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Students get Utah lawmakers to acknowledge climate change and need for action

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The “Concurrent Resolution on Environmental and Economic Stewardship” calls for using...

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Academics skeptical of Utah Lake 'island city' proposal

Utah Lake Island City

An ambitious proposal to build an island city on Utah Lake to help stymie toxic algae blooms that plague the water got a boost from Utah lawmakers this year, but not everyone thinks it's a good idea.


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Hopi Tribe ask governments for help in land exchange efforts

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Hopi Tribe has reached out to local governments for help as it attempts to finalize a land transfer under an agreement between the tribe and the Navajo Nation. The Hopi Tribe was promised nearly 23 square miles (60 square kilometers) of state trust land south of...


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Tanker rollover closed lane of Interstate 15 near Bountiful

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Utah Highway Patrol officials say a tanker rollover crash closed a portion of Interstate 15 near Bountiful for more than five hours.


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Union rout Real Salt Lake 4-1

MLS Real Salt Lake Union Soccer

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Marcus Epps and Borek Dockal scored in the first half and the Philadelphia Union added two more in the second to beat Real Salt Lake 4-1 on Saturday night. Fabrice-Jean Picault had a 40-yard run up the left channel to set up the opening goal in the 21st minute, rounding his...


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Utah teens convince lawmakers to recognize climate change

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A group of Utah teenagers has convinced state lawmakers to adopt a resolution that recognizes the consequences of climate change and encourages the reduction of emissions. Seven of the students met with Republican Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday for a ceremonial signing of the...


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Euthanasia of aggressive dog put on hold pending review

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A hearing officer’s order for the euthanasia of a dog deemed to be dangerous after it acted aggressively toward police responding to a domestic dispute in the southern Utah city of St. George has been put on hold following a social media furor. The Spectrum newspaper reports...


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Park Service restricts fire use in southeastern Utah

MOAB, Utah (AP) — Heightened wildfire conditions have prompted the National Park Service to impose fire restrictions at Arches and Canyonlands national parks and two national monuments in southeastern Utah. The restrictions imposed Friday also apply to Natural Bridges and Hovenweep national...


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Ballot initiative could shut down Phoenix-area nuclear plant

PHOENIX (AP) — About 50 miles west of downtown Phoenix, three massive concrete domes, spaced side-by-side on a 4,000-acre plot of land, dominate the skyline. The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station is the nation’s largest power producer, serving 4 million people across the Southwest and providing...


State

Medical marijuana foes ask judge to block issue from ballot

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Medical marijuana opponents in Utah are filing an emergency motion asking a judge to block the proposal from the ballot, arguing it would break federal law


National

Utah lawmaker wants to raise legal marriage age to 18

Underage Marriage Ban Utah

A push against underage marriage in the U.S. is coming to Utah, where a lawmaker wants to raise the legal age to 18 to prevent girls from being pressured into the unions associated with higher poverty and lower education rates.


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