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Lawyers for victim in teacher sex case withdraw from lawsuit

Attorneys representing a teen and his parents in a federal lawsuit against the Davis School District for allegations that it failed to protect the boy from sex abuse by a teacher are withdrawing... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Utah defends busting theater for serving booze at 'Deadpool'

Utah liquor authorities did not violate a movie theater's right to free speech when they filed a complaint against the business for serving drinks while showing "Deadpool," a film with nudity and... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Rocky Mountain Power: Thousands on Wasatch Front without power

An outage affecting Salt Lake City, Magna and West Valley City left thousands without power Thursday night as the cause is still being investigated, according to Rocky Mountain Power. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Charges: Group of 3 held man and woman hostage in Magna home during robbery

Charges were filed Thursday against three people accused of holding two victims hostage while robbing a Magna home earlier this year. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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How you can be trained to recognize signs of mental health crises and help

Free Mental Health First Aid classes help people recognize signs of mental health crises and learn the best way to help. The Speedy Foundation, created in memory of Olympian Jeret "Speedy" Peterson... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Charges: Man set fire to sister's Salt Lake apartment, tried to block her inside

A Salt Lake man set his sister's apartment on fire and tried to block her in as it was burning, criminal charges filed Thursday allege. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Salt Lake police: Hundreds of once-backlogged rape kits now submitted to crime lab

Hundreds of once-backlogged rape kits collected by the Salt Lake City Police Department all have been submitted to the Utah State Crime Lab, the agency reported this week. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Exhibit highlights Utah contributions to genetic research

The Natural History Museum of Utah is opening its latest traveling exhibit, "Genome: Unlocking Life's Code." The exhibit also features ways Utah families have contributed to genetic research. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Utah communities still among fastest-growing in country, Census estimates show

Several Utah communities, especially South Jordan, remain among the top in the country for population growth, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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UTA taking threat to block funding 'seriously'

In the days since Salt Lake County leaders threatened to block $150 million in yearly tax revenue from the UTA if it doesn't reverse its decision to close its committee meetings, transit officials... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Salt Lake police looking for 2 men in repeat robberies

Police are looking for help identifying two men accused of robbing the same market three times in two weeks. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Idaho man accepts plea deal in Logan shootout with EMTs

An Idaho man who exchanged gunfire with EMTs after he crashed his car into a natural gas line in Logan has accepted a plea deal. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Hundreds of Utah coal miners speak out on proposed federal reforms

Hundreds of coal miners sporting yellow T-shirts extolling the benefits of coal attended a daylong meeting at the Salt Palace Convention Center hosted by the Bureau of Land Management, urging the... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Walking tour, barbecue Saturday in Murray

A walking tour of historic buildings in downtown Murray is set for 10: 30 a.m. Saturday. The tour will take approximately 90 minutes. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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UDOT to release preliminary results of S.R. 30 study

The Utah Department of Transportation will release the preliminary results of a corridor study of state Route 30 from Logan to Riverside during a series of meetings in late May and early June. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Photos: Vehicle Day gives students a look at possible careers

Students at Bonneville Junior High School look inside a Jenkins-Soffe hearse during Vehicle Day at the Holladay school Thursday. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Photos: Subway treats the needy to lunch

Dottie Anthony shares a Subway sandwich with her dog, Pearl, at the sandwich chain's annual Day of Giving at Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City on Thursday. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Photos: Oh, let's go fly ... a drone

Gary Owens, left, flies a drone with the help of Jerry Bollinger during a new pilot experience workshop in Salt Lake City on Thursday. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Democrats say county primary election voter letters favor GOP

Utah Democratic leaders say county letters informing unaffiliated voters about the upcoming primary election amount to a registration drive for the Republican Party. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Utahns speaking out on pending Medicaid expansion plan

The public comment period has opened on a proposal to extend health care to up to 11,000 people who are living in chronic homelessness, in and out of the criminal justice system, or dealing with... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Wife of Sandy man killed by police sues West Valley, Draper officers

The wife of a man killed by a West Valley police officer last year is suing him, the city and others involved in the fatal shooting. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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GOED announces nearly $2 million in incentives for rural businesses

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development announced Thursday that its board of directors recently approved eight rural Utah businesses for Rural Fast Track grants. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett's apology to Muslims receiving attention from news outlets worldwide

Weeks after former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett's death, several national news media outlets have published stories praising the Utah politician for comments he made regarding Muslims and their acceptance... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Gov. Herbert: Bears Ears resolution won't 'jeopardize anything'

Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday a strongly worded resolution from Utah lawmakers opposing a new Bears Ears national monument won't hurt his discussions about the designation with the Obama... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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West Valley motorcyclist killed in crash

An 18-year-old West Valley man died in a motorcycle crash Wednesday night. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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'Regimented' UTA employee remembered as family man, handyman

Friends and co-workers remembered UTA maintenance worker Kay Ricks, of American Fork, as a hardworking and punctual man who loved his family. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Searchers find missing UTA vehicle in Wyoming search area

The missing vehicle driven by slain Utah Transit Authority worker Kay Ricks was located Thursday in a wooded area near Half Moon Lake in Sublette County. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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LDS Church condemns sexual assault as BYU announces committee on campus response to student cases

LDS leaders condemned all sexual assault and called for respect and sensitivity for survivors in a statement issued Thursday. Meanwhile, BYU created a committee and launched a website in response... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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19 Utah schools receive official state STEM designation

The Utah State Board of Education approved 19 public schools throughout the state for the Utah STEM School Designation. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Cottonwood Heights overhauls its approach to winter with own snowplows

Cottonwood Heights has its first snowplow in hand, as the city overhauls its approach to winter with a soon-to-be full-service Public Works Department. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Parents look for answers after daughter was found hanging from bunk bed

A Highland couple is mourning the loss of their 11-year-old daughter who was found hanging from a bunk bed in her room last week. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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U. grad one of top 25 law students in the nation

Nubia PeÑa, a recent graduate of the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, was recently named as one of the top 25 law students in the country by National Jurist magazine. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Office of Economic Development names procurement director

The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development announced the appointment of Chuck Spence as director of the Utah Procurement Technical Assistance Center. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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41 inmates in Davis County Jail earn high school diplomas

Bernadine Davison hugs her son, Anthony Montano, after the Davis County Adult High School commencement at the Davis County Jail in Farmington on Wednesday. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Where does Salt Lake City rank among the fittest cities in the nation?

The American College of Sports Medicine's American Fitness Index has released its 2016 fitness report for metropolitan cities. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Man dies after head-on crash with dump truck in Magna

A man was killed after his car collided with a dump truck Wednesday afternoon in Magna. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Audit: Public safety communication agency's status needs legislative review

The Utah Communications Authority’s status as an "independent state entity” should be put under review by the Legislature because of significant organizational deficiencies that allowed... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Libertarian presidential candidate meets with Utah state senators

Utah state senators had the opportunity to meet with a presidential candidate Wednesday — Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party's presumptive nominee. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Utah lawmakers pass resolution against proposed Bears Ears national monument

The Utah Legislature told the Obama administration Wednesday in a strongly worded resolution that the state doesn't want a new national monument and is gearing up to fight any attempt to create one. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Utah Legislature restores $4.7 million for education in special session

Utah lawmakers voted to restore more than $4.7 million in funding for various education programs during a special legislative session Wednesday. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Lawmakers to consider 'grand boulevard' entrances to Salt Lake City from I-15

Utah economic leaders Wednesday urged legislators to begin considering improvements to 500 South and 600 South to create "grand boulevard" entrances into Utah's capital city from I-15. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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United Way of Salt Lake honors Changemakers for 2016

United Way of Salt Lake recognized six recipients of the 2016 United for Change award: Mayor Ben McAdams, Mayor Cherie Wood, Principal Jadee Talbot, Intermountain Healthcare, KSL and Deseret... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Utah U.S. Attorney John Huber appointed to DOJ advisory committee

Attorney General Loretta Lynch appointed U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber to her advisory committee Wednesday. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Homeowners conflicted over proposed Bangerter Highway expansion

At a public meeting Tuesday at Taylorsville City Hall, concerned residents pored over maps outlining the expansion of Bangerter Highway, which is supposed to feature a new freeway-style interchange... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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BLM initiates oil and gas development review for San Rafael Desert

The Bureau of Land Management is suspending the nomination of any federal public lands for oil and gas development on more than a half-million acres in portions of Emery and Wayne counties as it... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Critics question shrinking expectations for Medicaid extension

Advocates for Utah's homeless and mentally ill are questioning the Legislature's partial Medicaid expansion plan after learning it will cover 6,000 fewer people than originally promised. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Photos: Hill holds mass-casualty exercise in preparation for air show

Ruben Rutana, playing a burn victim, is treated at Hill Air Force Base on Wednesday during a mass-casualty exercise. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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200 Utah students may have to retake SAT after tests get lost

There are right answers, wrong answers and for some 200 Utah students, there are lost answers. What happened to their SAT exams? Nobody can find them, but test administrators are on the hunt. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Learn about Antelope Island’s wildlife on May 28

Naturalists at Antelope Island State Park will give a presentation on the island’s wildlife at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at the visitor center. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Arches, Canyonlands prep for busy Memorial Day

Arches and Canyonlands national parks are preparing for a busy Memorial Day weekend, and park officials are advising visitors to expect heavy traffic, crowded trails and limited parking. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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