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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, at the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, Aug. 6, 2015 | AP file photo, St. George News

On the EDge: Trumpitis: The next pandemic? 

OPINION – Excuse me, but I’m a little cranky today. Check that. I’m ticked off. Majorly. I’m about up to here with the crude and rude behavior I’ve seen exhibited lately, primarily by people who have embraced the Donald Trump campaign. The only thing I can hang it on is a lot of people are suffering […]

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Northern corridor plans slighted in BLM’s draft area management plans 

ST. GEORGE – A draft management plan issued by the Bureau of Land Management-Utah for the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area has county officials frustrated and at odds with conservationists over a proposed northern transportation corridor through desert tortoise habitat. The regional transportation authority for Washington County, Dixie Metropolitan Planning Organization, has proposed a northern corridor that […]

Mt. McKinley; Pres. Obama announced Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, he will change the name of North America's tallest mountain to Mt. Denali. Grösster Berg von Nordamerika. 6193m. Am Chulitna River, Alaska, not dated | Stock photo, St. George News

Obama says he will rename Mt. McKinley ‘Denali’ 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he’s changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali. He’s giving the mountain its traditional Alaska Native name on the eve of a historic presidential visit to Alaska. Denali is an Athabascan word meaning “the high one.” The name has long […]

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Huntsman, others comment on GOP candidate positions on US-China relations 

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it. Spurred by the stock market’s wild ride, they lashed out at the world’s most populous nation. Wisconsin’s Scott Walker demanded that President Barack Obama cancel an upcoming state visit with Chinese President Xi […]

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Washington City passes curbside recycling; primary election canvas results 

WASHINGTON CITY – Washington City officially joined the county’s curbside recycling program with a unanimous vote Wednesday night by the City Council at its regular meeting. Like St. George and four other cities in the county, city residents will have the opportunity to opt-out. During its Tuesday work meeting, the council also accepted the canvassed result […]

Iron County Commissioners (L-R) Alma Adams, Dale Brinkerhoff and David Miller gaze down at some building plans while the lead maintenance worker Lester Ross goes over their possible options, Parowan, Utah, Aug. 24, 2015 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Commission considers courthouse renovations, affordable housing plan, $30,000 reimbursement 

IRON COUNTY — The members of the Iron County Commission met in chambers Monday for a regularly scheduled commission meeting, discussing future renovations to the Parowan Precinct Justice Court following a pipe break, reimbursing Parowan City for a property donation and an affordable housing plan. To kick off the discussion, Lester Ross, the county’s lead maintenance worker, […]

A city resident addresses the St. George City Council, St. George, Utah, Feb. 5, 2015 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Primary election canvas is in; future of Ridge Top Complex yet in planning 

ST. GEORGE – Canvass results showing voter turnout just over 10 percent for St. George’s August primary were considered by City Council Thursday night as well as on plans for converting the city’s Ridge Top Complex into a corporate business and technology park. Primary election canvass While unofficial numbers released after the primary election Aug. 11 showed voter turnout in St. […]

Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he leaves for lunch after being summoned for jury duty in New York, Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. Trump was due to report for jury duty Monday in Manhattan. The front-runner said last week before a rally in New Hampshire that he would willingly take a break from the campaign trail to answer the summons. | AP Photo by Seth Wenig, St. George News

Trump reports for New York jury duty, takes campaign break 

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took a break Monday from courting voters to go to court as a potential juror. Trump shook hands and fist-bumped bystanders as he reported for jury duty at a Manhattan court, arriving in a limousine. Flanked by a crush of cameras and reporters as he walked […]

Washington City Recorder Danice Bulloch (sitting), and St. George City Recorder Christina Fernandez compiling municipal primary election votes for their respective cities. Washington City saw a voter turnout of 13.3 percent, while St. George's turnout was 9.2 percent, St. George, Utah, Aug 11, 2015 | Photo by St. George News

Some municipal races see less than 10 percent voter turnout in primary election 

WASHINGTON COUNTY – With this year’s primary elections focused on municipal races across the state, those in Washington County centered around city council races. In the wake of Tuesday’s elections, some candidates move on to the general election in November, while others have been eliminated from the race altogether. In St. George and Hurricane, the […]

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Hatch endorses Jeb Bush for president 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Orrin Hatch issued the following statement Wednesday in support of Jeb Bush’s candidacy for president: Our country is in the midst of a crisis in leadership. At home, our economy continues to limp along and too many citizens lack good jobs and opportunities to advance. Abroad, the United States appears weak. Our enemies […]

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Southern Utah 2015 primary election results 

SOUTHERN UTAH – These are the preliminary and unofficial results for cities in Southern Utah holding municipal primary elections. These numbers are subject to change as absentee and provisional ballots are counted. Candidates moving on to the general election in November are highlighted in red. Updated 9:39 a.m, Wednesday. Washington County St. George – City Council candidates – […]

L-R: Megyn Kelly, Donald Trump. Image composite, St. George News

On the EDge: Who won the GOP debate? 

OPINION — The surprise of Thursday night’s Republican debate wasn’t that Donald Trump came off as an egotistical, misogynistic, racist jerk. Everybody knows he is an egotistical, misogynistic, racist jerk. The real surprise is that Fox News commentator Megyn Kelly actually has a few journalistic chops. I’ll say a few because after she came out of the […]

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Letter to the Editor: From Band-Aids for bullet holes to surgery for solutions 

OPINION – Imagine you have an incredible headache, blood is pounding in your temples, your vision is getting blurry, your breathing becomes rushed and frantic. Now, say this occurs several times a week, even daily. You reach for the apparent solution: a pain killer. But, what if the source of these headaches are really something much […]

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Aug. 6, 2015 | AP Photo by John Minchillo, St. George News

Trump-inspired debate drama highlights unsettled GOP field 

CLEVELAND (AP) — It took just one question for chaos to erupt in Cleveland. “Is there anyone on stage, and can I see hands, who is unwilling tonight to pledge your support to the eventual nominee of the Republican Party and pledge to not run an independent campaign against that person,” asked Fox News’ Bret […]

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Meet your Enoch City Council candidates; election 2015 

ENOCH – Municipal elections for 2015 will bring big chances for Enoch City who is losing three City Council members and with primaries just around the corner it is more important than ever to introduce the candidates to the public. Since the Enoch City Council incumbents whose terms end this year, Destry Griffiths, J. Kirk […]

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