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Washington County making switch to mail-in ballots

Washington County making switch to mail-in ballots

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — One of Utah’s most-populous counties is joining a growing trend toward voting by mail. Washington County will conduct its first election with all mail-in ballots on Nov. 6, The Spectrum newspaper reported . Its 75,000 registered voters in Southern Utah will see ballots appearing in their mailboxes […]

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St. George Tabernacle reopens after restoration

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A historic Mormon church building in southern Utah re-opened its doors after a two-year project to restore the tabernacle built by early settlers even as the new town struggled to survive through floods and heat. The Tabernacle in St. George, which the Church of Jesus […]

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Auditor finds oversight lacking in Utah’s Washington county

Auditor finds oversight lacking in Utah’s Washington county

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A state audit of a southwestern Utah county’s sheriff’s office has uncovered poor oversight and occasional misuse of government equipment. The auditor’s report released on Tuesday said that the Washington County Sheriff’s Office kept poor records about $124,000 in donated funds and didn’t have proper […]

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Hurricane woman sentenced to prison for role in 2016 death

Hurricane woman sentenced to prison for role in 2016 death

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A Hurricane woman has been sentenced to prison for her part in the kidnapping and killing of a southern Utah man. The Spectrum reports prosecutors say Tammy Freeman was a co-conspirator in a plot to “get rid” of David Heisler of Santa Clara after he gained custody […]

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Utah officials propose reserve land swap to build highway

Utah officials propose reserve land swap to build highway

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Southern Utah officials are proposing a land swap deal with the federal government in order to build a highway through the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. The Spectrum reports Washington County officials are drafting federal legislation with members of Utah’s congressional delegation to swap land needed for the […]

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