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Mother of Utah man freed from Venezuela jail last year dies

Mother of Utah man freed from Venezuela jail last year dies

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Laurie Holt, a Utah woman who struggled for nearly two years to get her son freed from a Venezuelan jail, died on Sunday. She was 50 and died less than a year after her son returned to the U.S. Holt died unexpectedly at her home […]

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Orrin Hatch ends 4-decade Senate run as unique GOP voice

Orrin Hatch ends 4-decade Senate run as unique GOP voice

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Orrin Hatch ended his tenure Thursday as the longest-serving Republican senator in history, capping a unique career that positioned him as one of the most prominent conservatives in the United States. The departure of the vocal supporter of President Donald Trump ushers in another outsized […]

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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love walks to greets supporters during an election night party, in Lehi, Utah. Love has cut into Democratic challenger Ben McAdams' lead as vote-counting continues in the race that remains too close to call a week after Election Day. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Love missed almost 84 percent of votes since election loss

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outgoing U.S. Rep. Mia Love of Utah missed almost 84 percent of votes in the U.S. House since she lost her re-election in November. The website GovTrack, which records lawmakers’ voting habits, shows the Republican congresswoman participated in only 14 of 85 votes since losing […]

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Senators bring bill to criminalize vast doping conspiracies

Senators bring bill to criminalize vast doping conspiracies

Two U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would criminalize international doping conspiracies, the likes of which Russia pursued during the Sochi Olympics in 2014. The measure is named after Grigory Rodchenkov, the Moscow lab director who blew the whistle on Russian cheating. It is similar to a bill introduced […]

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Utah senator says he regrets ‘irresponsible’ Trump remarks

Utah senator says he regrets ‘irresponsible’ Trump remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch is backtracking after saying this week that he wasn’t concerned that prosecutors have implicated President Donald Trump in a crime. The Republican senator said in a statement that he spoke “imprudently” in a CNN hallway interview Tuesday. He said the interview was unplanned […]

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Hatch laments loss of civility for US Senate in ‘crisis’

Hatch laments loss of civility for US Senate in ‘crisis’

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outgoing U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah bemoaned the disappearance of political civility, kinship and cross-party collaboration during a farewell speech Wednesday where he called the Senate a legislative body in “crisis.” Hatch, 84, will step down next month as the longest-serving Republican senator in […]

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Wasatch High Athletes Sign Letter of Intent

Wasatch High Athletes Sign Letter of Intent

HEBER CITY, Utah-Wednesday, several Wasatch High star athletes signed national letter of intents to ensue in their athletic careers at the collegiate level once their playing days at Wasatch High School are done. Wrestler Zak Koehler signed with the Air Force Academy of Colorado Springs, Colo. to continue his career […]

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Polls open across Utah for midterm election

Polls open across Utah for midterm election

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday’s midterm election in Utah (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Utah election officials say 50 percent of all active, registered voters had already voted by early ballot as of Tuesday morning. The Lieutenant Governor’s office, which runs elections, reported that 700,444 ballots […]

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Utah mayor slain in Afghanistan urged Americans to vote

Utah mayor slain in Afghanistan urged Americans to vote

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Delaware (AP) — The body of a Utah mayor and Army National Guard member who urged Americans to vote before he was killed in Afghanistan has been returned to U.S. soil. Military officials said 39-year-old North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor was shot to death Saturday by […]

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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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