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Utah aims to prevent airport travel problems for residents

Utah aims to prevent airport travel problems for residents

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah state legislators are set to consider a proposal at a special session next month that would ensure state driver’s licenses have a federally required gold star on the front, which would prevent residents from being turned away by airport security in the future. The […]

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Owners of Utah music venue indicted in drug trafficking case

Owners of Utah music venue indicted in drug trafficking case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The operators of a popular Salt Lake City concert venue paid for the business through a multimillion-dollar marijuana-selling operation, federal prosecutors said. Prosecutors announced a 13-count indictment against 33-year-old Gabriel Elstein, 32-year-old Angela Elstein and 48-year-old Seth Gordon, claiming they bought and sold at least […]

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3 Utah officers invoke 5th in use-of-force investigations

3 Utah officers invoke 5th in use-of-force investigations

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three Utah police officers have invoked their right against self-incrimination in the seven use-of-force investigations completed so far this year by Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill. Officers across the country have been refusing to give statements to prosecutors for years, but Salt Lake […]

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Help sought for rail project to boost Utah’s oil production

Help sought for rail project to boost Utah’s oil production

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Promoters of $1.4 billion railroad in Utah’s oil country want help from the state. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Uinta Basin officials are pushing a project they say could quintuple oil production in Utah along with bringing higher prices and create 27,000 jobs. The plan […]

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ACLU worries officials aren’t ready for Election Day

ACLU worries officials aren’t ready for Election Day

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah civil rights advocacy group is worried that not all elections officials are prepared for an upcoming new provision. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Utah residents will be able to walk into polling places Nov. 6 and exercise a same-day registration option created earlier this year […]

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Candidates worry social media break could hurt campaigns

Candidates worry social media break could hurt campaigns

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Some woman candidates for public office, who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are worried that a recommended social media break could hurt their campaigns. Russell M. Nelson, the president of the church, challenged women of the faith to take […]

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Mitt Romney says he would have voted to confirm Kavanaugh

Mitt Romney says he would have voted to confirm Kavanaugh

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s GOP U.S. Senate nominee Mitt Romney says he would have supported the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the 2012 Republican presidential nominee said Friday had he been in office he would have voted to confirm Kavanaugh based on his […]

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Judge to ride UTVs through land closed to motorized vehicles

Judge to ride UTVs through land closed to motorized vehicles

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge will tour 15 disputed southern Utah routes crossing public land to help determine whether to surrender these federal rights of way to Kane County. But The Salt Lake Tribune reports details of that tour, set for this fall, will remain under wraps in an apparent […]

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University-affiliated hotel to remove religious books

University-affiliated hotel to remove religious books

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A southern Utah hotel associated with Dixie State University is removing religious books from its rooms after a complaint from a group which finds violations of separation of church and state. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the Freedom From Religion Foundation submitted their compliant to the university […]

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Utah’s new alcohol rules limit stores to 2 beer displays

Utah’s new alcohol rules limit stores to 2 beer displays

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Grocery and convenience stores in Utah that are already limited to selling only lower alcohol beer will face additional restrictions intended to curb excessive in-store advertising and consumer confusion. New rules that were buried in a massive liquor overhaul bill that passed last year will […]

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