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Utah's governor signs abortion-halting legislation

Abortion Reversal Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's governor signed legislation on Saturday that would require...

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Utah man found guilty of killing man with shotgun

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A jury has convicted a Utah man of fatally shooting another man in an argument over stolen money. The Standard-Examiner of Ogden (http://bit.ly/2mQNMOD) reported Tuesday that 32-year-old Andrew Esquer was found guilty in the 2015 killing of 32-year-old William Hicks. Prosecutors...


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Appeals court restores federal protections for prairie dog

Prairie Dogs

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An appeals court has ruled that a federal judge in Utah erred in a 2014 decision striking down protections for a kind of prairie dog found only in that state, a decision environmentalists said would have undermined the Endangered Species Act. A three-judge panel on the Denver-...


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Mike Petke named new Real Salt Lake coach

MLS Real Salt Lake Coach Soccer

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Mike Petke will get another chance to lead a Major League Soccer franchise. Real Salt Lake introduced Petke as its new head coach Wednesday. The former New York Red Bulls coach replaced Jeff Cassar, who was fired three games into the season. Petke spent two seasons with the Red...


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Orrin Hatch says he may not run in 2018 if Mitt Romney does

Sen. Orrin Hatch says he's still considering running for his Utah Senate seat next year but might forgo a run if former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney jumped in.


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New Mexico hit by 'flash drought' weather phenomenon

Flash Drought

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Across New Mexico, unusually warm March weather and virtually no rain for a month prompted dust storms that closed highways, warnings for some to stay inside and rapid mountain snow melting that could threaten drinking water supplies and farmers’ irrigation needs. This...


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BC-ID--Intermountain Grain & Livestock, ID

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Farm Bureau Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Bids subject to change. BLACKFOOT __ Friday soft white 3.35, unchanged; hard red winter 3.95, unchanged; DNS 5.20, up 10; hard white 4.05, unchanged; BURLEY __ soft white 3.39, up 1; hard...


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Teen flown to hospital after being burned in shop class

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A 17-year-old boy was airlifted to a Salt Lake City hospital after he was shocked and burned by equipment he was using in an industrial shop class. The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/2mQ3V6O ) that the teen was attending class at Snow Canyon High School in St. George on...


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Employee dies in motorcycle crash in front of Air Force base

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Police say a motorcycle driver died in a crash near the Hill Air Force base, just south of Ogden. Officials say the crash involving another vehicle occurred Tuesday. The motorcyclist was a civilian employee of the base. Col. Jennifer Hammerstedt says her heart goes out to the...


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Cedar Hills tests soil after sediment released in river

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The city of Cedar Hills is testing water and soil to determine if there were any heavy metals in sediment that flowed down a river in American Fork Canyon last August and made its way to the city’s irrigation water. Cedar Hills Mayor Gary Gygi said Tuesday that samples were taken...


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Trump travel ban prompts Utah refugee and immigrant training

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City organization is hosting a series of trainings this month to make sure refugees and immigrants understand their rights under President Donald Trump’s travel ban and refugee program suspension. The refugee advocacy group says since Trump’s first order was signed...


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