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Utah forester: Firefighting costs this year at $110 million

Utah forester: Firefighting costs this year at $110 million

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah State Forester Brian Cottam says the state’s wildfire season appears to be over and that it is adding up to be Utah’s most expensive ever. KSL-TV reports that Cottam told the Utah Executive Appropriations Committee that firefighting costs this year will total $1150 million. That total […]

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Love asserts win on fundraising probe, but complaint remains

Love asserts win on fundraising probe, but complaint remains

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love says the Federal Election Commission is siding with her on questions of whether she improperly raised money for a primary that never happened, but the agency isn’t commenting and Democrats aren’t backing down. FEC spokesman Christian Hilland said Tuesday they […]

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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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Democrat reports more cash for final weeks of House race

Democrat reports more cash for final weeks of House race

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Democrat Ben McAdams has more money going into the final weeks of his campaign challenging Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love in Utah’s most competitive race, according to new fundraising reports. Love outraised McAdams, but also spent more as the race heated up in the district […]

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Language app adds Navajo courses

Language app adds Navajo courses

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A popular language-learning app is adding Navajo to its portfolio. KOB-TV reports that Duolingo has begun offering Navajo, or Dine (dih-NEH’), as a language option for learning on the mobile app. Clayton Long, who is the head of the bilingual education for San Juan School District in Utah, […]

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Audit: Regents not adequately controlling Utah tuition hikes

Audit: Regents not adequately controlling Utah tuition hikes

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A recent audit says the board that controls tuition hikes at the Utah’s eight public colleges and universities is not adequately doing its job. A report from the Office of the Legislative Auditor General released Monday says tuition has increased by nearly $132 million over […]

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Utah Highway Patrol: 1 killed, 1 injured in head-on crash

Utah Highway Patrol: 1 killed, 1 injured in head-on crash

VEYO, Utah (AP) — The state Highway Patrol says a woman was killed and a second driver seriously injured Tuesday in a crash in southwestern Utah. The Highway Patrol says the wreck occurred on State Route 180 near Veto in Washington County. No identities or additional information was released.

Overnight closures on I-15 in Lehi scheduled for bridge work

Overnight closures on I-15 in Lehi scheduled for bridge work

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Traffic on a 2-mile (3-kilometer) segment of Interstate 15 in Lehi will be rerouted overnight Wednesday and Thursday nights for bridge construction that’s part of a freeway widening project. The Utah Department of Transportation says southbound I-15 will be closed Wednesday night between 2100 North […]

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Navy veteran to stay in Utah jail in ricin-letter case

Navy veteran to stay in Utah jail in ricin-letter case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Navy veteran in Utah will stay behind bars after being charged with sending letters to President Donald Trump and other leaders containing substance from which the poison ricin is derived. KUTV reports that a lawyer for William Clyde Allen III said Monday the 39-year-old is needed […]

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Lawyer: Officers’ refusal to give statements is trust issue

Lawyer: Officers’ refusal to give statements is trust issue

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Three 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. The Salt Lake Tribune reports officers across the country have been refusing to give statements to prosecutors for years, but […]

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