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Concerns raised about sustainable energy bill

A coalition that includes the state's top consumer watchdog agency is staunchly opposing legislation it says would result in higher electricity bills for Utah ratepayers. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Bountiful man charged with murder in death of woman after carjacking

A Bountiful man was charged with murder Friday for allegedly striking and killing a Farmington woman in a vehicle he had carjacked moments earlier. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Women’s health fair set for Feb. 9-10 in Provo

The Utah County Health Department’s Women’s Clinic is sponsoring a Heart of the Matter health fair, catered to women ages 40 to 64, on Tuesday, Feb. 9, and Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the department,... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Utah House bill would make it crime to fly drones near wildfires

Aerial drones delayed suppression efforts in at least two Utah wildfires last year, and a proposal in the Legislature would make it a crime to fly them within 3 miles of a fire. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Police identify woman found dead outside vacant Salt Lake home

Police have identified a woman whose body was discovered outside a vacant home on Salt Lake City's west side Thursday morning. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Former ambassador speaks at BYU Feb. 11

Former U.S. Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker will deliver BYU’s Wheatley Distinguished Lecture in International Affairs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in Room 3228 of the Wilkinson Student Center.... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Heavy ski traffic highlights need for better canyon transportation options

Mountain Accord stakeholders convened Friday in the Utah Transit Authority Park & Ride lot located at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon in an effort to highlight the pressing need for... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Holladay sponsoring 2 classes on learning to live a heart-healthy life

February is Heart Health month, and to mark the occasion, the Happy Healthy Holladay Committee is sponsoring two classes on learning to live a heart-healthy life. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Hinckley Lecture to focus on social aggression, social media

Marion K. Underwood, dean of graduate studies at the University of Texas at Dallas, will deliver the 12th annual Marjorie Pay Hinckley Lecture on “Social Aggression, Social Media and the... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Woman killed by mixer at Sandy grocery store remembered as 'best mom in the world'

Even in death, Carmen "Jackie" Lindhardt thought of her family first, just as she did throughout her life, her sister says. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Report: Communication breakdowns contributed to release of man who killed officer

A series of procedural problems, muddled paperwork and miscommunication about new criminal charges contributed to the release of an inmate who weeks later shot and killed a police officer and... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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'Young lungs matter': Students march to Capitol to battle pollution 'monster'

Approximately 1,000 students gathered in the Capitol rotunda for a clean air rally Thursday. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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2 medical marijuana bills advance in Utah

Two very different bills that would make medical marijuana available to small percentages of Utahns lept over the first hurdles at the Utah Legislature on Thursday. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Proposed porn crisis resolution getting national, international attention

A Utah state senator's push to declare pornography a public health crisis has drawn national and international attention and an attaboy from Gov. Gary Herbert. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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8 movies that show attempts to harness the sun

Sci-fi blockbusters are increasingly using the power of the sun to fuel weapons and plot lines, but the sun actually offers real-world solutions today. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Housing prices expected to climb in 2016, report says

The Salt Lake area housing market experienced near historic growth in 2015, and this year is predicted to be another “very good year,” a new report states. This year is primed to be... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Meagan Grunwald won't get a new trial in officer's death, judge says

A judge has denied requests for a new trial for a woman convicted in the shooting death of a Utah County sheriff's sergeant and the attempted murder of a sheriff's deputy when she was 17 years old. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Video involving officer whose ear was nearly severed raises new questions

A home video purportedly depicting the arrest of a man accused of nearly severing the ear of a Salt Lake police officer raises new questions for some about the amount of force police used against... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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'Step up' and contribute to homeless trust fund on tax forms, Herbert says

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert urged Utahns to "step up" and contribute a portion of their state income tax refunds to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund during a press briefing Thursday at Fourth... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Family history enthusiasts are 'heart specialists' for the rest of society, RootsTech speaker says

To attract novices, including family members, to family history, enthusiasts need to reach their hearts with meaningful stories — and they need to do it within 60 seconds, the keynote speaker... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Police identify man killed in head-on crash with semitrailer near Moab

Police have identified a man who was killed after his SUV was struck head-on by a semitrailer Tuesday. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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State revenues may fall short of projections, lawmakers warned

Tax revenues may be falling short of projections, leaving less money to spend this session, members of the House GOP caucus were warned Thursday. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Utah files lawsuit claiming feds' sage grouse conservation strategy is unlawful

The Utah Attorney General's Office filed a lawsuit against the Department of the Interior and Department of Agriculture, claiming the agencies' strategy to disallow new mining on or near greater... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Lawmakers seek changes to find voter favor in local transportation tax hike

After Utah voters in several counties shot down last year's Proposition 1, a tax increase to fund local road projects, lawmakers are now pursuing ways to make the tax hike a little more palatable. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Committee approves $11.5M bill to expand public preschool

Adding to a legislative focus on early childhood education, lawmakers gave early approval Thursday to a bill that would expand preschool offerings to Utah children. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Federal judge sends SB54 dispute to Utah Supreme Court

A federal judge Thursday sent the battle over Utah's new election law to the Utah Supreme Court. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Bill would create new designation for autocycles

A state lawmaker is proposing to create a designation for a new category of unconventional vehicles. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Dems demand all information on possible public lands lawsuit

Democrats on a Utah commission considering suing the federal government over ownership of millions of acres of public land in the state are demanding all information pertinent to the potential... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Police investigating 'suspicious' death of woman found outside Salt Lake home

Police are investigating the suspicious death of a woman found outside a home on Salt Lake's west side. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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How a Utah child’s miraculous heart transplant led his mom on an improbable startup journey

When Tammy Bowers was told her son, Landen, wouldn’t live to see his first birthday, she didn’t give up hope. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Summit County transportation open house is Feb. 10

The Summit County Council is inviting residents at attend a tansportation open house on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 6-8 p.m. at the Swaner Preserve and Eco Center, 1258 Center Dr., Park City. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Elizabeth Smart working on self-empowerment book due in 2017

Kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart's next book will be a guide to self-empowerment. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Holladay holding open intersection redesign study

Holladay is holding a public open house to discuss a study on the intersection at Highland Drive and the Van Winkle Expressway. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Clean air sustainability fair is Tuesday

Salt Lake County residents are invited to visit with local companies on ways to improve the county’s air quality on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salt Lake County... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Super Bowl picks: Hogle Zoo orangutan wild about the Panthers

Tuah, an orangutan at Salt Lake City's Hogle Zoo, kisses a Panthers helmet in his enclosure on Thursday, signifying his pick to win Super Bowl 50. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Archaeologist to discuss cultural resources of Big Flat Area

Colin Ferriman, an archaeologist with Cultural Resources Analysts, will present findings from a study of the archaeology and cultural landscape of the Big Flat area at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, in... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Anglers asked to turn in northern pike caught in Utah Lake

Biologists have launched a research project to learn how northern pike might affect sport fish and endangered fish in Utah lake. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Utah PolitiLinks: Dems get involved in GOP and state election law feud, bill requires IT workers to report child porn found at work

Bills, including one proving dental benefits for Medicaid clients and another requiring IT workers to report child pornography found at work, have made it past committee while others get put on... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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6 arrested, forgery operation busted at White City home, police say

The Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit was looking for one of their top 10 most wanted fugitives Wednesday. They found him, and a whole lot more, police say. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Lawmakers consider bill to make Spiral Jetty Utah’s official work of art

The Spiral Jetty is considered landscape art and is arguably the most popular piece of landscape art in the world. Rep. Rebecca Edwards, R-North Salt Lake, has introduced legislation to make the... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Should scientists be allowed to change DNA to prevent genetic disease?

A major bioethics panel, charged by the Food and Drug Administration with weighing the ethics of a DNA manipulation technique that would create so-called "three-person babies," has released its... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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House committee passes bill requiring IT workers to report child pornography found on the job

A computer analyst who happens across child pornography and doesn't tell police could be charged with a crime under a bill a Utah House committee passed Wednesday. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Feds say Orem man duped hundreds of investors out of $28 million

An Orem man deceived hundreds of investors out of about $28 million in an extensive Ponzi scheme that began in 2010, according to a complaint filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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RootsTech 2016 a 25,000-member 'studio audience'

RootsTech 2016, the largest family history event in the world, got underway Wednesday, drawing the vanguard of an expected 25,000 registered attendees from 50 states and 40 countries who will be... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Police searching for 4 men in violent home invasion in West Valley City

Police are searching for a group of men who investigators say invaded a home Wednesday afternoon, threatened a group of four people inside and made away with a backpack containing one victim's rent... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Woman dies after getting caught in industrial-size mixer at Reams bakery in Sandy

A Murray woman died after being accidentally caught in an industrial-sized mixer Wednesday at the bakery inside Ream's Food Store on Wednesday, police said. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Jury acquits man of assaulting officer who shot him

A man who was shot by a West Jordan police officer has been acquitted of assaulting that officer. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Bill to eliminate requirement for prospective wards' legal counsel in guardianship cases put on hold

A legislative committee held a bill Wednesday that would eliminate the requirement that young adults with intellectual disabilities to be represented by legal counsel when courts consider their... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Are you willing to take a pledge to help clean the air?

On Wednesday, the Utah Transit Authority launched a campaign to help lower emission levels across northern Utah. The agency invited commuters to take a pledge to use public transit more often... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Spanish Fork predicts 400 new homes will be built in 2016

Spanish Fork officials anticipate as many as 400 new homes will be constructed this year. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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