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Romney backs Trump in shutdown showdown, questions Pelosi

Romney backs Trump in shutdown showdown, questions Pelosi

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah says he supports President Donald Trump’s push for a border wall that has led to a government shutdown and questioned why Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won’t agree to “another few miles” of barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border. Romney made […]

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Romney backs Trump in shutdown showdown, questions Pelosi

Romney backs Trump in shutdown showdown, questions Pelosi

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah says he supports President Donald Trump’s push for a border wall that has led to a government shutdown and questioned why Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won’t agree to “another few miles” of barriers on the U.S.-Mexico border. Romney made […]

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Avalanche forecasters required to work during shutdown

Avalanche forecasters required to work during shutdown

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Avalanche forecasters in Utah are among those required to report for work with no guarantee of pay during a partial government shutdown. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the shutdown during the winter comes at a time when the work of the 50 total seasonal avalanche forecasters employed […]

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Food-stamp recipients urged to ration as shutdown continues

Food-stamp recipients urged to ration as shutdown continues

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Families across Utah that rely on food stamps will be getting February’s benefits weeks early. As the longest government shutdown in U.S. history continues, state officials who administer the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program said Wednesday that recipients can expect to receive their benefits over the […]

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Visitor centers reopen at Canyonlands, Arches national parks

Visitor centers reopen at Canyonlands, Arches national parks

MOAB, Utah (AP) — Arches and Canyonlands national parks in southeastern Utah are reopening visitor centers that have been closed due to the nearly 3-week-old federal government’s partial shutdown. Parks officials said in Facebook posts that donations from the Canyonlands Natural History Association allowed visitor centers at Arches National Park […]

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Payday without pay hits federal workers as shutdown drags on

Payday without pay hits federal workers as shutdown drags on

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Payday will come Friday without any checks for about 800,000 federal employees affected by the government shutdown. That means some workers will have to scale back spending, cancel trips, apply for unemployment or take out loans to stay afloat. Among them is IRS employee Krystle Kirkpatrick. […]

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Nevada’s Reid calls Trump ‘amoral’, wants a Romney 2020 run

Nevada’s Reid calls Trump ‘amoral’, wants a Romney 2020 run

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid says he thinks President Donald Trump has no conscience and says he’d like to see Utah Sen. Mitt Romney run against Trump in 2020 for the GOP nomination for president. The 79-year-old Democrat said in a radio interview Thursday with KNPR […]

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Deal to keep Utah’s popular Zion Narrows open through March

Deal to keep Utah’s popular Zion Narrows open through March

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A family that owns land along the northeastern boundary of Zion National Park has agreed to let hikers continue to wade through their section of the narrowest stretch of Zion Canyon. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the Bullochs, who own the piece of The Narrows, still hope […]

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Furloughed IRS workers to rally calling for end to shutdown

Furloughed IRS workers to rally calling for end to shutdown

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Furloughed Internal Revenue Service workers in Ogden are planning a rally later this week to call for an end to the partial government shutdown. The Standard-Examiner in Ogden reports that about 5,000 people who work at the IRS office in Ogden are struggling without pay checks during an […]

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Park Service to tap into entrance fees to keep operating

Park Service to tap into entrance fees to keep operating

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says it is taking the extraordinary step of dipping into entrance fees to pay for staffing at its highly visited parks in the wake of the partial government shutdown. P. Daniel Smith, deputy director of the service, said in a statement Sunday that […]

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