Tag: utah

Fugitive Couple Wanted on Murder Charges Are Captured in Arizona After Hiding for 16 Days

What Blane and Susan Barksdale had been doing since Aug. 26 is still somewhat of a mystery. But law enforcement officials said that a tip this week finally led them on Wednesday night to the Arizona couple, murder suspects who had hunkered down in a remote outpost in the Tonto National Forest called Punkin Center. […]

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Husband and Wife Escape During Cross-Country Extradition on Murder Charges

They were wanted in Arizona on murder and arson charges, and they had been held at a jail in upstate New York for three months. But the extradition of Blane and Susan Barksdale didn’t go as planned. As they were being taken more than 2,000 miles back to Tucson, the couple overpowered and kidnapped the […]

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Need a Mental Health Day? Some States Give Students the Option

Depression and anxiety. The state of the country. Climate change. Mass shootings. Today’s students are grappling with a variety of issues beyond the classroom. To that end, lawmakers in two states have recently recognized the importance of the mental health of their students by allowing them to take sick days just for that. The measures […]

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This Land Was Your Land

For the past 10 years I’ve been documenting the fate of the least protected and most at-risk portion of the national commons: the roughly 450 million acres across 12 Western states overseen on our behalf by the United States Bureau of Land Management and the United States Forest Service. It’s an astonishingly diverse landscape of […]

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ICE Used Facial Recognition to Mine State Driver’s License Databases

WASHINGTON — Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have mined state driver’s license databases using facial recognition technology, analyzing millions of motorists’ photos without their knowledge. In at least three states that offer driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants, ICE officials have requested to comb through state repositories of license photos, according to newly released documents. At […]

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Panasonic to build smart roadways for connected cars in Utah

One day, our highways will be a lot safer than they are today. And Panasonic wants to help make that happen. The company today announced it has expanded on work it did in Colorado by partnering with the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) on smart roadways. The Panasonic Corporation of North America will work with […]

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