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Stewart’s Endangered Species Act designed to protect species from extinction 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to discuss Rep. Chris Stewart’s Endangered Species Improvement Act of 2014 on Sept. 9. This bill would amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973, to require that the federal government count all species dwelling on both public and private lands, when determining the recovery of a species. Stewart […]


House passes Hatch, Matheson legislation on Emergency Medical Services for Children 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch and Congressman Jim Matheson announced Tuesday that legislation they introduced to reauthorize the Emergency Medical Services for Children, or EMSC, program has passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 405-4. The legislation is now ready for signature by President Obama after passing the Senate last week […]


TWIR9: Offenses put on a show, but defenses earned the dough 

COMMENTARY — As monitored the Twitter feeds during my radio broadcast last week at Pine View, an interesting thing kept coming up. The three 3AA South games seemed to be following each other in score and competitiveness. At one point, Pine View, Desert Hills and Hurricane were all at 31 points and were running away […]


Thrive Symposium insight, advice, motivation for women comes to St. George 

ST. GEORGE — Utah women are invited to the Thrive Symposium Sept. 18-20 at Dixie State University for a brand new leadership conference that promises a weekend of insight, advice, and motivation. Opening ceremonies will take place at the Tuacahn Center for the Arts with the guiding mantra for the conference “women living and working in […]


Cedar City man arrested for possession of over 70 images of child pornography 

CEDAR CITY — A Cedar City man was arrested Friday and charged with 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor after authorities discovered him in possession of over 70 images of child pornography. On Aug. 18, 2013, a warrant filed in the Iron County 5th District Court authorized the search of the residence belonging […]


Police snag 3 in narcotics investigation 

MESQUITE, Nevada – Police arrested three people on drug and counterfeit charges last week following an investigation. The Mesquite Police narcotics detectives executed a search warrant at a Mesquite residence Thursday, which concluded a lengthy investigation, according to a statement from the Mesquite Police Department. “The investigation resulted with a seizure of prescription narcotics, methamphetamine, […]


Letter to the Editor: Unaffiliated candidate Bill Barron’s unusual campaign 

OPINION—There was a quiet revolutionary event in St George recently. Bill Barron, an unaffiliated candidate for Utah 2nd Congressional District seat in the US Congress, rode his bike into town, staging a small event at Confluence Park on a leg of his 600 mile one-week campaign through the district. “Unaffiliated” means he is not running […]

Charles Stormont Democratic Attorney General Candidate. Abbey Inn, St. George, Utah Sept 15, 2014 | Photo by T.S Romney St. George News

Never mind the ticket, Stormont runs on common sense for attorney general 

ST. GEORGE – At the September meeting of the Democrats of Southern Utah, Monday, at the Best Western Abbey Inn on Bluff Street in St. George, Charles Stormont an unaffiliated candidate running on the Democratic party ticket for Utah Attorney General, presented his ideas to those in attendance telling them why he is the best person to “restore […]

Andrea Riggs on stage at The Underground, St. George, Utah, Date not specified | Photo courtesy of Andrea Riggs, St. George News

The Underground fitness facility gets set for grand reopening; plans secret flash mob 

ST. GEORGE – What do you get when you mix dance fitness and flash mob? A new fitness experience that will not only have you dancing to music from the ’80s and today but will combine a workout you will love with the opportunity to share it with the community. Created by The Underground Fitness’s […]


Data shows declining odds of Utah drivers vs. deer 

SALT LAKE CITY—Utah drivers are nearly 10 percent less likely to collide with a deer in the next 12 months than they were last year, according to new claims data from State Farm. The data indicates the odds drivers will hit a deer in Utah in the coming year are one out of 226, compared […]

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Burglary arrest leads to multiple charges 

CEDAR CITY— A 49-year-old man was arrested in Cedar City Sunday morning for burglary, assault, criminal mischief, possession of marijuana and driving under the influence. Officers responded to a residence where Siafolau Sala Leiato had broken into a home. “He broke through a window of an acquaintance’s home, and was assaulting a member of the home,” […]


Durbin, Lee announce bill to reduce prison costs by $4 billion in 10 years 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin and Sen. Mike Lee announced Monday that a bill to modernize nonviolent drug sentencing policies would reduce prison costs in America by $4.36 billion over 10 years, according to a new report compiled by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. CBO is the second government agency to conclude […]

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