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Republican congressional candidate Mia Love talks with reporters during the Utah State GOP election night watch party Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah judge rejects US Rep. Mia Love’s bid to stop vote count

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah judge on Friday rejected a bid by Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love to halt vote counting in a Democratic-leaning county that’s key to the outcome of a House race so tight it’s nearing the threshold for a recount. Judge James Gardner’s decision ensures […]

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House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves

House passes bill to drop legal protections for gray wolves

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House passed a bill Friday to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species. Long despised by farmers and ranchers, wolves were shot, trapped and poisoned out of existence in most of the U.S. […]

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Utah trooper intercepts wrong-way driver on freeway

Utah trooper intercepts wrong-way driver on freeway

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Highway Patrol says a trooper successfully intercepted a wrong-way driver on a Salt Lake City-area freeway early Friday morning. The Highway Patrol says the trooper had a minor injury and that using the interception technique disabled his patrol car while stopping the other […]

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Vegas-area water managers advance drought plan

Vegas-area water managers advance drought plan

Las Vegas-area water managers have become the first to advance a multi-state drought contingency plan that officials hope will ease the effects of Colorado River water shortages. The Southern Nevada Water Authority board unanimously approved the state’s plan Thursday. It comes ahead of a meeting next month of water users […]

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McAdams holds slight lead on Love in tight race

McAdams holds slight lead on Love in tight race

Utah Democrat Ben McAdams’ lead over incumbent Republican Rep. Mia Love remained razor thin in race that remains too close to call. Results released Thursday by Salt Lake County show that McAdams leads by McAdams by less than 0.50 percent. The Democratic Salt Lake County mayor remains ahead by about […]

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New Judge Named In Case Of Man Charged With Murdering Young Couple 

New Judge Named In Case Of Man Charged With Murdering Young Couple 

A new judge has been assigned to the case of a man accused of killing a young couple last year and dumping their bodies down an abandoned mine shaft outside of Eureka. Attorneys for Jerrod Baum showed that the prior judge had bias and a conflict of interest in the […]

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Marijuana backers balk at plan to revise ballot measure

Marijuana backers balk at plan to revise ballot measure

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pair of pro-marijuana groups in Utah are threatening to sue over a special session scheduled for next month when a medical marijuana ballot measure passed by voters will be revised as part of a compromise reached before the election. The groups allege in a […]

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Study: 85 percent of Utah firearm deaths are suicides

Study: 85 percent of Utah firearm deaths are suicides

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A recent study says about 85 percent of all firearm deaths from 2006 to 2015 in Utah were the result of suicide. The study, conducted by Harvard researchers and overseen by the Utah Department of Human Services, was presented to lawmakers Wednesday. The report says […]

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Man with weed whacker found after report prompts lockdowns

Man with weed whacker found after report prompts lockdowns

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Three schools in Cedar City were put on lockdown after a driver reported seeing a man carrying an assault rifle in the area, but responding police quickly found a man fitting the description but carrying a weed whacker. The Spectrum reports that the man was doing yard […]

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Utah Republican behind in tight race sues to halt vote count

Utah Republican behind in tight race sues to halt vote count

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love sued Wednesday to halt vote counting in the Utah race where she is trailing her Democratic challenger by a razor-thin margin, saying her campaign must be allowed to issue challenges if they dispute the validity of mail-in ballots. In a […]

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