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Dog owner fighting order to euthanize pet that bit girl

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman whose dog was ordered put to death after the animal bit a teenage girl says the punishment doesn’t fit the crime, and the state Humane Society is joining her fight to change city rules they call unfairly harsh. Owner Lindsy Bray said Thursday her 5-year-old...


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New 'Blue Lives Matter' laws raise concerns among activists

Blue Lives Matter

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Following a spike in deadly attacks on police, more than a dozen states have responded this year with “Blue Lives Matter” laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers, raising concern among some civil rights activists of a potential setback...


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A look at new 'Blue Lives Matter' laws passed by states

More than a dozen states have passed legislation within the past year enhancing penalties for crimes against law enforcement officers. Here’s a look at those measures: ARIZONA Expands the crime of aggravated assault against on-duty officers to also apply to off-duty peace officers not engaged in...


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Utah officials introduce search and rescue insurance

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A program has been introduced this week in Utah allowing residents to pay a small fee to have any potential search and rescue costs waived. An individual can purchase a $25 annual insurance so they won’t have to pay expensive rescue costs if a hiking trip goes bad. Families...


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Navajo Nation considers lease extension for coal power plant

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation has introduced legislation to extend the lease on a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona so it can operate through 2019 and preserve jobs held by Native Americans. The lease extension would allow for the Navajo Generating Station to be used through...


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Utah school districts looking to end 'lunch shaming'

Ending Lunch Shaming

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Nearly half of the nation’s school districts have resorted to some form of “lunch shaming” of students to compel their parents to pay overdue school lunch bills, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Some districts throw away students’ meals, provide less desirable...


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Utah law that could send online bullies to jail criticized

Cyberbullying Personal Information

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers hope a new, unusual law cuts down on increasingly troubling forms of cyber harassment by giving authorities the ability to send online bullies to jail for a year. Law enforcement, school officials and support groups back the effort, but some lawyers and a...


Entertainment

10 Utah staycations the whole family will love this Memorial Day weekend

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Looking for something to do over the holiday weekend but don’t have the time, money or desire to take a big trip? We’ve gathered up nine fun “staycations” to explore something new in Utah this Memorial Day. 


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Conservationist buys Bears Ears land for $2.5 million

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Conservationist and millionaire Jennifer Speers has paid $2.5 million for 640 acres (2,589,990 sq. meters) of land within Bears Ears National Monument.


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Census: Texas has 4 of top 5 fastest growing large US cities

Ten of the 15 fastest-growing cities with populations of 50,000 or more were spread across the South in 2016, with four of the top five found in Texas


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