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BLM Urged To Reconsider Drilling Near Zion

March 10, 2017
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(Zion, UT)  —  The BLM is getting flooded with thousands of comments from people against proposed oil and gas leases near Zion National Park.  The BLM is looking to lease three parcels on the Kolob Terrace road just west of the park.  Park officials say the agency’s environmental assessment comes up short of gauging...

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Part Of SR 12 Crumbling

March 10, 2017
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(Southern Utah, UT)  —  U-DOT crews are trying to save a major tourism road in southern Utah they say is falling off a cliff.  Landslide damage has reduced State Route 12 between Tropic and Bryce Canyon City to one lane.  Officials say constant thawing and freezing is causing a chunk of the mountain underneath...

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Lawmakers Drop Plans To Raise Tax On Food

March 7, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Utah lawmakers are dropping their effort to raise the state’s food tax.  Lawmakers announced their plan to hike the tax to 4.4% early yesterday.  But after consulting with the legislature’s fiscal analyst, the plan was discarded as being a bad idea.  Republican leaders plan to discuss the state’s tax structure...

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Post-Prom crash on La Sal Mountain Loop Road

March 6, 2017
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Here at KCYN/KCPX we want to send out our most heartfelt sympathies….our thoughts and prayers are with all of the families and friends at this time of great loss. (Moab, UT)  —  Two Moab teens were killed in a rollover crash over the weekend.  County officials say three of the five (ranging in age from 14-17...

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Lawmakers Closer To Reforming College Sexual Assault Reporting

March 3, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  A bill that would require college counselors to keep sexual abuse reports confidential is now advancing at the State Capitol.  The Senate law enforcement committee unanimously backed House Bill 251, sending it to the full Senate for a vote.  The proposal is a reaction to Brigham Young University counselors...

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Hurricane Man Gets Probation For White House Threats

March 3, 2017
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(St. George, UT)  —  A Hurricane man who threatened on Instagram to blow up the White House will not serve any time in jail.  David Grant Torrey will instead serve 36 months of probation.  In early January, Torrey left threatening comments on the White House Instagram page, saying he would detonate a bomb strapped...

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Swallow Not Guilty On All Counts

March 3, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow is a free man.  The jury in his corruption trial found Swallow not guilty of all charges yesterday after 14 hours of deliberations.  Swallow cried in the courtroom after the verdict was announced, then told reporters he was happy the case was finally...

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Salt Lake City Is 9th Best State Capital City In Which To Live

February 28, 2017
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 Salt Lake City is ranked ninth in a survey of best capital cities in which to live.  The financial website “WalletHub.com” ranking is based on affordability, economic well-being, quality of education and health and quality of life.  Austin, Texas, Boise, Idaho, Bismarck, North Dakota, Lincoln, Nebraska and Madison, Wisconsin make up the top five...

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Work Is Underway On New UPS Distribution Center In SLC

February 28, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Construction is underway on the new UPS distribution center in Salt Lake City.   The more than 800-thousand-square-foot facility is going up at 380 South 6400 West.  The company says although the facility will be fully automated, as many as 1500 new jobs will be added there to the four-thousand UPS...

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Scientists To Evaluate Results From UT Winter Air Pollution Study

February 27, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Environmental scientists in Utah are set to evaluate the results of a month long air pollution study.  Researchers from several Universities and government agencies including the EPA conducted the Utah Winter Fine Particulate Study on the ground and in the air.  The study focused mainly on communities throughout the...

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