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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City's fire department is limiting where those celebrating Utah's July 24 Pioneer Day can shoot off fireworks in the Capitol. The city fire department says dry conditions around the city have increased the risk of fires in one of the driest summers recorded. Fireworks are legal to shoot between July 21 and July 27, but the city says it's restricting fireworks in areas outside the city's heavily developed core: East of 900 East, west of Redwood Road and north of South Temple.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Windy, dry conditions that have raised the threat of wildfires in Nevada has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning for most of the northern half of the state into Tuesday. Weather service officials in Reno said Monday winds gusting to 35 to 40 mph combined with extremely low humidity could cause rapid growth in a number of fires north and south of U.S. Interstate 80 from Reno to Elko.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — New campaign fundraising reports show Provo Mayor John Curtis has raised more money in his bid for Jason Chaffetz's seat in Congress than his two challengers for the Republican nomination combined. The Republican mayor raised more than $232,000 from April through June. Fellow GOP contender Tanner Ainge, the son of Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge, raised about $131,000. Former lawmaker Christopher Herrod raised about $79,000. The three will compete in an August 15 primary.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal court is setting a trial date for a Utah polygamous sect leader captured after nearly a year on the run. Court records filed Monday show Lyle Jeffs is set for trial on Sept. 18. He's facing a felony count connected to his time as a fugitive as well as charges filed in a suspected multimillion food-stamp fraud scheme.
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