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Utah baby dies from head injury in Arizona boating accident

NAVAJO CANYON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a Utah child has died from a head injury after a boating accident near Navajo Canyon. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area officials say the accident occurred Sunday evening when a houseboat was trying to dock on a beach about 12 miles from Antelope Point...


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Prosecutors to seek death penalty in prison slaying

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Prosecutors say they’ll seek the death penalty for a man accused in the gang-related stabbing and beating death of a fellow prison inmate. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill announced the decision Monday in the case of 31-year-old Ramon Luis Rivera. He is one of two...


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Officer in nurse arrest was reprimanded for sex harassment

Nurse Arrested Video

Police documents show a Utah officer caught on video dragging a nurse from a hospital and putting her in handcuffs had previously been reprimanded for sexually harassing a female co-worker.


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Interior chief urges shrinking 4 national monuments in West

Interior National Monuments

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, along with management changes to several other sites.


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Officer in nurse arrest was reprimanded for sex harassment

Nurse Arrested Video

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah officer caught on video dragging a nurse from a hospital and handcuffing her was previously reprimanded for sexually harassing a female co-worker, according to police documents released amid investigations into the arrest that became a flashpoint in the debate over...


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Small earthquake hits near Park City but no damage

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A small 3.3 magnitude earthquake that hit near Park City doesn’t appear to have caused any damage. The University of Utah’ seismograph stations said in a news release Monday that the epicenter of the 3.3 magnitude earthquake was about 7 miles northwest of Park City. It...


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Herbert to officiate wedding of Democratic state lawmaker

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert will officiate the wedding Monday evening of a Democratic state lawmaker. Herbert’s office says the Republican governor will perform the wedding of state Rep. Karen Kwan of Taylorsville and public school teacher Travis Lee Dahl at the state Capitol. The...


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AGs want health insurers to review policies in opioid fight

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Attorneys general from 35 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia are urging health insurers to review their policies for pain management treatment to spark higher use of alternatives to opioid prescriptions. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on...


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Utah higher education OKs more than $200M budget request

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s public colleges and universities are preparing to ask lawmakers for an extra $83 million next year to pay for employees, enrollment growth and other programs and more than $150 million for campus buildings. The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2xLdwAT ) the Utah...


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Utah may no longer require arts, gym for 7th, 8th graders

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Board of Education will hear feedback from the public and several cultural and education groups Wednesday over the board’s recent move to no longer require middle school students to take classes in gym, music and the arts, health, digital literacy and college and...


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