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    Vital US reservoir OK for now, but shortages are looming

    DENVER (AP) — A vital reservoir on the Colorado River will be able to meet the demands of Mexico and the U.S. Southwest for the next 13 months, but a looming shortage could trigger cutbacks as soon as the end of 2019, officials said Wednesday. A forecast from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation echoes previous […]
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    Body of firefighter killed in California returns to Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The body of a Utah firefighter who died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history returned to his home state Wednesday. Cal Fire officials escorted Matthew Burchett’s casket Wednesday to an airport in the Northern California city of Ukiah. Burchett’s wife, brother and a family friend then returned with […]
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    Former Utah bank manager sentenced in $565K theft case

    A former Utah bank manager who was convicted of stealing more than $565,000 was sentenced to more than 2 years in prison.
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    Federal agency issues proposals for downsized Utah monuments

    The U.S. government issued proposals for managing two Utah national monuments in Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears.
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    Hiker’s body found on Zion National Park trail

    Authorities at Zion National Park say they've found the body of a missing hiker and are working to recover it.
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    Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain

    NEW YORK (AP) — If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you’re still better off in the long run. Compared with smokers, even the quitters who gained the most weight had at least a 50 percent […]
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    Conditions of release not yet met for compound suspects

    TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Three people accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound remained jailed Wednesday as New Mexico authorities sought to satisfy the conditions of their release set by a judge. Among other things, authorities must find safe living arrangements for the defendants before they can leave jail. They also must wear […]
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    Trial moved for man accused in massive 2017 Utah wildfire

    ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A Utah man charged with accidentally starting a massive wildfire last year won’t go on trial in a southern Utah county torched by the blaze. The Spectrum newspaper reports a judge decided Tuesday that 62-year-old Robert Lyman couldn’t get a fair trial in Iron County due to extensive media coverage […]
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    Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Daryl Weathers remembers trying to pull men from the sea off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands after a U.S. Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the Japanese following the only World War II battle fought on North American soil. The explosion, which ripped the stern off the USS Abner Read, also covered […]
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    1st transgender candidate for governor focuses on the issues

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Six months ago, Christine Hallquist was leading one of Vermont’s rural electric cooperatives, her transgender status causing nary a ripple as she took part in policy debates about renewable energy and the reliability of the electric grid. Now, after winning Vermont’s Democratic nomination to run for governor, she’s basking in the […]