Park Service restricts fire use in southeastern Utah

MOAB, Utah (AP) — Heightened wildfire conditions have prompted the National Park Service to impose fire restrictions at Arches and Canyonlands national parks and two national monuments in southeastern Utah. The restrictions imposed Friday also apply to Natural Bridges and Hovenweep national...


Ballot initiative could shut down Phoenix-area nuclear plant

PHOENIX (AP) — About 50 miles west of downtown Phoenix, three massive concrete domes, spaced side-by-side on a 4,000-acre plot of land, dominate the skyline. The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station is the nation’s largest power producer, serving 4 million people across the Southwest and providing...


Medical marijuana foes ask judge to block issue from ballot

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Medical marijuana opponents in Utah are filing an emergency motion asking a judge to block the proposal from the ballot, arguing it would break federal law


Utah lawmaker wants to raise legal marriage age to 18

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A push against underage marriage in the U.S. is coming to Utah, where a lawmaker wants to raise the legal age to 18 to prevent girls from being pressured into the unions associated with higher poverty and lower education rates.


Heller's son paid $52K by campaign for social media work

RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dean Heller’s campaign paid the Nevada Republican’s son at least $52,500 over the past two years, according to a review of campaign finance records by the Reno Gazette Journal. Harrison’s Heller, 29, has no other employees at his Utah-based music recording business...


Utah police announce suspects in 1979 cold case murder

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah prosecutors have identified a pair of suspects from a nearly 40-year-old killing but don’t know where they are now. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sam Gill on Friday announced plans to file murder charges against 60-year-olds Hector Brito and Pascual Alfonseca in the...


Record rain in Elko; storms likely continue through weekend

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — An unsettled weather system that dumped record rainfall on Elko Thursday is expected to continue to bring a series of rain showers and thunderstorms to northeast Nevada through the weekend. The National Weather Service said Friday that .41 inch (11 millimeters) of rain was...


New Mexico adds 3 rigs as national count rises by 1 to 1,046

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by one this week to 1,046. At this time a year ago there were 901 active rigs. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported Friday that 844 rigs drilled for oil this week and 200 for gas. Two were...


Science-themed YouTuber takes plea deal in explosives case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who runs a science-themed YouTube channel with more than 9 million subscribers has agreed to make at least two videos about safety or legal risk as part of a plea deal with prosecutors. Jonathan Grant Thompson, 37, agreed to a deal Monday that will clear his record...


Rocky Mountain Power offering customers a discount on new electric vehicles

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The company announced the second year of its Live Electric EV Discount program, which provides $3,000 off a 2018 Nissan Leaf. The discount is open to all Rocky Mountain customers and all state employees. It’s part of a larger initiative to curb emissions and get more electric vehicles on Utah...

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