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Charges: Man tried to take homemade bomb aboard bus

A Salt Lake man has been charged with assembling a homemade explosive device and attempting to take it aboard a Greyhound bus. Read more »

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Dalai Lama of Tibet scheduled to speak at U. June 21

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is scheduled to speak at the University of Utah on June 21. A planned appearance at the university and participation in the Parliament of the World's... Read more »

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Donald Trump Jr. offers a few words about dad during stop in Utah

Republican presidential candidates are in South Carolina for the state's Feb. 20 primary. Donald Trump Jr. is in Salt Lake City and spoke about his father's run for the GOP nomination. Read more »

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Lawmakers advance five bills designed to save lives

Lawmakers advanced five bills Thursday, all meant to target the growing prescription painkiller epidemic in Utah. Read more »

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Lee, Stewart urge action on behalf of BYU student who went missing in China

U.S. Senator Mike Lee and Rep. Chris Stewart introduced a concurrent resolution Wednesday urging the federal Department of State to examine the possibility that a missing BYU student was abducted... Read more »

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Controversial Rocky Mountain Power bill gets committee approval

A panel of lawmakers said Thursday that Sen. Stuart Adams' SB115 — affecting oversight of Rocky Mountain Power and dealing with multiple renewable energy issues — needs more discussion... Read more »

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$100M classroom tech bill gets preliminary OK, but full funding not likely

A statewide classroom technology proposal that lawmakers say "represents years worth of work" earned preliminary approval in the Utah Legislature Thursday. Read more »

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Bill beefing up hate crime statute passes Senate committee

A bill that would define the parameters for a hate crime and increase the penalties for it passed a Senate committee Thursday before a packed committee room. Read more »

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Manti man indicted in Oregon occupation; Arizona man arrested in southern Utah

A man who allegedly belonged to the group that overtook the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon last month was arrested Thursday in southern Utah by FBI agents, the mayor of Springdale... Read more »

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BLM seeking comment on proposed changes to Moab campgrounds

The Bureau of Land Management’s Moab field office is seeking public input on a proposal to alter the Kings Bottom, Moonflower and Spring Canyon Campgrounds along Kane Creek Road near Moab. Read more »

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Lehi recreation center seeking volunteers

The Lehi Legacy Center is seeking volunteers for host program in exchange for a membership to the 96,000-square-foot recreation facility, located at 123 N Center. Read more »

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Hop on down to free rabbit show at Fairpark

A rabbit show is set to be held Saturday, Feb. 20, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Utah State Fairpark’s Deseret Building. Admission is free. Read more »

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Zion anticipating large crowds over Presidents Day weekend

Visitation at Zion National Park has increased dramatically over the past few years, especially on holidays and long weekends. And Presidents Day weekend is no exception. Read more »

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Group asks lawmakers to ban animal gas chambers

About 30 Utahns lobbied lawmakers Thursday in support of two bills — HB187, which would prohibit animal gas chamber euthanasia, and a forthcoming bill that would define appropriate shelter... Read more »

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Teens get hands-on lesson in police use of force

Participants in the Pleasant Grove Police Department’s Youth Citizen’s Academy experienced two different live scenarios involving a trespassing call and a traffic stop that ended up... Read more »

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Biskupski launches search for new economic development leader

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has launched a national search to find a highly qualified director to lead the city's newly created Business and Economic Development Department. Read more »

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Checking trust fund on tax form will help overcome homelessness

Homeless services providers, government officials, advocates and a formerly homeless woman urged Utahns to contribute to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund, which helps fund services statewide... Read more »

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Capitol karaoke party: Senator's son who has Down syndrome celebrates with legislators

Matt Hillyard, son of Sen. Lyle Hillyard, R-Logan, comes to the hill with his father frequently and has a birthday later in the session. To celebrate, legislators, interns and others participated... Read more »

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Cheerleaders for Medicaid expansion ask Utah lawmakers to consider implications

It was a different cast of characters testifying about the need for Medicaid expansion in Utah on Thursday. Read more »

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Summit County wants rewrite of Bishop's public lands initiative

How do you chart what happens on Utah's public lands? Should recreation rule? Should vast pristine areas left be untouched? What about energy development? A public lands bill to solve this is... Read more »

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Bill to alter state's guardianship laws moves to House on 6-5 vote

A bill that backers say relieves loving families of unnecessary expenses of hiring attorneys for their disabled children in guardianship proceedings is before the Utah House of Representatives.... Read more »

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9-year-old girl thrown from SUV in crash; mother cited for seat belt violation

A 9-year-old girl was injured Wednesday night when she was thrown from a vehicle in a crash. Read more »

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Faulty chimney flue starts fire in Ogden home

A fire that began in a faulty chimney flue damaged an Ogden home and displaced four people Wednesday night. Read more »

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West Jordan names new city attorney

The West Jordan City Council has appointed David R. Brickey as city attorney. The council selected Brickey from a pool of 30 applicants at its Feb. 10 meeting. Read more »

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7 more of the most infamous criminals in Utah history

Here are seven more of the most infamous criminals to have ravaged the place we all call home. Read more »

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New task force created to round up walkaways from prison halfway house

As law enforcement officers continued Wednesday to look for a man who allegedly rammed a police patrol car while attempting to avoid arrest, questions were again being raised about a halfway house... Read more »

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After-school programs a 'comprehensive' way to help kids, lawmakers say

A Utah senator is hoping to improve academic achievement for some of Utah's most at-risk students by increasing funding for after-school programs. Read more »

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Lawmaker proposes new statue for Capitol

Rep. Mark Wheatley, D-Murray, has proposed a new statue for the state Capitol honoring Father Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Father Silvestre Velez de Escalante. Read more »

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Farmington home sustains up to $80,000 in damage in fire

A Farmington house fire caused severe damage Wednesday afternoon, a fire official said. Read more »

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House panel shuts down bill to exclude UTA from future tax hikes

A House committee Wednesday rejected a bill that would have given cities the ability to exclude transit districts — such as the Utah Transit Authority — from receiving revenue from... Read more »

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Friends, family remember sister missionary killed in Pennsylvania

Friends and family of an LDS missionary who was killed in a car accident in Pennsylvania on Tuesday mourn the loss, but they remember her vibrant personality and positive nature. Read more »

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House committee backs bill shifting power on key legislative committees

A bill that would give majority Republicans control of a pair of key legislative committees made up of an equal number of Republicans and Democrats since 1975 won committee approval Wednesday. Read more »

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All-male legislative committee blocks bill to eliminate tax on feminine hygiene products

A bill that would eliminate Utah’s sales tax on diapers and feminine hygiene products was struck down by a House committee Wednesday. Read more »

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Animal lovers gather in support of proposed gas chamber ban

Animal lovers packed a House committee meeting Wednesday to express their support of a bill that would prohibit animal euthanasia by gas chamber. Read more »

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'It literally is saving lives,' police chief says of domestic violence intervention initiative

Three people died from domestic violence in West Valley City last year, but as many as 200 more potentially could have, the city's police chief said, offering his support for a lifesaving... Read more »

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Foundation's failure would set back foster care two decades, Leavitt cautions lawmakers

Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt cautioned this week that failure of the Utah Foster Care Foundation would set back foster care two decades. The foundation could shutter on June 30 unless it receives... Read more »

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BLM seeks comment on banning rope use at Corona Arch, Gemini Bridges

The Bureau of Land Management’s Moab field office is seeking public comment on an environmental assessment to permanently restrict rope use at Corona Arch and Gemini Bridges. Read more »

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House defeats bill changing referendum deadlines

A bill that would have allowed Utahns to wait to circulate a referendum petition until after the governor takes action on legislation failed by a close vote Wednesday in the House. Read more »

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Change in alcohol permit law will save Utah embarrassment, state senator says

The Utah Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that one lawmaker says would save the state embarrassment when it comes to issuing an alcohol permit for Snowbird's annual Oktoberfest. Read more »

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Orem Library to close Feb. 15-20 for maintenance

The Orem Library, 58 N. State, will be closed Feb. 15-20 for maintenance. The library will reopen on Monday, Feb. 22. Read more »

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Provo City Council's executive director resigns

Matthew Taylor has submitted his resignation, effective May 1, as the executive director of the Provo City Council. Read more »

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5600 South closure in Roy to affect HAFB gate Feb. 12-15

The Utah Department of Transportation advises motorists, particularly truckers, that the 5600 South entrance to Hill Air Force Base, known as the Roy gate, will be closed this weekend for nearby... Read more »

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SLCC names MLK Humanitarian Award winners

Salt Lake Community College recently selected Philip Anosike, Christine Bray and Jerri Harwell to receive the college’s Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award. Read more »

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Utah Catholics celebrate Ash Wednesday

Monsignor Joseph Mayo places ashes on Arianna Vasquez's forehead as Catholics celebrate Ash Wednesday at Juan Diego Catholic High School in Draper. Read more »

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Senate panel passes bill to remove FBI check for driver privilege cards

A bill eliminating FBI background checks from driver privilege card applications passed a Senate committee Wednesday. Read more »

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Utah PolitiLinks: Proposal to donate unused medications, opposition not end of line for medical marijuana bill

Medication was a topic of discussion at the legislature, with an advocacy group saying that HB18 would reduce access to mental illness medication and another bill proposing an avenue for unused... Read more »

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Police looking for alleged serial taco cart robbers

Unified police detectives continued looking Wednesday for a group believed to be responsible for a series of taco cart robberies. Read more »

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State senator shelves 'constitutional carry' gun bill

A controversial bill allowing people to carry concealed guns without a permit in Utah won't get off the firing line this year. Read more »

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Utah 'ready, willing and able' to host Olympics, lawmaker says

A state lawmaker wants the world to know Utah is "ready, willing and able" to host the Winter Olympics again. Read more »

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IRS raids properties with possible polygamist ties

Local police are assisting the Internal Revenue Service at properties believed to be owned by the Kingston Clan. Read more »

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