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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new University of Utah study shows attendees at the Sundance Film Festival are getting younger and eschewing hotels to stay at friends' homes. The study released this week found the star-studded Park City event brought about $83 million to Utah this year, down from about $86 million the year before. That's mostly due to reduced spending on lodging.
RIVERDALE, Utah (AP) — Police say two men were arrested in a murder-for-hire plot in Weber County after arguing over the payment and phoning authorities. Fifty-nine-year-old Joseph Lopez is accused of paying 41-year-old David Northcutt several thousand dollars to kill his adult daughter's boyfriend. Both men were booked into the county jail for investigation of criminal conspiracy to commit murder.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Chicago man's search for his birth father has ended with success in Utah. Sixty-year-old Michael Reed met his 80-year-old father, Dennis Fay of Murray, for the first time at Salt Lake City International Airport. The son took a DNA test to learn about his ancestry and through genome sharing came across his birth father's cousin, who led him to Fay. Both he and his son say the emotional meeting was a highlight of their lives.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — State lawmakers across the country are increasingly saying "no" to cities and counties seeking to impose local restrictions on businesses. In the past five years, roughly a dozen states have enacted laws barring local governments from requiring businesses to provide paid sick leave to employees. And the number of states banning local minimum wages has grown to 15.
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