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Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Precision Genomics Laboratory, St. George, Utah, Oct. 13, 2015 | Photo by Sheldon Demke, St. George News

Public gets first look at cutting-edge cancer lab 

ST. GEORGE – A milestone in cancer treatment and research was marked Tuesday by a ribbon-cutting and open house to celebrate the new Precision Genomics Laboratory in St. George. Doctors, donors and patients gathered to hear the story of its creation and tour the facility. “We began a journey to create a strategic plan to improve […]


TWIR9: Soccer playoffs begin; Football has a light week with fall break 

COMMENTARY — It’s a pretty light week in Region 9 — light, but important for a lot of teams. We crowned state champs in boys golf (Park City) and girls tennis (also Park City), with region cross country and girls soccer taking on epic proportions this week. GIRLS SOCCER The state playoffs begin Wednesday for […]

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Is weight loss surgery right for you? 

FEATURE — One year ago, around this time, I had a patient I will call Sarah who walked into my office considering weight loss surgery. Sarah was more than 100 pounds overweight with a body mass index of 40 and was suffering from other ailments, including sleep apnea, depression and arthritis. On top of all that, […]


‘Concept to Company’ contest offers $58,000 for innovators, inventors 

SOUTHERN UTAH — Entrepreneurs with new products or existing businesses who believe they have the next big thing are being sought for the upcoming 2015 Concept to Company contest, with cash prizes totaling $25,500 and services worth $32,500. Applications are being accepted through Nov. 25. “The category is very broad this year,” said Joshua Aikens of Dixie […]

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Church gives pizza driver $1,000 tip from collection plate 

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio church congregation ordered a pizza from Domino’s during a service, then tipped the driver more than $1,000 that had been collected for the offering. The driver brought the $5.99 pizza to Sycamore Creek Church in Pickerington in suburban Columbus on Oct. 4. The Rev. Steve Markle brought her onstage […]

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On the EDge: A Utahn could end up second in line to the presidency 

OPINION — For such a small, insignificant state — at least in terms of political clout — it is possible that Utah could find itself in the maelstrom of national politics. Jason Chaffetz, who represents Utah’s 3rd Congressional District in the House, has tossed his hat in the ring to take over for Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, […]


Plan ahead, peak visitation expected at Zion for UEA weekend 

ZION NATIONAL PARK — Visitation at Zion National Park has increased dramatically over the past few years. Holidays and long weekends have been experiencing especially intense visitation. Oct. 15–18 is Utah Education Association Weekend, one of the park’s historically busy weekends. Those planning to visit the park over the weekend should be prepared for delays, limited parking […]


3AA South Review: See the top plays of the week in prep football 

Week 8 is in the books in the 3AA South and Dixie and Desert Hills have nosed ahead of the pack with key wins last weekend. We’ve got the highlights for you as the Thunder topped Snow Canyon and the Flyers topped Hurricane, plus you can check out the recap of the Cedar win over Pine […]

A flyer on the campus of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque calls for students to join a protest against Columbus Day. Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, marks the annual Columbus Day nationwide, but in a twist that signals a growing trend, it will also be Indigenous Peoples Day in at least nine U.S. cities this year, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sept. 21, 2015 | AP Photo by Russell Contreras, St. George News

More cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day this year as they revive a movement to change the name of the holiday to celebrate the history and contributions of indigenous cultures around the country. As the U.S. observes Columbus Day on Monday, it will also be Indigenous Peoples Day in […]


Officials trap colony of bats in elementary school ceiling 

PAROWAN – Halloween arrived early this year for one elementary school after school officials sealed a colony of bats in the building’s ceiling, resulting in approximately 100 dead bats having to be removed. The bats first arrived at Parowan Elementary School approximately two weeks ago, Kevin Porter, the school’s principal, said, adding that their arrival was […]


Dashcam video shows driver roll SUV after almost hitting UHP trooper 

IRON COUNTY – Authorities released dashcam footage Monday showing a driver, who was allegedly distracted by her cellphone, roll her vehicle after nearly hitting a Utah Highway Patrol trooper parked alongside Interstate 15 Sunday evening. The driver was taken to the hospital in serious condition. UHP Trooper Bambi Baie was wrapping up a routine traffic […]

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Woman uses stolen credit card to pay court fines 

HURRICANE – A woman was arrested last week after allegedly stealing a credit card from her place of employment and racking up charges, even using the stolen card to pay her $291 court fine at the Washington City Justice Court. Officers responded to a fraud report at a Hurricane business where the owner told authorities […]

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