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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge issued a split ruling yesterday on Utah's immigration law. Judge Clark Waddoups in Salt Lake City upheld one key measure but struck down several others, including a provision that allows warrantless arrests based solely on suspicion of immigration status. He also threw out a part of the law that made it a state crime to harbor a person in the country illegally and one that requires local officers to investigate immigration offenses.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An environmental group wants federal wildlife managers to revise a decades-old recovery plan for grizzly bears to ensure the animal's return to more areas of the West. The Center for Biological Diversity filed its petition yesterday identifying 110,000 square miles in a handful of western states as suitable habitat for the bears. The areas include parts of Utah.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah legislators say questions about who polices public lands are part of their overall frustration that the federal government controls vast swaths of Utah. Officials from the BLM, U.S. Forest Service and local sheriffs yesterday met with lawmakers to discuss how federal control affects law enforcement jurisdiction and grazing.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jim McMahon got another rousing ovation in Chicago. The quarterback who played at BYU and the NFL Chicago Bears heard the cheers as he was honored yesterday by the Sports Legacy Institute for his efforts to raise awareness about the long-term impact of repeated blows to the head. McMahon has opened up about his struggles with early onset dementia and suicidal thoughts, which he believes stem from the beating he absorbed playing football.
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