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Utah officials studying GOP health law impacts

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials are reviewing how the state would be affected by a plan from congressional Republicans to replace President Barack Obama’s health care law, but local health advocates say it could make coverage unaffordable for older people and the poor. Gov. Gary Herbert has said […]

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North Sanpete Competitor in the State Poetry Competition

Cody Howell, who goes to North Sanpete High School, will compete today at Westminster College, among 5 other statewide finalists for a chance to go to Washington D.C.for the National Poetry Out Loud Finals High schools around the state participated in Poetry Out Loud activities and competed in six region […]

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PETA to put up billboard where Utah cat was beaten, tortured

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has announced its putting up a billboard urging cat owners to keep their felines indoors in a Utah city where a pet cat was beaten, tortured and left to die. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the 6-year-old […]

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The Latest: Utah policeman accused of domestic violence

WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — The Utah Fraternal Order of Police is speaking out against any possible rush to judgment in the case of a 30-year-old West Jordan police officer and U.S. military veteran accused of domestic violence and kidnapping. James Harvie of Orem was being held in the Utah […]

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Police investigate possible homicide at Provo home

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Police are investigating a possible homicide at a home in Provo. Sgt. Brian Taylor told The (Provo) Daily Herald a 24-year-old man was shot at about 11:20 p.m. Monday at the home near 400 West and 100 North. He says the man’s girlfriend took him to […]

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Talks begin to reduce time mentally ill held in Utah jails

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Advocates for the mentally disabled are optimistic that new money approved by the Utah Legislature will help reduce the time mentally ill defendants languish in jail without treatment. Lawmakers recently set aside $3 million to resolve a federal lawsuit accusing the state of failing to […]

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High turnover rate for Utah’s public school teachers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A report by The University of Utah indicates that more than half of Utah’s public school teachers who started work in 2008 left the profession less than a decade later. The Deseret News reports that Utah’s turnover rate is high compared to the national average. […]

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Flags on Navajo Nation to be at half-staff to honor Claw Jr.

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — All flags on the Navajo Nation will be flown at half-staff Tuesday in honor of the man who created the tribe’s iconic seal. John Claw Jr. died Thursday in Gallup, New Mexico at age 82. Claw’s daughter says he had been taken to the emergency […]

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Zion National Park Fifth On Most-Visited List 

(Washington, DC)  –  Utah’s Zion National Park continues to be one of America’s most-visited national parks.  The U.S. Interior Department announced last week that Zion was the fifth-most visited national park last year.  Nearly four-point-three-million visitors came to Zion last year, leaving it just behind Rocky Mountain National Park and […]

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2 pregnant Utah women who lost their babies had Zika

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two pregnant women in Utah have lost their babies in the first trimester after contracting Zika within the last five months, according to a new state health department report. The report released this month by Utah’s department of health shows that since the beginning of […]

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