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The Latest: New Colorado governor vows to defend public land

The Latest: New Colorado governor vows to defend public land

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the 2018 election’s impact on the outdoor industry (all times local): 1 p.m. Colorado Gov.-elect Jared Polis is pledging to protect the state’s public lands and promote its outdoor recreation industry. Polis, a Democrat, spoke Thursday at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Denver, […]

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Utah governor orders flags be flown at half-staff

Utah governor orders flags be flown at half-staff

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert is ordering that state and national flags in Utah be lowered to half-staff in respect for victims of the overnight shooting in Thousand Oaks, California. An announcement by Herbert’s office says the governor’s action is in coordination with a similar […]

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Trump: Mia Love is trailing, but AP hasn’t called the race

Trump: Mia Love is trailing, but AP hasn’t called the race

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday said Utah Rep. Mia Love is trailing in her re-election bid because she’s kept him at arm’s length. The Associated Press has not yet called the race, but Trump claimed his fellow Republican “lost” after a campaign where she stressed […]

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Mitt Romney handily wins US Senate seat from Utah

Mitt Romney handily wins US Senate seat from Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday’s midterm election in Utah (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Republican U.S. Rep Chris Stewart has won re-election to a fourth term in Congress by defeating Democratic challenger Shireen Ghorbani. Stewart represents Utah’s 2nd Congressional District, which covers a large portion of […]

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Mitt Romney, Mia Love and marijuana headline Utah election

Mitt Romney, Mia Love and marijuana headline Utah election

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah voters on Tuesday will elect a new U.S. Senator to replace Orrin Hatch, choose whether U.S. Rep. Mia Love earns a third term and decide if the state should make medical marijuana legal. Many voters have already sent in their ballots, with 27 of […]

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Candidates hit Utah streets in last days of close House race

Candidates hit Utah streets in last days of close House race

WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Days before voters decide a razor-thin contest for one of Utah’s U.S. House seats, Republican Rep. Mia Love and challenger Ben McAdams hit the streets to bring out every last voter in the race Democrats are targeting as they push for control of the chamber. […]

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Navajos head to polls in potentially historic county race

Navajos head to polls in potentially historic county race

MONUMENT VALLEY, Utah (AP) — Tammie Nakai lives under a vista of red-rock spires and purple sunrise sky that offers arguably some of the United States’ most breathtaking views. But her home lacks what most of the country considers basic necessities: electricity and running water. “It’s been that way my […]

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Lawmakers mull new state park at downsized Grand Staircase

Lawmakers mull new state park at downsized Grand Staircase

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Some Utah legislators are proposing creating a state park within the downsized Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. KSL-TV in Salt Lake City reported Sunday that lawmakers could petition the U.S. Department of Interior to set aside land for recreation. Under the federal Recreation and Public Purposes Act, the […]

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Patagonia endorses Democrats Tester, Rosen in Senate races

Patagonia endorses Democrats Tester, Rosen in Senate races

WASHINGTON (AP) — Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia jumped into two competitive Senate races Friday, endorsing Democrats Jon Tester of Montana and Jacky Rosen of Nevada in what the company called its first foray into elective politics. The company described Tester and Rosen as champions of public lands and the outdoor […]

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Navy veteran in Utah to appear in court in ricin-letter case

Navy veteran in Utah to appear in court in ricin-letter case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Navy veteran in Utah accused of sending letters to President Donald Trump and other leaders containing substance from which the poison ricin is derived is set to appear in court. William Clyde Allen III is expected to enter a plea on Thursday on charges […]

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