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Blake Griffin leaves Game 3 with bruised right big toe

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Clippers forward Blake Griffin has left Game 3 against the Jazz with a bruised right big toe and will not return. The five-time All-Star left the game with 3:18 remaining in the second quarter after landing awkwardly following a transition layup. He had 11 points, six rebounds...


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Trump approves disaster funding for Box Elder, Cache flood recovery

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February’s severe flooding in Box Elder and Cache counties was declared a “major disaster” by President Donald Trump Friday.


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Huntsman slams university officials over researcher's firing

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Wealthy philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr. has taken out full-page ads slamming the University of Utah's top officials for firing the CEO of the school's cancer research institute that bears his name.


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Salt Lake City's Hogle Zoo welcomes new baby zebra

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Born April 11, the yet-to-be-named female zebra weighs 87 pounds and is the first Hartmann’s mountain zebra ever born at Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City.


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State fights Shurtleff's attempt to get $1.1M in legal fees

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah state attorneys are urging a judge to toss a lawsuit from former attorney general Mark Shurtleff seeking $1.1 million in legal fees that he spent to defend himself against bribery allegations that were ultimately dismissed. The Utah Attorney General’s Office said in a...


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New law aims to help job applicants with criminal history

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Job applicants who’ve been convicted of a crime won’t have to disclose their criminal record before some job interviews under a new Utah law aiming to help convicts find work after prison. The legislation only applies to government jobs, but supporters say they hope more...


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Utah jail investigation involves criminal allegations

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah Department of Corrections official says an investigation into a rural county jail involves “serious, criminal allegations” that may stretch across multiple levels of the county sheriff’s office. Corrections Executive Director Rollin Cook said in a statement Friday that...


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BC-ID--Intermountain Grain & Livestock, ID

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Farm Bureau Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report Friday, April 21, 2017. Bids subject to change. BLACKFOOT __ soft white 3.25, down 5; hard red winter 3.80, unchanged; DNS 5.10, unchanged; hard white 3.90, unchanged; BURLEY __ Wednesday soft white 3.50, up 4; hard...


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US rig count rises 10 this week to 857; Texas up 6

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 10 this week to 857. A year ago, 431 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 688 rigs sought oil and 167 explored for natural gas this week. Two were listed as...


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Parents arrested, accused of allowing teen son to smoke pot

SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — A couple has been arrested after allegedly telling police they allow their 14-year-old son to smoke a joint or two of marijuana at night if he goes to class and makes good grades. The parents were arrested Tuesday after police served a search warrant at the home. Officers...


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