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Public meetings called on downsized Grand Staircase plans

Public meetings called on downsized Grand Staircase plans

KANAB, Utah (AP) — The management of the downsized Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and will be the subject of two public meetings next month. The Bureau of Land Management said Thursday the open-house meetings will be held Oct. 15 and 16 in two cities near the southern Utah monument: Escalante […]

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2nd Congressional District candidates talk Trump, security

2nd Congressional District candidates talk Trump, security

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Democratic candidate for Utah’s 2nd Congressional District says she considers “the person in our White House” to be the biggest threat to national security. Shireen Ghorbani did not reference President Donald Trump by name at a Monday debate in St. George with Republican incumbent […]

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Salt Lake mayor to join climate-change summit in California

Salt Lake mayor to join climate-change summit in California

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The mayor of Salt Lake City is attending a California summit dedicated to continuing the path to clean energy despite President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement. Mayor Jackie Biskupski will be among business leaders, mayors, governors and activists […]

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Trump names career official to lead National Park Service

Trump names career official to lead National Park Service

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday named the superintendent of Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park to head the National Park Service, a job that has been filled on an acting basis for nearly 20 months. If confirmed by the Senate, David Vela would become the first Hispanic to […]

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Federal agency issues proposals for downsized Utah monuments

Federal agency issues proposals for downsized Utah monuments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. government is issuing draft proposals for how it would like to manage two national monuments in Utah that were significantly downsized by President Donald Trump last year in a move that angered conservation and tribal groups and triggered lawsuits. The Bureau of Land […]

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Trump willing to shut down government over border security

Trump willing to shut down government over border security

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he would consider shutting down the government if Democrats refuse to vote for his immigration proposals, including a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Republicans, trying to protect their majority in Congress, are playing down the chance of a shutdown as the November […]

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Reno, Salt Lake City join in anti-Trump vigils nationwide

Reno, Salt Lake City join in anti-Trump vigils nationwide

RENO, Nev. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s comments at a recent summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin have triggered protests nationwide. Reno and Salt Lake City joined more than 110 planned vigils called “Confront Corruption: Demand Democracy” on Wednesday. More than 50 people came out to the Reno event, while […]

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Utah man claims he’s been illegally blocked on social media

Utah man claims he’s been illegally blocked on social media

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man has filed a pair of lawsuits claiming state and Salt Lake City officials have violated his free speech rights by blocking him on social media. Aaron Johnson told the Salt Lake Tribune that he enjoys ribbing politicians online. The 53-year-old says he’s been bolstered […]

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Protesters flood US cities to fight Trump immigration policy

Protesters flood US cities to fight Trump immigration policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — They wore white. They shook their fists in the air. They carried signs reading: “No more children in cages,” and “What’s next? Concentration Camps?” In major cities and tiny towns, hundreds of thousands of marchers gathered Saturday across America, moved by accounts of children separated from their […]

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Governor says Utah senator would be good on Supreme Court

Governor says Utah senator would be good on Supreme Court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he’d support Sen. Mike Lee if he was nominated for the Supreme Court, but he likely wouldn’t name himself as Lee’s replacement if the senator was confirmed. Lee is on the list of 25 names President Donald Trump is considering […]

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