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Two candidates announce bids for associate circuit judge positions

Two Boone County prosecutors have announced their candidacies for associate circuit judge positions that will be filled in the November general elections. They hope to fill the Division IX and Division XI seats that will be vacated with the pending retirements of Deborah Daniels and Michael Bradley....


Government

EDITORIAL: Self-dealing by nursing home owners threatens patient care

The outsourcing of logistical support services, which became commonplace in the U.S. military in the 1990s and later was adopted by state prison systems, has now come to dominate the nursing home industry. And while nursing homes, unlike the military or prisons, are not part of federal or state...


Government

GUEST COMMENTARY: Broadway Hotel TIF needs reworking

The Tax Increment Financing, or TIF, legal process is not over until a TIF-contract is approved by Council and signed by the parties. The TIF-process consists of two parts: • A TIF-Commission recommendation to the City Council and a Council decision to approve or reject the proposed TIF project....


Government

Navy filing homicide charges against 2 ship commanders

Navy Collisions Charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five officers involved in two Navy ship collisions last year that killed a total of 17 sailors are being charged with negligent homicide, the Navy said Tuesday. A Navy spokesman, Capt. Greg Hicks, said the charges, which also include dereliction of duty and endangering a ship,...


State

Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The 93-year-old former heart surgeon named Tuesday as the new president of the Mormon Church signaled his intention to make few changes in policy regarding the role of women and LGBT issues — two topics that the faith has grappled with in recent years. Russell M. Nelson’s...


Business

GE to pay $15B for past mistakes amid breakup speculation

APTOPIX GE Charge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — General Electric Co. will pay $15 billion to make up for the miscalculations of an insurance subsidiary as a new regime weighs future changes that could culminate in a breakup of a company conceived in the industrial age. The setback announced Tuesday is rooted in North...


Government

Dems accuse GOP official of 'amnesia' on Trump vulgarity

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans struggled to get their stories straight Tuesday as President Donald Trump’s Homeland Security secretary became the latest GOP official to offer an inconclusive version of a meeting in which Trump is said to have used vulgar remarks that have been criticized as racist....


Faith

New LDS First Presidency describes leadership, church policy

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In public addresses Tuesday, the new First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints spoke about how the church’s leaders are chosen and answered a number of questions about the church’s practices.


Government

From his big appetite to his big button: a year in Trump

Trump One Year Eyewitness

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has proven himself an unconventional leader time and time again in his first year in office. Here are some of the more memorable moments from the AP reporters tasked with covering this whirlwind presidency: CAN I SHOW YOU MY BUTTON? Midway through my April...


State

Search to continue for small plane in northeast Nevada

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — An official says a search will continue near a mountain range in northeast Nevada for a twin-engine plane missing since the pilot reported trouble during icy and gusty weather last week. Elko County sheriff’s Sgt. Nick Czegledi told the Elko Daily Free Press the search was...


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