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Boy Scout board approves end to blanket ban on gay adult leaders 

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for years, takes effect immediately. It was approved by the BSA’s National […]

Senator Orrin Hatch, joined by Rep. Joe Wilson, Chairman Lamar Alexander, Chairman Tom Price, and Rep. David Rouzer, Washington, D.C., July 27, 2015 | Photo courtesy of United States Congress, St. George News

Hatch, Alexander, Price Introduce Bicameral Employees Rights Act 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Orrin Hatch, senior Republican in the United States Senate as well as a member and former chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, introduced the Employee Rights Act in the United States Senate Monday alongside the sponsor of the House companion bill, Rep. Tom Price, chairman of the House Budget Committee. […]

Smoke from the rooftop fire at Burger King on Red Cliffs Drive, Washington City, Utah, July 27, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Brendon Gunn, St. George News

Rooftop fire causes restaurant evacuation 

WASHINGTON CITY – Fire crews responded to a report of a rooftop fire Monday afternoon at the Burger King fast food restaurant on Red Cliffs Drive in Washington. Around 2:45 p.m., someone across the street from the restaurant saw smoke and flames coming from the roof of the Burger King and called 911, Washington City […]

The High Meadow Fire, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, Utah, date unspecified | Photo courtesy of  Arizona Strip District Public Affairs, St. George News

High Meadow Fire continues burning, 640 acres in size 

ST. GEORGE — Fire staff from the Bureau of Land Management Arizona Strip District responded to a smoke report July 15 near Mt. Trumbull and Potato Valley on the BLM Arizona Strip. The lightning-caused High Meadow Fire is located approximately 55 miles southeast of St. George. The fire is 640 acres in size and is […]

Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow, right, appears at the Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City, alongside his attorney Steve McCaughey for an arraignment hearing. Swallow has pleaded not guilty Monday to 13 charges of bribery and other crimes after prosecutors say he accepted beach vacations and use of a luxury houseboat from businessmen in trouble with regulators, Salt Lake City, Utah, July, 27, 2015 | Photo by Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, Pool, St. George News

Swallow pleads not guilty to corruption charges 

SALT LAKE CITY – Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow pleaded not guilty to multiple felony corruption charges in 3rd District Court Monday. Swallow remained silent during the brief court hearing as his plea was entered by attorney Stephen McCaughey on his behalf. Following the plea, Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills scheduled a four-week jury trial for […]

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Kanab readies for its closeup; Little Hollywood Half Marathon 

KANAB — It could be said that all good ideas are born on a run. At least that was the case for four running buddies who had a dream to put on a half marathon in Kanab. Now the first-ever Little Hollywood Half Marathon is set to take place in scenic Kanab Aug. 22, and, the four […]

An agricultural burn was one of two fire reports the St. George Fire Department responded to Monday morning, St. George, Utah, July 27, 2015 | Photo by Julie Applegate, St. George News

News short: Fire crews respond to Arizona Strip, River Road smoke reports 

ST. GEORGE — The St. George Fire Department responded to two separate incidents Monday morning, both of which turned out to be false alarms. However, St. George Fire Capt. Coty Chadburn said that’s not a problem for the Fire Department. “We’d rather have a false alarm to make sure that the system’s right, than the system not working […]

Images of DOCUTAH films in the 2015 line up | Image by Brett Barrett, St. George News

DOCUTAH documentary festival announces 2015 lineup 

 ST. GEORGE — Dixie State University and the DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival announced the festival’s 2015 lineup Sunday. The festival, now in its sixth season, receives submissions from all over the world with topics ranging from serious to hilarious. Trailers for 75 of the 77 films accepted into the festival can be viewed through the DOCUTAH website. The films […]

The Lionel Young Band

Lionel Young Band electrifies Tanner Amphitheater with blues; tickets on sale 

ST. GEORGE  — Dixie State University and the Zion Summer Concert series welcome the Lionel Young Band to the Tanner Amphitheater stage Saturday, 8 p.m. at 350 W. Lion Blvd in Springdale. Tickets can be purchased online and are $15 for adults, $6 for youth or $38 for the family. Lionel Young is a high-energy performer with a bent […]

An aerial view of the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. A small city of tents, trailers and thousands of visitors appears almost every August in the Utah desert to watch cars, motorcycles and anything with wheels rocket across gleaming white sheets of salt at speeds of 400 mph. But wet weather has forced the cancellation of Speed Week for the second straight year and revived a debate about whether nearby mining is depleting the Bonneville Salt Flats of their precious resource, Wendover, Utah, July 22, 2015 | AP Photo by Rick Bowmer, St. George News

Canceled Utah race renews fears of shrinking salt flats 

WENDOVER (AP) — A small city of tents, trailers and thousands of visitors appears almost every August in the Utah desert to watch cars, motorcycles and anything with wheels rocket across gleaming white sheets of salt at speeds of 400 mph. But wet weather has forced the cancellation of Speed Week for the second straight […]

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Perspectives: Fearmongering; the difference between patriots, nationalists 

OPINION – If there is one good thing to be said about fear, it’s that it is a powerful and effective uniter. Unfortunately, it is almost always used to manipulate the masses for irrational ends. Two current examples of this include the hysterical hand-wringing over the potential softening of relations between equally hard-line U.S. and […]

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Hatch, Senate Republicans to administration: Give public more time, input on overtime proposal 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Orrin Hatch, member and former chairman of the Senate health, education, labor and pensions committee, alongside current committee chairman Lamar Alexander joined a group of Republican senators Friday in urging the administration to give the public “a reasonable opportunity” to review and respond to its proposed rule to make drastic changes to existing […]

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