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Tara Rollins speaks at a press conference, where the Utah Housing Coalition discussed the importance of affordable housing in Utah at the Sate Capitol, Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

Utah housing prices rising faster than wages, report says

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The cost of housing in Utah is increasing at a faster rate than wages for low-income households, a new report says. The report released this week by the National Low Income Housing Coalition indicates that people earning minimum wage would need to work 98 hours […]

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Boa constrictor found after getting loose in neighborhood

Boa constrictor found after getting loose in neighborhood

NEPHI, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a 7 1/2-foot (2.3-meter) boa constrictor has been found after spending about two hours on the loose in a residential area in Nephi. The Deseret News reports the Juab County Sheriff’s Office says the snake was located around 8 p.m. Wednesday, a couple hours after the […]

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Police can’t confirm medical issue led to Starbucks crash

Police can’t confirm medical issue led to Starbucks crash

MILLCREEK, Utah (AP) — Police are continuing to investigate whether a Utah driver’s medical issue was responsible for sending a pickup truck careening into a Starbucks patio last week. The Deseret News reports that Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera can’t confirm investigators’ initial hypothesis about a medical episode such as a […]

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Officers, motorists pull 2 from burning car in Utah crash

Officers, motorists pull 2 from burning car in Utah crash

CENTERVILLE, Utah (AP) — Authorities in Utah say motorists helped officers pull two teenagers from a burning vehicle following a head-on crash that killed one person. Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Nick Street tells the Deseret News a sedan with two 16-year-olds inside sped along the shoulder of a busy parkway before veering […]

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Group unveils plan for George Washington Museum in Utah

Group unveils plan for George Washington Museum in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An artist, a composer and a historian have a plan to open a George Washington Museum of American History in Utah in time for the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Deseret News reports that artist Eric Dowdle said Thursday […]

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Wife of deceased Utah councilman appointed to his seat

Wife of deceased Utah councilman appointed to his seat

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The wife of a Salt Lake County councilman who died earlier this year is filling his seat on the council. The Deseret News reports Ann Granato was sworn in as a Salt Lake County councilwoman on Tuesday. The interim appointment is significant for Ann Granato since she […]

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With $123M at stake, Utah wants federal pass on school tests

With $123M at stake, Utah wants federal pass on school tests

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — With a July 1 deadline looming and $123 million at stake, school officials in Utah will ask the federal government for a one-year reprieve from a requirement that 95 percent of students participate in statewide testing. The Deseret News reports the Utah State Board of Education on […]

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Judge rules against state in lawsuit brought by former AG

Judge rules against state in lawsuit brought by former AG

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah judge has rejected the state’s argument that former Utah Attorney General John Swallow isn’t entitled to $1.6 million in reimbursement for legal fees in a failed criminal case against him. The Deseret News reports the ruling came Monday. It allows Swallow to continue his lawsuit […]

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Report: Medicaid spending per capita in Utah is lowest in US

Report: Medicaid spending per capita in Utah is lowest in US

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A recent report says Medicaid spending per capita in Utah is the lowest in the nation. The Deseret News reports a study by Utah Foundation, a nonpartisan policy research nonprofit in Salt Lake City, says $703 in combined state and federal Medicaid dollars were spent per capita […]

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Police in Utah wound motorbike rider sought in 2 robberies

Police in Utah wound motorbike rider sought in 2 robberies

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police in Utah say an armed robbery suspect on a motorcycle was shot and wounded by an officer in a town southeast of Salt Lake City. Cottonwood Heights police tell the Deseret News the 6:15 a.m. Tuesday shooting occurred when an officer headed to work confronted a […]

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