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Prison inmates start hunger strike, demand gang leaders' release from maximum security

Forty-two maximum security inmates began a hunger strike at the Utah State Prison on Friday, hoping to use it as leverage for a list of demands, corrections officials said. Read more »

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High temperatures, winds fan flames of central Utah wildfire

A wildfire burning about 10 miles northwest of Richfield in central Utah grew to about 278 acres in size Friday thanks to higher temperatures and shifting winds. Read more »

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Charges: Man who illegally owned 13 firearms told police he wanted a gunfight

A man who illegally owned 13 firearms told police after his arrest that he wanted to either go to jail or die in a shootout with officers, according to charges filed Friday in 2nd District Court. Read more »

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HPV vaccination rates increase among Utan teens

A higher share of Utah teens are getting vaccinated against HPV than ever before, but most adolescents are still not getting the vaccine, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control... Read more »

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Payson woman found dead in duffel bag near Seattle

A Utah woman was found dead in a duffel bag near Seattle. The body of Jenna Ferguson, 23, of Payson, was discovered Monday morning by a maintenance worker at an apartment complex, King County... Read more »

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Teens arrested, rancher cleared after confrontation in Logan Canyon

Charges will not be sought against a rancher who reportedly fired a shot into the ground to scare away juveniles from his campsite early Friday, police said. Read more »

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Beating the odds: Trip to the White House helps chart a future

Last week, two Salt Lake students were invited to a summit hosted by first lady Michelle Obama centered on helping first-generation college students finish a post-high school education. Read more »

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Got a cold? Antibiotic may do more harm than good

Health care providers tend to over-prescribe antibiotics to their patients, according to a new study from the University of Utah, with wide variation between individual providers. Read more »

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Park City arts festival goes on this weekend

Park City’s largest summer event, the Park City Kimball Arts Festival is celebrating its 46th year this weekend. Read more »

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Hot air balloons to lift off over Sandy

See a sky full of hot air balloons next week at the annual Sandy Hot Air Balloon Festival. Read more »

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Taylorsville hosting Night Out Against Crime

Taylorsville's Public Safety Committee will host its annual Night Out Against Crime next week. Read more »

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Panel to discuss Salt Lake transportation solutions

The Leonardo and Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative will host a discussion on transportation solutions for Salt Lake City. Read more »

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Davis County offering back-to-school vaccinations

The Davis County Health Department is sponsoring four back-to-school vaccination clinics Read more »

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Pedestrian ramps planned for Layton road

Hill Field Road in Layton west of Main Street is being prepared for new pedestrian ramps. Read more »

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Clearfield woman who embezzled $900K headed to prison

A Clearfield woman who embezzled nearly $900,000 from two companies for which she worked is headed to prison. Read more »

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Salt Lake City mayor's spokesman placed on administrative leave after online comments

The spokesman for Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday while city officials investigate online comments he allegedly posted criticizing the mayor's... Read more »

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Vivint, SolarCity to create 7,000 jobs over next decade

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development board approved tax incentives for energy firms SolarCity and Vivint Solar projected to result in the creation of nearly 7,000 new full-time... Read more »

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Contractor fined for employing children in southern Utah

Federal regulators have fined an electrical contractor for illegally employing children in Hildale, Washington County, home to a polygamous sect. Read more »

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No vacancy: SUU scrambling to house largest freshman class so far

With less than a month until the semester begins at Southern Utah University, officials are scrambling to house the school's largest freshman class to date. Read more »

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GOP delegates select Derrin Owens to replace Jon Cox in Utah House

Derrin Owens has been selected to fill the vacant District 58 seat in the Utah Legislature that represents Sanpete County and eastern Juab County. Read more »

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Trial dates set in killing of teen girl; defense attorney awaits new information

Trial dates have been blocked out for of an 18-year-old accused of killing his girlfriend when he was 14, even as his attorney says he is awaiting new information that could shape their case. Read more »

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Resolutions on Medicaid expansion, prison relocation are weeks, maybe months away

By the end of the week, two of the biggest issues facing the state were supposed to be resolved. But state leaders are going to miss their self-imposed deadlines by weeks if not months. Read more »

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Alleged sexual abuser on the run for 17 years arrested in Utah

A man the run for 17 years was arrested Wednesday in Utah, police in California confirmed. Read more »

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Doug Robinson: Weber State track coach isn't helping inmates run from the law; he just helps them run

Weber State track coach goes to the Utah State prison to coach inmates to become better runners and prepare for a marathon in the prison yard. Read more »

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Jury orders Siegfried and Jensen to pay nearly $6 million to former partner

The lawyers behind the well-known Siegfried and Jensen legal firm have been ordered in a civil lawsuit to pay nearly $6 million to a former business partner. The jury's judgment was signed Thursday. Read more »

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