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By The Associated Press | Posted - Apr 25th, 2014 @ 7:00am



SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A review by the University of Utah has found that it may never be known how a convicted felon replaced a patient's sperm with his own two decades ago and fathered a child. The investigation also concluded there's no evidence that the late Thomas Lippert fathered any other children. However, it also noted that hundreds of families who used the fertility clinic where he worked have not been contacted.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert says Utah should have more oversight of public lands within its borders because state officials are more familiar with local issues than the federal government is. In a monthly news conference on KUED yesterday the governor said federal plans can take years to approve and he believes state authorities could streamline the process. Activists question whether the state has the resources to do that.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed North Ogden city council member Justin Fawson to fill a House seat vacated by Ogden Republican Ryan Wilcox. Fawson was recommended by state Republican Party delegates to replace Wilcox, who resigned his seat to work for U.S. Sen. Mike Lee.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A uranium mining company's plan to stockpile ore at a mine north of the Grand Canyon is raising concerns over radioactive dust being swept across the landscape. But Energy Fuels Resources Inc. says there's no need to worry because a state permit requires that the dust be monitored and controlled. The ore will be stockpiled nearby because of a decision to temporarily shut down production at a mill in Blanding.

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