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Derek Hough says he's being careful after 'Dancing' injuries

Derek Hough, who was recently injured while rehearsing a dance routine, says it's not in his nature to take it easy. Read more »

Published May 4, 2015

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Remote Utah outpost serves as stand-in for surface of Mars

Four people wearing space helmets and square backpacks emerge from a circular structure resembling a water tank and step onto a reddish, barren landscape. Read more »

Published May 1, 2015

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$4 million in US projects aim to protect sage grouse habitat

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Wednesday announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a wildfire-fighting strategy to protect a wide swath of intermountain West... Read more »

Published April 29, 2015

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Report: Protecting sage grouse could hurt military; report looks at Dugway, Tooele

Efforts to protect the greater sage grouse under the federal Endangered Species Act could hurt training operations at numerous U.S. military facilities in the West, according to a new report by the... Read more »

Published April 29, 2015

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Retiring Santa Fe archbishop says archdiocese a better place

More than two decades after taking over in the wake of sexual abuse scandals, retiring Santa Fe Archbishop Michael Sheehan said he believes he's leaving the archdiocese a better place and that... Read more »

Published April 28, 2015

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Wyoming delegation but not governor endorse sage grouse bills

Wyoming's congressional delegation but not the state's governor say they support a legislative effort to block federal protection of the greater sage grouse for at least six years. Read more »

Published April 28, 2015

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Lawmaker emphasizes church, liberty in medical pot video

After a failed first attempt to pass a medical marijuana law in conservative Utah, a Republican state senator is renewing his push for the bill in an online video where he invokes individual... Read more »

Published April 25, 2015

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University of Utah commits to buying more local food

University of Utah students could soon be eating more burgers made with grass-fed beef topped with cheese from local creameries. The school has committed to spending more of its food dollars on... Read more »

Published April 19, 2015

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Wild horse advocates disagree on contraceptives for mustangs

United in their belief wild horses should remain free to roam public rangeland across the West, groups working to protect the mustangs are increasingly at odds over whether contraception should... Read more »

Published April 19, 2015

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Mystery man who rescued driver from cliff in Idaho comes forward

A mystery man photographed pulling a driver from an SUV dangling over a 20-foot cliff above a northern Idaho canyon has come forward as the daring rescuer. Read more »

Published April 17, 2015

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Contact lens makers sue Utah over anti-price fixing law

Three contact lens manufacturers are suing Utah over a new law outlawing minimum prices for contact lenses, which the companies argue benefits Utah-based discount retailer 1-800-Contacts. Read more »

Published April 16, 2015

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Bill limiting Native American mascots passes Colorado House

Native American mascots would be prohibited at Colorado schools unless a tribe approves, under a Democrat-sponsored bill that passed the House by just one vote Wednesday. Read more »

Published April 15, 2015

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz: Drug Enforcement Administration chief should step down or be fired

Drug Enforcement Administration agents attended sex parties with prostitutes while stationed overseas as far back as 2001, according to a report released Tuesday. Read more »

Published April 14, 2015

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FDA warns of liver injury from muscle-building supplement; reported injuries in Calif., N.J., Utah

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid dietary supplements sold by a Las Vegas company because they may contain anabolic steroids that can cause liver damage. Read more »

Published April 13, 2015

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Officials react after concerns over Islamic law nix proposal

Idaho is at risk of losing millions of dollars in federal child support funding after conservatives in the Legislature killed a measure that would have brought the state into compliance with... Read more »

Published April 13, 2015

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Utah woman accused of posing as lawyer, advertising online

A Utah woman accused of posing as a lawyer has been re-arrested and the number of charges she faces have tripled as state prosecutors take over a widening case. Read more »

Published April 13, 2015

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Orphaned baby orangutan at Hogle Zoo has his big debut; sister steps in to help mother

Fleece jackets, piles of hay, a fuzzy stuffed animal sloth and a lot of fruit were on Bobbi Gordon's shopping list when she became a surrogate mother to a big-eyed, spikey-haired little boy. Read more »

Published April 12, 2015

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Cliven Bundy hosting 'liberty' camp-in to mark Nevada standoff date

A year since a tense standoff between a Nevada rancher's armed supporters and federal land managers, Cliven Bundy's cattle still roam public lands, more than $1.1 million worth of grazing fees have... Read more »

Published April 10, 2015

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Wyoming man steals train, goes on joyride, gets probation

A Wyoming man who stole a train from a coal mine and took it for a joyride because he was mad at his boss was sentenced Friday to serve probation and pay restitution. Read more »

Published April 10, 2015

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8 security fence breaches at Salt Lake airport since 2004

The security perimeter at Salt Lake City International Airport has been breached eight times in the last decade, including once by a man who scaled a fence, broke into a building and caused... Read more »

Published April 9, 2015

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Video selfies by a tough trio of Utah natives on Animal Planet

No one needs to be reminded of our selfie epidemic, and certainly not when traveling. (Hey, you people mugging for your GoPros — anybody notice the Grand Canyon out there?) Read more »

Published April 9, 2015

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Utah guardsman meets President Obama in surprise clean energy roundtable

Last week, 26-year-old Lance Futch donned a white polo and drove to Hill Air Force Base for what he believed was a chance to be in the audience during a press conference with a "senior White House... Read more »

Published April 8, 2015

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With shuttered dealership, Tesla looking for options in Utah

Tesla Motors has built a new showroom in Salt Lake City to sell its sleek electric cars, but no one can buy, drive or discuss prices there after Utah officials ruled it violates state laws about... Read more »

Published April 7, 2015

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Devastated by winter fire, Wyoming town looks to rebuild

A western Wyoming town knocked back on its heels by a fire last winter is dusting itself off for tourist season and could begin rebuilding this summer. Read more »

Published April 6, 2015

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Rocky Mountain snow offers scant encouragement to California

Drought-weary Californians can't expect much encouragement from mountains elsewhere in the West: Snow that fills the Colorado River is lagging, too, officials said Friday. Read more »

Published April 3, 2015

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