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Homeless people need libraries, and libraries need them, too

Jeffery Bailey spends nearly every day at his public library. For the 43-year-old who sleeps in a tent outside a local church, the library is pretty much the only place he can go that won't charge... Read more »

Published Feb. 24, 2015

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Capitol Hill Buzz: Sen. Orrin Hatch prepping health bill

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch is backing a Supreme Court challenge to one of the keystones of President Barack Obama's health care law. Now, he says he's preparing a plan to help... Read more »

Published Feb. 23, 2015

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Marine who vanished in Iraq in '04, Utah in '05, found guilty of desertion

A U.S. Marine who vanished a decade ago in Iraq was convicted Monday of desertion for leaving his post there and then fleeing to Lebanon after a brief return to the U.S. Read more »

Published Feb. 23, 2015

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President Obama says he's committed to working with governors

President Barack Obama told dozens of the nation's governors Sunday night that they probably wouldn't agree on all issues, but said he expected they'd find more in common than sometimes is assumed. Read more »

Published Feb. 22, 2015

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BLM holds off on plan to return 186 mustangs to range in NV

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is holding off on plans to return 186 wild horses to the range in central Nevada pending the review of an appeal filed by a rancher and rural county opposed to... Read more »

Published Feb. 22, 2015

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National Governors Association meeting: Some GOP govs back Homeland Security showdown

Several Republican governors are urging GOP congressional leaders to stand firm next week in opposing legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security if it doesn't also overturn President... Read more »

Published Feb. 21, 2015

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Utah lawmakers to talk Medicaid, gas tax, medical marijuana

With three weeks left before Utah lawmakers wrap up their annual session, the House and Senate hope to fuse their competing visions for tackling Medicaid and the state gas tax while moving through... Read more »

Published Feb. 21, 2015

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Winter storm drops up to 10 inches of snow in Colorado

Heavy snow up to three inches an hour began falling on Colorado's Front Range on Saturday as people prepared for another round from a storm that could bring two feet or more to some areas by the... Read more »

Published Feb. 21, 2015

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Appalachian Trail of the West? New Mexico lawmakers want to create 500-mile statewide trail

A group of New Mexico lawmakers wants to create a 500-mile, statewide recreation trail that stretches from Colorado to Texas and weaves through majestic vistas, monuments and cultural areas in the... Read more »

Published Feb. 19, 2015

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Record 10.1 million tourists visit Wyoming in 2014

A record 10.1 million people visited Wyoming last year, accounting for an estimated $3.3 billion of the state's economy, and the state tourism director is hopeful that lower gasoline prices will... Read more »

Published Feb. 16, 2015

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Can't climb Grand Teton in person? Try the park interactive

A new website is trying to give Internet viewers a taste of the mountaineering journey up Grand Teton's 13,770-foot summit. Read more »

Published Feb. 16, 2015

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Wyo. House Speaker says Medicaid dispute not over

A top Wyoming lawmaker says the debate over whether to expand the federal Medicaid system in the state isn't over yet. Read more »

Published Feb. 15, 2015

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Oklahoma prisoner arrested in Utah shot while trying to flee at DFW airport

An Oklahoma prisoner accused of threatening a judge faces more counts after being shot in a failed escape attempt during a flight change at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Read more »

Published Feb. 14, 2015

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Mexican gray wolf population peaks in American Southwest

There are now more Mexican gray wolves roaming the American Southwest than at any time since the federal government began reintroducing the endangered predators. Read more »

Published Feb. 13, 2015

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Police: Actor Emile Hirsch put woman in chokehold in Utah

Authorities say actor Emile Hirsch put a woman in a chokehold during an altercation at a Utah nightclub that occurred during the Sundance Film Festival. Read more »

Published Feb. 13, 2015

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Attorneys spar as trial begins for Marine who disappeared first in Iraq, then in Utah

The criminal case against a Marine accused of deserting his unit in Iraq a decade ago began taking shape when Navy criminal investigators assumed the worst about the Muslim corporal based on... Read more »

Published Feb. 12, 2015

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Wolf mistakenly killed in Utah was animal from rare Arizona sighting

A gray wolf that was accidentally shot by a hunter in Utah was the same one seen in the Grand Canyon area last year, federal wildlife officials said Wednesday. Read more »

Published Feb. 11, 2015

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Utah lawmaker revives bill for no-permit concealed carry

A Utah lawmaker has revived a bill that would allow adults 21 and over to carry a concealed, unloaded gun without a permit. Read more »

Published Feb. 10, 2015

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Lawmakers seek to wrap up costly tribal relocation program in Arizona

The rolling hills of northeastern Arizona where cornfields lined a watering hole and sheep grazed in the distance were home to Susie Robinson and her extended family. Read more »

Published Feb. 9, 2015

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After a decade of twists, Marine who vanished from Iraq, Utah goes to trial

A U.S. Marine who vanished from a base in Iraq and later wound up in Lebanon is set to face trial more than a decade after the puzzling case began. Read more »

Published Feb. 8, 2015

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Cyber-attacks rising in Utah, likely due to NSA facility

Utah state officials have seen what they describe as a sharp uptick in attempts to hack into state computers in the last two years, and they think it related to the NSA data center south of Salt... Read more »

Published Feb. 6, 2015

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Among GOP's 2016 field, chase is on for former Romney aides

A Boston-based venture capitalist who led the operation that raised almost half a billion dollars for Mitt Romney's last presidential campaign, Spencer Zwick has spoken with five Republican... Read more »

Published Feb. 6, 2015

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Federal government to boost drought funding by $50 million

The federal government is offering up to $50 million for drought relief in western states as California enters its fourth dry year, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Gov. Jerry Brown... Read more »

Published Feb. 6, 2015

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'I did kill those cops,' suspect says of California slayings

A man charged with killing two Northern California sheriff's deputies stunned a courtroom Wednesday by blurting out that he committed the crimes and is ready to be executed. Read more »

Published Feb. 4, 2015

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Congress awards gold medal to Devil's Brigade, WW II heroes

In 1942, they were lumberjacks, miners, hunters and farmers from the United States and Canada, who came together at a U.S. Army base in Montana. Read more »

Published Feb. 3, 2015

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