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Study: Trump Can’t Rescind Bears Ears

(Washington, DC) — President Trump will not likely be able to rescind the Bears Ears National Monument designation. “The Salt Lake Tribune” cites a legal study that says presidents have no authority to alter monuments established by a predecessor. Legal experts say any such action would defeat the purpose of […]

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President Monson Will No Longer Attend Meetings

SALT LAKE CITY (AP)-Per an official statement from the Salt Lake City-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Tuesday, prophet President Thomas S. Monson will no longer attend regular meetings. Monson, who would turn 90 on August 21, “will remain at home for the foreseeable future” per LDS Church […]

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IPP To Shutter Coal-Fueled Generating Units In 2025

The owners of the Intermountain Power Project (IPP) announced Tuesday that they will cease producing electricity with coal in 2025. The move is motivated by several factors including a weak market for coal fired power, the loss of existing customers, and environmental regulations. IPP began operations in 1986 providing electricity […]

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Report Shows Fewer School Disciplines, Racial Disparity

(Salt Lake City, UT) — A new report shows a trend of decreasing disciplinary actions taken against Utah students, but a growing racial disparity. The report from Voices for Utah Children and U. researchers shows roughly 30 percent fewer actions including expulsions and suspensions between 2012 and 2014, compared to […]

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Bail Denied For Accused Shooter Of Deserae Turner

(Logan, UT) — Bail is denied for the 16-year-old boy accused of shooting 14-year-old Deserae Turner. A judge today ruled Colter Danny Peterson is still enough of a public risk that he should not be released into his parents’ custody. Prosecutors say he shot Turner in the back of the […]

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800 Pound Joseph Smith Statue Stolen

(Salt Lake City, UT) — Salt Lake City police are investigating the theft of an 800-pound bronze statue of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. They say it was taken from 825 North and 300 West at around four in the morning. It’s said to be worth more than 125-thousand dollars.

Utah County moves to lift outhouse ban

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Utah County is moving to lift a 1950s-era ban on outhouses. The Daily Herald in Provo reports that the Utah County Board of Health voted Monday to allow the outdoor bathrooms, provided that builders put up a $2,500 bond to guarantee they will be maintained. The […]

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Skull found in backyard nearly 30 years after disappearance

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say a human skull has been found at the former home of a woman who disappeared nearly 30 years ago. Spanish Fork police said Monday that the remains were buried under a cellar in the backyard where Peggy Sue Case once lived. She was […]

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Chaffetz:  GOP, Democrats, Trump All Frustrated With Comey 

(Salt Lake City, UT)  –  Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz thinks he knows why President Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey.  Chaffetz said during an interview in Salt Lake City yesterday that Comey’s behavior as director was unusual.  Chaffetz added that Comey had frustrated Republicans, Democrats and the President with his […]

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Utah prison tackling problems with sex offender treatment

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah prison officials are scrambling to reform the state’s sex-offender treatment program after an audit found serious flaws in the system that treats nearly a third of the state’s prison population. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that authorities told lawmakers they’re developing new targeted programs […]

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