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By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 1, 2015 at 1:30 a.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's elections office says it has resolved a dispute over mail-in ballots that could have left voters in some Utah County cities casting ballots twice this November. Utah's elections office says the five cities conducting 2015 city elections entirely by mail will be allowed to put the tax question on their mail-in ballots after all.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's abortion rate fell to the lowest level ever recorded in 2014, continuing a trend seen in Utah and around the country for several years. The report released by the Utah Department of Health last week shows there were 4.3 abortions per 1,000 women last year. A spokeswoman with Utah's Department of Health says it's possible that the rate is dropping as more women have access to and use of effective birth control.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a security guard's gun fired at a West Valley City driver's license office as he tried to remove a man arguing with a clerk. The Deseret News reports that the guard was on the floor struggling with the patron when a shot was fired into the ceiling. Police are investigating if the shot was intentional or the gun went off accidently.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who once ran for Congress in Missouri and was accused of commercial terrorism in Utah has agreed to a plea deal. The Deseret News reports that 38-year-old Scott Eckersley has pleaded no contest to reduced charges in the case. Prosecutors said he removed brochures from a competitor's display at a Midway resort several times and replaced them with his own.

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