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Twenty arrested at June 19 protest at PR Spring mine
Twenty environmental activists were arrested in the East Tavaputs Plateau of the Book Cliffs after trespassing onto the U.S. Oil Sands PR Spring mine site on June 19 to protest the mining of tar sa...
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CIB approves funding for EA on Book Cliffs corridor
After the Utah Permanent Community Impact Fund Board (CIB) awarded the Six County Infrastructure Coalition (SCIC) funding for phase one of an environmental assessment on a potential corridor throug...
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Statewide Democratic candidates make stop in Moab
  Several state, federal, and local political candidates gathered at Moab’s Grand Center the evening of Saturday, June 18 for a meet-and-greet session sponsored by a pro-Democratic Party group call...
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Hiker found dead in Arches N.P.
A San Francisco, California, man died Saturday, June 18, while hiking in Arches National Park. The man, Kaize Peng, 69, was hiking with members of a tour group, who reported at 7:45 p.m. that the m...
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Council members remain concerned despite changes to draft PLI
While Grand County’s March 1 comments influenced some changes to the controversial Public Lands Initiative (PLI), staff members from Utah’s congressional delegation revealed earlier this month that...
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<b><i>Strawberry moon...<br></b></i>
The “strawberry moon” sets behind the cliffs west of Moab early in the morning of Tuesday, June 21. The moon was actually at its fullest point Monday morning, with the summer solstice occuring Monday afternoon about 4:30 p.m. It marked the first time that the full moon had fallen on the same day as the June solstice since 1967, according to EarthSky.org. Other sites claim that the last time a full moon actually occurred on the same day as the summer solstice was in 1948. The  phenomena is not expected to occur again until 2062. Photo by Jeff Richards
Strawberry moon...
The “strawberry moon” sets behind the cliffs west of Moab early in the morning of Tuesday, June 21. The moon was actually at its fullest point Monday morning, with the summer solstice occuring Monday afternoon about 4:30 p.m. It marked the first time that the full moon had fallen on the same day as the June solstice since 1967, according to EarthSky.org. Other sites claim that the last time a full moon actually occurred on the same day as the summer solstice was in 1948. The phenomena is not expected to occur again until 2062. Photo by Jeff Richards
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  • Free Health Clinic makes move to permanent home
    by Laura Haley
    The Times-Independent
    06.16.16 - 09:17 am
  • County jail remodel project needs additional funding
    by Molly Marcello
    The Times-Independent
    06.16.16 - 09:24 am
  • GCHS is now partly powered by waste vegetable oil
    by Molly Marcello
    The Times-Independent
    06.02.16 - 10:38 am
  • Community leaders seek solutions to intergenerational poverty
    by Molly Marcello
    The Times-Independent
    06.09.16 - 09:21 am
  • Sales tax for health care will be put before voters
    by Molly Marcello
    The Times-Independent
    06.09.16 - 09:23 am
  • City budget includes new IT position, focus on infrastructure
    by Laura Haley
    The Times-Independent
    06.09.16 - 09:26 am

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    Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ‘cover-up’As Hillary Clinton seeks to rebound from a highly critical report from the State Department’s inspector general, Senate investigators and a conservative group are zeroing in on newly revealed evidence about the activities of a now retired State Department computer specialist in orchestrating what they charge was a “cover-up” of the former secretary of state’s email practices. The role of John Bentel, whose identity as a key figure in the email probes was first reported by Yahoo News on Wednesday, is expected to be one focus of questioning today when Clinton’s former chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, is deposed in a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch over the State Department’s handling of Freedom of Information Act requests relating to Clinton’s emails, according to a source close to the case.


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    Statue of Liberty, other world sites threatened by climate change, says U.N.The Statue of Liberty is seen in New York harbor. Climate change might dampen Lady Liberty’s glow, according to experts. The United Nations released a report Thursday saying 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries are vulnerable to the effects of climate change: rising temperatures, rising sea levels, intensifying storms, longer droughts and so on.


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