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Utah Elected Officials Respond to Obama's Immigration Plan

Published on November 21, 2014 at 11:01AM

Utah leaders are issuing statements of disapproval regarding President Obama’s executive action announced Thursday on immigration and amnesty. Gov. Gary Herbert said in a statement that he is “disturbed the…

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Panquitch Burglar Arrested

Published on November 21, 2014 at 10:53AM

Police have arrested the man they believe was behind several burglaries in Garfield County. After releasing surveillance images, public tips began pouring into the Garfield County Sheriff’s office identifying Gary…

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Record Number of Thanksgiving Travelers Expected

Published on November 21, 2014 at 10:49AM

Credit: The Salt Lake Tribune Utahns and other residents of the AAA’s Mountain West region are expected to hit the roads during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday period in numbers not…

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Business Leaders Wary of Obama Immigration Plan

Published on November 21, 2014 at 10:40AM

A group of Utah business leaders say immigration reform is needed but they’re concerned President Barack Obama’s plans will hamper any permanent solutions from Congress. Overstock.com board chairman Jonathan Johnson…

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Former Attorney General Face Another Felony

Published on November 21, 2014 at 10:35AM

Former Attorney General John Swallow is facing an additional felony charge of accepting a gift while serving in public office. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill added the charge…

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Guns On Campus Opponents To Deliver Petitions

Published on November 21, 2014 at 10:32AM

Several gun-control groups plan to deliver a petition to Gov. Gary Herbert on Friday in opposition to Utah laws that bar universities from keeping guns off their campuses. The Gun…

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Polygamous Trust Boss in Court on Sex Charge

Published on November 21, 2014 at 10:30AM

The court-appointed manger of a multimillion-dollar property trust once controlled by Warren Jeffs is expected to appear in court Friday on a charge of patronizing a prostitute. Prosecutors say 68-year-old…

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Man Using Self-Defense Kills Brother-In-Law

Published on November 21, 2014 at 06:28AM

A Provo man who shot and killed his brother-in-law is avoiding charges. After a month-long investigation, the Cache County Attorney’s Office ruled today that the deadly shots fired by Aaron…

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Utah One Of The Best States For Thanksgiving

Published on November 21, 2014 at 06:28AM

Utah is among the best states to celebrate Thanksgiving. That’s according to an Estately study, which based its findings on several factors. Utah was ranked the fourth-best by the real…

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Hearing Set For Teen Accused Of Murder

Published on November 21, 2014 at 06:27AM

A hearing is set for next March to determine whether a teenager accused of killing another teen will be charged as an adult. The now 17-year old boy is accused…

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Bank Robber In Custody

Published on November 21, 2014 at 06:27AM

A man accused of robbing a bank using a threatening note is behind bars. Twenty-five year old Daniel Sparks is facing robbery and possession of a controlled substance charges after…

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Dalai Lama Coming To Salt Lake City

Published on November 21, 2014 at 06:26AM

Two religious leaders are going to speak at the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions. His Holiness the Dalai Lama and religious scholar Karen Armstrong will be keynote speakers in…

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More Bike Trails For Southern Utah

Published on November 21, 2014 at 06:26AM

Mountain bikers are going to pedal along 100 more miles across Southern Utah. The Bureau of Land Management is planning to develop the trails east of Cedar City. BLM officials…

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Lawmakers Await Report Detailing State Land Management Plan

Published on November 20, 2014 at 01:48PM

Credit: The Salt Lake Tribune The costs of transferring 30 million acres of public lands to Utah pencil out for the state, according to a team of economists. But state…

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Utah Concealed Gun Permits Popular Around US

Published on November 20, 2014 at 01:25PM

Tens of thousands of gun owners from around the country are taking advantage of Utah’s concealed firearm permits each year. A new state report shows more than 81,000 out-of-staters obtained…

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Environmental Groups To Sue Over Gunnison Grouse

Published on November 20, 2014 at 01:15PM

Two environmental groups plan to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its decision to list the Gunnison sage grouse as a threatened species instead of giving it the…

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UHP Trooper or Car Struck for 4th Time in 10 Days

Published on November 20, 2014 at 01:08PM

Utah Highway patrol officials are sounding the alarm after four troopers or their cars were hit within the past 10 days. Authorities say the latest crash happened at about 7…

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Wildlife Officials Investigate Deer Poaching

Published on November 20, 2014 at 01:04PM

State wildlife officials are seeking tips from the public as they investigate the poaching of five deer in Utah. The Division of Wildlife says the deer appear to have been…

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Group Pushes For BYU To Update Ex-Mormon Policy

Published on November 20, 2014 at 01:01PM

A BYU group is speaking out against students getting the boot if they choose to change their Mormon faith. Opponents have formed “FreeBYU” and recently sent a letter to church…

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Burglar Sentenced For Stealing Burritos

Published on November 20, 2014 at 01:01PM

A Mexican food lover is spending the next five-years behind bars for stealing gas station burritos in Ogden. Police say Billy Goree was sentenced today for taking a couple of…

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FanX Coming To Utah

Published on November 20, 2014 at 01:01PM

Good news for comic fanatics in Utah. FanX-a smaller Comic Con-is coming in January with “Star Wars” icon Carrie Fisher as one of the first guests to sign on. Organizers…

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UHP Issues Multiple DUI Citations in Sevier County

Published on November 20, 2014 at 11:51AM

Utah Highway Patrol officers in Sevier County have issued multiple citations for driving under the influence this week. Troopers stopped a 31-year-old man from Las Vegas Tuesday afternoon near the…

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Firing Squad Execution Considered In Utah

Published on November 20, 2014 at 06:39AM

Utah lawmakers are considering bringing back the firing squad for inmates with death sentences. Representative Paul Ray proposed the initiative Wednesday saying the method would be used only in the…

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Request For Racketeering Charge To Be Dropped Against Shurtleff

Published on November 20, 2014 at 06:38AM

Utah prosecutors are looking to dismiss one of the charges against former AG Mark Shurtleff. Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings-who is prosecuting Shurtleff-filed a motion yesterday to get the racketeering…

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Hatch Says Obama Oversteps Bounds On Immigration Reform

Published on November 20, 2014 at 06:38AM

Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch says the President is overstepping his bounds regarding immigration reform. Hatch says that if Obama wants to create reform measures that will last, he needs…

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New Details Emerge About Brighton High School Threat

Published on November 20, 2014 at 06:37AM

Police in Cottonwood Heights are releasing new details about a threat aimed at Brighton High School. Police revealed yesterday that the suspect sent five Twitter messages to school officials between…

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Richfield Man Charged With Murder in Death of Wife

Published on November 19, 2014 at 01:40PM

59-year-old Edward Callison of Richfield was officially charged in 6th District Court Tuesday for the murder of his wife, 46-year-old Melanie Callison. Along with murder, Callison was also charged with…

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Utah panel endorses firing squad executions

Published on November 19, 2014 at 01:36PM

Utah lawmakers want to once again allow state executions by firing squad in order to avoid problems with lethal injection drugs. The proposal form Republican Rep. Paul Ray of Clearfield…

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1 charge against ex-top lawman could be dropped

Published on November 19, 2014 at 01:33PM

Prosecutors want to dismiss a racketeering charge filed against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff as part of a bribery case against two of the state’s former top lawmen. Davis…

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Car Used In Burglary Registered To Mark Shurtleff

Published on November 19, 2014 at 06:37AM

A car registered to former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is being connected to a burglary in Cottonwood Heights. Police say the black Acura was used as a getaway vehicle…

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Police Seek Serial Burglar In Garfield County

Published on November 19, 2014 at 06:37AM

Police in Garfield County are seeking the public’s help in tracking down a suspect connected to multiple burglaries. The suspect is accused of stealing copper and tools from several businesses…

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Four Deer Killed, Left To Waste In Herriman

Published on November 19, 2014 at 06:37AM

Wildlife officials are searching for suspects after four deer were killed and left to waste in Herriman. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources says the deer were shot with arrows…

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Shurtleff, Swallow To Be Tried Separately

Published on November 19, 2014 at 06:37AM

Prosecutors are separating the criminal cases against Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff. The move allows both men to have different hearings and trials and not be listed…

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Former Cop Ordered To Stand Trial For Assault Of Wife

Published on November 19, 2014 at 06:36AM

A judge is ordering a former Grand County sheriff’s deputy to stand trial for the alleged assault of his wife. Austin Stubblefield is facing one class A misdemeanor count of…

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Man Arrested After Threatening To Kill Woman's Ex-Husband

Published on November 19, 2014 at 06:36AM

(Salt Lake City, UT)—A man is behind bars in Salt Lake County after allegedly entering a woman’s home and threatening to murder her ex-husband. Police arrested 31-year-old Robert…

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Two Arrested, One Cited For Fight Involving Gunfire

Published on November 19, 2014 at 06:36AM

(Cedar City, UT)—Two men are facing possible charges after an argument ended in gunfire in Cedar City. Police arrested 41-year-old Eduardo Quinones and 18-year-old Jose Carrasco and issued…

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Two Missing Girls Located Safe And Sound

Published on November 19, 2014 at 06:36AM

(South Salt Lake, UT)—Two missing girls are safe and in state custody after being located early yesterday morning. Police say 12-year-old McKenzey Madill and 15-year-old Satara Bylsma showed…

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Ski Season Kicking-Off In Utah

Published on November 18, 2014 at 02:25PM

Ski season is kicking off in Utah. The Brighton Ski Resort opened this morning and lift prices are just 37-dollars. Several other ski resorts are slated to open other trails…

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Romney Speaks To BYU Students

Published on November 18, 2014 at 02:24PM

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is offering up some wisdom for BYU students. During a forum today at the Marriott Center, Romney urged the audience to “just be larger…

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Shurtleff, Swallow To Be Tried Separately

Published on November 18, 2014 at 02:24PM

Prosecutors are separating the criminal cases against Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff. The move allows both men to have different hearings and trials and not be listed…

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Group Pleads Guilty To Breaking Into LDS Building

Published on November 18, 2014 at 02:23PM

A group of boys who are accused of breaking into an LDS meetinghouse in Duchesne are pleading guilty. Tristan Hirst and Denver Bell appeared in court today for breaking into…

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Woman Takes Driver's License Picture With Strainer On Head

Published on November 18, 2014 at 02:23PM

A Utah woman says she took her driver’s license photo while wearing a colander on her head as a religious statement. Asia Lemmon said the pasta strainer represents her beliefs…

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BYU Professors Discover Recording Devices In Classrooms

Published on November 18, 2014 at 02:23PM

BYU police are investigating recording devices discovered hidden in campus classrooms. Authorities says two professors discovered the recorders concealed with Velcro under chairs. There are no suspects so far, but…

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UHP Prepared For Speed Limit Increase

Published on November 18, 2014 at 02:22PM

Utah Highway Patrol is backing a proposal to raise the speed limit on interstate highways. A UHP spokesman says they’re prepared for speeds to tick up from 65 to 70…

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Native Americans Visit Manti Elementary

Published on November 18, 2014 at 11:43AM

MANTI, Utah (AP)-Tuesday, Manti Elementary School welcomed Native American dancers from Southern Utah University as part of Native American Heritage Month festivities for November. Members of the Native American Student…

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Milford Wind Farm Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary

Published on November 18, 2014 at 11:02AM

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A wind farm located just outside of Milford recently reached it’s 5-year anniversary. First Wind, an independent renewable energy company based out of Boston, opened the first phase of the…

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Sheriff Casts Critical Eye on Polygamous Community

Published on November 18, 2014 at 10:58AM

Mohave County’s sheriff says he’ll cast a critical eye on a polygamous community on the Arizona-Utah line. Sheriff Jim McCabe expressed disdain and disgust as he told a recent county…

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Teen Who Killed Brothers Charged With New Assault

Published on November 18, 2014 at 10:54AM

Prosecutors say a Utah teen who pleaded guilty to stabbing his two younger brothers to death last year has assaulted another teen in a juvenile detention center. Sixteen-year-old Aza Ray…

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Utah Man Flew 242 Pounds of Pot to East Coast

Published on November 18, 2014 at 10:50AM

A Utah man faces 5 to 40 years in federal prison after pleading guilty Monday to flying 242 pounds of marijuana from northern California, which was intercepted at a small…

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Utah Mother Gets at Least 20 Years in Son's Death

Published on November 18, 2014 at 10:47AM

A Utah woman whose 4-year-old son was malnourished, beaten and then killed has been sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for her role in the boy’s death. A…

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Man Who Damaged Banksy Art in Utah Gets Probation

Published on November 18, 2014 at 10:42AM

A California man has been sentenced to five years’ probation for defacing two murals in Park City that are believed to have been created by the elusive British graffiti artist…

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Boy Scouts Find Human Remains In Mohave Co.

Published on November 18, 2014 at 06:23AM

An investigation is ongoing near the Utah-Arizona border, where a group of Boy Scouts found human remains. The remains were located Saturday morning, south of Hurricane, Utah on Temple Trail…

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One Killed, Three Injuried In Car Accident

Published on November 18, 2014 at 06:23AM

An Arizona woman is dead, and her three sons are in the hospital, after a car crash near Moab. A UHP spokesperson says a wheel on Rita Miramontes’ truck fell…

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SLC Army Reserve To Fight Ebola

Published on November 18, 2014 at 06:22AM

A Salt Lake City Army Reserve unit is headed to West Africa for an Ebola mission. The 96th Sustainment Brigade is among 850 other soldiers going to provide sustainment-logistical support…

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Golden Retrievers Could Get Official Recognition

Published on November 17, 2014 at 12:02PM

A Utah lawmaker hopes to recognize the golden retriever as the official state domestic animal. Sen. Aaron Osmond of South Jordan says the idea came from a fourth grade class…

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Arizona Woman Dead, 3 Kids Hurt in I-70 Rollover

Published on November 17, 2014 at 11:58AM

Utah troopers say a Phoenix, Arizona woman is dead and her three children are injured after a wheel on their pickup truck failed. The crash happened a little before 3…

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Prison For Utah Mother in Death of 4-Year-Old Son

Published on November 17, 2014 at 11:55AM

A Utah woman whose 4-year-old son was malnourished, beaten, killed and buried in the Utah mountains has been sentenced to serve at least 20 years in prison for her role…

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Hatch Proposes National Recreation Area

Published on November 17, 2014 at 11:41AM

Credit: St. George News U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch’s office is working on draft legislation that would create a national recreation area on approximately 21,760 acres of land in the current…

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Lawyer Deadline Given to San Juan Commissioner

Published on November 17, 2014 at 11:31AM

Credit: The Salt Lake Tribune A judge has given the ringleader of a public lands protest in southern Utah a deadline for proving he needs a public defender. U.S. Magistrate…

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Murder Charges Formally Charged Against Ed Callison

Published on November 17, 2014 at 11:26AM

Formal charges were filed Friday against a Richfield man accused of murdering his wife, Melanie Callison. Ed Callison lead authorities to his wife’s remains Thursday after admitting to brutally murdering…

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4-Year-Old Dies in Rollover in Flaming Gorge

Published on November 17, 2014 at 11:20AM

A 4-year-old girl drowned in Flaming Gorge Reservoir Saturday after the vehicle she was in rolled into the water. Four people, including the young girl, were fishing about 4 p.m….

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3 Rescued Near Salina

Published on November 17, 2014 at 11:18AM

Deputies with the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office and Sevier County Search and Rescue were called out Saturday to look for three juveniles from Salina in the Sweetwater and Cold Springs…

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Mormon Church Opens Up Opportunities For Mothers

Published on November 17, 2014 at 11:13AM

Mormon women with children and church members who remarry after divorces now are eligible for full-time teaching jobs in the faith’s seminaries and institutes of religion for junior high, high…

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Romney: President Should Pause, Reflect Before Forcing Immigration Reform

Published on November 17, 2014 at 11:08AM

Mitt Romney is advising the man in the Oval Office against reforming immigration through executive action. On CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Romney said forcing the issue after Republicans took control…

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Woman Killed, Sons Injured In Rollover Accident

Published on November 17, 2014 at 11:07AM

A woman is dead and her three sons are recovering from injuries following a rollover crash in Grand County. Police say the unidentified woman was driving on the I-70 near…

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LDS Church Dedicates New Temple

Published on November 17, 2014 at 11:07AM

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is celebrating the dedication of a new temple. Church leaders dedicated a new temple in Phoenix, Arizona yesterday. The temple is the…

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Lee: Obamacare Repeal Votes Likely Next Year

Published on November 17, 2014 at 11:07AM

Utah Senator Mike Lee is looking ahead at what the Republican party hopes to accomplish now that they’ll control both houses of Congress. On CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Senator Lee…

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Two Annabella Residents Sent to Hospital After Accident

Published on November 17, 2014 at 08:00AM

Two people from Annabella were sent to the hospital after a car accident Saturday evening. 22-year-old Ashley Freeze from Salt Lake City turned onto SR 118 at the junction of…

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Authorities Warn Central and Southern Utah Residents of Arrest Scam

Published on November 14, 2014 at 12:10PM

Law enforcement personnel in central and southern Utah are warning residents of an email scam that has been circulating around the region. According to a press release from the Iron…

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Forbes Ranks Utah No. 1 for Business

Published on November 14, 2014 at 12:07PM

Forbes has ranked the Beehive State as the No. 1 best place to be in business. Utah has held first place in the rankings 4 of the past 5 years….

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Capitol Reef National Park Proposes Fee Increases

Published on November 14, 2014 at 12:02PM

Capitol Reef National Park and other National Park Service units that collect entrance fees from park visitors are beginning public engagement seeking comments on possible changes in park fees beginning…

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Urban Utah Freeways to See Speed Limit Increase

Published on November 14, 2014 at 11:59AM

Credit: The Salt Lake Tribune The 65 mph speed limit along Utah’s urban interstate freeways is about to rise to 70 mph. The Utah Department of Transportation proposed the change…

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Utah Changes Ski Slogan, Settles Colorado Lawsuit

Published on November 14, 2014 at 11:55AM

A Colorado ski resort is settling a legal fight with Salt Lake City over winter sports marketing slogans. Steamboat Ski Resort sued in October, claiming a $1.8 million Utah advertising…

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Internet Fraud Case Moving Toward Trial

Published on November 14, 2014 at 11:52AM

St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson is scheduled to go to trial in March on Internet fraud charges, but issues remain with the evidence in the case. A federal judge said…

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Utah Gears Up As Health Website Reopens Saturday

Published on November 14, 2014 at 11:48AM

The federal online health marketplace re-opens this Saturday and Utah health advocates and insurers are hoping the process is smoother this year. When the website launched last year, glitches and…

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