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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers are working on a $2 million pilot program to attract and keep teachers in remote public schools near American Indian reservations, where turnover can top 50 percent. Vernal Republican Sen. Kevin Van Tassell says some schools are five hours from metropolitan areas and it can be difficult to recruit teachers.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Meteorologists say Utah will get more snow on Christmas Day, adding to the white blanket that has ski resorts rejoicing and avalanche experts warning about dangerous conditions in the mountain backcountry. National Weather Service forecaster Glen Merrill says Friday's storm will drop a few inches of snow and bring colder temperatures that could create treacherous roads for holiday drivers.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dozens of Tooele County residents and members of the racing community are voicing concern about the future of the Miller Motorsports Park. KUTV-TV reports a court has blocked a deal to sell the track to Chinese investors, keeping the track closed for the 2016 racing season.

HONOLULU (AP) — Chase Fischer scored a career-high and Diamond Head Classic record 41 points as BYU blitzed former conference rival New Mexico 96-66. Fischer went scoreless from the field and had four points a day earlier when the Cougars lost their tournament opener against Harvard 85-82 in overtime.

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