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Chaffetz calls for Removal of IRS Commissioner

July 28, 2015
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Chaffetz calls for Removal of IRS Commissioner

 (Washington, DC)  —  Utah Congressman, Jason Chaffetz, is calling for the resignation of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.  Chaffetz, who’s the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, says Koskinen has lied to Congress and has failed to turn over subpoenaed documents.  Chaffetz also says the IRS commissioner should be impeached or held...

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Lee, Cruz Slapped Down by GOP Leadership

July 27, 2015
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Lee, Cruz Slapped Down by GOP Leadership

Washington • Sen. Mike Lee failed Sunday to use a procedural method to force a vote on repealing Obamacare as his fellow Utahn Orrin Hatch pleaded with senators to calm the political squabbles. Lee, R-Utah, had attempted a vote during debate of a must-pass highway-funding measure that would have led to another showdown over...

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Canada-owned oil sands mine in Utah to begin producing in fall

July 27, 2015
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Canada-owned oil sands mine in Utah to begin producing in fall

(Moab Utah)-Mining.Com:  Canada’s U.S. Oil Sands (TSX-V:USO) is fine tuning details to begin production at its mine in eastern Utah, one of the first commercial oil sands operations in the United States, after receiving final regulatory approvals from local officials late last week. While the mine had already been approved for construction, the Calgary-based...

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Herbert to be Chief of Governor’s

July 27, 2015
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Herbert to be Chief of Governor’s

(West Virginia)-In a meeting over the weekend in West Virginia, Utah Governor Gary Herbert has been officially named the new chair of the National Governor’s Association. His plan is to encourage each state to find more effective solutions to their unique local problems.   

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Recapture Defense Attorneys want Judge Disqualified

July 21, 2015
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Recapture Defense Attorneys want Judge Disqualified

(SALT LAKE CITY)(KCYN-KCPX) Defense attorneys in the Recapture Canyon case want Judge Robert Shelby dismissed because of alleged ties to an activist environmental group. San Juan County Commissioner, Phil Lyman was convicted in federal court for leading a protest ride up a closed portion of Recapture Canyon last year. The motion filed by Lyman’s...

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Teen Accused In Murder Of 12-Year-Old Held

July 21, 2015
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Teen Accused In Murder Of 12-Year-Old Held

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  A 15-year-old boy is behind bars in connection to the murder and possible sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl.  The unidentified boy made his first court appearance yesterday following his arrest Friday for the death of Kailey Vijil.  A judge ordered him to remain in juvenile detention while authorities...

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Utah Kids Tops in Wellness, But Education, Lower Third

July 21, 2015
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Utah Kids Tops in Wellness, But Education, Lower Third

SALT LAKE CITY — Children in Utah are in the top 10 among all U.S. states in key wellness indicators but are worse off than most of their counterparts in education, according an annual report released by charitable organization Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report’s findings, compiled in a Kids Count Data Book and...

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Two Baby Hawks Killed in West Utah Desert.

July 21, 2015
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Two Baby Hawks Killed in West Utah Desert.

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah – Two baby hawks were shot dead in their nests in Tooele County a couple weeks ago. Now wildlife officials are trying to find the person who killed them. The two hawk chicks that died are ferruginous hawks. They were only 40 days old. It’s a federal offense to kill a...

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Partial Victory For Environmentalists on Tar Sands

July 20, 2015
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Partial Victory For Environmentalists on Tar Sands

(Salt Lake City)- State regulators have upheld their tentative approval of expanded strip mining at a tar sands deposit, but with key caveats requiring operators to monitor nearby springs for potential groundwater contamination and submit documentation showing the mine is in compliance with air quality regulations. The decision issued Friday by Utah Division of...

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Governor Touts Armed National Guard In Utah

July 20, 2015
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Governor Touts Armed National Guard In Utah

(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Following last week’s fatal shootings in Tennessee, Governor Herbert says he’s glad there are new policies on the books that allow the National Guard in Utah to carry weapons.  The governor says the new policy was adopted about a year ago, and now he’s asking Major General Jeff Burton...

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