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OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Descendants of Chinese laborers who worked on the United States' Transcontinental Railroad are helping commemorate the 150th anniversary of its completion. Members of the Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Association and thousands of others attended a celebration Thursday in Ogden, Utah. Member Margaret Yee says the group is working to ensure the Chinese laborers who put in long days in brutal conditions receive the recognition they deserve.
PHOENIX (AP) — More than a dozen states have moved to declare pornography a public health crisis, raising concerns among some experts who say the label goes too far and carries its own risks. Arizona's Senate approved a resolution this week calling for a systemic effort to prevent exposure to porn that's increasingly accessible to younger kids online. At least one legislative chamber has adopted a similar resolution in 15 other states.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service plans to partially replace and shorten the frequently broken 50-year-old pipeline that supplies water to the Grand Canyon National Park hotels, campgrounds, staff housing and other facilities on the South Rim. An announcement Wednesday said the newly approved plan includes replacing 3 miles (5 kilometers) of the pipeline and building new treatment facilities and tanks.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — South Salt Lake Mayor Cherie Wood wants to give police and firefighters a substantial pay raise - at a cost to taxpayers. The Deseret News reports that Wood on Wednesday night proposed a 31 percent property tax hike to the City Council. The new tax would cost the average homeowner an additional $71 per year on their property tax bill. The report says Wood told council members her goal was to bring South Salt Lake police and firefighter pay in line with other agencies across the Wasatch Front.
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