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Romney reports $2M raised ahead of US. Senate primary

Senate Utah Romney

U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney raised nearly $2 million for his campaign in the past two months,...

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11 South Jordan homes in path of highway realignment

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Nearly a dozen homes in South Jordan could be demolished to make way for a freeway interchange. The Utah Department of Transportation is rebuilding the Bangerter Highway to improve traffic flow. The agency says nearly 60,000 vehicles travel daily on the highway, and that’s...


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Canadian company moves to mine on lands cut from monument

Trump Monuments

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Canadian company’s plans to mine for copper and cobalt on Utah lands that were cut from the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by President Donald Trump are angering conservation groups that are suing to keep the lands under monument protection. Conservation and...


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Utah Democrat misses campaign finance filing in House race

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah Democrat running to replace eight-term U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop is being cited for failing to file financial disclosure forms. The Federal Election Commission said Friday that Kurt Weiland had not filed campaign finance paperwork for the two months ahead of Tuesday’s...


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Cabins, campsites evacuated for wildfire in northeast Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Seasonal cabins and campsites are being evacuated because of a growing wildfire in northeast Utah. The Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands said Thursday evening the small fire has destroyed no structures and caused no reported injuries. Spokesman Jason Curry said...


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Salt Lake Chamber campaign to push for more housing in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Business leaders in Salt Lake City have begun a campaign to highlight a steep rise in home prices and a gap in Utah between the number of households and available housing units. The Salt Lake Chamber gathered about 200 elected officials, developers, bankers, planners, media...


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#NeverTrump to #OKTrump: Romney's evolution mirrors party

Ground Game Romney

Romney signals end for #NeverTrump by embracing POTUS in Utah Senate bid.


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Security guard arrested after fatal shooting on patrol

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The daughter of a Utah man who police say was fatally shot by a security guard says he was likely in the area to apply for jobs at a nearby state building. Michelle Higgins tells the Salt Lake Tribune her father was likely trying to get help at a state unemployment office when...


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Utah lawmakers planning new effort on gun control bill

School Shootings Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of Utah lawmakers said Wednesday they were working on legislation that would allow police to temporarily confiscate guns from people deemed to be a threat to the public and penalize parents if their child has easy access to their gun and uses it in a crime. The gun...


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Mormons post questions asked during youth interviews

Mormons Youth Interviews

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church for the first time Wednesday posted the list of questions lay leaders are supposed to ask youth during closed door, one-on-one interviews that have come under scrutiny because sexual questions sometimes arise. Only one of the questions seems directed at...


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Navajo man fights ruling disqualifying him from Utah ballot

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Navajo man filed suit Wednesday challenging a Utah county’s decision to disqualify him from the ballot in the first election since a judge ruled local voting districts were illegally drawn based on race. Lawyers for Democrat Willie Grayeyes said in a statement the finding by...


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