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5 Things to know about the 2014 Utah election

Utah's statewide and national races haven't the same drama and punch since a highly anticipated rematch in Utah's 4th Congressional District between Republican Mia Love and U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson... Read more »

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World-renowned rock art in Utah is younger than believed, USU scientists find

Utah State University scientists have determined that world-renowned rock art of life-sized figures sketched into red rock cliffs in Canyonlands National Park were drawn 1,000 years more recently... Read more »

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Wrongful-death lawsuit in Powell case moves ahead

A judge is refusing to dismiss a wrongful-death lawsuit brought against Washington state by the maternal grandparents of Josh Powell's children. Read more »

Published Aug. 16, 2014

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Elizabeth Smart-Gilmour addresses human trafficking forum in South Dakota

A woman who was held captive for nine months has underscored the importance of work performed by health care professionals, law enforcement and social workers to rescue and support kidnap victims. Read more »

Published Aug. 14, 2014

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Wyoming consumer spending growth in 2012 is lowest

Wyoming recorded the lowest growth in consumer spending in the nation between 2011 and 2012, but residents don't appear to be cutting back on buying gasoline for their vehicles. Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2014

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Russian ban on ag imports to affect Idaho farmers

Idaho farmers may feel a small sting from the new Russian ban on food and agricultural imports from the West. Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2014

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Idahoans spend big chunk of income on essentials

Idaho residents have among the lowest personal incomes in the nation but spend a higher percentage of their money on basic essentials compared to most others, according to data from the U.S. Bureau... Read more »

Published Aug. 8, 2014

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Sage Grouse measures defer drilling in much of Wyoming

U.S. Bureau of Land Management figures show the total area of federal oil and gas leases currently deferred in Wyoming to protect the greater sage grouse exceeds the size of Yellowstone and Grand... Read more »

Published Aug. 4, 2014

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BYU again tops Princeton Review's list of sober schools; see more rankings

The Princeton Review's 2015 "The Best 379 Colleges," released Monday, contains a list of the Top 20 party schools and the Top 20 sober schools. Read more »

Published Aug. 4, 2014

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Grand Canyon investigating video of man kicking squirrel off cliff

Authorities are looking into a viral Internet video that shows a man kicking a squirrel off what appears to be the edge of the Grand Canyon. Read more »

Published Aug. 4, 2014

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Wild horse groups challenge Wyoming roundup

Wild horse preservation groups are challenging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's plan to remove about 800 horses from areas in southern Wyoming. Read more »

Published Aug. 4, 2014

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Utah flash flood briefly traps family of 13 in canyon; none injured

A midnight flash flood pinned a family of 13 from Las Vegas against a southern Utah canyon wall over the weekend as rushing water pulled their tents, minivan and two other cars downstream. Read more »

Published Aug. 4, 2014

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NTSB: Plane that crashed in Arizona killing two Utah teens was flying low

A federal investigator says the pilot of a small plane that crashed in far northwestern Arizona was flying well below what's allowed by regulation. Read more »

Published July 31, 2014

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Witnesses at Utah trial: No security-camera videos show Oklahoma City bombing blast

The FBI capped off its attempt to persuade a federal judge that it is not hiding unreleased surveillance videos from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing by bringing witnesses Thursday who testified that... Read more »

Published July 31, 2014

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Navajo Generating Station, West's largest coal-fired plant, on track to close

The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and is on track to cease operations in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut... Read more »

Published July 28, 2014

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Man seeks video of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing; trial to begin Monday in Salt Lake City

One man's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. Read more »

Published July 27, 2014

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3 die on Idaho highways on Sunday

Three people died in three separate accidents on Idaho highways on Sunday. Read more »

Published July 27, 2014

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Federal land managers criticized over handling of Cliven Bundy standoff

Republican elected officials criticized the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's handling of the armed April standoff with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, blaming tensions on heavy-handed actions by the... Read more »

Published July 25, 2014

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Funerals being held for six members of Houston-area family

Thirty-nine-year-old Stephen Stay, his 34-year-old wife Katie, and their four youngest children, shot and killed last week, are being buried in a private ceremony after services Wednesday at their... Read more »

Published July 16, 2014

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U.S. Air Force: 3,459 positions to be cut; 27 at Hill Air Force Base

The Air Force said Monday it will eliminate nearly 3,500 positions over the next five years, with Virginia being harder hit than any other state. Read more »

Published July 14, 2014

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BLM to remove fewer mustangs across West this summer; 200 in Utah

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management says it will remove fewer wild horses and burros from the range across the West this summer because of budget constraints and overflowing holding pens. Read more »

Published July 13, 2014

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Salt Lake man stands trial in wife's cliff push in Maine

A retired Kansas schoolteacher accused of pushing his wife off a cliff in Maine is going on trial on attempted murder charges. Read more »

Published July 13, 2014

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Rep. Chris Stewart's bill seeks to allow states to manage wild horses

A Utah congressman has introduced legislation to allow Western states and American Indian tribes to take over management of wild horses and burros from the federal government. Read more »

Published July 13, 2014

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‘Stay strong,’ says 15-year-old survivor of Houston-area shooting

A 15-year-old girl suburban Houston girl who survived an attack in which her parents and four younger siblings were killed says she's on the road to recovery. Read more »

Published July 13, 2014

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Grand Canyon crash a game-changer in air travel

In the mid-1950s, air travel was a shadow of the highly advanced operation of checks and rules seen today. The skies were largely uncontrolled, and pilots outside major U.S. cities relied on sight... Read more »

Published July 8, 2014

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