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Arizona passes law requiring students to pass civics test

Arizona on Thursday became the first state in the nation to pass a law requiring high school students to pass a civics exam before graduation. Read more »

Published Jan. 15, 2015

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Canadian court bans polygamous group from using Mormon name

The Supreme Court in the Canadian province of British Columbia has banned a polygamous group from using the name of the mainstream Mormon church. Read more »

Published Jan. 15, 2015

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Police: Suspect in foiled kidnapping made odd comments

A police officer testified Wednesday that a man accused of trying to kidnap a young Utah girl from her bedroom rambled on after his arrest about drug cartels, the FBI and voices coming from a radio. Read more »

Published Jan. 14, 2015

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Thick fog creates driving hazard in southern Arizona

Arizona commuters from the southern part of the state all the way to a Phoenix suburb drove through an unusual amount of fog Wednesday morning. Read more »

Published Jan. 14, 2015

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Family of woman found in Utah river call death suspicious

The family of a Utah woman whose body was found in a river wants police to investigate whether her death involved foul play, a family spokeswoman said Wednesday. Read more »

Published Jan. 14, 2015

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Gov. Matt Mead: I will wage fight for Wyoming coal

Gov. Matt Mead pledged to keep fighting "with bulldog determination" for the future of Wyoming coal as a top priority as he delivered his state of the state address on Wednesday. Read more »

Published Jan. 14, 2015

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Utah woman accused in fake lawyer case banned from legal work

A Utah judge ordered a woman accused of posing as a lawyer and representing clients to stay out of the legal profession on Tuesday. Read more »

Published Jan. 13, 2015

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Utah prosecutors dropping controversial 'ag-gag' charges

Utah prosecutors are dropping charges against four animal activists filed under a controversial law known as "ag-gag." Read more »

Published Jan. 12, 2015

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Police seek motive in Idaho shooting rampage that killed 3

A laptop computer seized from the vehicle of a man accused of killing three people in western Idaho could unveil clues into a motive for the shooting rampage, authorities say. Read more »

Published Jan. 12, 2015

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Wolves gain greater area to roam in Arizona, New Mexico

Federal officials will allow Mexican gray wolves to roam a greatly expanded area in the Southwest. Read more »

Published Jan. 12, 2015

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Utah lawmaker looks to expand right to carry weapons

A Utah lawmaker is considering expanding the right to carry a weapon on a bus or train without permission, arguing it should be no different than carrying a gun or knife on the street. Read more »

Published Jan. 11, 2015

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10 states say EPA tribal boundary ruling needs full review

Ten other states are urging a federal court to review from scratch the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's recent decision that Riverton and surrounding lands in Wyoming remain legally Indian... Read more »

Published Jan. 7, 2015

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US skiers join in mourning of teammates from Utah, New Hampshire killed in avalanche

David Chodounsky paid a fitting tribute to the two junior members of the U.S. ski team who were killed in an avalanche in Austria. Read more »

Published Jan. 6, 2015

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Matt Mead takes oath of office as Wyoming governor

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and the state's other four statewide elected officials were sworn in Monday in Cheyenne. Read more »

Published Jan. 5, 2015

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Doug Ducey sworn in as next Arizona governor

Republican Doug Ducey was sworn in as Arizona governor Monday, taking command amid a looming budget crisis that he said won't crimp his reform agenda and declaring "it's time to up our game" to... Read more »

Published Jan. 5, 2015

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Chaffetz and Bishop among new GOP faces at the helms of House committees

Republicans remain in charge of the House, but it won't be the same Republicans leading many committees. Read more »

Published Jan. 3, 2015

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New Congress includes more women, minorities

The 114th Congress that convenes Tuesday will count more minorities and women than ever, although lawmakers remain overwhelmingly white and male in the Republican-controlled House and Senate. Read more »

Published Jan. 3, 2015

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Idaho gay marriage fight appealed to Supreme Court

Idaho's governor and attorney general have filed separate petitions to the U.S. Supreme Court, fighting against gay marriage and arguing that the state's case has national consequences. Read more »

Published Jan. 2, 2015

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Fireworks, not snow, fill sky over Las Vegas

Synchronized bursts of color shot from the rooftops of seven casino-hotels along the Las Vegas Strip as fireworks filled the sky, ushering in a new year in Sin City. Read more »

Published Jan. 1, 2015

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Idaho wolf, coyote derby set to start at sunrise Friday

A hunting derby with $1,000 each for whoever kills the most wolves and coyotes is scheduled to start at sunrise Friday in east-central Idaho. Read more »

Published Jan. 1, 2015

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Utah troopers arrest 22 suspected DUI drivers on New Year's Eve

Utah Highway Patrol troopers stopped nearly 200 cars and arrested more than 20 people on New Year's Eve. Read more »

Published Jan. 1, 2015

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New laws from across the US address dog breed bans, nix tiger selfies and more

New state laws taking effect Thursday give livestock in California more living room, approve direct-to-consumer wine shipments in Massachusetts and levy the ultimate punishment on wannabe teen... Read more »

Published Dec. 31, 2014

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2-year-old boy in Idaho Wal-Mart shooting 'unzipped' special purse gun pocket

Concealed weapons are part of everyday life in Idaho, and that's unlikely to change in the Mountain West state despite a shocking accident in which a 2-year-old boy reached into his mother's purse,... Read more »

Published Dec. 31, 2014

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Vegas police helicopter crashes on residential street, two officers injured

A Las Vegas police helicopter crashed on a residential street Wednesday and two police officers were taken to a hospital for treatment of moderate injuries, authorities said. Read more »

Published Dec. 31, 2014

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Wyoming town burns in subzero temps

Huge flames ripped through historic buildings in the picturesque western Wyoming town of Dubois as firefighters contended with subzero temperatures that froze their hoses and other equipment. Read more »

Published Dec. 31, 2014

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