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Grand Canyon awards temporary South Rim contract

The Grand Canyon has awarded a temporary contract for a concessionaire to provide services at the South Rim. Read more »

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Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths; Utah among states where illnesses have occurred

Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. Read more »

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Man pleads guilty in airplane groping case

SALT LAKE CITY — A California man accused of groping and sexually propositioning a teenage girl on a flight from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City pleaded guilty to a reduced charge Friday... Read more »

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Land, water rights needed for Nevada nuclear dump

Federal nuclear regulators say the U.S. Energy Department will need to acquire water rights and a land buffer before it can entomb the nation's radioactive waste beneath a long-studied volcanic... Read more »

Published Dec. 18, 2014

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Judge appoints board to sort out polygamous homes

A Utah judge has appointed a board of trustees to sort out the redistribution of more than 700 homes in a polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border where Warren Jeffs' sect is based. Read more »

Published Dec. 18, 2014

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Nevada regulators again reject tribal solar plant

Nevada regulators rejected for the second time Wednesday a request to waive competitive bids for utility company NV Energy to buy solar power from a proposed solar generation station on the Moapa... Read more »

Published Dec. 17, 2014

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Protections blocked, but sage grouse work goes on

U.S. wildlife officials will decide next year whether a wide-ranging Western bird species needs protections even though Congress has blocked such protections from taking effect, Interior Secretary... Read more »

Published Dec. 17, 2014

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Grand Canyon contract offer fails to attract bids

Officials have given up for now on soliciting bids for one of the Park Service's largest and most lucrative contracts, to run iconic hotels and restaurants at the Grand Canyon's South rim. Read more »

Published Dec. 14, 2014

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Death penalty sought for Utah man charged with killing two California deputies

California prosecutors said Tuesday they will seek the death penalty for a Utah man charged with killing two deputies during an hourslong rampage that also left a motorist and another deputy wounded. Read more »

Published Dec. 9, 2014

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Man doesn't plead guilty in Utah revenge porn case

A Utah man charged in a case that spurred a state law against revenge porn changed course Tuesday and decided not to enter guilty pleas. Read more »

Published Dec. 9, 2014

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Sage grouse scares off BLM oil, gas bidders in Nevada

Concerns about potential future protection of the sage grouse scared off bidders for all but one of 97 oil and gas leases the U.S. Bureau of Land Management offered at auction Tuesday for energy... Read more »

Published Dec. 9, 2014

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Federal lands transfer could cost Idaho millions

Taking control of federal public lands in Idaho could cost the state $111 million a year, a new report shows. Read more »

Published Dec. 8, 2014

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New Las Vegas tourism ad features Imagine Dragons

The latest 'What Happens Here, Stays Here' Las Vegas ad campaign features a familiar musical act from, well, right here. Read more »

Published Dec. 7, 2014

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Sundance Film Festival announces competition films

Films in next month's Sundance Film Festival's competitive categories feature such stars as Sarah Silverman, Michael Fassbender, Chris Pine, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Nicole Kidman. Read more »

Published Dec. 3, 2014

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Idaho sockeye salmon success could be blueprint

Strategies used to bring back from the brink of extinction a population of central Idaho sockeye salmon have been so successful they could be used as a blueprint to prevent other extinctions,... Read more »

Published Nov. 30, 2014

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Mining group appeals ban on new Grand Canyon mines

Two mining industry groups have appealed a federal judge's ruling upholding an Obama administration ban on new hard-rock mining claims on more than one million acres near the Grand Canyon. Read more »

Published Nov. 29, 2014

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Traffic stops for texting while driving increase

The number of people stopped for texting while driving on Utah's highways has increased sharply since lawmakers expanded the law to ban dialing phones or checking email behind the wheel, according... Read more »

Published Nov. 28, 2014

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Woman on 'My Five Wives' accuses father of abuse

A woman featured in a reality TV show about a polygamous family is going public about sex abuse she claims she suffered as a child in hopes of changing a culture of secrecy plaguing plural families... Read more »

Published Nov. 22, 2014

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Female wolf travels hundreds of miles to northern Arizona

Wildlife officials have confirmed the first gray wolf in northern Arizona in more than 70 years. Read more »

Published Nov. 21, 2014

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Redistribution of homes begins in Utah FLDS town

SALT LAKE CITY — Katie Cox has lived in her 13-bedroom home in a polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border for more than four decades — but she's never had a deed. That... Read more »

Published Nov. 21, 2014

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Utah's concealed carry permits popular around US

Tens of thousands of gun owners from around the country are taking advantage of Utah's concealed firearm permits each year. Read more »

Published Nov. 19, 2014

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Utah lawmaker questions city water going to NSA

A Utah lawmaker concerned about government spying on its citizens is questioning whether city water service should be cut off to a massive National Security Agency data storage facility outside... Read more »

Published Nov. 19, 2014

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Investigation finds faked research at a University of Utah chemical engineering lab

Authorities say an investigation has found faked research at a University of Utah chemical engineering lab. Read more »

Published Nov. 9, 2014

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Charges dropped against one of five men charged in ATV protest ride

Charges have been dismissed against one of five men charged in an ATV protest ride through an off-limits area in southeastern Utah last May. Read more »

Published Nov. 8, 2014

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From Mia Love to Carlos Curbelo, House GOP boasts diversity and new conservatives

"We're back with youth, we're back with diversity and we're back with women," Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., head of the National Republican Congressional Committee, said after Tuesday's elections, when... Read more »

Published Nov. 8, 2014

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