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By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 25, 2015 at 7:01 a.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State liquor bosses today will consider granting special permission for a Utah brandy distillery to sell sample sizes of liquor. The Hive Winery in Layton is preparing to roll out their first distilling product this year and the owner hopes that allowing customers to buy smaller, sample-sized bottles of their brandy will boost sales.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah board of pardons is denying parole to a man convicted of a killing his girlfriend and wounding her roommate nearly two decades ago. The Deseret News reports that the board's decision yesterday means Michael Patterson won't be released until August 2017.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval talked privately yesterday with President Barack Obama about keeping the greater sage grouse off the endangered species list in 11 Western states. The Republican governor met with the Democratic president after welcoming him for a clean energy conference in Las Vegas.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Admission to Utah's five national parks will be free today to celebrate 99 years since the founding of the National Park Service. President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation creating the service on Aug. 25, 1916. Today's fee waiver does not include fees for camping, boating, transportation or special tours.

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