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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A U.S. Census Bureau report shows residents from almost all of Utah's 29 counties have commuted to Salt Lake County. But Utah Department of Workforce Services economist Jim Robson tells The Salt Lake Tribune that the survey is worded in a way that it could include workers who made one-time trips to visit a secondary work site or attend a meeting or conference.
UNDATED (AP) — More than two weeks after a mine spill fouled waterways in several Western states, officials are worried about long-term effects of contaminated river bottoms as the federal agency that triggered the accident downplayed the dangers. EPA workers released more than 3 million gallons of contaminated water Aug. 5 into the Animas River. The river travels from Colorado into northern New Mexico, joining the San Juan River before emptying into Utah's Lake Powell.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert says his move to block Utah from disbursing federal money to Planned Parenthood won't threaten women's health. Herbert last week ordered the Utah Department of Health to stop passing along about $223,000 in federal money to the Utah arm of the organization. The CEO of the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah Planned Parenthood will continue offering the services anyway.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City police have placed a deputy chief on administrative as part of a misconduct investigation. Interim Police Chief Mike Brown says the department takes misconduct allegations seriously but did not offer any information about the allegations involving Deputy Chief Krista Dunn. The Deseret News reports Dunn works in the department's administrative arm.
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