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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 »

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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 23 hours ago

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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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Bear conflict campaign kicks off with Nevada bear run-ins

For better or worse, Mother Nature helped Nevada wildlife officials kick off a monthlong "bear awareness" campaign this week to combat danger on the roadways around Lake Tahoe and, more... Read more »

Published July 4, 2014

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'Bee nerd' hopes rare bumblebee is rebounding in West

For Will Peterman, the first thrill was spotting a rare, Western bumblebee north of Seattle last summer. Read more »

Published June 28, 2014

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Federal protection sought for wild horses in West

Despite overall numbers in the tens of thousands, mustang advocates say the wild horse is on the verge of going extinct in North America for the second time in 13,000 years and deserves protection... Read more »

Published June 28, 2014

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Better weather ahead for Navajo Nation wildfire

As summer approaches, relief is in sight for drought-stricken New Mexico and many other parts of the West as Mother Nature appears ready to ease up on her back-to-back blows of stifling heat and... Read more »

Published June 18, 2014

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Petition seeks return of grizzly bears to the West, including parts of Utah

An environmental group wants federal wildlife managers to revise a decades-old recovery plan for grizzly bears to ensure the animal's return to more areas of the West. Read more »

Published June 18, 2014

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Wyoming, top coal state, studying EPA's proposed CO2 rules

The federal government is now taking comments on proposed rules to cut carbon-dioxide emissions but Wyoming officials aren't rushing ahead to formally weigh in just yet. Read more »

Published June 18, 2014

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Congressmen play chess to raise awareness of game; Republicans win

It's not every day that teenagers get to tell members of Congress how to think, but that's what four young chess champions did Wednesday on Capitol Hill. Read more »

Published June 18, 2014

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New allegations against Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect police

The Arizona attorney general is asking a federal judge to disband the police department in Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border. Read more »

Published June 17, 2014

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New Mexico fire threatens communities, grazing lands on Navajo Nation

A fire that has forced residents of two Native American communities on the Arizona-New Mexico border from their homes and is threatening the heart of the Navajo Nation's sheep industry is growing... Read more »

Published June 17, 2014

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5 entities, including Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, in the running to get Yellowstone bison

Montana wildlife officials on Monday released a short list of five entities that could receive bison from Yellowstone National Park under an experimental program to establish new herds of the animals. Read more »

Published June 16, 2014

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Utah tops list of oil, gas wells not inspected by federal officials

Utah has the nation's highest rate of newly drilled oil and gas wells that federal officials deemed a priority but failed to inspect amid a surge in drilling in recent years, according to an... Read more »

Published June 15, 2014

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Sen. John McCain pushes plan to manage Grand Canyon bison

Arizona Sen. John McCain is pushing an amendment in Congress that would allow anyone who kills bison at the Grand Canyon to keep the meat. Read more »

Published June 14, 2014

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