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Utah temperatures will rise and fall this week

Utahns will be riding a rollercoaster of summer temperatures this week.

Tiffany Gee Lewis: How nature heals the brain

New studies in mental health find that a simple walk in nature can help heal the brain. Read more »

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Photos: Utah temperatures will rise and fall this week

Utahns will be riding a rollercoaster of summer temperatures this week. High temperatures are expected to dip into the 80s on Monday and the high 70s on Tuesday before climbing back up to the high... Read more »

July 26, 2015

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A story in stone: The mystery of a wandering boy and an unmarked grave

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In 1915, after a heated argument with his father, a 12-year-old boy ran away from his home in Blount County, determined to reach his grandparents who lived on the other side of the Smoky Mountains. Read more »

July 26, 2015

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Endangered butterfly recovering in some, not all, of range

More than 20 years of habitat restoration and breeding programs have helped the endangered Karner blue butterfly make a comeback in the pine barrens of upstate New York where it was discovered by... Read more »

July 26, 2015

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Grand Canyon biologist sets up cameras to document wildlife

A biologist has installed more than two dozen motion-sensing cameras along a 50-mile stretch of the Grand Canyon in pursuit of images of an elusive skunk species. Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Book review: 'Photographing the American Southwest' shares how to photograph Utah's iconic sites

A professional photographer gives his insight on how to get to the best locations and capture the best photos of the most spectacular scenery in Utah's national parks in "Photographing the American... Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Contractor mistakenly removes dozens of mature trees in Big Cottonwood Canyon

A contract company cut down more than 100 trees on July 17, many of which were on private property, county officials said. Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Culinary tourists driving growth in US tourism

Culinary tourists are pushing growth in foreign tourism to the United States, which is transforming its image as a fast-food mecca to a land of regional tastes and dishes, said officials visiting... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Public divided over Smithsonian display of Bill Cosby's art

As the Smithsonian Institution continues to stand behind an exhibition featuring Bill Cosby's art collection, the public has begun weighing in and appears to be sharply divided over the display,... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Photo: Somewhere over Salt Lake City

A rainbow appears over the Wasatch Mountains on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Robots do check-in and check-out at cost-cutting Japan hotel

From the receptionist that does the check-in and check-out to the porter that's an automated trolley taking luggage up to the room, this hotel in southwestern Japan, aptly called Weird Hotel, is... Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Trout hits leadoff HR, wins MVP as AL All-Stars top NL 6-3

Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball's new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats walked off the field. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Duchesne County: Promised water critical to Utah's energy future

Duchesne County says it was promised decades ago that the water it gave up for the Central Utah Project – the Wasatch Front — would someday be returned. Officials told the State Water... Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Plague kills Uintah Basin prairie dog colony; health officials urge caution

Bubonic plague wiped out a colony of Utah prairie dogs in a remote area of the Uintah Basin, and health officials are urging residents to refrain from handling any of the dead rodents they may find. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Pamplona festival ends without gorings; man dies elsewhere

Pamplona's famed San Fermin festival held its last bull run Tuesday with no fatalities in the nine-day event, but officials said a French tourist died after being gored by a bull in a small town... Read more »

July 14, 2015

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BLM proposes land deal for Utah County shooting range

Frustrated by wildfires and aware of public safety problems posed by target shooting at Lake Mountain, the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to convey 160 acres to Utah County for a new... Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Great Salt Lake's Iranian 'twin' is drying up

An inland sea in Iran may provide a lesson for its twin in Utah: the Great Salt Lake may disappear if residents take too much water. Scientists from both countries are sharing information, hoping... Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Bishop's bill: An RX for overgrown forests?

The U.S. Forest Service says 58 million acres of its forests are at high risk of wildfire, and of those, just over 11 million acres are of highest priority. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, has a measure... Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Improvements being made to Silver Lake Flat Dam

Work on the Silver Lake Flat Dam is underway. It does not meet current dam safety regulations, so improvements are being made to restore design storage capacity in the reservoir. Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Bennion Park Road closed for Atwood Dam work

Bennion Park Road in the Ashley National Forest will be closed where it intersects with the Elkhorn Loop Road beginning July 14. Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Electrical shock killed man who jumped into Lake Powell, lawsuit says

A man who died at Lake Powell last year jumped into water charged with electricity from a boat plugged into the wrong size power outlet at the marina, a federal lawsuit says. Read more »

July 13, 2015

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UNESCO backs Jordan as Jesus' baptism site as debate goes on

For years, Christian pilgrims have waded into the Jordan River from both its eastern and western banks to connect with a core event of their faith — the baptism of Jesus. The parallel... Read more »

July 13, 2015

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Hot weather impacting climbing on Mount Rainier

Seattleites without air conditioning aren't the only ones suffering from record-setting temperatures this summer. Read more »

July 12, 2015

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Greek tourist hotspots face big bailout tax hikes

An hour west of Athens, the pebbly beaches by turquoise waters and pine-covered mountains are nearly empty as the Greek sunbathers who normally pack them stay home amid fears their country's... Read more »

July 12, 2015

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Scientists at Brown University studying fungus killing bats

Researchers in Rhode Island may be one step closer to figuring out how a mysterious disease known as white-nose syndrome is killing off bats across North America. Read more »

July 12, 2015

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