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Utah Legislature 2016

Lawmaker wants year-end tests thrown out of teacher evaluations

Two bills would remove student performance on SAGE as an indicator in teacher evaluations and give schools the option of not administering the year-end exam to high school juniors.

Intelligence officials: IS determined to strike US this year

Leaders of the Islamic State are determined to strike targets in the United States this year, senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday, telling lawmakers that a small group of violent... Read more »

U.S. & World

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Ex-judge asks Obama to commute sentence of Utahn he sent to prison

Former federal Judge Paul Cassell is making another attempt to have the sentence of a man he sent to prison in 2004 commuted by the president. Read more »

Utah

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Fries with that? Man accused of tossing gator at fast-food drive-thru restaurant

Alligators have been used as shoes, briefcases, university mascots, lunch and now, authorities say, a deadly weapon. Read more »

U.S. & World

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2011 flooding poses lingering concerns for Weber County

Lawmakers heard a funding request for $4 million to help mitigate flood damage from 2011 in western Weber County and prevent a similar scenario in which farms and businesses were awash in water... Read more »

Utah

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Obama sends Congress record $4.1 trillion 2017 spending plan

President Barack Obama sent Congress his final budget on Tuesday, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion on a number of initiatives, from a new war on cancer to combating global warming to... Read more »

The Clean Cut: Kelly Clarkson announces children’s book featuring her daughter

Kelly Clarkson, a musical artist whose fame began after winning the first season of "American Idol," announced her newest project today, a children's book featuring her daughter, River Rose. Read more »

Family

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Yearly one-night homeless count draws criticism, defenders

Over the past few weeks, thousands of clipboard-toting volunteers have fanned out across some of the nation's largest cities, tasked with a deceptively complex job: counting the number of homeless... Read more »

Video: Krystkowiak says its important not to dwell on last week's losses

SALT LAKE CITY — After back-to-back losses to Oregon State and Oregon, the Utah men’s basketball team is eying a rebound starting Wednesday against Washington. In his weekly press... Read more »

Sports

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Clearfield woman killed in Woods Cross rollover

A 90-year-old Clearfield woman was killed in a rollover crash in Woods Cross Monday. Read more »

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Utah football: Delshawn McClellon announces he is transferring for senior year

Wide receiver Delshawn McClellon said via Instragram, "You have been good to me Utah, met some real people and created great memories over the past four years," while announcing he will transfer... Read more »

Sports

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A Von Miller-type playing style? NFL expert says he could see that in Utah State's Kyler Fackrell

Chase Goodbread, a college football analyst for NFL.com, believes that former Utah State linebacker Kyler Fackrell has a comparable playing style to that of Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller,... Read more »

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Multimedia storytelling can help make family history more accessible, easier to share

When multiple media sources are used together to tell a story that's passed down in a family, it become more dynamic and assumes more dimensions than words typed onto a page, said Devin Ashby, a... Read more »

Faith

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