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BOOK CLIFFS, Utah (AP) — On a remote Utah ridge, a Canadian company is about to begin mining tar sands for petroleum, the first effort of its kind in the United States. U.S. Oil Sands has invested nearly $100 million over the last decade to acquire rights to about 50 square miles. The company says it will leave the land only minimally harmed.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After several months of holding steady, Utah's unemployment rate grew slightly in July to 3.6 percent. The Utah Department of Workforce Services says the increase is a small uptick from June's jobless rate of 3.5 percent. The state had about 59,000 new jobs over the previous year in July.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Unified Police detective is pleading guilty to misuse of public funds after he was unable to account for $8,500 meant for informants to buy drugs from dealers. The Deseret News reports 49-year-old Kenneth Callahan faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced in October.
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. He will also attend several private fundraisers during his trip to Utah.
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