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Utility to expand wind development in 4 Wyoming counties

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Utility Rocky Mountain Power intends to expand in four Wyoming counties, growing its wind development in the state by 60 percent. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the Salt Lake City-based utility on Tuesday said it’s pushing wind development and transmission in Wyoming ahead...


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Republicans push to ban death penalty in conservative Utah

Death Penalty Repeal

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Republican leader of the Utah House of Representatives backed an effort Tuesday to ban the death penalty in the conservative state, coming three years after lawmakers voted to reinstate the firing squad as a backup method for executions. House Speaker Greg Hughes and...


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Man accused of filming suicide found mentally competent

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah man accused of encouraging a high school friend to hang herself and filming the act has been found mentally competent to stand trial. The Daily Herald newspaper in Provo reports the judge’s decision came Tuesday in the case of 18-year-old Tyerell Przybycien (pro-BISH-ian)....


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Outspoken Utah Democrat won't seek re-election

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The Salt Lake City state senator said in a statement Tuesday he’s stepping down after six years.


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Bundy to speak to Independent American Party of Nevada

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Southern Nevada rancher and state’s rights activist Cliven Bundy has agreed to give the keynote speech on Friday at the Independent American Party of Nevada’s state convention in Sparks. Party officials announced Tuesday Bundy’s wife, Carol, and son, Ryan, also plan to attend...


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FBI investigating fatal shooting involving Colorado deputy

CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) — The FBI is investigating a fatal shooting involving a sheriff’s deputy on tribal land near the Colorado-Utah border. The Cortez Journal reports one person was shot and killed by a Montezuma County sheriff’s deputy last week after a high-speed chase that ended in Utah west of...


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Missing teen snowmobiler found safe

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a missing 15-year-old teen who was separated from his family while snowmobiling in Utah has been found safe. KUTV-TV reports the Cache County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Monday night the teen had been found after he had gone missing earlier in the day. Authorities...


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2nd Nevada football player joins No. 20 Wolf Pack hoops team

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman has added a second Wolf Pack football player to his depleted roster. Justin Brent, a 6-foot-5 safety, attended his first hoops practice on Monday. He joins 6-foot-5 receiver Elijah Cooks, who made the transition from the gridiron to the...


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Trump endorses Romney's Senate bid _ and Romney accepts

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah’s Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship. The GOP’s presidential nominee in 2012, Romney announced last week he would seek the nomination to replace retiring...


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Trump endorses Romney for Senate bid in Utah

Trump Romney

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is endorsing Mitt Romney in Utah’s Senate race, another sign that the two Republicans are burying the hatchet after a fraught relationship. The GOP’s presidential nominee in 2012, Romney announced last week he would seek the nomination to replace retiring...


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