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Body of firefighter killed in California returns to Utah

Body of firefighter killed in California returns to Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The body of a Utah firefighter who died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history returned to his home state Wednesday. Cal Fire officials escorted Matthew Burchett’s casket Wednesday to an airport in the Northern California city of Ukiah. Burchett’s wife, brother and a […]

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Parents of LGBT kids appeal to panel on gender-change rules

Parents of LGBT kids appeal to panel on gender-change rules

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Parents of transgender and intersex children in Utah are asking state lawmakers not to bar their kids from officially changing their gender on birth certificates. Amie Schofield said Wednesday she fears her 4-year-old daughter could be bullied or ostracized if school records reveal her birth […]

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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 on Wednesday issued proposals for managing two national monuments in Utah that were significantly downsized by President Donald Trump last year, saying its preference for one of the sites would be the “least restrictive to energy and mining development.” The Bureau of […]

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Hiker’s body found on Zion National Park trail

Hiker’s body found on Zion National Park trail

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — Authorities at Zion National Park say they’ve found the body of a missing hiker and are working to recover it. Park rangers said in a statement Wednesday that 47-year-old Maurice Harris was found at the dead end of Deertrap Mountain trail, an offshoot of the larger […]

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Design flaw in state-issued IDs may cause issues at airport

Design flaw in state-issued IDs may cause issues at airport

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah residents without a star on their state-issued driver’s licenses may soon be turned away by airport security. The Department of Homeland Security requires Utah drivers’ licenses to have a little gold star on the top right corner, the Deseret News reported. The missing star threatens […]

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Ramirez scores twice in 1st start since trade, LAFC beats RSL

Ramirez scores twice in 1st start since trade, LAFC beats RSL

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christian Ramirez scored his first two goals since joining Los Angeles FC in a trade last week, helping the expansion team beat Real Salt Lake 2-0 on Wednesday night. LAFC acquired the high-scoring forward from Minnesota United on Aug. 6. The Garden Grove, California, left as […]

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Trial moved for man accused in massive 2017 Utah wildfire

Trial moved for man accused in massive 2017 Utah wildfire

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A Utah man charged with accidentally starting a massive wildfire last year won’t go on trial in a southern Utah county torched by the blaze. The Spectrum newspaper reports a judge decided Tuesday that 62-year-old Robert Lyman couldn’t get a fair trial in Iron County due to […]

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Central Utah highway reopens after closure due to wildfire

Central Utah highway reopens after closure due to wildfire

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — A portion of a major east-west highway in central Utah has reopened after being closed because of a wildfire still contained around only 2 percent of its perimeter. U.S. 6 reopened Tuesday night after being closed after the fire jumped the fire Sunday. The closure […]

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Judge won’t toss claim against Mormon church in rape case

Judge won’t toss claim against Mormon church in rape case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman’s lawsuit claiming she was raped by a Mormon church leader who was allowed to oversee young missionaries despite a history of sexual misconduct will go forward, a judge decided Monday. The decision will allow McKenna Denson’s lawyers to investigate whether there are others […]

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Firefighter killed in California wildfire was with Draper FD

Firefighter killed in California wildfire was with Draper FD

DRAPER, Utah (AP) — A Salt Lake City suburb’s mayor says a Utah firefighter who died battling a California wildfire was from his city’s fire department. Draper Mayor Troy Walker said Tuesday in a statement posted on the city’s Facebook page that the firefighter’s death was “tragic news” and that […]

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