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    PNS Daily News - May 27, 20160 


    Donald Trump says he now has the delegates to lock up the GOP presidential nomination, a move is underway in Florida to give non-violent felons the right to vote, and as we begin the Memorial Day weekend, we look at one of the best place for America’s veterans to retire.

Public News Service - Utah

Civil-rights advocates say Utah officials are wasting time and money by joining a lawsuit challenging recent federal guidance to schools on the restroom rights of transgender students. (iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah officials are hearing a firestorm of criticism over joining a lawsuit against the Obama administration's guidance on how schools should treat transgender students. Utah, joined by 10 other mostly "red" states, wants to overturn a Justice Department determination that transgend...Read More

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Now that drugs normally used for lethal injections are unavailable, Utah could carry out future  executions using a firing squad. (zerbor/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY - With the drugs most commonly used for lethal injections no longer available, the state of Utah may revert to carrying out death sentences with a firing squad. The state has used lethal injection for most of its executions since 1977, but firing squads have remained an option in some...Read More

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AARP Utah says more than 60,000 people, including many in the 50-64 age bracket, will fall into the  health care coverage gap under the state's Medicaid expansion plan. (AlexRaths/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY - Utah health officials are getting criticism for a proposal to widen the state's health-care coverage gap beyond what the Legislature recently passed. The Utah Department of Health wants to limit the state's Medicaid expansion to cover only 10,000 people instead of the 16,000 in the...Read More

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Environmentalists and others are fighting a plan to ship coal mined in Utah by rail to Oakland for international export. (traveler1116/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY - A $53 million plan for Utah to buy a share of a coal-export facility in California is sparking controversy over both funding for the deal and its potential impact on the environment. The complex scheme would send coal mined in Utah by rail to a terminal in Oakland, where it would...Read More

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Forecasters are predicting a larger number of wildfires in Utah and other southwestern states this season because of high temperatures and dry condition. (millsrymer/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY - Conservationists recently watched with concern as a mega-wildfire swept across northeastern Alberta, causing more than 100,000 people to be evacuated. Forecasters say the same conditions that caused the blaze in Canada also could bring a very active fire season to Utah and the Sou...Read More

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The amphitheater at Bryce Canyon is part of one of Utah's iconic national parks. (iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY - A coalition of civil rights, environmental justice, conservation and community leaders is asking for more representation for all Americans in national parks and other public lands. The groups are using the upcoming 100th anniversary of the National Park Service to start a change.or...Read More

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A proposed water pipeline would transfer 86,000-acre feet of water a year from Lake Powell (above) for water customers in southwestern Utah. (JodiJacobson/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY - The State of Utah has filed for a permit to build a controversial 140-mile pipeline to send water from the Colorado River to southwestern Utah, but a coalition of conservation groups says its members will fight the project. The Lake Powell Pipeline could take up to 86,000 acre-fee...Read More

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A new study shows increasing rents and relatively flat incomes put many Utah renters a single financial emergency away from eviction. (jitalia17/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY - Rapidly rising rents and relatively flat incomes are putting the squeeze on many Utah renters, especially those with moderate or low incomes. A new study from a University of Utah think tank says a flood of new apartment units is driving up those costs, and putting many renters ju...Read More

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