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Photos: Big hearts and little hats

Jack Hardy, left, and Tyler Moffitt, both of whom were born with a congential heart defect, help sort 850 little red hats at the Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building in... Read more »

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Software makes communication between dispatch centers seamless

Dispatch centers often use different software, making communication between them difficult and time-consuming. But a new system is making communication between centers seamless. Read more »

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Utahns will have to wait for a breath of fresh air

Haze settles across the Salt Lake Valley, obscuring the Wasatch Mountains on Monday. Read more »

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Police: Man says he shot girlfriend who was armed with knife

Police are investigating a woman's death in Riverdale after her boyfriend allegedly called 911 to report he had shot the woman, who he said had been armed with a knife. Read more »

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Should Utah have 'blended sentences' for teen offenders certified as adults?

Experts are divided over "blended sentences" and whether Utah should formalize them on its books. Such options can allow juvenile offenders certified as adults to receive rehabilitation treatment... Read more »

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Long-awaited Jeremy Johnson fraud trial underway in federal court

Nearly five years and three attorneys later, one-time multimillionaire Jeremy Johnson will literally defend himself in court against dozens of fraud charges related to his now defunct online... Read more »

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Ex-social worker to plead guilty to sex with teen client, attorney says

The jury trial for a former social worker has been canceled as the man prepares to plead guilty to allegations he had sex with a 16-year-old client, according to his attorney. Read more »

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Book sale set for Saturday in Clearfield

The Davis County library system is hosting a book sale Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the north branch in Clearfield, 562. S. 100 East. Read more »

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Pratt Aquatic Center to close for maintenance

The Pratt Aquatic Center, 55 N. 200 West, will be closed beginning Monday Feb. 15, for annual maintenance, cleaning and repair. It is anticipated the pool will be closed for one to tow weeks. Read more »

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BLM seeking volunteers for raptor nest survey

The Bureau of Land Management’s Salt Lake field office is seeking volunteers to help conduct the annual raptor inventory nest survey this spring in northern Utah. Read more »

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U. mathematics student wins Churchill Scholarship

Mackenzie Simper, a Salt Lake City native and senior in mathematics at the University of Utah, has received the Churchill Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Read more »

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Weber State gets $5M donation for building renovation, asking $30M from Legislature

Weber State University is getting closer to renovating its Social Science Building thanks to a $5 million private donation, university leaders announced Monday. Read more »

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Bountiful Junior High math and science teacher wins award

Becky Dunleavy, a math and science teacher at Bountiful Junior High School, has been named the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Teacher of the Year. Read more »

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Charges: Orem mom left 2 small kids alone while she went out drinking

An Orem woman has been charged with abandoning two small children while she went out drinking. Read more »

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2016 Sterling Scholars: Celebrating Utah's best

Since 1962, the Sterling Scholar program has been recognizing the scholastic achievements of Utah's high school seniors. Read more »

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Sterling Scholars: A word from the judges

A few returning judges offer their advice and perspective on the Sterling Scholar interview. Read more »

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Some "Sterling" advice from last year's state Scholar winners

The 2015 Utah Sterling Scholar winners offer advice to this year's nominees and explain what they're doing a year later. Read more »

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2016 Sterling Scholar candidates

Here's a look at the 2016 Sterling Scholar candidates, who represent schools throughout Utah Read more »

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Opening arguments to begin in Jeremy Johnson trial

A Utah businessman who was a key figure in an influence-peddling scandal that ensured two former attorneys general is expected to be his own attorney in a trial that starts Monday. Read more »

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Police ID man who barricaded himself in motor home on I-215

Police have identified a man who barricaded himself inside a motor home on I-215 West on Saturday in a mysterious incident that has left police with several unanswered questions. Read more »

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Riverton sees 550-acre LDS Church property plan as a 'once-in-a-lifetime' development

Riverton leaders say a perfect storm of opportunities have lead to what will become the largest residential and commercial development in the city's history. Read more »

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Man with gunshot wound collapses in West Valley smoke shop

Police are investigating a reported shooting after a man with a gunshot wound in his back stumbled into a West Valley smoke shop Saturday. Read more »

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Alpine readies community for earthquake hazards

Alpine hosted an earthquake preparedness fair for about 500 attendees Saturday. Read more »

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Football meets family history: Taysom Hill and Britain Covey at RootsTech

Two prominent players from Utah’s rival teams shared the stage Saturday night, Feb. 6, during RootsTech 2016 Family Discovery Day at the Salt Lake Convention Center. Read more »

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Kearns home a total loss after accidental fire

A family in Kearns was displaced Saturday after a fire engulfed their home. Read more »

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Police investigating man who barricaded himself in motor home on Salt Lake freeway

Two lanes of southbound 1-215 were closed Saturday when police reported a man barricaded himself inside a motor home near California Avenue. Read more »

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Utah holding presidential caucus, not primary election

Utahns are going to get their turn next month to vote in the Republican and Democratic presidential nomination race, but not in a traditional primary election. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Paradigm shift: Fewer Utah juvenile offenders are being treated as adults

Is Utah getting soft on juvenile crime? Experts say it's more likely that Utah — and the nation — are undergoing a big paradigm shift. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Doris Kearns Goodwin: 'Tell and retell stories' of people's lives so they live on

Doris Kearns Goodwin, a world renowned presidential historian and award winning author and former three-time Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt spoke on the value of storytelling at the RootsTech conference in... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Majority Republicans hold open, closed caucuses in Legislature's opening weeks

Two weeks into the 2016 Utah Legislature, majority House Republicans have not held a closed caucus. But the majority GOP Senate has held four closed-door caucuses per business as usual. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Teenage amputees learn how capable they are at Shriners Hospital winter sports camp

For the last 12 years, Shriners Hospital has 25 teen patients with limb deficiency or loss skiing or boarding at the Shriners Hospitals for Children “Un-limb-ited Winter Camp” for... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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State lawmakers to consider repealing controversial guest worker program

State lawmakers five years ago passed a package of controversial immigration reform bills touted as the Utah Solution. But now they will consider abandoning the guest worker program it created. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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'Be open to ideas, beliefs of others,' chairman of interfaith group urges Utahns at state Capitol

The chairman of the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable urged Utahns Friday to be “open to the ideas and beliefs of others, respectful of our differences and not threatened by them” during... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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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. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Provo Towne Centre mall sold

Jones Lang LaSalle announced Thursday that California-based Brixton Capital has acquired 100 percent ownership of Provo Towne Centre, the 80-store shopping and entertainment property located at... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Stein Eriksen honored at Deer Valley Freestyle World Cup

In conjunction with the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup being held at Deer Valley Resort this weekend, legendary alpine skier and Director of Skiing at Deer Valley, Stein Eriksen was honored with a... Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Supporters of Oregon occupier honor LaVoy Finicum at funeral

Funeral services were held for LaVoy Finicum, the Arizona rancher who was one of the most recognizable faces of the armed occupation of the federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon, in Kanab. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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SWAT standoff ends peacefully in Clinton after 10 hours

A Clinton man's 10-hour standoff with police ended peacefully early Friday evening, police said. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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LDS Church opposed to state senator's medical marijuana bill

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints confirmed Friday night that it has "expressed opposition" to a state legislative bill that would legalize access to the entirety of the marijuana... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Sharing stories is how to best leave a legacy, RootsTech presenters say

Main session speakers at Friday's RootsTech 2016 family history conference spoke of how today's technology facilitates the sharing of family stories, the richest kind of legacy. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Feds arrest 82 undocumented immigrants with prior convictions in Utah operation

Eighty-two undocumented immigrants in Utah with prior criminal convictions were arrested in a seven-day operation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that ended Friday, authorities said. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Bill would cut state involvement in direct food sales from producers

Ms. America joined Rep. Marc Roberts, R-Santaquin, at a news conference Friday to express her support of the proposed Food Freedom Act. Read more »

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A perfect powder day

A skier carves through fresh powder in the backcountry of Little Cottonwood Canyon on Friday. Read more »

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Making school a magical experience

Blackridge Elementary School third-graders Marley Christenson, left, Emma Powell, Myka Peck and Holden Mercer construct a ramp to transport a ball at least 3 feet during a Gringott's Cart Track... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Senate panel approves resolution calling porn a public health crisis

Utahns castigated the adult entertainment industry in a legislative hearing Friday on a proposed resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Women may have unusual symptoms during a heart attack

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the U.S. But symptoms are often different for women than men. For women, it's not always the classic chest pain. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Concerns raised about sustainable energy bill

A coalition that includes the state's top consumer watchdog agency is staunchly opposing legislation it says would result in higher electricity bills for Utah ratepayers. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Bountiful man charged with murder in death of woman after carjacking

A Bountiful man was charged with murder Friday for allegedly striking and killing a Farmington woman in a vehicle he had carjacked moments earlier. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Women’s health fair set for Feb. 9-10 in Provo

The Utah County Health Department’s Women’s Clinic is sponsoring a Heart of the Matter health fair, catered to women ages 40 to 64, on Tuesday, Feb. 9, and Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the department,... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Utah House bill would make it crime to fly drones near wildfires

Aerial drones delayed suppression efforts in at least two Utah wildfires last year, and a proposal in the Legislature would make it a crime to fly them within 3 miles of a fire. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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