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[REGIONAL NEWS] ‘Something has to give’: In his farewell address, Utah’s Orrin Hatch says the Senate is in crisis

Posted by   /  December 12, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Regional News  /  No Comments

By Thomas Burr | Salt Lake City Tribune Sen. Orrin Hatch, in his final address to the Senate as he prepares to leave office, said the chamber is in “crisis” and called for more civility in politics and respect for opposing views. “On both the left and the right, the bar of decency has been […]

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New Mormon leadership takes its first public stance, calls on Congress to make room for ‘Dreamers’

Posted by   /  November 13, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Immigration, Regional News  /  No Comments

  By Bob Mims and David Noyce | Salt Lake City Tribune In the first major policy statement under newly installed President Russell M. Nelson, the LDS Church urged Congress on Friday to act quickly to protect from deportation hundreds of thousands of “Dreamers,” whose undocumented parents brought them to the United States as children. […]

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Reno-Tahoe pulls out of competition for Winter Olympics, leaving Salt Lake and Denver

Posted by   /  November 13, 2018  /  Regional News, Sports  /  No Comments

By Lisa Riley Roche | Desert News Reno-Tahoe, one of Salt Lake City’s competitors for another Winter Games, dropped out Monday, leaving only Denver also still in the running to be chosen to bid by the U.S. Olympic Committee. The announcement from Reno-Tahoe comes as the USOC is set to conduct site visits as well […]

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Utah mayor killed in Afghanistan

Posted by   /  November 4, 2018  /  Regional News  /  No Comments

  Daily Beast The U.S. armed forces member who was killed in an apparent insider attack in Afghanistan on Saturday has been identified as the mayor of a Utah city. Brent Taylor, the mayor of North Ogden, had taken a one-year leave of absence from his mayoral duties to deploy to Afghanistan as a member […]

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Utah’s largest-ever economic development project likely heading to court

Posted by   /  October 20, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News, Water  /  No Comments

  Enviros challenge scope of project By Taylor Stevens | Salt Lake City Tribune · Even under their best-case scenarios, opponents of Utah’s inland port — which has been billed as the state’s largest-ever economic development project — say it will likely worsen air quality and damage the Great Salt Lake’s already fragile ecosystem. Without […]

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Colorado utilities turning on to battery power, thanks to dropping prices, advances in technology

Posted by   /  October 19, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

  By Judith Kohler | Denver Post For longtime proponents of renewable energy, figuring out how to keep the lights on when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine has been a key challenge. Harnessing the excess energy from a turbine or solar panel to use later was the “holy grail” or “golden […]

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Concern about costs, push for more renewables fuels utility’s possible exit from Tri-State

Posted by   /  October 18, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Regional News  /  No Comments

  The Delta-Montrose Electric Association is looking at buying out its contract with the Westminster-based energy company By Judith Kohler | The Denver Post A western Colorado utility has voted to change its articles of incorporation in a move board members believe should provide the means to buy out its contract with Tri-State, an energy […]

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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is no more after more than 150 years.

Posted by   /  October 5, 2018  /  Media and Entertainment, Regional News  /  No Comments

  KSL TV The choir, arguably one of the most well-known in the world, will now be known as “The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square” as the church moves away from the nickname “Mormon.” “A new name for the Tabernacle Choir will represent a change after so many years,” choir president Ron Jarrett said in […]

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An alternative airport for Phoenix to Vegas?

Posted by   /  September 20, 2018  /  Regional News, Transportation  /  No Comments

KSNV-TV Just when you thought we’ve stretched the limits when it comes to development, the idea of a new airport south of Las Vegas is taking off again. If approved, the airport would be built off Interstate 15, between Jean and Primm. The proposal is in the early stages. The first thing the county has […]

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News from Neighbor States / Sept. 4, 2018: Several oil and gas drilling companies have submitted plans for operations near Denver International Airport.

Posted by   /  September 5, 2018  /  Regional News  /  No Comments

  Drilling may be coming to DENVER, but drilling money isn’t NEVADA official to lead US-Mexico water treaty UTAH: Inland port board member raises warning about not-noticed vote to negotiate deal with Stadler Rail NEW MEXICO: Judge’s ruling opens access to White Peak public land CALIFORNIA Today: California Tribes Confront History and Heroin  

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