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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez is calling on voters in a southeastern Utah county to reject a ballot proposition that could lead to expanding a three-member county commission that Native Americans took the majority of last year. Nez said Tuesday it is the latest attempt to undermine the voice of Navajo voters in San Juan County. Blanding Mayor Joe Lyman says expanding the commission would divvy up the work and provide a more represented voice to residents by creating smaller districts.
BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — Officials in a Utah community say they've received "more than a few" complaints over a home's Halloween display that includes a guillotine chopping off the heads of baby dolls. However, the city attorney for Brigham City, Michael Christiansen, said the display isn't a public nuisance under the city code even though "it's distasteful to some."
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah liquor commission has announced it is running out of bar licenses for potential business owners again after a similar shortage two years ago. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control handed out its last 2019 bar permits Tuesday to two establishments in Lehi and West Valley City. Department authorities say five other business were placed on the waiting list, some of them planning to open in November and December.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City's official temperature of 14 degrees (-10 Celsius) at 3:37 a.m. Wednesday set a record low for Oct. 30 and for the month of October. The National Weather Service's office in Utah's most populous city says the previous record was 16 degrees (-8.89 Celsius) and that its records date back to 1874.