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New company with familiar faces: Jack Fisher Homes launches in Southern Utah 

ST. GEORGE — Packed with new capital and experienced leadership, newly created Jack Fisher Homes promises expansion in the St. George area, where the company already controls over a half-dozen housing developments. Jack Fisher Homes is the creation of the same homebuilders who founded Henry Walker Homes. They launched their new company after successfully selling the […]

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Deadline approaches to file claims in $310 million DRAM price-fixing settlement 

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Attorney General’s Office is urging consumers to look into their technology purchases between 1998 and 2002 to see if they are eligible to file a claim for the $310 million DRAM settlement. The deadline for Utah consumers to file a claim in the settlement is Aug. 1. The settlement involves 12 Dynamic Random […]

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No. 1 for third time: Utah ranked top pro-business state 

SALT LAKE CITY — For the third consecutive year, Utah has been recognized as the top pro-business state by Pollina Corporate based on 32 factors controlled by state government. Gov. Gary Herbert said: Cultivating an environment where businesses can thrive has been a significant focus of our economic development efforts. It’s one thing to win once, […]

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83 years, counting: Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick, a family’s staying power 

CEDAR CITY – Since Cedar City’s beginning, the town’s Main Street has seen many changes with businesses coming and going. Bradshaw Chevrolet Buick has remained familiar to residents, it has stood the test of time. This long lasting family-owned business all started with a toss of a coin. After serving in the Army working on […]

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‘A Feminist’s Redemption’ author speaks at Women in Business luncheon 

ST. GEORGE — Local author of  “A Feminist’s Redemption,” Jayme Burgess Payne, will be speaking at the Women in Business luncheon in Cedar City Wednesday from noon-1 p.m.  “A Feminist’s Redemption” is the story of a lost young working woman misguided by the prevalent selfish themes of today’s society. Alayna flees from tradition, family, and romance, only […]

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Unemployment drop, economic stimulation discussed at Site Select meeting 

ST. GEORGE – Site Select Plus held its partner meeting Wednesday at the newly constructed Industrial Brush Corporation facility, located at 763 E. Commerce Drive in St. George. Information was presented about Industrial Brush Corporation, newly relocated to St. George from California; and Theresa Foxley, new managing director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, was on hand and […]

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City Council revokes smoke shop’s business license a second time 

ST. GEORGE – For a second time, the St. George City Council revoked Mike’s Smoke & Cigar Gifts’ business license Thursday. The City Council originally revoked the store’s business license following two raids conducted by the Washington County Drug Task Force that resulted in the arrest of Kyle Best, the store’s manager in January 2013. The […]

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Utah Summer Games made possible with state, local sponsors 

CEDAR CITY – The 29th Utah Summer Games have concluded and are seen as successful with overall participation numbers exceeding last year’s games. The success of the Summer Games cannot be achieved alone as the organization relies on corporate sponsors to create the Olympic experience year after year. “We couldn’t do it without them,” Casey McClellan, director […]

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Supreme Court rules against EPA for regulatory overreach; Utah congressmen remark 

ST. GEORGE – The U.S. Supreme Court issued its judgment Monday finding the Environmental Portection Agency exceeded its authority when it expanded its regulatory reach by tailoring an expansive interpretation of an existing law. Utah senators Hatch and Lee and Rep. Chris Stewart applauded the decision with varying enthusiasm. Sen. Orrin Hatch applauded the decision as standing up to President Obama’s “brazen overreach,” while […]

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AG’s office investigates Deseret News, Salt Lake Tribune allegations 

SALT LAKE CITY – Saturday, the Utah Attorney General’s Office confirmed it is investigating circumstances surrounding a recent amendment of the joint operating agreement between the owners of the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News. The new agreement between the two entities, which went into effect in January, substantially cut the Tribune’s revenues from the operating partnership between the […]

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$550M settlement reached in SunTrust Mortgage loan abuse case 

SALT LAKE CITY – Francine A. Giani, executive director of the Utah Department of Commerce, announced Tuesday that the Utah Division of Consumer Protection and Utah Attorney General’s Office signed a $550 million multistate and federal settlement with mortgage lender and servicer SunTrust Mortgage Inc. to address mortgage origination, servicing and foreclosure abuses. “With today’s […]

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St. George man pleads guilty, $2.8 Mil. losses to victims 

SALT LAKE CITY – James Ronald Donahoo, II, 36, of St. George, entered guilty pleas to wire fraud, money laundering, and failure to file a tax return in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City Thursday afternoon in connection with a scheme to defraud individuals and companies he recruited to invest in Paradigm Investing Inc., […]

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Kanab Zip Line offers high speeds, mile-high thrills 

KANAB – On 40 acres of unspoiled desert landscape sits a sky-high attraction that rivals similar experiences throughout the world for speed, scenery and safety. “I had a couple the other day, and they have been on zip lines all over the world,” Justin Barnes, manager of Kanab Zip Line, said. “They said that third run […]

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Cedar City, St. George rank as most affordable cities; balancing growth 

CEDAR CITY – A recent survey listed the top 100 most affordable cities in the United States, and Southern Utah was well represented including both Cedar City and St. George. Both cities strive to increase the standard of living through economic growth, while still managing affordability. A NerdWallet study, headed by analyst Sreekar Jasthi, listed […]

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Sands Motel owner protests city tree blocking historic sign 

ST. GEORGE – Sam Patel, co-owner of Sands Motel, 581 E. St. George Blvd., has lodged a complaint with the City of St. George over a tree that is planted in front of what he calls his historic Sands Motel sign while the City of St. George defends the landscaping on the boulevard as a benefit and […]

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