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Utah legislator proposes sex ed online instead of in class

Sex Ed Debate

A Utah legislator is developing a proposal to move sex education out of the classroom and onto home...

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Northern Utah school district purchases $5M office building

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A northern Utah school district plans buy a new office facility to replace the current administrative building that dates back to the 1890s. The Herald Journal reports the board for the Cache County School District on Thursday approved the $5.2 million purchase of a former call...


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Sen. Hatch to Dems saying tax cuts are for rich: 'Bull crap'

Taxes Insurance Requirement

WASHINGTON (AP) — A debate between two senators over whether Republican tax cuts are aimed at helping the rich escalated into raised voices, interruptions, a banging gavel and the use of a decidedly un-senatorial noun. “I’m telling you, this bull crap that you guys throw out here really gets old...


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Utah solar panel sign-ups increase ahead of rate change

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More than 4,000 people in Utah rushed to sign up for rooftop solar panels in the final days before a new deal with Rocky Mountain Power reduces credit for generated electricity pushed back onto the grid. The Salt Lake Tribune reports people who applied for the utility’s net...


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Actor Tom Sizemore denies groping allegations

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Actor Tom Sizemore has addressed recent allegations that he groped an 11-year-old Utah girl during a 2003 photo shoot. Sizemore says he never inappropriately touched the child and calls the claims “highly disturbing.” A police report released Wednesday says the child actor...


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National Park Service seeks ways to manage non-native fish

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service is looking for ways to manage non-native aquatic species in the Colorado River system below Glen Canyon Dam. The agency is holding webinars and open houses over the next few weeks to solicit input from the public. Officials at Grand Canyon National Park...


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Construction industry struggles with labor shortage

Exchange Construction Labor Shortage

PROVO, Utah (AP) — When looking at the changing skyline of Lehi and Pleasant Grove’s technology corridors, or the cranes swinging across downtown Provo, one would think the construction industry is going gangbusters. It is, but not without its challenges. According to research by Ken Simonson, the...


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China's Geng Wenqiang makes quick splash in skeleton

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Geng Wenqiang is, without question, the best skeleton racer China has ever produced. Then again, he’s also the first. Geng finished seventh out of a field of 31 in his first World Cup race last weekend in Lake Placid, New York, and knows he’ll be getting plenty of attention...


Business

AP EXPLAINS: Farm runoff and the worsening algae plague

Awash In Algae-3

Harmful algae blooms have become a top water polluter, fueled by fertilizers washing into lakes, streams and oceans. Federal and state programs have spent billions of dollars on cost-sharing payments to farmers to help prevent nutrient runoff, yet the problem is worsening in many places. Here’s a...


Business

Toxic algae: Once a nuisance, now a severe nationwide threat

Awash In Algae

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat — unaware that he was being poisoned. A thick, green scum coated western Lake Erie. And Steele, a semipro angler, was sickened by it. Driving home to Port Huron, Michigan,...


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Toxic algae flourishes despite vast sums spent to prevent it

Awash In Algae

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Competing in a bass fishing tournament two years ago, Todd Steele cast his rod from his 21-foot motorboat — unaware that he was being poisoned. A thick, green scum coated western Lake Erie. And Steele, a semipro angler, was sickened by it. Driving home to Port Huron, Michigan,...


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