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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new state government audit found Utah's lax laws and loose oversight of the payday lending industry allows companies to get around a 70-day limit for extending loans to develop "chronic" customers who rack up huge amounts of interest. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that auditors suggested the Legislature should adopt new laws to prevent these types of abuse.
HEBER CITY, Utah (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has settled on a location to develop a four-star hotel in Utah catering to members of the military. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Air Force and a state agency will build on six acres in Wasatch County, according to public records. The planned hotel would be near Park City's ski resorts and have reduced rates for any military personnel and military retirees.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old Arizona boy drowned while playing in Otter Creek State Park. The Piute County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened during a family reunion Saturday afternoon in a river near the Otter Creek Reservoir dam. According to relatives, Chase Leroy Clark, of Kingman, was swimming with others in a culvert when he got caught in a whirlpool.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A dump truck driver is being credited for the rescue of a woman whose car crashed into a southern Utah ravine. Utah Highway Patrol officials say the driver reported debris and paper on the side of SR-9 in Kane County on Saturday morning. KUTV of Salt Lake City reports that when driving by a second time, the driver decided to get out and look around.
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