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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 »

Feb. 10, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 10, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 10, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 10, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 10, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 10, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 10, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 10, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 10, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 10, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 10, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 10, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 10, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 10, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 10, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 10, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 10, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 10, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 10, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 10, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 10, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 10, 2016

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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 »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Report: Zion National Park has $70M maintenance backlog

A report shows that Zion National Park is about $70 million behind on maintenance work, while continuing to see a record number of visitors. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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'He was large, he was angry, he was bloody,' witness testifies as murder trial ordered for Bountiful man

Following detailed testimony of a violent attack on his wife's ex-husband, a Bountiful man was ordered to stand trial for murder Wednesday. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Wide awake surgery: What it looks like and why patients want it

Being conscious for surgery may sound like a frightening throwback to the days before anesthesia. But the practice is taking hold as a low-risk, low-cost and patient-friendly approach to a growing... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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'We're all going to go far:' Sterling Scholar hopefuls interview for next round

More than 600 Wasatch Region students across 14 categories gave interviews or performed in front of judges, hoping to learn later that they advanced to the final round of consideration in the... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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USU to host Utah Small Business Development Center Network

Utah State University was recently selected by the Small Business Administration to host the Utah Small Business Development Center Network. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Provo Canyon semitrailer crash closes U.S. 189 to eastbound traffic for hours (+video)

Eastbound U.S. 189, the road leading in and out of the mouth of Provo Canyon, was shutdown for more more than 3 ½ hours Tuesday afternoon after a semitrailer lost control and crashed. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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LDS sister missionary from Kaysville killed in Pennsylvania crash

A sister missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints died in an automobile accident Tuesday in Pennsylvania, church officials confirmed. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Free marriage check-up clinic offered at Argosy University

Argosy University is hosting a free marriage check-up clinic in February on Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Draper campus. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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With more parents choosing not to vaccinate, Utah on brink of losing 'herd immunity'

With more and more parents choosing not to vaccinate their children, Utah's schools are at risk of losing "herd immunity" — the protection a community enjoys when roughly 90 percent of its... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Lawmakers already looking at development of Utah State Prison site

Even though the Utah State Prison won't be relocated until after a new facility expected to be completed by mid-2020 is ready, legislation was introduced Tuesday related to developing the current... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Biskupski retains Salt Lake City airport director

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced Tuesday that a fourth city department director will be keeping her job: Maureen Riley, executive director of the Department of Airports. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Legislature celebrates Utah's arts community

Performers from Repertory Dance Theatre dance during Arts Day on the Hill at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Law enforcement, advocates raise united cry to expand life-saving domestic violence initiative

In the wake of compelling success stories and growing demand from communities across the state, advocacy groups and law enforcement are making a united request for legislative funds to expand a... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Photos: Rising above the gathering smog

A thick layer of smog settles over Salt Lake County on Tuesday. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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In this case, wild horses drag them together

A cooperative management agreement struck by the Bureau of Land Management in Utah and the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration shelves a lawsuit and means certain wild horse... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Utah lawmaker proposes studying electronic drivers' licenses

A state lawmaker is running a bill that would ask Utah's Driver License Division to study the possibility of electronic drivers’ licenses. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Proposed Utah law would treat child prostitutes as victims, not criminals

A bill that cleared a Utah House committee Tuesday would make sure children who are exploited for sex would be treated as victims and not criminals. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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More downtown housing for Salt Lake City, this time for those in need

A $1 million state appropriation to the Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund will help fund a mixed-income housing development that includes affordable housing, housing for people with disabilities and... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Man charged with beating 13-year-old boy with crowbar

A 21-year-old man has been charged with beating a 13-year-old boy with a crowbar in an incident that prosecutors are calling gang-related. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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2 Utah police camera bills differ on what to make public

Civil liberties advocates say one of two proposals to regulate police body cameras in Utah this year would give law enforcement too much leeway and would exempt videos of fatal shootings from open... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Gas prices in Utah at average of $1.83 a gallon

The AAA Fuel Gauge Report showed fuel prices in the Beehive State at $1.83 a gallon, down 21 cents from January. All Utah cities surveyed reported double-digit decreases from last month, with only... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Driver in DUI crash that maimed 11-year-old girl sent to prison

A judge has ordered prison time for an Ogden man who pleaded guilty in a DUI crash that left an 11-year-old girl with disfiguring and debilitating injuries last year. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Zion's 5 best short and easy hikes

The winter is perhaps the best time to explore southern Utah. Take a look at the 5 best easy hikes of Zion's. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Got an emergency? You can now text 911 in 3 counties, Bountiful

Emergency dispatchers in Salt Lake, Weber and Morgan counties, as well as in Bountiful, can now receive 911 texts in addition to calls. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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LDS Church's opposition does not necessarily doom medical marijuana bill, sponsor says

The sponsor of a bill to legalize the medical use of marijuana says The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' opposition to the legislation does not necessarily doom its passage. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Michael Cavallari died from exposure, medical examiner says

Exposure to the cold caused the death of Michael Cavallari, the Grand County Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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