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By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 20, 2015 at 9:11 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers have voted to build a new state prison near Salt Lake City's airport and sent it to Gov. Gary Herbert's desk for approval. Proponents of the move say the site 3 miles west of Salt Lake City International Airport will allow Utah to build a state-of-the-art facility and tear down a crowded, aging prison in Draper to free up that land for business development. Salt Lake City opposes the move.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department will lead a review of the Colorado mine spill that tainted rivers in that state, Utah and New Mexico. All six senators from those wrote EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins yesterday asking more than a dozen questions, including details of the work being done when the spill occurred and the qualifications of the on-scene crew.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police are investigating after the body of a 26-year-old woman was found in a Magna park, the second body to be found in the town in three days. Unified Police found body yesterday of Shelli Marie Brown. Police are already investigating the death of 26-year-old Stevan Ryan Chambers who was found shot to death and found Monday about half a mile from the park where Brown's body was found.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Supreme Court has ruled that an unmarried father, whose child was placed for adoption without his knowledge, forfeited his parental rights by not filing a paternity action under a deal he agreed to with his son's mother. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Jake Strickland's girlfriend had promised not to place the child for adoption if Strickland agreed not to file a paternity action. Despite the agreement, she finalized adoption arrangements without telling him.

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