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UT Schools Losing Billions From Tax Policy

November 29, 2016
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(Salt Lake City, UT) — Utah tax policy is costing public schools more than one-billion dollars a year. A new report from the Utah Foundation says the amount Utahns paid for school-supporting taxes for each thousand dollars in personal income fell from 39 to 28-dollars a year. That was between 1995 and 2014. The...

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Vote Canvass Shows Highest Turnout In Decades

November 29, 2016
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(Salt Lake City, UT) — The final vote canvass from state elections officials shows the 2016 election was close to the highest ever. They say 82-percent of “active registered voters” went to the polls. Those are people who have voted or registered to vote in the past eight years. The highest yet recorded was...

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Utah Businessman Sentenced To Prison

November 28, 2016
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(Salt Lake City, UT) — A Utah businessman admitting to posing as a Mormon church official to swindle companies out of money is off to prison. A judge today ordered Alan Dean McKee to serve up to 15 years in prison on terms of a plea deal. Prosecutors say McKee and former Utah County...

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Avalanche Risk High After Storm

November 28, 2016
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(Salt Lake City, UT) — The risk for human and naturally triggered avalanches are high after today’s storm. The Utah Avalanche Center advises mountain sports enthusiasts to avoid risky areas and to carry appropriate equipment. Avalanches are most likely to occur during periods of rapid accumulation and temperature changes.

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Press Release: Grand County is currently experiencing a significant outbreak of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough

November 21, 2016
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Grand County is currently experiencing a significant outbreak of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. The Southeast Utah Health Department (SEUHD), Utah Department of Health (UDOH), along with Moab Regional Hospital are encouraging all community members to pay close attention to the signs and symptoms of the highly contagious respiratory infection. Pertussis usually starts...

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Salt Lake City Gas Prices Falling

November 21, 2016
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Gas prices in Salt Lake City are slightly cheaper this week.  SaltLakeGasPrices.com reports that the average price for a gallon of regular gas is $2.26.  That’s about five cents lower compared to last week.  A Costco in the area is offering the cheapest gas at $1.85 a gallon.

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Trooper Still In Critical Condition

November 21, 2016
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(Box Elder County, UT)  —  A UHP trooper is still in very critical condition after getting hit by a car while helping a motorist roadside Friday night.  Trooper Eric Ellsworth on State Road 13 in Garland when he was hit by a car driven by a teenage girl.  The incident remains under investigation. 

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Service Honors Fallen WVC Officer

November 14, 2016
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(West Valley City, UT)  —  Law enforcement officers from around the country are paying final respects to the death of 25-year-old West Valley police officer, Cody Brotherson.  A funeral held today was attended by officers from several agencies at the Maverik Center.  Brotherson was killed earlier this month while trying to stop a vehicle...

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Family Says Body Identified As Missing Daughter Of “Piano Guys” Member

November 14, 2016
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The family of a Utah woman missing in Oregon since last month says her body has been recovered in an area where she had apparently been hiking.  The family of Annie Schmidt said her body was positively identified by a medical examiner over the weekend.  Schmidt had only recently...

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Plane Crashes In Hurricane

November 11, 2016
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(Hurricane, UT)  —  A pilot is okay after crashing his airplane in Hurricane.  Police say the pilot was taking off from the airport yesterday when the plane began to veer left.  The pilot then went to put the plane down and crashed.  Police say the crash caused only minor damage to the pilot’s 2006...

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