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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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50K Utah residents pick plans on health website

Nearly 50,000 people in Utah have signed up for health insurance next year through the federal online marketplace, according to numbers released Tuesday by the U.S. Health and Human Services... Read more »

Published Dec. 30, 2014

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Utah lawmaker seeks to ban powdered alcohol

A Utah lawmaker wants to ban the sale of powdered alcohol before it wins approval from a federal agency and possibly makes its way to Utah liquor stores. Read more »

Published Dec. 29, 2014

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Gay marriage among Idaho's top 2014 news

For some, the wait had lasted decades. Others thought they would never see the day that in conservative Idaho —one of the most Republican-dominated states in the nation— same-sex... Read more »

Published Dec. 28, 2014

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University of Utah video game tackles student debt

Though video games might be better known for narratives about battling bad guys and stealing cars, they're also taking on weightier topics like the growing burden of student debt, say designers at... Read more »

Published Dec. 28, 2014

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Arizona Gov. Brewer leaving legacy of battling Washington

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer fought President Barack Obama on immigration and border security for most of her tenure, earning national prominence by enacting tough laws that were mainly struck down by... Read more »

Published Dec. 28, 2014

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Groups contest use of helicopters to manage sheep

Helicopters could be landing more frequently in central Arizona wilderness areas if a plan to manage bighorn sheep survives a challenge by conservationists. Read more »

Published Dec. 25, 2014

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Utah woman among first headed to elite Army school

A Utah National Guard solider will be among a handful of women going to the grueling U.S. Army Ranger school as part of the first steps toward integrating the elite combat unit. Read more »

Published Dec. 24, 2014

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Valles Caldera looks to future as national park

The management experiment at Valles Caldera National Preserve is coming to an end as the National Park Service prepares to take over the 140-square-mile property in northern New Mexico. Read more »

Published Dec. 22, 2014

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Jackson Hole ski resort looks to bring in families

For decades, Jackson Hole's reputation for its abundance of expert terrain — and relatively little else — preceded it. Read more »

Published Dec. 22, 2014

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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 »

Published Dec. 19, 2014

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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 »

Published Dec. 19, 2014

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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 »

Published Dec. 19, 2014

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