetz, but the idea isn’t sitting well with everyone. Party chair Rob Anderson said Thursday he’s trying to pay off the party’s deep debts, […]

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LDS Church, Rock Climbers, Reach Deal on Canyon Use

SALT LAKE CITY (AP)-Per a report from the Salt Lake Tribune, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and a Utah rock-climbing coalition have reached an agreement on how to use Little Cottonwood Canyon. The Salt Lake City-based faith, which owns the Wasatch Records Vault a mile up the […]

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The Latest: Man gets 7 years in Nevada ranch standoff case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge called a New Hampshire man a “bully vigilante” and sentenced him to more than seven years in prison for organizing armed backers of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy following a standoff with U.S. agents in 2014. Gerald “Jerry” DeLemus (de-LAY’-mus) on Wednesday became the first […]

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Feds bust multi-million-dollar opioid-drug ring in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal authorities in Utah say they’ve busted a multimillion-dollar opioid-drug ring based in a suburban Salt Lake City basement, underscoring how a small operation can quickly turn out hundreds of thousands of potentially fatal fentanyl pills to eager buyers. U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber […]

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1-year-old nearly drowns after stroller falls in Utah canal

BOTHWELL, Utah (AP) — A 1-year-old child nearly drowned when their stroller rolled into a canal in Utah, but a passer-by was able to revive the child by performing CPR. The child’s mother was walking near a road Wednesday with her four children when her 5-year-old who was on a […]

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Church returns $150K from man convicted in retirement scheme

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church will return $150,000 in donations from a Utah man serving a 10-year prison sentence for stealing $24 million from retirement accounts investors set up with his company. Curtis DeYoung and his wife had paid about $240,000 in tithing to The Church of […]

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