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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Investigators say child pornography arrests have nearly doubled in Utah over the last five years, mirroring a nationwide trend. Experts say rapid technological developments are making it easier for people to find the images and also helping investigators catch violators. John Shehan of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children credits a law requiring companies to report child pornography with an influx of new reports.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's unemployment rate has dropped, with state officials saying April's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 2.9 percent was down from 3 percent in March. The Department of Workforce Services says Utah's nonfarm payroll employment for April grew by an estimated 3.2 percent, adding 48,600 jobs to the economy since April 2018.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah is covering the cost of transitioning up to 300 intellectually disabled people out of intermediate care facilities and into homes or community-based programs. The Deseret News reported Thursday that state lawmakers have directed $7.3 million to fund transition costs and to incentivize the care facilities to enhance the quality of their services. The state recently settled a lawsuit by the Disability Law Center, which claimed the institutions were segregating and isolating disabled adults.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Highway Patrol says a trooper and a wrong-way driver both suffered minor injuries Friday when the trooper stopped the wrong-way vehicle on southbound Interstate 15 in in Davis County. The Highway Patrol said the trooper used a maneuver to disable the wrong-way vehicle and the driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI and as an alcohol-restricted driver.
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