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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah State Board of Education has adopted new teacher evaluation guidelines that rely mostly on classroom observation by the school principal. The board voted Friday to base 70 percent of an evaluation on classroom observation, 20 percent on student performance and 10 percent on feedback from parents and other stakeholders.
SUMMIT PARK, Utah (AP) — A minor earthquake shook portions of northern Utah late Saturday morning, but there were no reports of damage. The University of Utah Seismograph Stations says the epicenter of the magnitude-3.0 temblor was beneath East Canyon in the Wasatch Range, about seven miles north of Summit Park and 17 miles northeast of Salt Lake City.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Attorney General's Office is asking a federal judge to block the Ute Indian Tribe from proceeding with a wrongful death lawsuit against 11 current and former city, county and state police officers. Assistant Attorney General Randy Hunter says the suit filed in Ute Tribal Court in March is virtually the same as one filed by the parents of Todd Murray in 2009, and the tribal court lacks jurisdiction to hear the case. Last year, a federal judge ruled against the parents, saying the 21-year-old Murray was not murdered by a Vernal police officer after a 2007 chase as they alleged.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Texas oil company has put its plans for a 135-mile oil pipeline in Utah on indefinite hold, citing unfavorable market conditions. Tesoro Corp. based in San Antonio had sought to build the pipeline to carry crude oil from the Uinta Basin to Salt Lake City refineries.
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