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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Drivers for the ride-hailing company Lyft can now legally pick up passengers at the Salt Lake City International Airport. Airport officials say the smartphone-powered company completed a permitting process, including airport driving training for drivers and a ride tracking system. The Deseret News reports that competitor Uber is still in negotiations with the airport.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Researchers say Salt Lake City is unprepared for a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that could hit the West Valley fault line. The Salt Lake City portion of the fault line experiences a 7.0-magnitude quake every 1,300 to 1,500 years. It's been 1,400 years since the last one hit. The report predicts the next earthquake of that size would cause $33 million in economic damage.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah lawmaker is working on legislation that would create new penalties for anyone caught flying a drone near a wildfire. Heber City Republican Rep. Kraig Powell told KUTV that more regulations are needed after a drone spotted flying near a wildfire at Deer Creek Reservoir this week grounded firefighting planes.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Minneapolis school board members are demanding an apology and a refund from a Utah-based publisher of educational books after a community backlash against what some called racial and cultural stereotypes in the material. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Reading Horizons representative Laura Axtell said the company is overhauling its teaching material to be more culturally sensitive.