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Nepal quake: Hundreds dead, history crumbles, Everest shaken

A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 926 people across a swath of four countries.

Utah in top 10 for visitor spending at national parks

National parks and monuments in Utah are a big economic driver, landing the state among the top 10 in the country for the amount of money visitors pump into the economy. Spending, like visitation,... Read more »

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Utah invests $53 million in California port for coal, other exports

Four counties in Utah secured a $53 million loan from the Community Impact Fund Board to secure access for an Oakland, California, port to ship coal and other commodities. The investment gives the... Read more »

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Envision Utah survey points out tough choices on water use

How willing are you to give up your lawn if it means saving water for your great-grandchildren to drink? Or will you pay more to ensure the latest water-saving technology is being used? A survey... Read more »

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Charges filed against man in wild chase through Zion National Park

A man who allegedly led police on a wild chase through Zion National Park now faces criminal charges. Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Amanda Smith to step down as head of state environmental agency

Amanda Smith, executive director of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, is stepping down to pursue opportunities in the private sector after six years at the helm of the state agency. Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Yellowstone supervolcano is super big, new U. study finds

A new study by University of Utah seismologists maps a huge molten reservoir under Yellowstone, revealing that it is much larger than researchers previously thought. It would fill the Grand Canyon... Read more »

April 23, 2015

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New Whitney design by Renzo Piano a game changer for museum

Street banners for weeks have teased: "Whitney, Unpacking in the Meatpacking, May 2015." Read more »

April 23, 2015

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Siberian fires stoke Wasatch Front haze

That haze hanging over the Wasatch Front is actually smoke from devastating fires in southern Russia that has blown over the west coast of North America. The jet stream is sitting up over Utah in... Read more »

April 22, 2015

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'Planetary' celebrates Earth Day with inspiring visuals and shallow analysis

We are all in this together. That is the primary message of “Planetary,” a visually stunning documentary that feels like something of a secular pep talk for Earth Day. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Herriman among communities preparing early for wildfire season

Herriman is among the Utah communities preparing early for what is expected to be a rough wildfire season. Firefighters say there are some subtle trouble signs along the hillside. Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Groups challenge Forest Service decision on coal lease

Multiple groups are challenging the U.S. Forest Service approval of a lease that would lead to the recovery of 57 million tons of coal by extending the geographic reach of the SUFCO mine in central... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms

Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet,... Read more »

April 21, 2015

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Ogden Trails Network hosting event

The public is invited to the first Ogden Ranger District Weber Pathways, and Ogden Trails Network Meet and Greet Day. Each agency will talk about what it does and why during the event. Read more »

April 20, 2015

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Agency proposes lifting most humpback whales' protections

The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world's humpback whale population from the endangered species list, saying they have rebounded after 45 years of protections. Read more »

April 20, 2015

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A Utah hiker's dream: A trek that may take five years

A Utah man is quitting his job at a Salt Lake restaurant so he and his buddy can start the hike he's been dreaming about. After 19,000 miles and five years from now, he hopes to have traveled the... Read more »

April 20, 2015

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Utahns counting down final days to ski and snowboard this season

One by one, Utah's ski resorts are closing for the season. Skiers at Brighton enjoyed the last day of the season on Sunday. Read more »

April 19, 2015

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Three Salt Lake City golf courses slated for closure, reassignment

Glendale and Wingpointe have joined the Jordan River Par-3 as golf courses that will be cut from Salt Lake City's program. Read more »

April 17, 2015

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National Park Week kicks off with fee-free weekend

Of the 407 national parks in America, only 128 charge an entry fee. On Saturday and Sunday, those entry fees will be waived as part of the kickoff of National Park Week. Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Disney measles outbreak that sparked vaccination debate ends

An outbreak of measles that popped up at Disneyland in late December soon spread to six other U.S. states, Mexico and Canada. Health officials suspect an infected traveler, who caught the virus... Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Gulf health 5 years after BP spill: Resilient yet scarred

From above, five years after the BP well explosion, the Gulf of Mexico looks clean, green and whole again, teeming with life — a testament to the resilience of nature. Read more »

April 17, 2015

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Salt Lake Marathon has survived, thrived under new ownership and because of support

Support from city officials, police and fire departments and hundreds of volunteers ensured the survival of the Salt Lake Marathon when it looked like it might fail four years ago. The races are... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Congressman admits relationship with airline lobbyist

The chairman of the House committee that handles aviation legislation acknowledged Thursday that he has a "private and personal relationship" with an airline industry lobbyist. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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European vacation as much as 25 percent cheaper due to euro

Vacations in Europe have a new attraction: the euro's steep drop in value is making the continent much cheaper for tourists from across the world, especially the United States and China. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Lane to close on Glen Canyon Bridge

One lane of the Glen Canyon Bridge will be closed for wastewater pipeline maintenance on weekdays starting this week. Read more »

April 14, 2015

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Survey: Most Vegas tourists married, many from California

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority says it has a pretty good idea who visited the destination last year: 45-year-old married people making $40,000 or more with one-third of them coming... Read more »

April 14, 2015

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