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17 hrs ago | The Spectrum

Charter school move creates conflict over zoning authority

A dispute between Washington City residents and a new charter school underscores the differences between educational alternatives and the difficulties cities and their residents have in zoning decisions when state law appears to trump local interests.

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19 hrs ago | The Spectrum

Council to consider change to backyard chicken rules

Arguing that the city's existing ordinance allowing backyard hens only on lots of 10,000 square feet or larger is too restrictive, a handful of residents have been asking officials to broaden the ordinance.

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19 hrs ago | The Spectrum

Wildflowersadorn river trail

Well, Thursday is looking mighty fine to me. Some of you who are faithful readers of my Backyard Ramblings column might be a bit surprised to see it here -- on a Thursday and in the Southern Utah Life section rather than its previous spot on Fridays in the standalone Outdoors section.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Deseret News

Southern Utah left wanting for water

Boaters travel along main channel between Dangling Rope Marina and Wahweap Marina on Lake Powell Friday, June 21, 2013.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, Santa Clara, UT

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Spectrum

Training a skilled workforce

Area high school students will have a chance this fall to get hands-on training for high-demand jobs in manufacturing and information technology.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

The Spectrum

Albertsons in S. Utah to remain open

Despite the move to purchase Safeway stores, the two Albertsons stores in St. George and Washington City are likely to remain unaffected -- at least for the near future.

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Related Topix: Utah, St. George, UT, Cedar City, UT, Tooele, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah man charged with hate crimes

A 70-year-old Hurricane man is facing criminal charges for hate crimes in state and federal court for allegedly writing threatening letters to neighbors in a housing complex after an African-American male moved in with his sister and her husband.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Hurricane, UT, Salt Lake City, UT

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Spectrum

Pushing the pipeline

Another year of drought shouldn't be enough to force any water restrictions this year for Washington County residents, but state managers say it is enough to make a case for tapping into the Colorado River by building the 140-mile Lake Powell Pipeline.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Virgin, UT, St. George, UT

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Spectrum

Festivals accent art and nature

When April's notoriously beautiful weather finds its way to Washington County, the outdoor festivals and events spring up like wildflowers.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Springdale, UT, Zion National Park, US National Parks

The Spectrum

Washington County GOP elects new blood for ballot slots

Washington County's Republicans elected new blood to lead the party's cause at their nominating convention Saturday, ousting long-time County Commissioner James Eardley and passing on former St. George Mayor Daniel McArthur in the race for two open commission seats.

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Related Topix: St. George, UT, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Religion

KSL-TV

Woman rediscovers heritage on Spanish Trail trek

Janire Najera's stop in Washington County was brief before she continued her efforts to retrace the Old Spanish Trail April 8, but the Spaniard hopes her travels will lead to a deeper understanding of Spanish culture throughout North America's southern deserts.

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Related Topix: Europe, Spain, World News

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Spectrum

Justice center focuses on needs of children

Since 1998, Washington County Children's Justice Center officials have worked to create an optimal interviewing environment for alleged child abuse victims, limiting the number of times a child is interviewed after an incident.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

The Spectrum

Chinese students reach out to DSU, elementary pupils

Editor's Note: The comments from Sun Wei were made through the help of translator Jiangwei Li.

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Related Topix: World News, China, Education Etc.

The Spectrum

Della Lowe chosen as new party chairwoman

Members of the Washington County Democratic Party met Friday night at Fossil Ridge Intermediate School for its convention.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Al Gore, Barack Obama

Utah Business

Wilson Electronics to Expand St. George Facility

St. George - Wilson Electronics has announced that it will expand its existing facility in Washington County after signing a tax incentive agreement with the Governor's Office of Economic Development.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Spectrum

County conventions could steer election results

It may be early in the election season, but some of the most important political decisions for Washington County in 2014 could come at this weekend's party conventions.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mike Lee, St. George, UT

The Spectrum

Athletic trainers

To its credit, the Iron County School Board is attempting to make things much safer for its student athletes by adopting an athletic trainer program in the area's high schools -- specifically Canyon View, Cedar and Parowan.

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Related Topix: Iron County, UT, Parowan, UT, Education Etc., Sports Medicine, Medicine, St. George, UT

The Spectrum

Building market tightens amid industry boom

A bounceback in industrial real estate is tightening the market for new building space, making it more difficult for companies to find a home in Washington County.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Spectrum

No prosecution planned in code enforcement complaint

An investigation into alleged trespassing, conspiracy and other crimes by St. George City code enforcement officers and other city officials did not yield enough evidence to pursue any charges, the Beaver County Attorney's Office said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, St. George, UT

The Spectrum

Meyers meets with Iron County delegates

CEDAR CITY A strong defense and border security are the only two things candidate Larry Meyers believes the federal government should continue spending money on - everything else that makes up the $17 trillion debt in the U.S. should be cut.

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Related Topix: Cedar City, UT, Iron County, UT, Immigration Reform, US Politics, Representative Chris Stewart, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

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