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Dixie State Athletics To Go Division I in 2020

Dixie State Athletics To Go Division I in 2020

ST. GEORGE, Utah-Friday afternoon, Dixie State University President Dr. Richard B. Williams confirmed the St. George-based institution has accepted an invitation to have its athletic department join the Western Athletic Conference. This means the Trailblazers will advance to NCAA Division I in all sports, effective July 2020. Dixie State currently […]

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Governor pitches plan to tax more services, cut overall rate

Governor pitches plan to tax more services, cut overall rate

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert pitched his plan of adding new sales taxes while cutting the overall rate to a taxpayers’ group on Monday, foreshadowing an issue that could be contentious during the upcoming legislative session. The Republican Herbert told the Utah Taxpayers Association that economic […]

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Utah police officer killed; suspect hospitalized

Utah police officer killed; suspect hospitalized

OREM, Utah (AP) — A three-year veteran of the Provo police force was shot and killed during a shootout while trying to apprehend a fugitive in neighboring Orem south of Salt Lake City, the police chief said Sunday. Officer Joseph Shinners managed to return fire after he was shot and […]

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Budget director: Utah can handle shutdown through January

Budget director: Utah can handle shutdown through January

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s budget director says the state can get by until the end of January without too much trouble if the federal government’s partial shutdown continues but that it’s not too soon to start planning work-arounds. Executive Director Kristen Cox of the Governor’s […]

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No highway arrests made in first day under new Utah DUI law

No highway arrests made in first day under new Utah DUI law

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (AP) — Utah Highway Patrol officials said Monday they didn’t make any arrests under a lowered DUI threshold in the first 24 hours after the law took effect. Eight DUI arrests were made, but all were over the old threshold of 0.08 percent blood-alcohol limit, Highway Patrol Col. […]

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Utah gears up to implement nation’s lowest DUI limit

Utah gears up to implement nation’s lowest DUI limit

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — New Year’s Eve revelers in Utah could find themselves with more than a hangover as 2019 dawns. If they drink and drive, they could end up on the wrong side of the nation’s newest and lowest DUI threshold. The 0.05 percent limit goes into effect […]

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State moves to expand, preserve Utah’s Tabby wildlife area

State moves to expand, preserve Utah’s Tabby wildlife area

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Wildlife officials want to expand and preserve the undeveloped area surrounding Utah’s Tabby Mountain. However, Utah’s School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, which oversees the nearly 44-square-mile (114-square-kilometer) block of land, has held out for top dollar, rejecting a previous $40 million offer from the […]

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Criticized public-defender system could get $5 million boost

Criticized public-defender system could get $5 million boost

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert has proposed adding $5 million per year to Utah’s public-defender system, a move that advocates say would be a step toward fixing a system can fall short for people who are accused of crimes but can’t afford their own lawyer. The Standard-Examiner reports the request […]

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FILE PHOTO:    The Colorado River runs through the west rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, U.S. February 28, 2018.  Picture taken February 28, 2018.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi/File Photo

Some big parks in US Southwest remain open despite shutdown

PHOENIX (AP) — Several national parks that are big tourist draws in the US Southwest remained open Saturday during the federal government shutdown while other parks and monuments locked their gates and doors. Arizona and Utah officials implemented funding plans to keep open Grand Canyon, Zion, Arches, Bryce Canyon and […]

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Lawmakers agree to end legal fight over UTA board member

Lawmakers agree to end legal fight over UTA board member

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah County Commission and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert agreed to end their legal fight. The Deseret News reports the commission voted Monday to put forth a new nominee to the Utah Transit Authority’s new board. Herbert later Monday accepted the nomination, and county leaders promised to […]

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