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Homeless shelter for single men coming to South Salt Lake

Homeless Shelter Salt Lake-4

The director of the nonprofit that's leading homeless-reform in Utah's Salt Lake County has...

State

State of Utah refuses to pay Swallow's $1.5M legal bill

Attorney General Trial

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The state of Utah has refused to pay $1.5 million in legal bills for a former Utah Attorney General acquitted of bribery and other charges in one of the most high-profile cases in state history, according to a letter made public by the Utah Attorney General on Friday. While...


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Bear Eyes monument status generates 55K public comments

Bears Ears National Monument

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tens of thousands of people from across the U.S. have weighed in about whether the new Bears Ears National Monument should be preserved, downsized or rescinded, confirming the monument’s center stage position in a review of 27 monuments ordered by President Donald Trump....


Business

BC-ID--Intermountain Grain & Livestock, ID

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Farm Bureau Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report Friday, May 26, 2017. Bids subject to change. BLACKFOOT __ soft white 3.80, up 5; hard red winter 4.10, up 10; DNS 5.60, up 5; hard white 4.30, up 10; BURLEY __ soft white 3.48, up 11; hard red winter 3.38, up 8; DNS...


Business

US rig count rises 7 this week to 908; Colorado up 5

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by seven this week to 908. A year ago, 404 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 722 rigs sought oil and 185 explored for natural gas this week. One was listed as...


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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...


National

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...


State

Senator and mayor among top candidates in congressional race

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State Senator Deidre Henderson and Provo Mayor John Curtis lead a packed field of candidates squaring off for the open congressional seat soon-to-be vacated by U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz. A total of 10 Republicans and three Democrats had filed to run by Friday, eight days after...


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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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