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Bill to eliminate straight-ticket voting fails in committee

A bill that would have done away with straight-ticket voting on Utah ballots failed in committee Tuesday after Utah GOP Chairman James Evans spoke against it. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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House Republicans hear medical marijuana bills, not expected to take a position

Members of the House Republican caucus heard pitches Tuesday for two approaches to legalizing medical marijuana, but House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, said the caucus likely won't take a... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Stranded man rescued, then arrested in attack of girlfriend during ordeal

A Las Vegas man was arrested Tuesday shortly after being rescued with his girlfriend from a truck stranded by snow, where he assaulted attacked her while they were stuck for at least two days,... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Drought tightening grip on nation's forests, rangelands

The U.S. Forest Service released a comprehensive report analyzing the research compiled so far on drought and its effects on the country's forests and rangelands. The analysis shows 21st century... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Alcohol permit bill clears Senate committee

A bill that clarifies how the state alcohol commission considers permits for special events advanced Tuesday in the Utah Legislature. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Biskupski's pick to lead public utilities withdraws, says he lacked political backing

Facing backlash for her appointment to replace Salt Lake City's longtime public utilities director, Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced Monday that her nominee, Mike Reberg, has withdrawn his name... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Diesel technician program gives students path into growing career field

Utah Diesel Technician Pathways program was officially announced Tuesday in West Valley City. Designed to provide Utah students with a direct path from high school and college into the workforce,... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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State lawmakers propose death penalty for human traffickers in homicide cases

Human trafficking that results in the death of the victim could be charged as a capital offense under a bill a House committee approved Tuesday. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Ex-school counselor gets jail time for sexual battery, porn at school

A former middle school counselor has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of sexual battery and accessing pornography on school grounds. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Former Salt Lake day care owner sentenced to prison

The co-owner of a longtime home day care in Salt Lake City convicted of sexually abusing young children under his care was sentenced on Tuesday to prison. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Body of missing skier found buried in avalanche

The body of a Summit County skier missing since Sunday was found buried under 3 feet of snow Tuesday, after the man apparently became caught in an avalanche. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Recent missionary killed after carjacking was 'as pure as they come'

A Farmington woman who recently returned home after serving an LDS mission was killed Monday after police say a carjacking suspect broadsided her vehicle on Parrish Lane in Centerville. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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S.L. County Township Services names interim leaders

New leaders have taken the helm of Salt Lake County’s Office of Township Services after the departure of former township executive Patrick Leary. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Alpine to hold open houses on proposed boundary changes

he Alpine School District will hold two open houses to get input on boundary changes necessitated by the construction of a new elementary school in Saratoga Springs at approximately 600 S. 175 East. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Millcreek man sentenced to prison for sex with teen baby sitter

A Millcreek man who pleaded guilty to sexual conduct with a 16-year-old baby sitter has been sentenced to prison. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Davis libraries holding magazine giveaway

The Davis County Library system is holding its annual magazine giveaway Feb. 6 through 29. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Give teachers some love by nominating them for Teacher of the Year

Parents in the Canyons School District can send their child's favorite teacher a well-deserved valentine by nominating him or her as the district’s Teacher of the Year. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Police search for gunman who threatened group in McDonald's parking lot

A search continued Tuesday for a man who pulled a gun on a group of people in the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Utah Symphony, Utah Opera announce Paul Meecham as new president, CEO

The Utah Symphony and the Utah Opera announced Paul Meecham will become the organizations' next president and CEO, effective July 1. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Arizona company takes control of The Gateway

A major downtown retail center is under new ownership. Arizona-based real estate firm Vestar announced Tuesday it has acquired The Gateway. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Misdiagnosed with dementia, ex-BYU professor fights to overcome struggles

Dimentia can be a devastating diagnosis. Doctors told a former BYU law professor and environmental attorney at the White House that she was losing her mind. A simple discovery led doctors to... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Bald Eagle Day is set for Feb. 13

On Saturday, Feb. 13, Utahns have a chance not only to see bald eagles but to learn more about them as the Division of Wildlife Resources holds its annual Utah Bald Eagle Day at five locations... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Utah PolitiLinks: 'Public health crisis', liquor barriers and a record number of bills for the Utah Legislature

Republicans and Democrats can agree that inversion is the worst, lawmakers try to find ways around the "Zion Curtain" and Utahns may possibly get to provide funding while sporting a specialty... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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US education official apologizes for poor judgment, behavior

A senior Education Department official apologized on Tuesday for what he acknowledged was poor judgment related to working on his side businesses with subordinates, failing to pay taxes on his... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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What manufacturers won’t tell you about hoverboards

Yes, hoverboards look cool ... but take a closer look before you get on. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Salt Lake shooting victim was arrested 2 weeks earlier but was released when no charges were filed (+video)

Salt Lake police on Monday confirmed that a man shot by officers Sunday was armed. He had been arrested two weeks earlier in West Valley City, but the case wasn't sent to state prosecutors nor was... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Search continues for skier missing since Sunday

Search and rescue crews attempted to no avail Monday to find a skier missing since Sunday evening. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Owens outraises Love in fundraising period for House seat

Democratic challenger Doug Owens raised more money than U.S. Rep. Mia Love in the final months of 2015 as Owens tries to unseat the incumbent. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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'Land of Mine' is a violent and heartbreaking portrait of forgiveness

“Land of Mine” only has a fraction of the gore that has defined war films like “Saving Private Ryan,” but its sparse violence is almost harder to take. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Woman killed in crash with carjacker in Davis County, police say

A woman is dead after a pair of Davis County carjackings led to a crash late Monday afternoon, police said. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Son of Oregon occupier killed by police calls shooting 'grossly wrong'

Week after week, as the standoff in rural Oregon unfolded, reporters descended and police swirled around the federal wildlife refuge where his father was sequestered, Robert Finicum, 30, remained... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Lawmaker looks to curb municipal collections from traffic tickets

Sen. Lyle Hillyard, R-Logan, is sponsoring SB100, which would cap the amount of revenue a municipality can collect from traffic tickets at 25 percent of its budget. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Will lawmakers consider another tax increase for education?

Business leaders are asking lawmakers to consider an increase to the income tax rate to raise money for education by asking voters whether they'd support such a move. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Republicans, Democrats together on need for clean air legislation

More than two dozen Republican and Democratic lawmakers stood together Monday to announce a long list of clean air-related bills and appropriation requests. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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What you need to know about the effort to clear the air in Utah

As state regulators continue to try to put a lid on the sources of air pollution and residents are hungry for ways to do their part, expect Utah lawmakers to once again be handling multiple air... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Weekend storms pump up mountain snowpack

A pair of storms over the weekend dramatically increased the amount of snow in southern Utah's mountains, and one farming community received more than 2 feet of new snow. Northern Utah also... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Audit reveals deficiencies in Utah Board of Pardons and Parole

The Utah Board of Pardons and Parole must take steps to ensure consistent and fair decisions for releasing or extending the stay of prison inmates, according to a new legislative audit. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Virgina-based energy giant to acquire Questar for $4.4B

Questar Corp. announced Monday it will be purchased by Virginia-based Dominion Resources Inc. for $4.4 billion. The combined company would serve about 2.5 million electric customers and 2.3 million... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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State senator wants Utah to declare pornography a public health crisis

A Utah state senator is sponsoring a resolution to declare pornography a public health crisis. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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State hosts meeting on Clean Power Plan

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality is hosting a meeting on the Clean Power Plan unveiled last year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Utah is among states contesting the rule,... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Tourism boosters rub shoulders with lawmakers

Nathan Rafferty, president of Ski Utah, left, and Colin Fryer, from Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab, visit during a Tourism on the Hill event at the Capitol on Monday. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Specialty license plate bills on the way to Senate

Bills to create two specialty license plates received unanimous approval from a Senate committee Monday. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Salt Lake man killed while crossing 500 East

A Salt Lake man was killed while attempting to cross 500 East Friday. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Man who impersonated officer tried to hide in hot tub, real police say

A man who was allegedly impersonating a police officer and stopping teenagers to question them was arrested by real officers over the weekend. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Photos: Firefighters pull together for training exercise

South Davis Metro firefighter Shane Horton, left, is “rescued” by Capt. Greg Stewart from the frigid waters of a pond in West Bountiful on Friday. The department was conducting an ice... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Check out Provo librarians’ picks for best books of 2015

Librarians will present their favorite children’s, adult and teen books of 2015 at the Provo Library, 550 N University Ave., on Wednesday, from 7-9 p.m. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Davis County seeking senior citizen volunteers

Senior citizens can put their wisdom and years of experience to work serving neighbors through Davis County’s Retired & Senior Volunteer Program. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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American Fork Library schedules 2 family-friendly events

The American Fork Library, 64 S. 100 East, has scheduled two family-friendly activities this week. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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DWR course required to gather shed antlers

Gathering antlers that drop off the heads of deer, elk and moose is an activity that's grown in popularity across the country, including in Utah. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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BYU archaeologists working to save Jordanian buildings

A team of BYU archaeologists is working at the ancient site of Petra in the country of Jordan. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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