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'A head scratcher': Summit County families barely dodge 2 wildfires in 1 year

Some Summit County families wondered aloud Saturday how their homes have been spared despite two wildfires in a year that came awfully close to their doorsteps. Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Big on opera: Utah Opera's artistic director shares his passion for all things opera

Christopher McBeth, artistic director of Utah Opera, is an unabashed cheerleader of all things opera. Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Springville homes evacuated after fireworks sparked grass fire

At least 10 homes were temporarily evacuated and another 40 were on "standby" to evacuate after a growing grass fire broke out on the east bench of Springville in the middle of the night. Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Allies With Families a lifeline for families with children with mental illness, behavioral disorders

Allies with Families, a Utah nonprofit organization, offers support and resources to parents and their children with emotional, behavioral and mental health needs. A community-based program,... Read more »

July 26, 2014

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State committee studying feasibility of extending online voting to more Utahns

Utahns file their taxes, bank and shop online all the time, says state Sen. Curt Bramble, R-Provo, so why shouldn't they also be able to vote on their laptops? Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Remodeling? Experts say some projects add to home value more than others

While spring may be the season for cleaning up around the house in the Beehive State, summer is the unofficial remodeling season for many Utah homeowners. Making the decision to invest in home... Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Salt Lake County property tax increases proposed

Several entities are proposing to increase property tax revenues within Salt Lake County. Read more »

July 26, 2014

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Satellites track drought-driven groundwater depletion in the West

A new study gives a greater understanding of how the persistent drought in the Colorado River Basin is sapping groundwater supplies. The equivalent of two Lake Meads has been drained from aquifers... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Smoke jumpers engage fire at Dinosaur National Monument

Smoke jumpers and other fire resources began fighting a fire at Dinosaur National Monument that started Friday. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Fire near Rockport Reservoir nearly half contained

A yurt fire that spread to nearby brush burned about 120 acres near Rockport Reservoir, triggering evacuation warnings for more than 200 residences Friday. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Habitual offender arrested in alleged attempted kidnapping

A man who police say tried to walk off with a 6-year-old girl during Pioneer Day festivities at Liberty Park on Thursday was arrested for investigation of attempted kidnapping. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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App helps consumers compare health care service costs

UnitedHealthcare and other organizations are offering services that enable people to comparison shop for medical services. The information is available through the Health4Me app. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Troopers urge drivers to focus on safety during holiday weekend

The summer death toll on Utah's roads is at an alarming rate. The latest fatal accidents occurred Thursday — a one-car fatal accident in Cedar City and a violent crash on state Route 73 in... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Firefighters battle blaze at Woods Cross business

A large fire burned at a business in a Woods Cross neighborhood Friday afternoon. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Federal land managers criticized over handling of Cliven Bundy standoff

Republican elected officials criticized the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's handling of the armed April standoff with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, blaming tensions on heavy-handed actions by the... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Students write, stage and perform an opera for summer program

Students wrote, composed and designed an opera as part of a special summer program hosted by the Madeleine Choir School. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Utah Free Market an opportunity for community connections through service

The Utah Free Market allows people to give and take in a free exchange process that connects Salt Lake City residents through service. Donations will continue through next week in preparation for... Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Two teens stabbed in Liberty Park Thursday night

Two men reportedly trying to defend their female friend were stabbed in the middle of crowded Liberty Park on Thursday night, according to police. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Pioneer panorama arrives in the Salt Lake Valley

Thanks to art collector Tony Christensen, a nearly-century-old mural depicting the Mormon pioneers' arrival in the Salt Lake Valley has made its way to Salt Lake City. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Deseret News Classic: Marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K results

Explore the full race results from the Deseret News Classic races including placements, times and pace on the Deseret News Classic searchable database. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Draper house explodes into flames, hospitalizing homeowner

A Draper house exploded into flames Friday morning, hospitalizing one man with burns and leaving his family's belongings scattered across neighbors' lawns. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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A perfect day for a parade (+video)

To help make such a memorable celebration last a little longer, here's a video tribute to the parade, courtesy of DeseretNews.com. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Olympic gold medalists team with sponsors as they prepare for 2018

The Center of Excellence in Park City is where athletes dream of Olympic glory, but that dream is expensive. Read more »

July 25, 2014

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Levan wildfire burns 'well over 1,000' acres Thursday

A brush fire burned more than 1,000 acres south of Levan and caused the temporary evacuation of eight homes Thursday. It is one of several fires burning throughout Utah. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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Volunteers provide clothing, food, flip-flops during Pioneer Day event

About 50 volunteers distributed food, clothing and hygiene kits outside The Road Home homeless shelter Thursday to adults and children in need as part of an annual Pioneer Day charity event. Read more »

July 24, 2014

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