Revising sage grouse plans is a contentious issue

Peggy Redick, in orange, speaks to visitors about possible corrections to Sage-Grouse monitoring habitats during a public forum to allow citizens to voice their concerns to representatives of the Bureau of Land Management about Sage-Grouse and habitat conservation on Monday. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

For years, the issue of protecting public land occupied by sage grouse across the region has been a contentious battle of balance between land use and habitat conservation.

Program fights symptoms of opioid epidemic

Jaykob Sotolongo, 7, left, plays with a ball as Tayzlee Nicholas, 3, center, and her cousin Bostyn Bowman, 4, right, play nearby Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, during the Halloween Friend 2 Friend event in West Haven, Utah. Part of the Children's Service Society's Grandfamilies Program, the day included carnival games, pumpkin painting and horse riding and gave families a chance to mingle and have fun. (Sarah Welliver/Standard-Examiner via AP)

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Karen and Ron Hard pictured their “golden years” unfolding in a much different way.

Daughter says she was abused by polygamous sect leader

In this photo provided by NBC News' Megyn Kelly TODAY, Rachel Jeffs, left, daughter of Utah polygamist Warren Jeffs, talks with Megyn Kelly, right, during an interview on NBC News' Megyn Kelly TODAY in New York, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Jeffs said in the interview that her father sexually abused her for years when she was a child growing up in the secretive group. (NBC News' Megyn Kelly Today via AP)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A daughter of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs said he sexually abused her for years when she was a child growing up in the secretive group, according to an interview aired Friday on “Megyn Kelly Today.”

Vegas shooting memorial to be placed in museum

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 file photo, people visit a makeshift memorial for victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. The memorial honoring the victims of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas will be moved on Sunday, Nov. 12, from the Strip to a museum where it will become part of a permanent collection. Fifty-eight crosses were planted in front of the sign for the 58 people killed when a 64-year-old man unleashed withering gunfire toward the Route 91 Harvest music festival before killing himself. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A memorial honoring the victims of the October mass shooting in Las Vegas will be moved from the Strip to a museum where it will become part of a permanent collection.

Utah family of 4 found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Members of the Mapleton Police Department and forensics gather evidence outside a home in Mapleton, Utah on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. A Utah family of four and their dog have been found dead with gunshot wounds in an apparent murder-suicide, police said Friday. The bodies of a man, woman, teenage girl and young boy were found Thursday night inside their home in the northern city of Mapleton, police Chief John Jackson said. (Adam Fondren/The Deseret News via AP)

MAPLETON, Utah (AP) — A family of four who had recently moved to Utah from Switzerland have been shot to death along with the family dog in an apparent murder-suicide, police said Friday.

Las Vegas police beef up marathon security

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2011 file photo, runners stream southward on Las Vegas Boulevard during the Rock 'n Roll Las Vegas Marathon in Las Vegas. More than 40,000 people will run on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, under the watchful eyes of snipers and surrounded by other law-enforcement safety measures during the Las Vegas Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, the first large-scale outdoor event the city's hosting since a gunman killed 58 people gathered at a country music festival last month. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas is posting snipers and surrounding tens of thousands of runners with other safety measures at a weekend marathon, the first large-scale outdoor event since a gunman killed 58 people at a country music festival.

Republicans expand Montana special session

FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2016 file photo, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, left, and the governor's budget director, Dan Villa, outline Bullock's proposed budget for July 2017 through June 2019 on Nov. 15, 2016, in Helena, Mont. Lawmakers are scheduled to return to Helena on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 for a special session to address a projected $227 million budget shortfall. Bullock's administration has argued Republicans, with a majority in the legislature, adopted an unrealistic revenue forecast during the 2017 session to avoid raising taxes or making further cuts. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File)

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Friday said they have the support to expand the scope of Montana’s special session next week to vote on cuts proposed by Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock and consider additional transfers of money as the state faces a projected $227 million budget deficit.

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