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BOOK CLIFFS, Utah (AP) — A Canadian company plans to open the first commercial tar sands mine in the United States in a remote area of Utah. U.S. Oil Sands has invested nearly $100 million over the last decade to acquire rights to about 50 square miles, obtain permits and develop what it says is new, non-toxic method of separating out the oil.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers are working on competing proposals to regulate the use of police body cameras or simply allow police to set their own rules. Sen. Daniel Thatcher says departments should have leeway to set their own policies. Critics say that could lead to conflicting rules and distrust of police.
OREM, Utah (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul will be in Utah later this month for a campaign rally. The Kentucky senator will appear with Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador at an outdoor rally in Orem on Aug. 29. Paul's campaign says he will also attend several events that are not open to the public or media.
TOOELE, Utah (AP) — Police are investigating the theft of two rare albino iguanas from a Tooele pet store. The Deseret News reports Rockstar Pets manager Jen Walters says the thieves struck either late Wednesday or early yesterday. Only the iguanas were taken.
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