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Gov. Herbert tours state prison to weigh rebuild in Draper

Gov. Gary Herbert took a four-hour tour of the Utah State Prison on Tuesday to see firsthand the pluses and minuses of rebuilding on the Draper site rather than relocating the 4,000-bed facility. Read more »

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Boy Scouts in Utah, nation face uncertain future

With the LDS Church re-evaluating its centurylong ties with the Boy Scouts of America, local council leaders in Utah aren't sure what the future holds for the program. Read more »

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Canyons District alternative school called Diamond Ridge High

The Canyons Board of Education has voted to name the district's new alternative high school Diamond Ridge High. The school will open Aug. 19. Read more »

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Snowbird co-founder Dick Bass dies at 85

Dick Bass always had a story to tell, a song to sing, homespun aphorisms to recite, called Bassisms, or a few lines of poetry to deliver. He loved to talk, and talk he did. Read more »

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Salt Lake protesters take their message to Planned Parenthood

Protesters carrying signs against abortion gathered outside a Planned Parenthood Association of Utah office Tuesday afternoon to call on government officials to strip funding from the reproductive... Read more »

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1 person killed in rollover crash near Parowan

One person was killed on I-15 after either driving distracted or falling asleep at the wheel Tuesday morning, police said. Read more »

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Police use Taser to subdue hammer-wielding man at Wal-Mart

Police used a Taser on a man inside a Wal-Mart after a tense encounter with officers and store security workers Monday night. Read more »

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Consumer index declines 6.5 points in July amid concerns about global economy

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index fell 6.5 points to 105.3 in July amid concerns about the global economy. The national Consumer Confidence Index declined 8.9 points from June to July to... Read more »

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Motorcycle ride honors West Jordan soldier killed in 2013

David Gannon, of West Jordan, is one of four Utahns to be honored during the third annual Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Memorial Torch Motorcycle Ride. Read more »

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Tougher drug enforcement, dedicated bike patrols latest strategies to fight crime in Depot District

People who buy drugs or sell drugs in the Depot District "will go to jail" under a new initiative announced Tuesday by Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and interim Police Chief Mike Brown. Read more »

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Johnny Wall motions for new trial, points to faults with state's witnesses

Johnny Brickman Wall, sentenced to 15 years to life in prison in the death of ex-wife Uta von Schwedler, wants a new trial because of what was said by some of the state's witnesses at trial. Read more »

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Plain aims to reduce parking congestion at Arches, Canyonlands

The National Park Service is seeking public input on a plan to reduce parking congestion and crowding in Arches and Canyonlands national parks. Read more »

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West Valley City marking National Night Out

West Valley City will be marking National Night Out throughout the month of August. Read more »

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Inmate charged in stabbing of jail officer

A Salt Lake County Jail inmate accused of stabbing a deputy in the neck with a pencil has been charged. Read more »

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Most Utahns oppose Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, new poll shows

A majority of Utahns oppose the U.S. Supreme Court decision last month legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, a new poll shows. Read more »

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Herbert says new Medicaid expansion plan less than a month away

Gov. Gary Herbert said Monday he and other state leaders are less than a month away from having a new Medicaid expansion proposal ready to be considered in a special session of the Legislature. Read more »

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Driving with only one shoe on

You’re likely asking yourself; why in the world would I drive with only one shoe on? The answer is: a simple but noticeable change in your routine can help you remember your precious baby in... Read more »

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Wright Words: Younger sister is living tribute to brothers who died in a plane crash

This month, 14-year-old Aubri Whatcott and her family are marking the one-year anniversary of a plane crash that took brothers Jaxon and Daulton. In an exclusive interview, Aubri opens about faith,... Read more »

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Lee takes on new strategy in fight against Affordable Care Act

Sen. Mike Lee withdrew his plan Monday night to push a second attempt to bring another vote on the Affordable Care Act, switching to a new strategy. Read more »

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No fatal crashes occurred over Pioneer Day weekend, UHP says

Nobody died on Utah's roads over the long Pioneer Day weekend, the Utah Highway Patrol reported Monday. Read more »

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LDS Church relationship with Boy Scouts in doubt, may create new international program

The future relationship between the Boy Scouts of America and its largest charter organization, the LDS Church, appears uncertain after the Scouting body voted Monday to rescind a nationwide ban on... Read more »

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Profane and acclaimed: 'The Book of Mormon' musical arrives in Salt Lake City

This week, the Broadway musical that skewered Mormonism on its way to nine Tony Awards opens just blocks from Temple Square and the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »

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With Boston out, another Salt Lake Olympics gains a breath

Now that Boston's bid for the 2024 Summer Games has ended, is there a chance of another Olympics for Salt Lake City? Read more »

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Carbon County pair plead guilty for roles in 2014 fatal house fire

Two people pleaded guilty to negligent homicide and obstructing justice Monday for their roles in a 2014 house fire that killed a Carbon County man. Read more »

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LDS Church 're-evaluating' Scouting program after Boy Scouts of America policy change

The Boy Scouts of America's National Executive Board voted 45-12 to end the organization's blanket ban on gay adult leaders on Monday, although the change in policy would still allow... Read more »

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