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Report: Tourism spending in Utah grew to nearly $8 billion

Zion National Park anticipates record crowds this Memorial Day weekend.

National conservative group backs Jonathan Johnson's bid to oust Herbert

A national group that advocates conservative principles threw its support Tuesday behind Republican Jonathan Johnson's campaign to unseat GOP Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. Read more »

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Construction of new Farmington high school kicks off projects in Davis School District

The first of several projects funded by a $298 million bond in the Davis School District got underway Tuesday as administrators broke ground for a new high school in Farmington. Read more »

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UTA hikes fees for public records

The UTA board of trustees approved a resolution Wednesday to increase the fee for public records from $5 to $15. The agency said the increase will help offset the cost of fulfilling hundreds of... Read more »

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Syracuse DUI driver sentenced to year in jail for cyclist's death

A Syracuse man who pleaded guilty to automobile homicide after hitting and killing a cyclist while drunk in 2014 has been sentenced to a year in jail. Read more »

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Utah Fraternal Order of Police endorses Gov. Gary Herbert

The Utah Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed Gov. Gary Herbert's re-election bid. Read more »

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FBI asks for help retracing steps of 'persons of interest' in UTA employee's killing

The FBI confirmed Tuesday that it considers Flint and Dereck "DJ" Harrison "persons of interest" in the killing of UTA employee Kay Ricks. Read more »

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Report: Tourism spending in Utah grew to nearly $8 billion

That Zion National Park anticipates record crowds this Memorial Day weekend should come as no surprise considering Utah's steady and unprecedented growth in tourism. Read more »

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Photos: Harmons employees go toe-to-toe for a good cause

Breanne Wayment, playing for the Station Park Harmons, is out at third during the grocery chain's annual kickball tournament in West Valley City on Tuesday. Read more »

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UTA relents to criticism, agrees to open its committee meetings

One week after Salt Lake County leaders threatened to block $150 million in tax money from the Utah Transit Authority if it doesn't reopen its committee meetings to the public, transit officials... Read more »

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Man dies after allegedly ignoring police and jumping from tree

A man causing a disturbance at a Mantua campsite died Sunday after police say he ran from deputies and jumped 100 feet out of a tree. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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John Williams remembered by friends as a man with vision

Friends and acquaintances remembered John Williams on Monday as a man with vision who quietly helped shape Salt Lake City's skyline, culinary scene and culture. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Saved by the belt: Family recalls crash that could have been deadly

The two-week national Click It or Ticket safety campaign started Monday. Justin Harding, the governor's chief of staff, and his family shared their story about surviving a car crash due to wearing... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Father, son make first court appearance in Centerville kidnapping case

A father and son made their first court appearance Monday on charges of kidnapping and beating a woman and her four daughters before fleeing to Wyoming. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Lightning damages Angel Moroni statue atop Bountiful Temple

A lightning strike damaged the Angel Moroni statue atop the Bountiful Temple on Sunday afternoon. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Judiciary panel OK’s ex-Centerville mayor's appointment as federal judge

The Senate Judiciary Committee last week unanimously approved the nomination of former Centerville Mayor Ronald Russell to the U.S. District Court for Utah. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Co-workers help Syracuse mother conquer daily battle

Employees with The Buckner Co. built a wheelchair accessible ramp for one of their co-workers, Sheli Gallegos. Her daughter, Whitney, lost the use of her legs or left arm in a car accident in 2005. Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Sutherland Institute looks to broaden reach as conservative think tank

The Salt Lake City-based Sutherland Institute has plans to reshape itself as a nationally recognized conservative think tank under its new president. Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Utah bus drivers put safety to the test

Utah school bus drivers competed against each other, but mostly honed their own skills as they completed a 20-minute driving course, officiated by the Utah Highway Patrol on Saturday. Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Overstock founder Patrick Byrne fuels Jonathan Johnson gubernatorial campaign

Overstock.com founder and former CEO Patrick Byrne continues to fuel Jonathan Johnson's campaign for governor with unprecedented amounts of cash. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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UDOT rejects alternative to west Davis freeway extension

Utah Department of Transportation officials announced Friday that a proposed alternative to the West Davis Corridor freeway is no longer being considered. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Reconstruction of Hill Field Road in Layton begins Monday

The Utah Department of Transportation advises motorists and local residents that work will be getting underway on Monday, May 23, on a project to repave Hill Field Road. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Drone operators, academics urge Utah lawmakers against too much regulation

Unmanned aerial systems operators and educators urged Utah lawmakers Wednesday to not stifle the emerging industry with too much regulation. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Opponent accuses Herbert of 'selling access' to governor's office

Democratic candidate for governor Mike Weinholtz accused Gov. Gary Herbert Wednesday of abusing his power at a secretly recorded meeting with lobbyists where he offered to meet with their clients... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Police 'concerned' UTA worker's death may be linked to kidnapping suspects

An investigation is underway into the death of a missing Utah Transit Authority employee who was found dead Tuesday outside Kemmerer, Wyoming. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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UTA worker's body found in Wyoming

The body of a missing Utah Transit Authority worker was found in Wyoming on Tuesday, a family spokesman confirmed. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Sunset Park renamed, monument planned in honor of girl kidnapped, killed 34 years ago

A Sunset park was renamed in honor of Rachael Runyan, a 3-year-old who was kidnapped and murdered in 1982. A groundbreaking event for a monument to honor Rachael was held Tuesday. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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$5,000 reward offered in case of cat shot with an arrow

The Humane Society is offering a $5,000 reward for any information about who shot a cat with an arrow last month. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Davis Districts honors 11 employees with CARE Awards

The Davis School District has announced 11 recipients of this year’s CARE Awards. CARE stands for Celebrate Achievement, Reward Excellence. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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2016 Sorenson Legacy Award recipients honored

The Utah State Office of Education recently honored recipients of the 2016 Sorenson Legacy Awards for Excellence in Arts Education at the Salt Lake Marriott City Center. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Trump now leading Clinton, Sanders in Utah, new poll shows

Utahns apparently are warming up to Donald Trump. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee now leads Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in a new public opinion poll released by... Read more »

May 16, 2016

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Housing pressure puts the squeeze on Utah County's rich farmland

Utah County is No. 1 in the state for agricultural production, raking in $240 million in a year for its cattle, orchards, barley and other livestock and crops. It's also predicted to be the... Read more »

May 16, 2016

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UTA to upgrade 45 bus stops along Wasatch Front

The Utah Transit Authority will be improving 45 bus stops throughout Weber, Salt Lake and Utah counties in 2016. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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Father, son in Centerville kidnapping being held in Wyoming jail

A father and son accused of kidnapping and assaulting a mother and her four teen daughters in Utah before fleeing to Wyoming will fight extradition back to Davis County where they face charges. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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Hundreds evacuated in Clearfield business fire

A Saturday morning fire at a Clearfield business led to the evacuation of 500 employees and caused $50,000 in damage. The North Davis Fire District said the fire at Utility Trailer, 1111 S. 1000... Read more »

May 15, 2016

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Students find fun in physics at Lagoon

Physics Day at Lagoon attracts an average of 8,000 middle and high school students from more than 200 schools in five states each year. Students and teachers are able to enjoy the park’s... Read more »

May 14, 2016

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Search continues for men accused of kidnapping women in Centerville

An extensive, widespread search continued Thursday for a father and son who police say lured a woman and her four teen daughters to a house in Centerville to assault them and hold them hostage at... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Hero2Hired free job fair for vets set for May 26 in Layton

A Hero2Hired free job fair will be held Thursday, May 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Davis Conference Center, 1651 N. 700 West, Layton. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Utah 'moving the needle' for women in leadership

Utah is the second state in the nation to adopt a plan to get more women in leadership positions and also urge more women to run for public office. And it's working, according to the Women's... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Clinton man sentenced to 2 days jail for death of Layton High student hit in crosswalk

A Clinton man will spend two days in jail after hitting a Layton High School student in a crosswalk earlier this year, killing her. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Washington City man convicted of lying about sailboat in SEC case

A jury has found a Washington City man guilty of lying to a federal court about hiding assets for his brother-in-law who was involved in an alleged Ponzi scheme. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Police identify man killed in freeway crash in Weber County

Police have identified the man who was killed in a crash Wednesday on eastbound I-84. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Father and son charged with kidnapping, beating Clinton mom, 4 daughters

Police were searching Wednesday for a father and son charged with luring a Clinton mother and her four teenage daughters into a Centerville home where they were held at gunpoint and beaten. Read more »

May 11, 2016

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1 dead after truck crashes on I-84 in Weber County

One person died in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday on I-84 in Weber County, police said. Read more »

May 11, 2016

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