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Study finds Sundance attendance up 35 percent from 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An economic impact study estimates 71,638 people attended some part of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, which is a 35-percent increase from last year’s attendance of 46,660. But officials are hesitant to stand by this attendance increase. Utah firm Y2 Analytics conducted the study. The […]

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Officials say Utah drivers lie about medical conditions

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State officials say many Utah residents lie about their medical conditions so they can keep driving without restrictions. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the state relies on people to report medical conditions themselves, which creates a scenario where lying is a plausible way to stay […]

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Daughter Charged With Aggravated Murder In Fire That Killed Mother 

West Valley City, UT)  –  A daughter accused of killing her mother by starting a house fire is now charged with aggravated murder.  Loralie Querbach was also charged with aggravated arson during an appearance in court yesterday.  Querbach is accused of setting her mother’s home on fire following an argument on […]

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Republicans running to replace Chaffetz to debate

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — At least 10 Republicans running to replace U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz will face off in two debates Friday, the eve of a Utah GOP convention where delegates will winnow the crowded field. The debates scheduled to occur at an Orem high school have been organized […]

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BLM Urges Obeying Fire Protection Order

(Salt Lake City, UT) — The BLM is re-issuing a fire protection order for Salt Lake, Utah, Tooele, Rich and Box Elder counties. Officials say record heat, low humidity, and high winds are creating very vulnerable conditions for wildfires. They say there were more than a dozen human-caused fires last […]

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Mike Lee Opposes Sanctions Against Russia

(Washington, DC) — Utah Republican Mike Lee is one of two U.S. Senators voting against a bipartisan proposal to place more sanctions against Russia for meddling in last fall’s election. Lee says the sanctions target funding for programs and policies he doesn’t believe would be effective in addressing the issues […]

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Utah Lawmakers Call For More Security After Congressman’s Shooting 

(Washington, DC)  –  Members of Congress from Utah are calling for more security after one of their own was shot during practice for a charity baseball game.  Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz tells the “Salt Lake Tribune” that U.S. marshals should give lawmakers more protection when they attend events away from […]

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Stolen Class Ring Returned To Brighton High Graduate After Eleven Years 

(Sandy, UT)  –  A graduate of Brighton High School has her class ring back and an incredible story to tell about its return.  Jamie Kilgore noticed her 2005 class ring was missing eleven years ago but had no clue where it went until this year.  That’s when workers at a state […]

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St. George Man Arrested For Sexual Abuse Of A Child 

(St. George, UT)  –  A St. George man is in custody for alleged sexual abuse of an 11-year-old girl.  St. George police arrested Hamilton Reed Dayzie Monday after a nearly month-long investigation.  The now 17-year-old girl and her mother accused Dayzie of multiple acts of sexual abuse that happened six years […]

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Utah ski resorts notch 2nd straight record year for visitors

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah ski resorts are reporting their second consecutive year of record visitation. Ski Utah said Wednesday in a news release that the state recorded nearly 4.6 million skier days this past winter. That surpasses last year’s record of nearly 4.5 million. The previous high was […]

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