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By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 3, 2014 at 1:31 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group pushing to overhaul Utah's system for nominating political candidates has worked out a deal with state lawmakers that both sides say enables more participation. In a deal announced yesterday afternoon, both sides have agreed on new legislation to preserve Utah's caucus-convention system but allow primary elections as an alternative path to the ballot if a candidate gathers enough signatures.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One of the largest school districts in Utah has issued its police force AR15 and M16 rifles to help protect students. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the Granite School District's police officers don't keep the rifles with them at all times. They are locked in a rack inside their cars.

TOOELE, Utah (AP) — A group of Tooele County residents is urging its state lawmakers to carefully consider the impacts of relocating the contentious Stericycle medical waste incinerator to their county. The group voiced its concerns as Stericycle seeks to move its facility from suburban North Salt Lake to a remote site west of Tooele. Stericycle officials say the plant emits very low levels of emissions, and doesn't pose a health risk.

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AP) — The Hill Aerospace Museum at Utah's Hill Air Force Base is downsizing. Museum officials say they'll reduce their collection by 18 aircraft, three missiles and an unspecified number of support vehicles. The Acting Museum Director says the museum no longer has the manpower and funding necessary to give the aircraft the care they need.

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