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House, Senate on collision course in highway debate 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators overruled heated conservative opposition Monday and added a measure reviving the federal Export-Import Bank to must-pass highway legislation. But House Republicans declared the Senate transportation bill dead on arrival. The developments set the two chambers on a collision course days ahead of a crucial highway deadline in the midst of the […]

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Detained man escapes, steals patrol car, leading police on high-speed chase 

WASHINGTON COUNTY – An 18-year-old Apple Valley man is facing a lengthy list of criminal charges after he managed to free himself from handcuffs while detained in the back of a patrol car early Saturday morning, climb behind the wheel of the patrol car and lead police on a lengthy high-speed chase. Around 2:15 a.m. […]

Image combines two photos: In the foreground, a firefighter does prep work for managed fire, in the background is a low intensity managed fire, Kaibab National Forest, Williams Ranger District, Arizona, on July 19 and 18, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Kaibab National Forest re Springs Fire, St. George News

Additional assets arrive to support 1,387-acre Springs Fire 

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — The Springs Fire, which started by lightning July 2, continues to burn 9 miles southeast of Williams, near Davenport Knoll, to the west of Summit Mountain and, as of Monday, covers 1,387 acres. Fire managers completed burn out operations Sunday near Forest Road 57, just to the south of Summit Mountain, to […]

L-R: Evan Jenkins and Sonny Cheser in Pro Auto Care shop, St. George, Utah, July 2, 2015 | Photo by Sheldon Demke, St. George News

Mediating between car and owner; 2 guys, 50 years pro care experience 

ST. GEORGE — Having to deal with car repairs can quickly become a nuisance. At times, it is difficult to differentiate between what is needed for your car repair and what isn’t when dealing with repair shops. The technicians at Pro Auto Care pride themselves in the honest way they do business. Independently owned and operated by Evan […]

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Managing garden pests the eco-friendly way 

SOUTHERN UTAH — Spots on tomatoes, holes in hosta leaves and wilting stems mean insects and diseases have moved into the garden. These intruders reduce the beauty and productivity of the landscape, but with proper steps many can work in concert with nature to prevent and control these pests and be rewarded with a bountiful harvest and landscape […]

The Forresters (left) will perform at the Hurricane Valley Concerts in the Park alongside Leif Bjarnson (right), Hurricane, Utah, undated | Photo courtesy of June Jeffrey, St. George News

Leif Bjarnson, the Forresters rock at Hurricane park concert 

HURRICANE — Leif Bjarnson and the Forresters are jumping in to save the day for “Hurricane Valley Summer Concerts in the Park” Thursday at Hurricane City Park, 200 N. Main, after the scheduled singers cancelled. Bjarnson shared the stage with The Forresters in 2014 at the Hurricane Concerts in the Park series, and now they are […]

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On the EDge: Will 2016 be most historic presidential race? 

OPINION – Looking at the list of hopefuls who have announced their intention to run for the presidency in 2016, I don’t think any one of them, from either side, will emerge as the winner. The next president is still out there somewhere, undeclared, I think. The early money, of course, pinned it down to […]

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American Legion: Petrosie’s gem helps Sentinels advance in state tourney 

LOGAN — The St George Sentinels started the American Legion Utah State Tournament with a classic, defeating Syracuse 2-1 in a nailbiter. Former Dixie High standout Chris Petrosie was in command on the mound for the Sentinels, giving up only two hits and one run in nine innings pitched. His complete-game masterpiece included four strikeouts […]

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Senate vote to repeal ‘Obamacare’ fails; Utah senators strategize 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a Sunday session of the U.S. Senate, an amendment brought by Senate Republicans that would serve to repeal the president’s health care law – by inclusion of the repeal provisions in a highway funding bill – failed, 49-43, predictably across party lines, with eight senators, five Republicans, two Democrats and one Independent, absent or not […]

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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 […]

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