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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah-based nonprofit waging a campaign for western states to take control of millions of acres of federal public lands spent almost half of its revenue on salaries for its co-founder, a Utah lawmaker, and his wife. The most recent tax returns from the American Lands Council show Rep. Ken Ivory received a $135,000 salary. He says the group's directors are pleased with his work and pay him accordingly.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials say at least 30 applications from companies seeking to mine hundreds of millions of tons of coal face suspension as the government reviews sales of the fuel from public lands. The move is expected to have long-term ramifications on already-struggling economies in Utah's Carbon and Emery counties, which have long depended on coal mining and production.

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army report says a one-star general and 11 other people associated with an Army biodefense laboratory face potential punishment for failures that contributed to the mistaken shipment of live anthrax to other labs over a period of years. Brig. Gen. William E. King commanded the lab at Dugway Proving Ground in Utah as a colonel between 2009 and 2011.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Navajo man who helped stump the Japanese during World War II using a code based on his native language has died in suburban Salt Lake City. Ernest Yazhe's daughter Melissa Yazhe tells The Salt Lake Tribune that her 92-year-old father died of renal failure Tuesday.

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