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Romney makes it official: He's running for Utah Senate seat

Midterms Romney Senate

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is running for a Utah Senate seat, officially launching his political comeback attempt Friday by praising his adopted home state as a model for an acrimonious national government in Washington. Having been one of the Republican Party’s...


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The Latest: Romney talks gun violence in Utah GOP speech

Midterms Romney Senate

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on Mitt Romney’s run for a Utah Senate seat (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Mitt Romney used his first big speech as a Utah Senate candidate to call for action to prevent another deadly mass shooting like the one at a Florida high school that killed 17 people. The...


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Utah lawmakers pass bill allowing locks on classroom doors

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Legislature has passed a bill that would allow school districts to install barricade locks on classroom doors, a vote that came after a school shooting killed 17 people in Florida. Republican Todd Weiler said Thursday he sponsored the bill after a man who wanted to...


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No. 24 Nevada's star guard Drew lost for season to injury

RENO, Nev. (AP) — No. 24 Nevada has lost star point guard Lindsey Drew for the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon. Coach Eric Musselman told the Reno Gazette Journal it’s a “devastating” blow to the Wolf Pack (22-5, 11-2), who lead the Mountain West Conference by two games over Boise State (20-...


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Utah to add first female senator's statue to US Capitol

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State lawmakers have decided to put up a statue of a Utah woman who defeated her polygamist husband to become the nation’s first female state senator at the U.S. Capitol. The Deseret News reports the statue of Martha Hughes Cannon will replace the statue of Philo T. Farnsworth,...


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Case dismissed against jail nurse charged after inmate death

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge has tossed out a negligent homicide charge filed against an eastern Utah jail nurse in the death of a 21-year-old inmate. Judge Lyle Anderson decided Thursday there was not enough evidence showing 50-year-old Jana Clyde seriously deviated from her duties. She was...


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Sandy mayor won't take $15K raise, acknowledging mistake

SANDY, Utah (AP) — The mayor of a Salt Lake City suburb who recently approved a $15,000 raise for himself just weeks after taking office is reversing course and says he will instead take a pay cut of more than $20,000. Sandy Mayor Kurt Bradburn’s reversal comes after KUTV-TV reported Thursday about...


Business

US rig count remains unchanged at 975

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. didn’t increase this week, remaining at 975 for the second week in a row. That exceeds the 751 rigs that were active this time a year ago. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported Friday that 798 rigs...


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Romney's Utah bid for Senate could revive rift with Trump

Romney Trump Rift

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney and President Donald Trump have harshly criticized each other but also have been willing to sit down to talk when it’s mutually beneficial. Romney’s announcement Friday that he is running for the U.S. Senate in Utah creates the potential for more battles or deal-...


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Utah County Jail culinary program develops skills and more

Exchange Jail Culinary Program

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The smell of fresh-baked bread fills the air of the commercial kitchen as an industrial dishwasher hums in the background. Men in a variety of colored hairnets and maroon shirts, with Utah County Jail printed in black lettering, wipe down tables, peel vegetables, and prep meals....


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