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Bill Ends Financial Incentives To Not Rent To Ex-Cons

February 14, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  State lawmakers are trying to stop a practice that allows cities to offer financial incentives to landlords who don’t rent to people with criminal records.  Supporters of the bill that has passed the state House say the “good landlord” program is contributing to the homeless problem.  An amendment to...

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Man Convicted Of Murder As Teen Back In Custody

February 14, 2017
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(Provo, UT)  —  A man convicted of murder as a teenager 20 years ago is back in custody after leading two agencies on a chase last night.  Police say Beau Heaps has been paroled four times since 2012 and they were recently concerned again about possible parole violations.  Investigators say they were alerted yesterday...

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Bill To End Sales Taxes On Hygiene Items Dies In Committee

February 13, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  A bill to end sales taxes on certain hygiene products is dead for this year.  The House Revenue and Taxation Committee derailed the bill last week over concerns about losing 7 million dollars a year in sales taxes.  The bill’s sponsor says the savings from the sales tax relief would be reinvested...

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Vigil Held On Tenth Anniversary Of Trolley Square Shooting

February 13, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The victims of a mass shooting in Salt Lake City are being remembered on the tenth anniversary of that deadly event.  Family and friends of those killed and injured at the Trolley Square mall gathered last night at a local church to honor them.  An 18 year old gunman opened fire...

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Gov. Herbert Hits Back At Retailers’ Boycott

February 10, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Governor Herbert says outdoor retailers threatening to move the massive Outdoor Industry Association convention out of Utah have got it all wrong.  The convention is looking at holding the bi-annual event elsewhere after some retailers announced pulling out in protest to recent legislative efforts.  They aim to rescind the...

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Defense Grills State’s Top Witness In Swallow Trial

February 10, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The defense is beginning to grill the state’s primary witness in the corruption trial against former Attorney General John Swallow.  Defense attorney Scott Williams called into question Marc Jenson’s assertions that Swallow and former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff coerced benefits and favors from Jenson under the premise it was...

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Pedestrian Killed In SLC

February 9, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Another fatal pedestrian accident is reported in Salt Lake City.  Police say a woman was hit by a car near 600 North and 800 West this morning.  The driver says he didn’t see her in the crosswalk because of darkness and other headlights.  

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Chaffetz Meets With Muslim Leaders In Salt Lake City

February 9, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz is getting feedback from local Muslim leaders on a controversial executive order by the President.  Several of those at yesterday’s meeting in Salt Lake City asked why the congressman wasn’t speaking out more on behalf of Muslims in Utah.  Chaffetz told them he believes in...

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Dam Breach In Nevada Closes Utah Highway

February 9, 2017
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(Elko County, NV)  —  A broken dam in Nevada is forcing travelers on a Utah highway to turn around at the state line.  The Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office says a breach of the Twentyone Mile Dam has damaged State Route 30 near the Nevada state line.  Local officials say repairs will have to...

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Swallow Trial Begins

February 9, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The state has begun laying out its case in the corruption trial of former Attorney General John Swallow.  The trial opened yesterday with a Salt Lake County prosecutor laying out the basis for the 13 charges against Swallow.  Swallow’s attorney countered by calling the state’s best witness a “con...

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