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The Leonardo museum 'Fix-It Clinic' repairs, reduces waste

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Members of The Leonardo museum and the Utah Recycling Alliance has come together to host a “Fix-It Clinic” for people to bring in broken and outdated appliances and learn how to repair them. The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/2qvmomQ ) the event, which took place Saturday,...


Government

City studying tobacco licenses to improve Tobacco 21 enforcement

COLUMBIA — City staff are studying how to implement a tobacco retail license to pay for better enforcement of the city’s Tobacco 21 ordinance. In a letter to the City Council on April 25, the Columbia-Boone County Board of Health recommended all tobacco retailers in the city be required to buy...


State

Woman killed after her motorcycle collides with truck

WOODLAND, Utah (AP) — A woman has been killed after the motorcycle she was riding failed to negotiate a turn. KSL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2rdrJAB ) Claire Benson was traveling Sunday on separate motorcycles with her husband when her motorcycle crossed into oncoming traffic. The Utah Highway...


Business

Oil rises above $50 a barrel as OPEC cuts seen bringing stockpiles lower

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Oil rose above $50 a barrel on expectations OPEC will succeed in bringing down inventories as the summer driving season kicks off in the U.S. Futures rose for a second session in New York after an OPEC-led deal to extend output limits through March was initially met with a...


Government

The Latest: Trump hails heroes at Arlington

Trump Memorial Day-1

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s Memorial Day observance (all times local): 11:50 a.m. President Donald Trump is expressing his nation’s “boundless and undying” gratitude to Americans who have fallen in battle and to the families they left behind. Trump hailed heroes in his...


State

Intoxicated swimmer rescued from Utah reservoir

PINEVIEW RESERVOIR, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a man was rescued by a passing boater after he attempted to swim in a Utah reservoir while intoxicated. KSL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2rd1Gtf) that the man in his 20s went for a swim in Pineview Reservoir Saturday evening. When he didn’t come up for...


State

Utah youth center hosts 1st LGBTQ prom held in Logan

LGBT Prom

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A first-ever prom for gay, lesbian and transgender students has been held in Logan to provide an event for students who might not have felt comfortable attending traditional proms at their high schools. Cache Youth Resource Center hosted the LGBTQ prom May 13 and about 70 people...


Business

Markets wrap: Stocks meander in holiday-hit trading; pound rises

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Global stocks were mixed, the dollar traded sideways and the euro slipped amid thin trading as investors weighed the latest comments from a Fed official on the path of U.S. borrowing costs and Mario Draghi’s dovish message to the European Parliament. With markets in the U.K., U....


Government

Kelly defends plan for Russia back channel as a 'good thing'

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is defending an alleged effort by top White House adviser Jared Kushner to create back-channel communications with Russia as a “good thing,” while the Trump administration sought to quell mounting questions over secret ties to the Kremlin....


Government

How Rising Seas Drowned the Flood Insurance Program

By Gilbert M. Gaul, Yale Environment 360 Long Beach Island is the largest and richest barrier island in New Jersey, an oasis of sprawling oceanfront retreats and second homes located midway down the state’s heavily developed coast, a two-hour drive from the metropolitan centers of New York City...


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