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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah cities are quietly balancing their budgets by raising fees on electricity and other services instead of raising property taxes, a politically difficult process that requires elected officials to host public hearings. Some residents and legislators tell The Salt Lake Tribune that the process isn't transparent but officials say it's an easier, cheaper way to balance budgets and ensure that tax-exempt organizations pay too. Utah lawmakers' effort to end the practice was met with opposition.

ALPINE, Utah (AP) — Utah officials say 25 homes were evacuated as crews work to control a fire on a mountainside east of Alpine. The Alpine residents were asked to leave their homes early Sunday.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An innocent bystander who was shot by a Unified police officer in a case of mistaken identity has reached a $1.2 million settlement with the police department. Unified police announced the settlement Friday between the department and Dustin Evans and his wife, Miranda Evans.

NEPHI, Utah (AP) — An 11-year-old girl has died after falling off a truck that was participating in the Ute Stampede Western Heritage parade. Nephi Police Chief Michael Morgan said that after the girl fell on Friday, she was hit by the trailer the truck was pulling.

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