State

San Juan School District offering $80,000 salaries to persuade teachers to stay

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Teacher turnover is a major problem at Montezuma Creek Elementary School due to unusual working...

State

Monument review includes oceans, tribal lands and Sequoias

Trump National Monuments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump’s call to review 24 national monuments established by three former presidents puts in limbo protections on large swaths of land home to ancient cliff dwellings, towering Sequoias, deep, canyons and oceans habitats where seals, whales and sea turtles roam....


State

Utah Rep. Chaffetz needs surgery, will be away for weeks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz (CHAY‘-fits) of Utah says he needs immediate foot surgery and will be out of Washington for three to four weeks, missing a key vote on a spending bill to keep the government open. Chaffetz, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, surprised the...


Entertainment

Worth The Drive: Sharks, music and roller derby

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The weekend is almost here, and there’s plenty of things to do around Utah. Here are just a few events this weekend that are well worth the drive.


State

Prominent powwow set to begin in wake of pipeline protests

Gathering of Nations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of North America’s most prominent powwows is set to begin in New Mexico in the wake of pipeline protests in North Dakota that became a historic display of Native American solidarity. The Gathering of Nations is one of the world’s largest gatherings of indigenous people....


State

Trump: national monuments a 'massive federal land grab'

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of dozens of national monuments on federal lands, calling the protection efforts “a massive federal land grab” by previous administrations. It was yet another...


Business

BC-ID--Intermountain Grain & Livestock, ID

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Farm Bureau Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Bids subject to change. BLACKFOOT __ soft white 3.30, unchanged; hard red winter 3.90, unchanged; DNS 5.20, up 5; hard white 4.00, unchanged; BURLEY __ soft white 3.36, down 1; hard red...


State

Utah Valley student accidentally discharges gun in book bag

OREM, Utah (AP) — A Utah Valley University student says he accidentally discharged a gun being stored in his book bag while sitting in a busy cafeteria. The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2pjc3uv ) no injuries were made known to authorities after the gun fired on Tuesday. The student says...


State

Candle blamed for fire at Ogden church

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Investigators have determined that a candle started a fire at a Catholic church in Ogden that caused $10,000 in damage. The Standard-Examiner reported (http://bit.ly/2oMHvQE) Tuesday that the Ogden Fire Department says the candle was burning inside the church Monday when it...


State

Utah school district considers cutting 'unsafe' bus route

SANDY, Utah (AP) — The superintendent of a Salt Lake County school district is recommending the district halt school bus service on a route that has been deemed unsafe by a state engineer who examined the roadway in Big Cottonwood Canyon. The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/2q8b0k7) state...


National

'Massive federal land grab': Trump signs order to review national monuments

Trump Tax Plan

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order directing his interior secretary to review the designation of dozens of national monuments on federal lands


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