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In Utah, the fight against porn is increasingly being framed as a public health crisis

Gender Designation Bill Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah leaders have long sought to play a central role in the anti-pornography...

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Chairman of the Salt Lake County Republican Party steps down

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The chairman of the Salt Lake County Republican Party has stepped down. No reason for Jake Parkinson’s sudden departure was given Saturday night. Members of the Salt Lake County Republican Party leadership say they surprised by Parkinson’s email announcing his resignation....


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Tribes call on Washington to respect Native sovereignty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal tax overhaul passed in December is “completely unacceptable” to Native Americans, just another example of what can happen when tribes are not included in federal decision-making, a tribal leader said Monday. National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson...


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Mitchell soars to dunk title, Booker sets 3-point record

All Star Saturday Basketball

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBA dunk contest was a throwback in many ways, with a 21-year-old rookie and a 25-year-old, third-year pro fighting it out for the trophy. Larry Nance Jr. rolled out his father’s old uniform — down to the knee-high socks — and then rolled out his father himself to help with...


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Harding, Braxton lead Weber St. over Sacramento St. 83-73

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jerrick Harding scored 21 points, Zach Braxton added 19 and Weber State beat Sacramento State 83-73 on Saturday night for its ninth straight win. The Wildcats (19-7, 12-2 Big Sky Conference) remain in second place in the conference standings behind Montana. Sacramento...


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The Latest: Jazz rookie Mitchell wins slam dunk contest

APTOPIX All Star Saturday Basketball

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Rookie Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz put on a show in the slam dunk contest to cap off NBA All-Star Saturday. Mitchell edged Larry Nance Jr. by two points, sealing his victory with a close approximation of the...


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The Latest: Winter storm starts rolling through US Rockies

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a major storm system expected to hit the Rockies over the holiday weekend (all times local): 5 p.m. A major winter storm has started sweeping through the U.S. Rocky Mountains, with heavy mountain snows and bitter cold temperatures forecast through the long...


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In Utah, the fight against porn is increasingly being framed as a public health crisis

Gender Designation Bill Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah leaders have long sought to play a central role in the anti-pornography movement, but the state's most well-known attempt to strike down smut did not go so well. The state's much-lampooned "porn czar" only lasted a few years in the early 2000s before the position was...


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The Latest: Utah skier killed in Wyoming avalanche

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a skier in a Wyoming avalanche. (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Authorities say a Utah man was killed after triggering an avalanche while skiing just outside the boundary of Wyoming’s Jackson Hole ski resort. The Teton County coroner identified the...


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Demand for permits to hike The Wave only increasing

The Wave Permits

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Demand continues to rise for the 20 daily permits to hike a geological gem on the Arizona-Utah border called The Wave, which features mesmerizing swirls of searing reds, oranges and yellow in bowl-shaped rock formations. More than 160,000 people applied last year for the 7,300...


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Pineiro scores 20 in San Diego's 75-62 win over BYU

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Isaiah Pineiro came off the bench to score 20 points and San Diego defeated BYU 75-62 on Saturday, snapping a five-game losing streak to the Cougars. Cameron Neubauer had three 3-pointers and scored 14 points for USD (17-11, 8-8 West Coast Conference) with Olin Carter III adding 13...


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