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Panel votes to move prison to Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah State Prison in Draper should be moved to Salt Lake City, members of the Legislature’s Prison Relocation Commission decided in a unanimous vote Tuesday. “This is a very difficult decision,” said House Majority Assistant…

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Utah County residents pack meeting against new prison

Eagle Mountain • There’s a 50 percent chance the new prison will end up in Utah County — that’s where two of the four potential relocation sites are located. While the odds might not look great, residents opposed to moving…

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Grantsville makes zoning changes in attempt to block new prison

GRANTSVILLE — Grantsville city officials are taking matters into their own hands to prevent the Utah State Prison from landing inside the city’s borders, but that doesn’t mean the Utah Legislature will listen. The Grantsville Planning Commission unanimously passed city…

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Prison Relocation Commission to Consider Two More Potential Sites

This was just released by UtahPolicy.com:   Sources tell UtahPolicy that when the Prison Relocation Commission meets Friday morning the seven members will consider two new sites for the half-billion-dollar prison – one in Tooele County and one in Utah County. The…

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Natalie Gochnour: 5 predictions for Utah in 2015

The New Year brings with it lots of emotions — pessimism for some, optimism for others. And for everybody it brings anticipation. What will 2015 bring? I took out my crystal ball and came up with five predictions for 2015….

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Commission cuts potential prison sites to 3 — for now

SALT LAKE CITY — There are now just three sites in contention for a new state prison, in Salt Lake City, Eagle Mountain and near Grantsville, but other possibilities will be considered through January, a legislative commission decided Monday. The…

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Saratoga Springs escapes prison list

Scratch Saratoga Springs off the prison relocation list. Instead it looks like the fast-growing city will get another major housing development. Western States Ventures, a company that includes Josh Romney, is expected to request on Wednesday that its property be…

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Prison Relocation Committee Narrows Search to Six Possible Sites

The Utah Prison Relocation Committee has narrowed their search for a new site for the prison down to six locations. The Commission has identified 3 sites in Salt Lake County, two in Tooele County and one in Utah County as the…