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Utah Mayor Wants To Protect Night Sky From Too Much Light Pollution

“Right now as a young city, this is really the only time to preserve the night sky for everyone else’s benefit,” Pengra told The Daily Herald of Provo. The Eagle Mountain city council last week considered an ordinance designed to limit the reach of the town’s artificial light.


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Oregon Cities Rush To Tax Marijuana Before State Legalizes It, Takes Revenue

Measure 91 would give the state sole authority to tax marijuana, but Kanner and others say taxes on the books before election day could stand, because the measure includes no specific prohibition against them.


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Oregon Father Accused Of Leaving Children In Minivan While He Got Massage

According to Sherwood police, the children, ages 5 and 6, were hot and sweaty when officers checked on them Tuesday after getting a call from employees of Massage Envy.


PORTLAND - NOVEMBER 27:  Pioneer Courthouse Square, the site of an attempted bombing is seen November 27, 2010 in Portland, Oregon. A Somali-born teenager, Mohamed Osman Mohamud was arrested and charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction when the previous night he allegedly attempted to set off a car bomb during Christmas tree lighting ceremony in the park. It was reported that civilians were not at risk because the bomb was supplied to him by undercover federal agents and the explosives were inert.   (Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)

Plot To Bomb Holiday Event Leads To 30-Year Term

One thousand, four hundred and six days after he screamed “God is great” while police officers dragged him into a waiting van, a young Somali American was sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb.


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Strong Cologne Helps Oregon Police Find High-Speed Chase Suspect Hiding In Bushes

Thirty-five-year-old Charles V. Agosto was jailed on charges including probation violation and trying to elude officers. Officers said he told them he regretted using the cologne.


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Violent Assault Ruled Out In Mysterious Deaths Of Utah Family Found In Home

Asked if foul play has been ruled out, Caron said, “I don’t rule out anything … We haven’t ruled out anything except there was no violent trauma. We’re going to look at everything.”


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No Charges In Toxic Tea Incident That Nearly Killed Woman At Utah Eatery

But Dickey’s Barbecue isn’t off the hook just yet: Jan Harding and her family will enter into mediation with the restaurant later this year to try to reach a monetary agreement, her attorney said. If that doesn’t work, they’ll file a lawsuit.



Utah Owner Charged In Dehydration Deaths Of 10 Horses After Kink Found In Water Line

The deaths look unintentional, caused by a kink in the line that blocked the flow of water to the animals’ pasture near Magna, according to authorities.


Warren Jeffs (L) confers with defense attorney Richard Wright during Jeffs' trial 24 September 2007 in St. George, Utah. Jeffs, head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is charged with two counts of rape as an accomplice for allegedly coercing the marriage and rape of a 14-year-old follower to her 19-year-old cousin in 2001. Jurors reported being deadlocked on one of the two charges.      AFP PHOTO/POOL/Douglas C. Pizac (Photo credit DOUGLAS C. PIZAC/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Concerned Truck Explosion Linked To Warren Jeffs’ Sect He Left

Experts from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives examined the blast and determined it wasn’t a homemade device, such as a pipe bomb. Instead, they suspect it was a commercial explosive, such as dynamite, ATF spokesman Tom Mangan said.


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Motorcyclist From England Dies After Driving On Wrong Side Of Road In Utah

Troopers say Morgan and another tourist who was also vacationing from England were driving their motorcycles onto the wrong side of State Route 35 when a truck approached. Vehicles in England drive on the left side of the road instead of the right.


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Utah Parents, Students Upset About School Dance Dress-Code Enforcement

Students were allowed to enter while wearing strapless dresses, which are permitted, but other students wearing gowns with straps, sleeves or high necks were flagged because they had keyhole openings in the back, parents said Wednesday.



Man Flags Down Utah Police To Sell Them Drugs Without Realizing They Were Cops

Authorities say the officers were wearing their uniforms but riding in an unmarked police vehicle around 1 a.m. Sunday when the 31-year-old suspect flagged them down and asked what they wanted, referring to drugs.


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ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 20: A cross stands in the Roman catacombs in the gardens of the Pontifical residence of Castelgandolfo on February 20, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Apostolic Palace and The Ponifical Villas of Castelgandolfo, 10 miles south Rome, are the summer residence of Popes and will host Pope Benedict XVI during the next conclave. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Castel Gandolfo

A look at the Pontifical residence of Castelgandolfo, the summer residence of Popes and will host Pope Benedict XVI during the next conclave.

New Year’s Eve Celebrations From Around The World

See how the world celebrated the arrival of 2013.

Shooting At Elementary School In Newtown, Connecticut

Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

The latest mass shooting to strike an American community may be a particularly horrific one. At a Connecticut elementary school, an official says 27 people are dead, including 20 children.

Travis Air Force Base Airmen support Hurricane Sandy relief

Travis Flies In Support Of Sandy

Crews and equipment from Travis Air Force Base are heading east to help with relief efforts in areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy.

East Coast Begins To Clean Up And Assess Damage From Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy

Forecasters say Hurricane Sandy is speeding up and should make landfall early Monday evening in southern New Jersey.

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Closing Ceremonies Of The London Olympics

Athletes, heads of state and dignitaries from around the world gathered in the Olympic Stadium for the closing ceremony of the 30th Olympiad.


Smokey Bear Through The Years

See how the U.S. Forest Service’s famous and furry public relations figure has change created in 1944.

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