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January 25, 1992 | FLORENCE WILLIAMS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Utah Gov. Norman H. Bangerter has frozen most expenditures by an oil royalty trust fund set up for Navajos in southern Utah following an audit of the fund which alleged massive waste, misappropriations and theft. Much of the royalty fund, amounting to $61 million over the last 30 years, has been misspent by tribal officials while the state of Utah, the fund trustee, looked the other way, according to the report by the Utah legislative auditor. Only $9.5 million remains in the fund.
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February 2, 1993 | FLORENCE WILLIAMS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bill Hedden is one man who never expected to be a player in local politics. A New Jersey-born environmentalist in a Utah county long controlled by miners, Mormons and sagebrush rebels, he remained on the fringe of civic activities in Moab. But on Feb. 9, Hedden and 13 others will run for seven spots on Grand County's brand new form of government.
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February 2, 1993 | FLORENCE WILLIAMS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bill Hedden is one man who never expected to be a player in local politics. A New Jersey-born environmentalist in a Utah county long controlled by miners, Mormons and sagebrush rebels, he remained on the fringe of civic activities in Moab. But on Feb. 9, Hedden and 13 others will run for seven spots on Grand County's brand new form of government.
NEWS
January 25, 1992 | FLORENCE WILLIAMS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Utah Gov. Norman H. Bangerter has frozen most expenditures by an oil royalty trust fund set up for Navajos in southern Utah following an audit of the fund which alleged massive waste, misappropriations and theft. Much of the royalty fund, amounting to $61 million over the last 30 years, has been misspent by tribal officials while the state of Utah, the fund trustee, looked the other way, according to the report by the Utah legislative auditor. Only $9.5 million remains in the fund.
NEWS
August 27, 1990 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until the day this spring when six American Indians walked into the San Juan County Courthouse, the Navajos of southern Utah had offered little resistance to the steady encroachment of white settlers into the starkly beautiful canyons along the San Juan River. Soon after the first Mormon wagons arrived in 1880, the Navajos were confined to the barren lands of a reservation. They languished in poverty while the Mormon settlers built prosperous towns and established farms of wheat and alfalfa.
NEWS
April 17, 1991 | From Associated Press
The Legislature opens a special session today to modify a new law that could mean homicide charges against people who participate in abortions. During its regular session, which ended Feb. 25, the Legislature passed the most stringent state abortion restrictions in the nation. The special session opens under the shadow of a tourism boycott. Abortion rights advocates are urging would-be visitors to Utah to protest by staying away. A law passed on Jan.
NEWS
December 2, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A judge blocked enforcement of a voter-approved measure making English the sole language of Utah's state government. The law was to take effect Monday, but state District Judge Ronald Nehring said serious constitutional issues had been raised. He issued a temporary restraining order and set a hearing for Dec. 14. The measure, approved overwhelmingly Nov.
NEWS
April 19, 1988 | Associated Press
NASA said Monday that it will ask contractors this summer to submit proposals for a $1.2-billion program to design and build an advanced space shuttle booster rocket in a government-owned plant. Under the plan, the winning contractor will design, build and operate the plant. The rockets to be built there will be used by the shuttle program well into the next century.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1988 | From Times wire services
The Israeli Cabinet put an end to a 3-year-old controversy this week when it approved the lease for a university branch operated in Jerusalem by the Mormon Church. The action came after church leaders guaranteed that students would not proselytize. In a motion approved by a large majority, the Cabinet voted to approve the lease for the campus of the Jerusalem Center for Near East Studies. The center on the Mount of Olives is affiliated with church-run Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
NATIONAL
April 8, 2004 | From Associated Press
A delegation led by Illinois' lieutenant governor expressed official regret Wednesday for the 1844 murder of the founder of the Mormon church and the vigilante violence that drove Mormons from the state two years later. Democratic Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn and others met with Utah officials and leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Wednesday.
NEWS
April 17, 1991 | From Associated Press
The Legislature opens a special session today to modify a new law that could mean homicide charges against people who participate in abortions. During its regular session, which ended Feb. 25, the Legislature passed the most stringent state abortion restrictions in the nation. The special session opens under the shadow of a tourism boycott. Abortion rights advocates are urging would-be visitors to Utah to protest by staying away. A law passed on Jan.
NEWS
August 27, 1990 | HECTOR TOBAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until the day this spring when six American Indians walked into the San Juan County Courthouse, the Navajos of southern Utah had offered little resistance to the steady encroachment of white settlers into the starkly beautiful canyons along the San Juan River. Soon after the first Mormon wagons arrived in 1880, the Navajos were confined to the barren lands of a reservation. They languished in poverty while the Mormon settlers built prosperous towns and established farms of wheat and alfalfa.
NEWS
January 24, 1999 | MIKE DOWNEY
I have heard most of the stories now about how Salt Lake City got the 2002 Winter Olympic Games-- by doing favors for certain parties, including influential members of the "buy now, skate later" International Olympic Committee. About the IOC guy from Ecuador whose stepdaughter supposedly got a job with Utah's state government. About the IOC guy from Libya whose son supposedly received free tuition to Brigham Young.
NEWS
May 8, 1995 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN
Maybe the time has finally arrived for the American Civil Liberties Union to send out that fund-raising letter to the National Review subscription list. Remember when Atty. Gen. Ed Meese called the ACLU "the criminal's lobby"? Or when George Bush, echoing McCarthyite language from the 1950s, labeled Michael S. Dukakis a "card-carrying member of the American Civil Liberties Union"? File it all. In the aftershock of the Oklahoma City bombing, the right is suddenly teeming with civil libertarians.
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