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Excitement bubbles up at BYU as caffeinated soda now on sale

Brigham Young University Caffeine-3

Mormon church-owned Brigham Young University has ended a six-decade ban on the sale of caffeinated...

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USOC leader: Athletes have right to express themselves

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The leader of the American Olympic movement says the U.S. Olympic Committee recognizes the right of athletes to express themselves at the Games, even though Olympic rules forbid political protests. The comments came Monday, in the wake of shows of solidarity among NFL players...


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Salt Lake light rail back on schedule after weekend woes

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials say TRAX light rail service in Salt Lake City is back on schedule after crews worked through the night to repair electrical problems. The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2xATMhW ) Utah Transit Authority spokesman Mark Bowman says all of the system’s Salt...


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2 injured, 1 dead after trailer park shooting near Bear Lake

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Law enforcement officials say two people are injured and one person is dead after a shooting at a trailer park in the town of Garden City, west of Bear Lake. A statement by the Rich County Sheriff’s Office says it received reports of a suicidal man wandering the Sweetwater...


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USOC says there's interest in hosting Winter Olympics

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Leaders of the U.S. Olympic Committee say they are interested in hosting a Winter Olympics, either in 2026 or 2030. At a news conference Monday, CEO Scott Blackmun said Salt Lake City, Denver and Reno, Nevada, are among the cities that might be considered. Blackmun said the...


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Forgotten man: Derrick Favors ready to bounce back with Jazz

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Derrick Favors knows he’s been the forgotten man in the Utah Jazz grand scheme. “I’m pretty much used to it,” Favors said. “The whole time I’ve been here has been like that. It seems like everybody seems to forget about me all the time. That’s what people kind of forget, I can...


State

Top Nevada water official begins key Vegas pipeline hearings

Vegas Water Pipeline

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s top state water official begins hearings Monday on a crucial issue in a plan for Las Vegas to drill drinking water wells beneath arid rangeland in rural valleys just west of the Nevada-Utah state line. State Engineer Jason King in Carson City has to decide, again, if...


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Public invited to vote on Main Street preservation projects

Main Streets Preservation

A preservation group is inviting the public to vote on projects to improve Main Streets around the U.S. Twenty-five cities from Seattle to Miami are vying for funding to preserve or improve theaters, parks, landmarks and other venues in downtowns, historic neighborhoods and cultural districts. One...


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Role play: Opportunities available after busy NBA offseason

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Several NBA stars changed addresses during the offseason, creating opportunities for players to step into bigger roles on several rosters On the move were All-Stars and Olympians Carmelo Anthony, Jimmy Butler, Paul George, Kyrie Irving and Chris Paul. And let’s not forget...


Government

Republicans make desperate bid to save health care bill

Congress Health Overhaul

Republican opposition to the last-ditch GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the teetering effort to scrap the Obama health care law and Sen. Ted Cruz said that “right now” he doesn’t back it.


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Minor earthquake and 2 aftershocks reported in southern Utah

Southern Utah earthquakes

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports a minor earthquake occurred Saturday in southern Utah.


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