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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Democrat Mike Weinholtz is criticizing Gov. Gary Herbert for supporting Utah's push to take control of public lands from the federal government, saying it's a waste of money that would threaten the state's natural treasures. Weinholtz made the comments about his GOP opponent in the governor's race at a Wednesday night, AARP-sponsored candidates' event.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A toxic algae bloom has closed a popular reservoir in east-central Utah to fishing, boating and swimming ahead of the Labor Day weekend. Authorities said Wednesday that thousands of fish called chubs have died in the area of the bloom at Scofield Reservoir, located near Price.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A US congresswoman says she will urge the State Department to do more to free a Utah man who's been jailed in Venezuela for two months on weapons charges. Rep. Mia Love says she will send a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry requesting he demand Joshua Holt's release. Venezuela authorities contend Holt was using his wife's apartment to stockpile weapons.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal labor authorities say a concrete company owned by members of a polygamous group is putting underage laborers to work for long hours in hazardous conditions with little pay on job sites around the country. U.S. Department of Labor lawyers say in a case filed Tuesday that Utah-based Phaze Concrete put at least two boys ages 12 and 14 to work on job sites during school hours. Investigators believe the company has pulled more

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