Airport in St. George set to reopen soon

St. George Regional Airport is set to reopen Sept. 26 after a four-month closure, following a $26 million runway repair project. Authorities estimate that there was a loss of $400 thousand dollar loss to the area as a result of the closure.

Possible power outage in Cedar City area due to weather

Rocky Mountain Power is monitoring weather conditions in high-fire risk areas around Cedar City and may issue a public safety power shutoff Thursday. According to a press release, the measure is a proactive effort to mitigate wildfire risk in the face of hazardous weather conditions  including low humidity, dry vegetation and sustained winds and gusts.

Congress reacts to Iran attack against Saudi oil plant

Members of Congress are sharing their concerns about the Iranian attack on a major Saudi crude oil plant.  Speaking at the Capitol yesterday, Utah Senator Mitt Romney discusses how the U.S. should respond. Maryland Senator Ben Cardin says the U.S. must stand with its allies in a "united front" against Iran.

Attorney General Sean Reyes backing settlement with Purdue Pharma

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is backing a potential multi-billion-dollar settlement with Purdue Pharma over damages associated with the opioid crisis.  The maker of OxyContin filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy earlier this week, and the Sackler family has agreed to hand over Purdue assets as part of the settlement framework.

DWR relocating bear located in Orem

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will relocate a black bear that ran through the heart of Orem during rush hour this morning.  Police say the bear was spotted near State and Center Streets just after 7 a.m., stopping traffic on the busy roads.

Political newcomer has criminal history

A political newcomer who announced his candidacy for Utah's First Congressional District has a criminal history involving sex crimes.  According to records Cory Green had two charges of forcible sexual abuse dismissed in 2010, and two charges of sexual battery amended down to misdemeanors after pleading guilty.

Another Utah lawmaker resigns

Another Utah lawmaker is resigning from his post.  Republican Representative John Knotwell will step down from the House at the end of September.  In his letter, Knotwell said was resigning due to his job as the CEO of the Utah Technology Council, citing a busy travel and work schedule.

State lawmakers question facial recognition technology

State lawmakers want to know why the use of facial recognition technology by the Utah Department of Public Safety isn't regulated to protect privacy rights.  Members of the Legislature's Government Operations Interim Committee questions DPS Commissioner Jess Anderson about the program yesterday, asking him what protections were in place to ensure the system was being utilized properly.

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