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    PNS Weekend Update - June 25, 20160 


    On this weekend’s rundown, we’re covering stories from across the globe, including: After Brexit, Google says many Britons may not know what they actually voted for; a Boston religious leader calls for peace in the wake of the Freddie Gray case acquittal; and Sunday marks one year since marriage equality was upheld by the nation’s highest court.

Public News Service - Utah

A federal judge has struck down the federal Bureau of Land Management's rules on fracking, saying the agency lacks the authority to regulate the practice. (doranjclark/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Obama administration is defending its environmental agenda after a federal judge struck down the Bureau of Land Management's rules on the use of hydraulic fracturing - also called fracking - on public lands. The White House said it will appeal this week's ruling that the...Read More

Public News Service - UT

Advocates for designating the Bears Ears region of Utah as a national monument say opponents are using “dirty tricks” to turn residents of the area against the project. (USGS/Wikimedia Commons)

MONTICELLO, Utah - Groups advocating national monument status for the Bears Ears region of Utah say opponents are using false information and veiled threats to intimidate local residents. Native American and conservation groups say a well-funded campaign in Southeastern Utah is posting forged fede...Read More

Public News Service - UT

A win in federal court for consumers, say advocates of net neutrality. (Greg Stotelmyer)

WHITESBURG, Ky. – A federal court has upheld the Federal Communication Commission's decision to treat the Internet like a utility – a victory for consumers say advocates of net neutrality. The 2-to-1 ruling came Tuesday from the U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C. Marty Newell...Read More

Public News Service - UT

Pro-business policies from the State Capitol might have helped rank Utah highly in a new survey of state economies. (Wikimedia Commons)

SALT LAKE CITY - On the strength of business growth and innovation, a new study ranks Utah as having the top state economy in the country. According to the online survey company WalletHub, Utah is at or near the top of such key economic categories as Gross Domestic Product growth, median income, e...Read More

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The EPA has ordered two power plants in central Utah to cut emissions which are causing haze in several national parks and wilderness areas, including Canyonlands National Park. (National Park Service)

SALT LAKE CITY - The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered the operator of two coal-fired power plants in central Utah to bring their emissions up to federal clean-air standards. The EPA acted in response to outdoor recreation businesses that say coal haze from PacifiCorp's Hunter and Hunti...Read More

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The AARP's Life Reimagined program helps retirees develop a Life Map to guide them through the rest of their lives. (Spotmatik/iStockphoto)

SALT LAKE CITY -- When people contemplate retirement these days, one thing is almost certain: Their retirement will not be at all like their parents' retirement. That's the message in AARP Utah's Life Reimagined program, a purpose-driven guide designed to help people decide how to spend the latter p...Read More

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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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