Good afternoon. Here's an updated look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Utah.

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SALT LAKE CITY — Two women who faced intense backlash when they sued to form the state's first gay-straight alliance club 20 years ago are looking back at the landmark decision. The Salt Lake City School District went as far as banning all 46 extracurricular clubs so that it wouldn't lose $100 million in federal funding for discrimination under the Equal Access Act of 1984 when it didn't approve the alliance club's application. MOVED: 145 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.


SALT LAKE CITY — Critics of a proposed mixed-use development in downtown Salt Lake City say it threatens a cultural enclave known as Japantown. The ancestors of Japanese residents had moved to the region to work in the mines and railroads. Most of the neighborhood where they lived was razed in the mid-1960s, but the Japanese Church of Christ and Buddhist temple remain. MOVED: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words.


— BREAK-IN-MAN HELD AT GUNPOINT: Police say a northern Utah homeowner held a man at gunpoint after an attempted break-in.

—ENERGY DEPARTMENT FUNDING GEOTHERMAL: A U.S. government-funded research project in Utah to study the feasibility of man-made geothermal energy will use a new type of directional drilling on two wells.

— UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT: Utah Valley University's first female president will start on Sept. 16, with an annual salary of just under $300,000.


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