Johnson Held In Contempt Of Court

February 16, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  A key witness in the corruption trial of former state Attorney General John Swallow is in custody for being found in contempt of court.  A judge yesterday ordered former Saint George businessman Jeremy Johnson to be held in the Salt Lake County jail after he refused to testify.  Johnson’s...

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Moab Plans Move To 100 Percent Renewable Power

February 15, 2017
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(Moab,UT)  —  Moab is committing to moving to 100 percent renewable electrical power by 2032.  The announcement was scheduled today as city officials were planning to unveil a new solar installation on top of city hall.  Officials say they effort is being helped with a grant from Rocky Mountain Power.

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Concealed Carry Bill Shot Down

February 15, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  Another proposal to allow carrying concealed guns without a permit in Utah is dead in the state legislature.  The bill had added provisions banning those with protective orders against them or with domestic violence convictions from buying or owning guns.  Governor Herbert has vetoed similar legislation in the past,...

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Retailers Pen Letter To Herbert For Public Land Protection

February 14, 2017
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(Salt Lake City, UT)  —    Big name companies including REI and The North Face are the latest boycotts to Salt Lake City’s Outdoor Retailer Show.  The companies join Patagonia, Black Diamond, Timberland and others who’ve signed a letter calling on Governor Herbert to protect Utah’s public lands.  They’re asking Herbert to reverse his...

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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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