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US doubles tribal funding to fight violence against women

US doubles tribal funding to fight violence against women

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department will double the funding it gives tribes for public safety programs and crime victims as it tries to tackle the high rates of violence against Native American women, a top official said. The department’s third-highest ranking official said more than $113 million […]

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BYU-Arizona an under the radar game

BYU-Arizona an under the radar game

No games in the opening week of the 2018 college football season have quite the pizazz of last year’s meeting between No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 Florida State. But there still are enough interesting matchups to whet the appetite of fans starving for more football ever since the end of Alabama’s thrilling College […]

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3 homes destroyed, more threatened by Utah wildfires

3 homes destroyed, more threatened by Utah wildfires

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Wildfires burning in Utah have destroyed at least three homes and are threatening about a dozen others. The homes were destroyed Wednesday by the Fruitland Shed fire burning in Duchense County southeast of Salt Lake City. That 20-acre (8-hectare) fire is estimated to be 75 […]

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Monviso Fire is 75 Percent Contained

Monviso Fire is 75 Percent Contained

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah-As of late Monday evening, a report from ABC 4 Utah confirms that the Monviso Fire, burning on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, is 75 percent contained. The official Twitter of Utah Wildfire confirms this is because of “the hard work of the crews and favorable conditions.” As always, […]

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11 South Jordan homes in path of highway realignment

11 South Jordan homes in path of highway realignment

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Nearly a dozen homes in South Jordan could be demolished to make way for a freeway interchange. The Utah Department of Transportation is rebuilding the Bangerter Highway to improve traffic flow. The agency says nearly 60,000 vehicles travel daily on the highway, and that’s expected […]

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Online Western Governors University launches Ohio affiliate

Online Western Governors University launches Ohio affiliate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The all-online, nonprofit Western Governors University is creating its eighth state affiliate through a partnership with Ohio, where officials cheered the arrangement and downplayed an unfavorable federal audit of the school that was released last fall. WGU Ohio launched this week, opening the door for participating […]

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Utah teen accused in backpack bomb was bullied, expert says

Utah teen accused in backpack bomb was bullied, expert says

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A psychologist says a Utah teenager accused of trying to blow up a homemade backpack bomb after looking at Islamic State propaganda online has a long history of being bullied. The Spectrum newspaper in St. George reports that clinical psychologist Tim Kockler testified in the […]

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Utah authorities scale back search for missing swimmer

Utah authorities scale back search for missing swimmer

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Northern Utah authorities are scaling back the search for a swimmer who disappeared while swimming at Newton Dam over the weekend. Cache County Sheriff’s Lt. Brian Locke told the Herald Journal Monday that volunteers will remain throughout the week to search for the 35-year-old man. The man was […]

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Less snow, fewer visitors: Utah ski resorts notch down year

Less snow, fewer visitors: Utah ski resorts notch down year

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s two-year streak of record visitation to the state’s ski resorts was snapped this past winter when visits dropped by 10 percent. Ski Utah said Monday in a news release that the state logged 4.1 million skier days this past winter. That’s down from nearly […]

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Authorities: Man killed by police had killed grandmother

Authorities: Man killed by police had killed grandmother

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (AP) — Authorities in South Salt Lake say a man fatally shot by police after he killed an elderly woman and critically injured her husband was the woman’s grandson. Police on Monday identified the man who held the couple hostage as 44-year-old Abe Martinez and his […]

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