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National parks rush to repair damage after shutdown

National parks rush to repair damage after shutdown

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — National parks across the U.S. are scrambling to clean up and repair damage that visitors and storms caused during the recent government shutdown. A full accounting of damage across more than 400 National Park Service locations isn’t known. The agency says damage is isolated and […]

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State needs to recoup $2M from federal furloughed employees

State needs to recoup $2M from federal furloughed employees

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The state needs to recoup millions of dollars in unemployment benefits now that the longest government shutdown in U.S. history is over. KUTV reports the state unemployment office is in charge of collecting the more than $2 million in benefits paid out to 2,100 furloughed federal employees […]

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Utah spent nearly $70K on national parks during shutdown

Utah spent nearly $70K on national parks during shutdown

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah spent nearly $70,000 to keep national park services going in the state during the 35-day partial government shutdown. The Deseret News reports the state funding was combined with private donations to keep open Zion, Bryce Canyon and Arches, the three most popular national parks in Utah. […]

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Utah company’s donation to parks stands despite shutdown end

Utah company’s donation to parks stands despite shutdown end

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City-based company is fulfilling its $100,000 donation to support three national parks in Utah despite the end of the partial government shutdown. KUTV-TV reports the uniform and linen rental company Alsco donated the money last week to fund operations at Zion, Bryce and Arches […]

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Utah company donates $100k to fund parks during shutdown

Utah company donates $100k to fund parks during shutdown

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah company donated $100,000 on Thursday to keep three national parks open during the federal government shutdown. The money from Salt Lake City-based uniform and linen rental company Alsco will fund operations at Zion, Bryce and Arches national parks. It will pay for basic […]

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Mitt Romney says shutdown not ‘way to get things done’

Mitt Romney says shutdown not ‘way to get things done’

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney says he doesn’t think using the government shutdown to push for funding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border is the right way “to get things done.” The Standard-Examiner newspaper reports the Utah senator made the comments Tuesday night in Farmington, Utah, during […]

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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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