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Gov. Herbert raised $630K despite being in final term

Governors News Conference

Gov. Gary Herbert raised nearly $630,000 in campaign contributions last year even though he has...

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More sexual abuse charges filed after raid at compound

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man from an upstart group with beliefs in polygamy and doomsday has been charged with sodomy on a child and other counts. Prosecutors filed the charges Wednesday against 34-year-old Samuel Shaffer, one of two men accused of sexually abusing girls they considered wives....


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Malnourished dog found in Utah desert on the mend

Starving Dog Found

A malnourished dog found in a Utah desert was on the mend Wednesday after being discovered by a man riding off-road west of Salt Lake City.


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Deadline looming to comment on new prairie dog plan

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The deadline to weigh in on a new federal plan that would loosen contentious endangered-species protections for Utah prairie dogs is looming. The public-comment period closes Thursday on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan that would allow prairie dogs to be killed or...


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Organizers revise sexual misconduct policies for Sundance

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Organizers of the Sundance Film Festival are rolling out guidelines aimed at preventing and reporting sexual misconduct. Organizers say they revised the festival’s code of conduct and partnered with Park City police and the Utah Attorney General’s Office for guidance. The...


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Malnourished dog found in Utah desert on the mend

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A malnourished dog believed to have survived for weeks in a barren Utah desert is on the mend after being found by a man riding off-road west of Salt Lake City. Matt Bentley said Tuesday the dog had lost all her hair to a skin disease caused by mites when he found her in the...


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Website to help victims track sexual assault kits' progress

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials says a new federal grant will allow the state to offer more resources to victims waiting as their sexual assault kits are going through the testing process. Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Coordinator Krystal Hazlett said Tuesday that Utah’s Commission on Criminal...


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Jazz forward Thabo Sefolosha to undergo knee surgery

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Jazz forward Thabo Sefolosha will have surgery on his right knee Wednesday. The defensive specialist has decided to repair an avulsion of the medial collateral ligament after suffering the injury against the Hornets on Jan. 12. He was originally diagnosed with a knee...


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Parking officers fired after trading pizza for free parking

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City says it has fired four parking enforcement officers who took free pizza from a downtown pizzeria in exchange for not writing parking tickets for the owner and his employees. KUTV-TV reports that City Director of Public Service Lisa Shaffer says that the city...


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Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president

Mormon President-3

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The 93-year-old former heart surgeon named Tuesday as the new president of the Mormon Church signaled his intention to make few changes in policy regarding the role of women and LGBT issues — two topics that the faith has grappled with in recent years. Russell M. Nelson’s...


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Search to continue for small plane in northeast Nevada

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — An official says a search will continue near a mountain range in northeast Nevada for a twin-engine plane missing since the pilot reported trouble during icy and gusty weather last week. Elko County sheriff’s Sgt. Nick Czegledi told the Elko Daily Free Press the search was...


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