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State: EPA didn't clue in Utah on San Juan River contamination

Utah water quality regulators, however, weren't notified of the updates after the Gold King Mine spill.

US, Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights

The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next... Read more »

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Lawmakers postpone vote over gay couples adoption bill

The House Judiciary Committee adjourned Friday without taking a vote on a bill the sponsor says is intended to ensure all married couples are treated equally in adoptions and placements of children... Read more »

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Committee OKs resolution encouraging return of Olympics to Utah

A resolution that would encourage bringing the Olympics back to Utah is one step closer to passing the Legislature. Read more »

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Coal talk of the town as GOP candidates mingle in Cheyenne

Coal was on the minds of candidates for Wyoming's seat in the U.S. House as they mingled with party insiders over cocktails at a Laramie County Republican Party gathering on Friday. Read more »

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US deploys more Patriot missiles in South Korea

The United States temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Korea's nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch, ahead of talks next week to set... Read more »

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State: EPA didn't clue in Utah on San Juan River contamination

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency posted new information on the sampling results of the San Juan River in the aftermath of the August Gold King Mine spill in Colorado. Utah water quality... Read more »

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Bill introduced to tax e-cigarettes to pay for rural health care

A bill adding a tax to e-cigarettes that would be used to pay for rural health care needs was introduced Friday, but the sponsor acknowledges it will be a hard sell to the Utah Legislature. Read more »

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Research and control at center of marijuana debate; LDS Church issues new statement

As two very different bills aimed at making medical marijuana available to Utahns make their way through the Utah Legislature, both medical and religious leaders are urging lawmakers to pass... Read more »

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Manti man indicted in Oregon occupation; Arizona man arrested in southern Utah

A man who allegedly belonged to the group that overtook the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon last month was arrested Thursday in southern Utah by FBI agents, the mayor of Springdale... Read more »

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Utah PolitiLinks: Controversial gun bill shelved; funding requests made; Hill is alive with sounds of karaoke

A controversial "constitutional carry" bill gets shelved and a look at the other action on Utah's Capitol Hill. Read more »

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Utah National Guard death benefits bill passes Legislature

A bill that would provide death benefits to members of the Utah National Guard who die while on state active duty has passed the Utah Legislature. Read more »

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Obama recites love poem to wife on national television (+video)

Someone call the fire department. It's about to get hot at the White House. Read more »

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Kasich works to assure South Carolina of conservative record

An energized John Kasich heads into South Carolina's Republican presidential primary hoping to build on a strong showing in New Hampshire, but he's refusing to tailor or shift his message to fit... Read more »

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Tour operators say Zika could be bad for Olympics business

If the Zika virus — or fear of it — keeps spreading, the head of a sports travel agency handling tour packages for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics fears for her business. Read more »

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Donald Trump Jr. offers a few words about dad during stop in Utah

Republican presidential candidates are in South Carolina for the state's Feb. 20 primary. Donald Trump Jr. is in Salt Lake City and spoke about his father's run for the GOP nomination. Read more »

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Clinton, Sanders clash over minorities, money — and Obama

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial backing of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate and clashed heatedly over their support for Barack Obama as the... Read more »

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Lawmakers advance five bills designed to save lives

Lawmakers advanced five bills Thursday, all meant to target the growing prescription painkiller epidemic in Utah. Read more »

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Lee, Stewart urge action on behalf of BYU student who went missing in China

U.S. Senator Mike Lee and Rep. Chris Stewart introduced a concurrent resolution Wednesday urging the federal Department of State to examine the possibility that a missing BYU student was abducted... Read more »

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Controversial Rocky Mountain Power bill gets committee approval

A panel of lawmakers said Thursday that Sen. Stuart Adams' SB115 — affecting oversight of Rocky Mountain Power and dealing with multiple renewable energy issues — needs more discussion... Read more »

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$100M classroom tech bill gets preliminary OK, but full funding not likely

A statewide classroom technology proposal that lawmakers say "represents years worth of work" earned preliminary approval in the Utah Legislature Thursday. Read more »

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Punch, counterpunch: GOP hopefuls bare knuckles in Carolina

Jeb Bush says he was better at real estate than Donald Trump, and the former Florida governor is even embracing the "establishment" label. Read more »

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Bill beefing up hate crime statute passes Senate committee

A bill that would define the parameters for a hate crime and increase the penalties for it passed a Senate committee Thursday before a packed committee room. Read more »

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Proposed Utah law aims to swat cybercrime

A state legislator wants Utah to take on a wave of emerging cybercrime with tougher laws for making false police reports or harassing people using electronic devices. Read more »

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Group asks lawmakers to ban animal gas chambers

About 30 Utahns lobbied lawmakers Thursday in support of two bills — HB187, which would prohibit animal gas chamber euthanasia, and a forthcoming bill that would define appropriate shelter... Read more »

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Obama: 'strange things' happen when voters are scared

President Barack Obama said Thursday that "strange things" can happen in politics when voters are scared and that the angst people are feeling across the country is finding voice in both the... Read more »

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Biskupski launches search for new economic development leader

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has launched a national search to find a highly qualified director to lead the city's newly created Business and Economic Development Department. Read more »

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Checking trust fund on tax form will help overcome homelessness

Homeless services providers, government officials, advocates and a formerly homeless woman urged Utahns to contribute to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund, which helps fund services statewide... Read more »

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Cheerleaders for Medicaid expansion ask Utah lawmakers to consider implications

It was a different cast of characters testifying about the need for Medicaid expansion in Utah on Thursday. Read more »

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Summit County wants rewrite of Bishop's public lands initiative

How do you chart what happens on Utah's public lands? Should recreation rule? Should vast pristine areas left be untouched? What about energy development? A public lands bill to solve this is... Read more »

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Bill to alter state's guardianship laws moves to House on 6-5 vote

A bill that backers say relieves loving families of unnecessary expenses of hiring attorneys for their disabled children in guardianship proceedings is before the Utah House of Representatives.... Read more »

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2 corrections officials resign in wake of crimes by halfway house walkaways

Gov. Gary Herbert announced that an independent review is underway in response to crimes committed by parolees who walked away from a halfway house, pledging that any "derelict" employees will be... Read more »

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Last occupiers of Oregon wildlife refuge surrender to FBI

Surrounded by FBI agents in armored vehicles, the last four occupiers of a national wildlife refuge surrendered Thursday, and the leader of a 2014 standoff with federal authorities was criminally... Read more »

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West Jordan names new city attorney

The West Jordan City Council has appointed David R. Brickey as city attorney. The council selected Brickey from a pool of 30 applicants at its Feb. 10 meeting. Read more »

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APNewsBreak: Report says EPA knew mine spill was possible

A probe of a mine waste accident in Colorado that fouled rivers in three states with arsenic, lead and other toxic substances has found further evidence that government workers knew a spill from... Read more »

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Obama administration opening 2-front campaign on Syria

The Obama administration opened a two-front campaign on Syria on Thursday with a push to end one war there and step up another. Read more »

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New task force created to round up walkaways from prison halfway house

As law enforcement officers continued Wednesday to look for a man who allegedly rammed a police patrol car while attempting to avoid arrest, questions were again being raised about a halfway house... Read more »

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After-school programs a 'comprehensive' way to help kids, lawmakers say

A Utah senator is hoping to improve academic achievement for some of Utah's most at-risk students by increasing funding for after-school programs. Read more »

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IMF nominates managing director Lagarde for second term

The International Monetary Fund has nominated managing director Christine Lagarde for a second five-year term. Read more »

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N. Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factories

North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, calling Seoul's earlier suspension of operations at the... Read more »

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Authorities reach $3.2B settlement with Morgan Stanley

Federal and state authorities on Thursday announced a $3.2 billion settlement with Morgan Stanley over bank practices that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis, including misrepresentations... Read more »

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Former Auschwitz guard, 94, goes on trial in Germany

A 94-year-old former SS sergeant went on trial Thursday in western Germany on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder, based on accusations that he served as a guard in the Auschwitz death camp as... Read more »

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Son: Gunman who killed 2 deputies had emotional problems

The son of a gunman who fatally shot two Maryland sheriff's deputies before he was killed in a shootout says his father was a heavy drinker with emotional problems, but never spoke poorly of police. Read more »

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Justice Dept. enters Ferguson court case in strong position

The Justice Department enters its court fight against the city of Ferguson with the apparent upper hand, given a months-long investigation that found vast problems in the way police and courts... Read more »

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Russia proposes March 1 ceasefire in Syria; US wants it now

Russia has proposed a March 1 ceasefire in Syria, U.S. officials say, but Washington believes Moscow is giving itself and the Syrian government three weeks to try to crush moderate rebel groups. Read more »

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Lawmaker proposes new statue for Capitol

Rep. Mark Wheatley, D-Murray, has proposed a new statue for the state Capitol honoring Father Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Father Silvestre Velez de Escalante. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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House panel shuts down bill to exclude UTA from future tax hikes

A House committee Wednesday rejected a bill that would have given cities the ability to exclude transit districts — such as the Utah Transit Authority — from receiving revenue from... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Seoul: N. Korean leader Kim had his military chief executed

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his military chief executed for corruption and other charges, a South Korean official said Thursday. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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FBI says it has surrounded last occupiers at Oregon refuge

The FBI surrounded the last four occupiers of a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon on Wednesday night as the holdouts argued with a negotiator and yelled at law enforcement officers in armored... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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House committee backs bill shifting power on key legislative committees

A bill that would give majority Republicans control of a pair of key legislative committees made up of an equal number of Republicans and Democrats since 1975 won committee approval Wednesday. Read more »

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