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Audit: Utah schools charging steep fees for sports, clubs

Audit: Utah schools charging steep fees for sports, clubs

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new state audit says Utah schools are charging students excessive and unreasonable dues to participate in sports and extracurricular clubs. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the report from the Office of the Legislative Auditor General released Tuesday found that in many cases Utah schools also were […]

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Study: More than half of car seats installed incorrectly

Study: More than half of car seats installed incorrectly

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah authorities say more than half of car seats are installed incorrectly, a concerning number given that vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children under age 13. That data comes from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which found six in 10 […]

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2nd Congressional District candidates talk Trump, security

2nd Congressional District candidates talk Trump, security

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Democratic candidate for Utah’s 2nd Congressional District says she considers “the person in our White House” to be the biggest threat to national security. Shireen Ghorbani did not reference President Donald Trump by name at a Monday debate in St. George with Republican incumbent […]

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Elizabeth Smart: Accomplice in my kidnapping will be watched

Elizabeth Smart: Accomplice in my kidnapping will be watched

NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth Smart says she’s been assured that the woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted will be watched when she’s released from prison. In an interview Tuesday on “CBS This Morning,” Smart says she believes Wanda […]

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Nearly 2 dozen inmates died in Utah prisons in 2017

Nearly 2 dozen inmates died in Utah prisons in 2017

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The number of deaths in Utah prisons last year was only down slightly from 2016, and two of them were drug-related, according to new report by the state. A review by the state Department of Corrections and mandated by lawmakers shows 20 inmates died last year. […]

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Utah school evacuated, students sickened by unknown odor

Utah school evacuated, students sickened by unknown odor

PLEASANT VIEW, Utah (AP) — A northern Utah high school has been evacuated after several students got sick from an unknown odor. The Standard-Examiner newspaper in Ogden reports classes have been canceled at Weber High School as authorities investigate the source of the smell that sickened five students at a medical anatomy […]

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Crews expect increased containment of Pole Creek Fire

Crews expect increased containment of Pole Creek Fire

Crews have now gained 23 percent containment on the Pole Creek Canyon as of Tuesday Morning. At the morning fire meeting, crews said they expect containment to increase Tuesday for both the Pole Creek Fire which has burned 71,873 acres and the Bald Mountain Fire which has burned 14,866 acres. […]

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Sevier and Carbon Counties Get Federal Grants To Fight Opioid Epidemic 

Sevier and Carbon Counties Get Federal Grants To Fight Opioid Epidemic 

Carbon and Sevier counties will get some help from the feds to help combat the opioid epidemic.  The Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development is providing the counties with nearly 400-thousand dollars. County leaders say the money will be used to provide ambulances that are equipped to treat overdose […]

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Update on Pole Creek and Bald Mountain Fires

Update on Pole Creek and Bald Mountain Fires

A meeting was held in Mt. Pleasant Monday evening to provide the public with information about the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fires.  Two Type 1 teams are now in place and managing the fires.  Containment lines have been created from Santaquin to Spanish Fork Canyon, and officials said back […]

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As crews fight Utah wildfire, evacuations may last weeks

As crews fight Utah wildfire, evacuations may last weeks

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Local officials say two Utah wildfires could keep evacuees out of their homes for weeks. The Utah County Sheriff’s Office and the mayor of Elk Ridge warned Monday that 6,000 residents could be ordered to stay away for at least two weeks. Firefighters say the […]

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