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State Department says NKorea passed up meeting with Pence

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un’s government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday. A potential meeting between Pence and the...


Courts

Utah inmate's death highlighted in 'debtors' prison' report

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Utah is one of 44 states that allow the jailing of debtors if they falt to appear in court or comply with orders to provide financial information to the courts in civil debt collection cases. The American Civil Liberties Union says the laws are keeping alive a “debtors’...


Government

US doing little to combat Russia meddling in next elections

Trump Russia Probe Unprepared

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russians are going to try it again. Even President Donald Trump’s intelligence chiefs say so. But with congressional primaries just two weeks away, the U.S. has done little to aggressively combat the kinds of Russian election meddling that was recently unmasked in federal...


Government

US: North Korea canceled meeting with Pence at last minute

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un’s government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday. A potential meeting between Pence and the...


Government

US says Pence was ready to meet with North Korea at Olympics, but North Korea canceled at

WASHINGTON (AP) — US says Pence was ready to meet with North Korea at Olympics, but North Korea canceled at last minute.


Police & Fire

Bill requires Utah jail death documentation, closes 'in-custody' reporting gap

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After dozens of deaths in Utah jails in recent years, a state senator has introduced a bill requiring sheriffs to report all such deaths and present treatment plans for opioid-addicted inmates.


Government

MU leadership responds to Florida shooting

MU will print enough tip sheets on how to respond to active shooters to put one in every classroom and office space on campus. Chancellor Alexander Cartwright on Tuesday emailed students, faculty and staff a response to the killing of 17 people last week at a Parkland, Florida, high school....


Government

Ashland Police begins visiting Southern Boone schools to increase safety

The Ashland Police Department on Tuesday began placing an officer in Southern Boone County School District schools during the school day to bolster safety following last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The department announced the initiative through Facebook page on Feb. 16. The post...


Government

Trump Administration Proposes Rule To Loosen Curbs On Short-Term Health Plans

Insurers will again be able to sell short-term health insurance good for up to 12 months under a proposed rule released Tuesday by the Trump administration that could further roil the marketplace. This Kaiser Health News story can be republished for free ( details ). “We want to open up affordable...


National

Trump urges ban on gun devices like bump stocks

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As a grieving Florida community demanded action on guns, President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to move to ban devices like the rapid-fire bump stocks used in last year’s Las Vegas massacre. It was a small sign of movement on the gun violence issue that...


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