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Video Roundup: Red Hot Chili puppies, SLC ranked third-most expensive airport, semi-truck runs over driver

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Red Hot Chili Peppers snuggle Park City rescue pups before Utah gig

Before their performance at the Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre in West Valley City on Wednesday, June 5, Anthony Kiedis and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers cuddled rescue puppies from Park City’s Nuzzles & Co.The puppies will be available for adoption soon, with updates on Nuzzles & Co.’s website and social media.

Salt Lake City International Airport ranked as third-most expensive in US

The Salt Lake City International Airport was ranked as the third-most expensive out of 45 U.S. airports, with an average airfare of nearly $440, according to a recent Finance Buzz study. Only San Francisco and Washington Dulles airports were pricier. SLC also saw the fifth-largest drop in affordability from 2022 to 2023. National average airfare dropped 3.1% from 2022 to 2023 when adjusted for inflation.

Man run over by semi truck on Bear Hollow Drive

A man was run over by his own semi-truck on Bear Hollow Drive on Sunday, June 9, when the truck’s brakes failed during unloading. He tried to stop the vehicle but fell, and the truck rolled over him and down a hill, landing just outside a home. The driver sustained severe but non-life-threatening injuries. No one else was injured, and no homes were affected. The exact cause of the accident is unconfirmed.

Sen. Mike Lee introduces legislation to dissolve the Federal Reserve

Utah Senator Mike Lee proposed the Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act on Thursday, June 6, which would dismantle the Federal Reserve and repeal the 1913 Federal Reserve Act, arguing it has caused financial instability. Representative Thomas Massie introduced a similar bill in the House, blaming the Fed for high inflation. If passed, the Fed would be dissolved within a year, and its assets transferred to the Treasury.

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