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Utah has 5th highest number of athletes represented in the Olympics

Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Men

A total of 16 Olympians who call Utah home have been scheduled to contend for gold in the...

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Weber County vegetable farmers dependent on Mexican workers

Exchange Mexican Farmworkers

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — While the unseasonal weather is allowing local farmers to start plowing fields in February, the American Farm Bureau is lobbying for better access to foreign labor this summer for agriculture. The future of farming depends upon a program that allows Mexican seasonal workers to...


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Protecting petroglyphs as Utah County develops

Protecting Petroglyphs

PROVO, Utah (AP) — As Steve Acerson perused ancient petroglyphs on the west side of Utah Lake on an unseasonably warm February morning, he started getting more and more upset. The rock art enthusiast and president of the Utah Rock Art Research Association goes out frequently to identify rock art,...


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Bryant, Childs score 15, BYU turns back Portland 72-60

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Elijah Bryant and Yoeli Childs scored 15 points apiece and Brigham Young defeated Portland 72-60 on Thursday night. Dalton Nixon added 14 points for the Cougars (22-8, 11-6 West Coast Conference) and Childs had 13 rebounds for his 14th double-double. The third-place Cougars...


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Bliznyuk scores 27, Eastern Washington beats Weber St. 75-70

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Bogdan Bliznyuk scored 27 points, 19 in the second half, and Eastern Washington beat Weber State with a 75-70 victory on Thursday night that ended the Wildcats’ nine-game winning streak. The Wildcats (19-8, 12-3), with alum and Portland Trail Blazer Damian Lillard in attendance,...


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Dozens of wrecks close parts of icy I-80 in Nevada

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A winter storm dumped a half-foot (15 centimeters) of snow in just two hours in northern Nevada on Thursday, closing schools in Reno and triggering dozens of accidents on icy roads that forced the closure of parts of U.S. Interstate 80 for several hours on both the west and east...


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Navajos settle Utah voting rights case over mail-in ballots

Mail-In Ballots-Navajo

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Navajos who once worried they would have to drive hours to cast their ballots in Utah say a court settlement is a step forward as tribes challenge what they call discriminatory voting practices around the United States. The agreement that requires tribally accessible polling...


National

Trump comments points to deep divisions over arming teachers

School Shooting Arming Teachers

Utah teacher Kasey Hansen says carrying a concealed weapon in school is “more of a solution” than hiding in a corner and waiting if an armed intruder enters the classroom. But Texas teacher Tara Bordeaux worries that she lacks “the instincts” of a law enforcement officer and can’t easily see...


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Woman to stand trial for attempted murder in May

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman accused of attempting to assist in a suicide will likely spend the next three months in jail awaiting trial. The Herald Journal reports Teresa Clark of Logan was in court Wednesday for dual hearings, but instead she pleaded guilty in a new case recently filed against...


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Investigation of lawmaker's hotel encounter comes up empty

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s Senate president says state troopers have closed an investigation into a lawmaker’s strange encounter with a woman outside his hotel room without determining who the woman was or what happened. Senate President Wayne Niederhauser said Thursday that Utah’s Highway Patrol,...


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Zion National Park closes climbing cliffs to protect falcons

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — Zion National Park in Utah is closing access to 13 popular rock-climbing cliffs as part of an annual effort to protect sensitive nesting sites for peregrine falcons. The National Park Service announced this week that climbing routes will close March 1 to let wildlife...


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