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Gov. Herbert raised $630K despite being in final term

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Gov. Gary Herbert raised nearly $630,000 in campaign contributions last year even though he has...

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Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The 93-year-old former heart surgeon named Tuesday as the new president of the Mormon Church signaled his intention to make few changes in policy regarding the role of women and LGBT issues — two topics that the faith has grappled with in recent years. Russell M. Nelson’s...


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Search to continue for small plane in northeast Nevada

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — An official says a search will continue near a mountain range in northeast Nevada for a twin-engine plane missing since the pilot reported trouble during icy and gusty weather last week. Elko County sheriff’s Sgt. Nick Czegledi told the Elko Daily Free Press the search was...


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Mia Love talks immigration with Trump but not his comments

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Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love met with President Donald Trump on Tuesday to discuss immigration but did not discuss vulgar remarks the president is reported to have made about Haiti and Africa.


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Mormon leadership hierarchy is made up only of men

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The selection of a new Mormon president fills a void atop a well-defined leadership hierarchy that has governed the church for decades. A closer look at how the leadership structure is arranged and how new members are chosen: WHO LEADS THE CHURCH? The Church of Jesus Christ of...


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Utah developers eye 3,300-acre master-planned community

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Developers in southern Utah have unveiled plans for a master-planned community along the Arizona line they say would be one of the largest ever built in the state. The (St. George) Spectrum reports the 3,350-acre Desert Color development would be made up of four main land-...


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Sheriff fears 2 missing Utah teens may have met foul play

TOOELE, Utah (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies say they fear two Utah teenagers who’ve been missing for two weeks may have been the victims of foul play. The Juab County sheriff’s office said in a statement Tuesday deputies are continuing a missing persons’ investigation but have suspended a search and...


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The Latest: Mormon president says room in faith for everyone

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on the selection of a new Mormon president (all times local): 11:20 a.m. The new president of the Mormon church says there’s room in the religion for everyone no matter what challenges they face and regardless if they’ve never joined or strayed from the faith....


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Coming out changes the game for Olympian Gus Kenworthy

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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Gus Kenworthy’s life has changed, and unlike most athletes who make it big at the Olympics, it’s only partly because of the medal he won. When he left Sochi four years ago, Kenworthy was known as the silver medal-winning, dog-saving freestyle skier who was part of a historic...


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Former heart surgeon Russell M. Nelson, 93, has been named the Mormon church's new

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former heart surgeon Russell M. Nelson, 93, has been named the Mormon church’s new president.


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Attempted murder suspect arrested after Utah standoff

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A suspect in an attempted murder in northern Utah has been arrested after a standoff at a home in Midvale that temporarily forced a lockdown at a nearby church. The (Provo) Daily Herald reports 33-year-old Andrew Holloway of South Jordan allegedly stabbed his ex-girlfriend’s...


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