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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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State education administrator announces resignation

Less than a year after he took the position, Scott Jones has resigned as associate superintendent for business and operations at the Utah State Office of Education. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Many questions remain in shooting death of Riverdale mom

A Riverdale man who allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend remained free Tuesday as police continued collecting evidence in the case. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Doctors' group hosts air pollution and pregnancy seminars

The Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment is hosting a pair of seminars detailing air pollution and risks to pregnant women. The seminars, in Salt Lake City and Provo, offer information on air... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Ex-judge asks Obama to commute sentence of Utahn he sent to prison

Former federal Judge Paul Cassell is making another attempt to have the sentence of a man he sent to prison in 2004 commuted by the president. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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2011 flooding poses lingering concerns for Weber County

Lawmakers heard a funding request for $4 million to help mitigate flood damage from 2011 in western Weber County and prevent a similar scenario in which farms and businesses were awash in water... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Clearfield woman killed in Woods Cross rollover

A 90-year-old Clearfield woman was killed in a rollover crash in Woods Cross Monday. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Park hosting 2 moonlight snowshoe hikes

Wasatch Mountain State Park is hosting moonlight snowshoe hikes on Friday, Feb. 19 and Friday March 18. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Salt Lake City seeks input on east-side projects

The Salt Lake City Planning Division will host a neighborhood open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday to discuss upcoming east-side projects, including the East Bench Master Plan. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Museum wants to take your photo for a ‘Trait Tree’

On Saturday, Feb. 13 a professional photographer will be at the West Jordan Library, 8030 S. 1825 West, to take your photo for a “Trait Tree,” which will be part of special summer... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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UTOPIA hires new executive director

The UTOPIA board has hired Roger Timmerman as the organization’s executive director. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Work set to begin on segment of Mountain View Corridor

Construction on the Mountain View Corridor from 5400 South to 4100 South will begin in earnest this spring as new outside lanes are added to the roadway. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Multimedia storytelling can help make family history more accessible, easier to share

When multiple media sources are used together to tell a story that's passed down in a family, it become more dynamic and assumes more dimensions than words typed onto a page, said Devin Ashby, a... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Two rescued after falling through ice at Liberty Park

Firefighters rescued a woman and teenage girl early Monday evening after they fell through the ice on a partially frozen pond in Liberty Park, the Salt Lake City Fire Department said. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Utah PolitiLinks: 2 medical marijuana bills advance, LDS Church opposed to one

Lawmakers look for ways to make transportation tax hike look appealing and are warned that tax revenues might fall short, while the LDS church oppose a medical marijuana bill, and a resolution... Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Dispatchers say bystanders lifted vehicle off crash victim in Kearns

Bystanders helped lift a vehicle off of a victim Monday night after he crashed into a cement barrier, dispatchers said. Read more »

Feb. 9, 2016

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Advocacy group says bill would reduce access to mental illness medication

Health care providers, law enforcement officials and legislators debated a bill that would allow Medicaid to cover certain psychiatric drugs and not others. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Survivor of Trolley Square massacre urges lawmakers to reform Medicaid

Carolyn Tuft, a survivor of the 2007 siege at Trolley Square, called on lawmakers to pass Medicaid reform. Tuft said she has no prescription coverage and can't afford drugs to counteract the... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Lobbyist group considers suing state over 'inadequate' school funding

Leaders of the Alliance for a Better Utah announced Monday they intend to file a lawsuit against the state to force the Utah Legislature to increase funding for public schools. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Salt Lake County may downsize, close South Jordan equestrian center

The future of the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park in South Jordan is on shaky ground. County Council members are questioning whether the park is worth its cost to taxpayers and considering whether... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Committee approves bill allowing tastings at liquor distilleries

A bill that would allow liquor distilleries in the state to offer tastings to customers was approved Monday by the House Business and Labor Committee. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Long-awaited Jeremy Johnson fraud trial kicks off in federal court

Nearly five years and three attorneys later, one-time multimillionaire Jeremy Johnson will literally defend himself in court against dozens of fraud charges related to his now defunct online... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Lawmaker proposes donating unused medications to needy

A bill proposed by Rep. Gage Froerer, R-Huntsville, proposes saving unused prescription drugs and donating them to the needy. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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LDS missionary department leader: Zika has 'our utmost attention'

The assistant executive director in the LDS Church’s Missionary Department, in a Q&A posted online by the church on Monday, said missionary health is the department's first priority but that... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Police investigating rape of woman attacked in Salt Lake parking garage

A woman was raped in a Salt Lake parking garage Wednesday night as she walked alone to her car, police said. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Police: Man says he shot girlfriend who was armed with knife

Police in Riverdale are investigating the death of a woman whose boyfriend allegedly called 911 to report he had shot the woman who had been armed with a knife. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Deer attacks man in Draper backyard, police say

A mule deer attacked a Draper man in his backyard Monday, causing "significant wounds" to the man, as well as an injury to the family dog. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Photos: Big hearts and little hats

Jack Hardy, left, and Tyler Moffitt, both of whom were born with a congential heart defect, help sort 850 little red hats at the Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building in... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Software makes communication between dispatch centers seamless

Dispatch centers often use different software, making communication between them difficult and time-consuming. But a new system is making communication between centers seamless. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Utahns will have to wait for a breath of fresh air

Haze settles across the Salt Lake Valley, obscuring the Wasatch Mountains on Monday. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Should Utah have 'blended sentences' for teen offenders certified as adults?

Experts are divided over "blended sentences" and whether Utah should formalize them on its books. Such options can allow juvenile offenders certified as adults to receive rehabilitation treatment... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Ex-social worker to plead guilty to sex with teen client, attorney says

The jury trial for a former social worker has been canceled as the man prepares to plead guilty to allegations he had sex with a 16-year-old client, according to his attorney. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Book sale set for Saturday in Clearfield

The Davis County library system is hosting a book sale Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the north branch in Clearfield, 562. S. 100 East. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Pratt Aquatic Center to close for maintenance

The Pratt Aquatic Center, 55 N. 200 West, will be closed beginning Monday Feb. 15, for annual maintenance, cleaning and repair. It is anticipated the pool will be closed for one to tow weeks. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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BLM seeking volunteers for raptor nest survey

The Bureau of Land Management’s Salt Lake field office is seeking volunteers to help conduct the annual raptor inventory nest survey this spring in northern Utah. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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U. mathematics student wins Churchill Scholarship

Mackenzie Simper, a Salt Lake City native and senior in mathematics at the University of Utah, has received the Churchill Scholarship to study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Weber State gets $5M donation for building renovation, asking $30M from Legislature

Weber State University is getting closer to renovating its Social Science Building thanks to a $5 million private donation, university leaders announced Monday. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Company slows work on controversial Utah tar sands project

Environmentalists are celebrating after the Canadian company behind a controversial tar sands development in eastern Utah announced it is scaling back work on its project. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Researchers in Utah working on ways to identify Zika more quickly

Until a few weeks ago, many people had probably never heard of the Zika virus. Co-Diagnostics Inc. in Bountiful is working to find ways to identify the disease faster, particularly in the poorer... Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Bountiful Junior High math and science teacher wins award

Becky Dunleavy, a math and science teacher at Bountiful Junior High School, has been named the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Teacher of the Year. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Charges: Orem mom left 2 small kids alone while she went out drinking

An Orem woman has been charged with abandoning two small children while she went out drinking. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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