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DENVER (AP) — Three years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency triggered a massive mine spill that polluted rivers in three states, the federal government still hasn't repaid the victims for millions of dollars in economic damage they claimed. The EPA said this week it's making progress on reviewing about 380 claims for lost income, fallen property values and other losses from the 2015 spill at the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado. But the agency hasn't said when it might finish.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart of Utah insists that President Donald Trump is standing up to Russian President Vladimir Putin behind the scenes, and says he is frustrated by Trump's tweets and fawning news conference which make it seem otherwise. Stewart says Trump is actually being tougher on Russia than former President Barack Obama. He says Trump has increased U.S. military spending in part to counter Russian aggression.

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Federal investigators say an air ambulance that crashed after takeoff in Elko in November 2016 had undergone repairs three times in the six weeks before it went down, killing all four people on board. But the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday there was no evidence of mechanical malfunction or engine failure when the twin-engine aircraft bound for a Salt Lake City hospital crashed near the Elko airport.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's public schools will be required to have published plans for reuniting students with their parents during emergencies under a rule approved by the state Board of Education. The board approved the requirement Thursday while deciding against requiring schools to conduct reunification drills.

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