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Mount Pleasant Mayor Resigns

Mount Pleasant city will have a new mayor before the next election following the resignation of Mayor Dave Blackham on June 1st. Blackham presented his resignation to the city council citing increasing health problems. The city council selected senior councilman Justin Atkinson as mayor pro tem. He will serve until […]

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The Latest: Boy recovering after Utah shooting that killed 3

SANDY, Utah (AP) — A spokesman for the family of a woman and boy slain in a shooting says a second brother who was injured is slowly improving, though he remains in an intensive care unit. Family friend Jeff White said Thursday the injured boy also suffered a brain aneurysm […]

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Utah man whose son drowned saving girl promises river safety

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The father of a Utah man who died trying to rescue a 4-year-old girl after she fell from a rock and was swept away in a cold, fast-moving river, is pushing for increased safety regulations around these raging waterways in the hopes of preventing similar tragedies […]

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Air Quality Officials Issue Action Alert

(Salt Lake City, UT) — The Utah Division of Air Quality has issued its first mandatory action alert of the summer season to try to control dangerous ozone levels. Officials are urging people in counties along the Wasatch Front to refrain from driving when possible. People with sensitive respiratory conditions […]

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Zinke-Ordered Review Could Rollback Sage Grouse Protection

(Washington, DC) — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is calling for a review of the conservation plan for the sage grouse. Zinke says the plan is rigid and doesn’t consider the needs of eleven western states inhabited by the ground-nesting bird. The review could lead to rollback of […]

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Amazon Planning Major Utah Facility

(Salt Lake City, UT) — Amazon is bringing a major facility to Utah. The company says the 200-million-dollar project will create 130 high-paying jobs in the Salt Lake City area. KSL.com says the facility will deal with logistics operations and not distribution.

Miller Faces Protests, Walks Out Of Democratic Party Forum 

(Salt Lake City, UT)  –  A man who hopes to lead the Utah Democratic Party says he plans to stay in the race despite allegations of sexual harassment.  Candidate Rob Miller walked out of a candidate forum at the state Capitol last night because of silent protests each time he tried […]

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Utahns Split Over Reason Trump Fired Former FBI Director 

(Salt Lake City, UT)  –  Utahns are pretty evenly split when asked why President Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey.  A new UtahPolicy.com poll shows 45-percent of Utahns believe Comey was fired because he was not fit to lead the agency.  Forty-two-percent say it was because the President wanted to […]

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Red Flag Warning Running Through Sunday 

(St. George, UT)  –  Much of southwestern Utah is covered by a red flag warning through at least Sunday.  The National Weather Service issued the warning yesterday, saying wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour today followed by winds of up to 50 miles per hour starting Friday are […]

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Former Health Department Employees Accused Of Medicaid Fraud 

(St. George, UT)  –  Prosecutors say two former Southwest Utah Public Health Department employees filed over 13-hundred fake Medicaid claims.  Investigators say Todd Sterling and Russell Hinton filed the claims over a five month period ending in February of last year.  The pair reportedly formed a company and billed the Health […]

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