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Poll gives Becker early lead in Salt Lake City mayor's race

A new poll gives Ralph Becker the lead in the Salt Lake City mayor's race, but the survey was conducted before Jim Dabakis left the race and threw his support to Jackie Biskupski. Luke Garrott says... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Herbert to meet with Obama administration to negotiate Healthy Utah caps

Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday he plans to meet with Obama administration officials in Washington, D.C., within the next two weeks to negotiate new limits to his Healthy Utah alternative to... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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BYU ranked 'best value college' in Utah

BYU topped Utah's ranks as the "best value college" in a recent report by SmartAsset, ranking 27th nationally based on tuition, student living costs, average financial aid awarded, student... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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First installment of comprehensive driving study released

The AAA Foundation, a prominent traffic safety nonprofit organization, recently released the first year of data collected in its long-term survey of American driving habits. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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4 charged with murder in South Salt Lake drug deal gone bad

Three additional suspects were arrested this week in what police say was a South Salt Lake robbery that turned into a murder in December. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Mixed bag of hit-and-miss movies on Blu-ray, DVD this week

New movies on Blu-ray and DVD this week are a very hit-and-miss mixed bag, and, unfortunately, most of them miss. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Doug's Take: Doug's take: Despite Sparks' recent track record, 'The Longest Ride' is likable

Well, I might be drummed out of the Utah Film Critic Association for this, but I’m man enough to admit that I actually like the new film “The Longest Ride,” based on a Nicholas... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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These days, you really can watch something else

There has never been a time in history with more entertainment choices available than there are now. If you can’t find something consistent with your values or your tastes, it may not be... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Police: Man arrested after crawling under bathroom stall of young boy

A West Valley man who police say crawled under a bathroom stall in a library to approach a 7-year-old boy was arrested for investigation of sex abuse. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Convictions of 2 in S.L. sex assault case overturned by appeals court

Two men convicted of sexually assaulting a Salt Lake County woman have been granted a new trial after the Utah Court of Appeals ruled that a prosecutor improperly appealed to jurors' emotions... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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EnergySolutions shouldn't store uranium before review, Herbert says

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality will delay formal public comment and allow EnergySolutions additional time to address important components not addressed or resolved in the draft Safety... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Kirk Jowers stepping down from U.'s Hinckley Institute

One of Utah's most popular political pundits, Kirk Jowers, announced Thursday he is stepping down as director of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics for a job in the private... Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Small explosion forces evacuation of U. chemistry building

The Henry Eyring Chemistry Building at the University of Utah was evacuated Thursday after an unplanned chemical reaction caused a small explosion. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Second man arrested in connection with dollar store robbery

The second of two men who police say robbed a store employee at gunpoint and left her tied up in a back room has been arrested. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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South Jordan woman killed in freeway crash

A South Jordan woman was killed and a Utah Highway Patrol trooper pinned in her vehicle following a series of crashes on state Route 201 Wednesday. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Man charged with kidnapping Herriman girl pleads guilty to sex abuse

A Draper man accused of taking a 13-year-old girl from her home will now go to prison for sexually abusing her. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Black ice, accidents force temporary I-15 closure

Black ice and more than 20 accidents forced Utah Highway Patrol troopers to shut down part of I-15 Thursday morning. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Contact lens makers sue Utah over anti-price fixing law

Three contact lens manufacturers are suing Utah over a new law outlawing minimum prices for contact lenses, which the companies argue benefits Utah-based discount retailer 1-800-Contacts. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Innovative Salt Lake high school recognized for learning success

Innovations Early College High School in Salt Lake City is getting the attention and praise of educators across the country for its innovative strategies to boost student success. Read more »

April 16, 2015

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Driver killed in West Valley City crash

The driver of a pickup truck was killed in a wreck Wednesday night near 6550 W. 4100 South, police say. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Kayelyn Louder autopsy inconclusive but family insists death 'was not an accident'

An autopsy conducted on Kayelyn Louder, the woman who was missing for two months before her body was found in the Jordan River, was unable to determine her cause of death. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Woman killed, trooper injured in freeway crashes

A woman died Wednesday in a crash on state Route 201 and a Utah Highway Patrol trooper was injured while responding to the scene. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Two injured after truck crashes into Murray arcade

Two people suffered non-life threatening injuries when a truck crashed into a Nickel Mania arcade Wednesday afternoon. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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Ballet West’s 'Almost Tango' offers intriguing mix

A study in social dance and ballet, a three-ballet program presented by Ballet West spotlighted prima ballerina Christiana Bennett, among others. Bennett recently announced her retirement after 16... Read more »

April 15, 2015

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April snow shocks Utahns but does little for state's water woes

An April snowstorm stronger than the winter's showings blanketed northern Utah in snow Wednesday and is expected to continue into the evening. Read more »

April 15, 2015

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