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Utah In Second Place On 2016 Job Creation List

(Washington, DC) — Utah is near the top of a new list for the state with the most new job creation. Nevada tops Gallup’s 2016 Job Creation Index with Utah in second place in job growth. Georgia, Michigan and Minnesota round out the top five for job creation. Wyoming scored […]

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Utah considers creating felony child abuse registry

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah lawmaker has introduced a bill that would create a felony child abuse registry in addition to the existing sex offender registry. The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/2jv7sBb ) that the measure known as “Miley’s Bill” would require government websites to include a link to […]

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Utah Sees Nearly 300 Highway Deaths In 2016

(Salt Lake City, UT) — Newly released Department of Public Safety data shows that for 2016 there were 280 traffic-related deaths on Utah’s highways. The state Public Safety office says more than 90-percent of the deaths were caused by human error such as driving distracted, including while texting or driving […]

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ROTC unit may move from BYU to state school over code issue

PROVO, Utah (AP) — An Air Force ROTC detachment at Brigham Young University may move several miles away to state-run Utah Valley University because the unit’s non-Mormon commander isn’t willing to abide by BYU’s honor code. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints owns BYU and the Salt Lake […]

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Wildlife officials pick up patrols to fight winter poaching

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Wildlife officials are adding patrols in some areas to make sure people aren’t tempted to poach animals. Conservation officer Sean Spencer told the Daily Herald frequent patrols tend to prevent people from feeling isolated enough to break the law. Winter weather brings wildlife nearer to densely […]

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Things to Know: Utah weighs new tax carve-outs, collections

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s governor is calling on lawmakers this year to consider reigning in and pruning more than 100 tax credits and exemptions the state offers in order to collect more money for schools and other government services. While legislators are looking to cut some exemptions and […]

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Hundreds protest in Utah against Trump’s immigration policy

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in Utah over the weekend as part of a series of nationwide protest against President Trump’s travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries. About 150 people gathered outside Salt Lake City Hall Sunday, a day after about 100 protesters picketed at Salt […]

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Federal trial begins for Utah man charged in Millard County deputy’s death

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors say Utah’s first female police officer fatally shot on duty was killed because a Utah man refused to be arrested after selling methamphetamine. Roberto Roman went on trial Monday in her death for the second time. He was charged with killing a law […]

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Snow College student honored at composition conference

When Snow College music student Kyle Alm of Sandy entered his composition into a Society of Composers Region 4 Student Conference, he never expected it to be selected for performance. But against all odds, his composition was chosen out of 200 entries. Alm and Snow professor Trent Hanna traveled to […]

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Jazz Off Until Wednesday

(Salt Lake City, UT) — The Jazz will be back in action on Wednesday when they host the Bucks. Utah suffered a 102-95 loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday. The Jazz dropped to 1-and-1 on their four-game homestand and 30-and-19 overall.