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By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 23, 2014 at 1:41 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The founder of a Mormon women's group who is facing excommunication held a vigil Sunday night in Salt Lake City along with about 200 of her supporters. Church leaders in Kate Kelly's former congregation in Virginia also met last night to decide if she will be ousted. As the leader of Ordain Women, Kelly is accused of apostasy, which is repeated and public advocacy of positions that oppose church teachings. The bishop in Kelly's former congregation will likely notify her of his decision on excommunication by Monday.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah attorney general's office says its investigation into changes to the joint operating agreement between The Salt Lake Tribune and the Deseret News doesn't mean any wrongdoing has occurred. The office said in a statement Saturday that the inquiry can shed light on improprieties or validate proper conduct. It says the state has an "independent interest" in investigating and enforcing antitrust laws outside a review by the U.S. Justice Department.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers are considering borrowing $1 billion to speed up several major highway projects across the state. Sen. Wayne Harper says he plans to push for bonding to complete current projects that likely would not be finished in the next decade without borrowing. The Taylorsville Republican says the projects may include finishing the Mountain View Corridor in Salt Lake County, rebuilding Interstate 15 around Point of the Mountain, completing I-15 express lanes in Davis and Weber counties, and finishing the Southern Parkway and I-15 expansion near St. George.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Miss Cache Valley has topped a field of 48 young women to be crowned Miss Utah. Karlie Major will represent Utah at the Miss America competition in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in September after winning the state competition Saturday in Salt Lake City. As Miss Utah, she will act as an ambassador to the Children's Miracle Network.

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