MSU offers new hope for students with disabilities

In this Wednesday, April 4, 2018 photo, Derek Seymour, 20, right, talks with his mother Kelly in Four Corners, Mont. Derek says he helped his father make the bench he's sitting on in their home. Montana State University is launching a program offering new opportunity and hope to students with disabilities, like Derek, with a chance to go to college and learn job skills. (Freddy Monares/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP)

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — For years Montana students with Down syndrome and intellectual disabilities have faced a cruel reality when they graduate from high school at age 18.

EPA fires back at critics over Colorado mine wastewater

FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2015 file aerial photo, wastewater streams out of the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado after a contractor crew led by the Environmental Protection Agency inadvertently triggered the release of about 3 million gallons of water tainted with heavy metals. On Thursday, April 12, 2018, the EPA defended its management of a wastewater treatment plant processing wastewater that continues to flow from the mine. A mining company accused the EPA of running the plant below full capacity, but the agency said the plant is operating as it was designed to do. (Geoff Liesik/The Deseret News via AP, File)

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fired back Thursday after a mining company accused the agency of failing to run a southwestern Colorado treatment plant at full capacity, letting untreated mine wastewater get into the Animas River.

U.S.: California rejects proposed border duties for troops

FILE - In this June 22, 2016 file photo, Border Patrol agent Eduardo Olmos walks near the secondary fence separating Tijuana, Mexico, background, and San Diego in San Diego. California has rejected the federal government's initial plans for National Guard troops to the border because the work is considered too closely tied to immigration enforcement. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday that California Gov. Jerry Brown rejected terms of the National Guard’s initial deployment to the Mexican border, but a state official said nothing was decided.

Exhibit at Utah school honors teen crash casualties

In this Monday, April 9, 2018 photo, Abraham Masoperah looks at a display at Green Canyon High School in North Logan, Utah, that showed teenagers who died from auto accidents along Utah roads. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP)

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — In the chaos of the high school lunchroom at Green Canyon High School, a memorial featuring photos of 120 teens killed on Utah roads offered a sobering message to students. Cassea Day and Savannah Roos, two juniors at Green Canyon, saw the exhibit for the first time Monday.

Notary scams a grave danger for immigrant community

FILE - In this April 5, 2018, file photo, Eric Avelar-Gomez, front left, Ricardo Avelar-Gomez, center, and Bliss Requa-Trautz right, speak outside the Las Vegas office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Thursday, April 5, 2018, to call on immigration authorities to release from custody Mexican national Cecilia Gomez. Gomez was sent a notice to appear in court and, after she did not show for the court date, was then sent a notice of deportation, said Lori Haley, spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. But Gomez's family said she didn't find out about the correspondence until nearly 20 years later, when she was arrested on March 27 after she walked into the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services office in Las Vegas to apply for permanent residency. (AP Photo/Regina Garcia Cano, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — They pose as the cost-effective and more intimate alternative to pricey attorneys for immigrants looking to establish U.S. residency. Usually Spanish-speaking, they’re familiar with the immigration process — and how to take advantage of those seeking help.

Utah County program bringing together retirees, seniors

This photo taken Jan. 5, 2018, shows Marian Christensen, left, and Felicity Varkevisser writing a list for grocery shopping in Christensen's home in Provo, Utah. Christensen lives alone in her home and is turning 98-years-old next month. (Evan Cobb/The Daily Herald via AP)

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Felicity Varkevisser got tired of looking at the four walls of her apartment and took a chance on becoming a volunteer for the Senior Companion program.

Utah leaders hope education measure helps keep teachers

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert speaks to reporters following his bill signing at the Meadowbrook Elementary School Monday, April 16, 2018, in Bountiful, Utah. Herbert signed the bill creating a path to raise education funding in a deal lawmakers reached with a well-connected group of business, political and education leaders. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — Political leaders in Utah said Monday they hope a new ballot measure that would nearly triple education funding in five years will help the state entice and hold on to its best teachers.

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