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Lawmakers to meet Monday to alter marijuana ballot measure

Lawmakers to meet Monday to alter marijuana ballot measure

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah state lawmakers will meet Monday in a special session of the Legislature to make changes to a medical marijuana law passed by voters in the midterm election. Gov. Gary Herbert on Friday formally called the special session, which will begin at 10 a.m. The […]

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Tons of radioactive waste leave Oklahoma for Utah mill

Tons of radioactive waste leave Oklahoma for Utah mill

GORE, Okla. (AP) — More than 10,000 tons of radioactive waste that had been in northeastern Oklahoma is now in Utah. Officials with the Oklahoma attorney general’s office, the Cherokee Nation, state environmental officials and city of Gore officials announced Friday that the waste from the former Sequoyah Fuels plant […]

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El Nino teases as Southwestern US remains in drought

El Nino teases as Southwestern US remains in drought

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — National climate experts have been watching and waiting but El Nino has only been teasing, leaving the American Southwest to hang on longer until the weather pattern develops and brings more moisture to the drought-stricken region. Experts with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction […]

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Video of fatal police shooting leaves more questions

Video of fatal police shooting leaves more questions

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officers can be heard on police body camera video yelling, “He’s got a gun!” and “He’s pointing!” just moments before fatally shooting a Utah man. But as of Wednesday, police say no weapon was found at the scene or on the victim. Five officers fired […]

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Southern Utah hits 15 3s, routs San Diego Christian 111-64

Southern Utah hits 15 3s, routs San Diego Christian 111-64

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Jacob Calloway scored 20 points, Maizen Fausett had 12 points and 14 rebounds and Southern Utah routed NAIA-member San Diego Christian 111-64 on Thursday night. Southern Utah (4-1) rebounded from its only loss of the season, 76-71 at UNLV on Friday. The Thunderbirds shot 51 […]

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Texas Tech hires Wells after success at alma mater Utah St

Texas Tech hires Wells after success at alma mater Utah St

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech hired Matt Wells as its new football coach Thursday night after he was part of an impressive turnaround at Utah State, his alma mater. Wells had a 44-34 record in six seasons as coach of the Aggies, who are 10-2 this year and headed […]

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Only on AP: Mormons support GOP, but Trump approval lags

Only on AP: Mormons support GOP, but Trump approval lags

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nationwide survey of midterm voters found that about two-thirds of Mormon voters nationwide favored Republicans in the midterm elections, but approval for President Donald Trump lags behind. The AP VoteCast data reaffirms Trump’s struggle to gain widespread acceptance among Mormons despite the faith’s deep-rooted conservative leanings. […]

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Number of uninsured kids spikes in Florida to 325k

Number of uninsured kids spikes in Florida to 325k

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A new report by Georgetown’s Center for Children and Families says the number of uninsured children in the United States has increased for the first time in nearly a decade. In Florida, the uninsured rate went from 288,000 in 2016 to 325,000 in 2017. South […]

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Funeral service Wednesday for South Salt Lake police officer

Funeral service Wednesday for South Salt Lake police officer

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A funeral service for a South Salt Lake City Police Department officer killed in the line of duty is scheduled for Wednesday at the Maverik Center in West Valley City. Officer David Romrell was fatally injured Saturday when struck by a car driven by a […]

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Arrest warrant issued for man accused of stealing rare photo

Arrest warrant issued for man accused of stealing rare photo

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man accused of stealing a photo of an early 20th century apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints could face other charges involving stolen rare items. The Salt Lake Tribune reports an arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for 29-year-old Kevin Schuwer of […]

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