Utah group wants to create a new redistricting commission

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A new Utah group is calling for the creation of an independent redistricting commission amid allegations that Republican legislators have gerrymandered districts in the state to give themselves an advantage.


Check in to get away: Zion park aims to require reservations

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It would be a first for a U.S. national park: requiring reservations to get in. But it’s an option that Zion National Park is considering to manage an overwhelming surge of visitors to its sweeping red-rock vistas and canyons in Utah.


Officials: Bullinger possibly spotted in eastern Idaho

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Law enforcement officials say a man wanted in connection with the deaths of three women in southwestern Idaho may have been seen near eastern Idaho's Swan Valley.


Police: Man shoots, injures 18-year-old before killing self in Spanish Fork

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Police in Spanish Fork say a 19-year-old man shot and injured another teenager overnight at a high school parking lot and later shot and killed himself


Family of embattled Utah official strikes resignation deal

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah elected official who has been placed under his family’s guardianship after more than a year of public questions about his mental capacity will resign his office under a deal struck by his family and county officials. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill and Salt...


Judge weighs privacy in Utah prescription-drug database case

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge was weighing Thursday whether the Drug Enforcement Administration can access a Utah prescription-drug database without a warrant in a lawsuit that pits the right to privacy against the need to combat the country’s opioid-drug epidemic. “I think this is a...


'I'm a real person': Teachers who wear different hats

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Middle school math teacher Marc Muir said delivering Domino’s pizza gives him a different outlook. “Some teachers, they’re excited for Friday to come, and I think Friday is my worst day,” he said. After he turns off the lights in his South Cache Middle School classroom at 3:30 on...


Smart technology changing lives of disabled community

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) — Kevin Hoyt uses a smart doorbell to see who’s standing on his front porch without having to go to the door. His wife, Melissa, will ask Amazon Alexa to turn off a light as she’s rushing out of the house. Ten-year-old Bailey uses Alexa to play songs so she can practice...


San Juan County welcomes redrawing of election districts

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Commissioners in a southeastern Utah county are welcoming a federal judge’s order that an independent expert redraw the county’s commission and school board election districts because they’re unconstitutional. San Juan County’s commissioners said in a statement Friday that...


Report predicts Utah area will be overwhelmed with growth

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A report predicts an area between Salt Lake City and Provo could face major highway congestion, a lack of affordable housing options and an increase in poor air quality by 2050. A planning group warned the Point of the Mountain Development Commission on Thursday that the area...

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