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Utah Transit Authority offering late TRAX, streetcar service on July 4th

The Utah Transit Authority is offering late TRAX service to Independence Day revelers.

Sandy man beat woman, tried to put her in an oven, police say

A Sandy man was arrested in a disturbing case of domestic violence after police say he punched, kicked and stabbed his girlfriend and tried to force her into an oven while holding her against her... Read more »

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Top Deseret News photos from last week (June 22 - 28)

This week's collection of photos features moments of sorrow, triumph, fun and silliness. Read more »

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Canyons District to open online registration in August

Online registration for Canyons School District students begins Aug. 4 for the 2015-16 school year. Read more »

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TRAX, streetcar to operate late on July 4th

The Utah Transit Authority is offering late TRAX service to Independence Day revelers who are dependent on transit to attend festivities. Read more »

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10 Utahns charged in alleged identity theft scheme

Ten people face 66 total criminal charges for allegedly stealing people's identity to commit thousands of dollars in bank fraud. Read more »

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Argument, break-up threats preceded double murder-suicide, police say

A newly released search warrant affidavit gives a little more insight into what happened on June 7 when Army veteran Johnathon Reeves shot and killed his fiancee and 2-year-old son before killing... Read more »

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Mill Creek restoration project to offer new look, improved native fish habitat

Ten new 20-ton culverts anchored like a chain of building blocks will enable safe passage for native fish as part of an ambitious watershed restoration project involving the upper reaches of Mill... Read more »

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Support for law requiring sales tax for online purchases growing in Utah

Lawmakers in Washington D.C., including Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, are working to craft measures that would “even the playing field” by requiring online merchants to collect local... Read more »

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Body of man recovered from Little Cottonwood Creek

A search and rescue team recovered the body of man in Little Cottonwood Creek on Sunday morning, according to the Unified Police Department. Read more »

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Episcopal bishops seek end to 'unholy trinity' of racism, poverty and gun violence

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A prayerful procession led by some 60 Episcopal bishops traveled through downtown Salt Lake City Sunday morning calling for an end to the 'unholy trinity' of poverty, racism and gun violence. Read more »

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Utahns celebrate arts at annual festival

Visitors at the Utah Arts Festival on Saturday enjoyed listening live music, watching artists create diverse pieces, artists' booths, a kid's interactive art zone, and cooling off in fountains at... Read more »

June 27, 2015

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Election law changes spark friction at GOP meeting

There was friction Saturday among members of the Utah Republican Party's governing body over how to comply with a controversial law changing the candidate nominating process that they're... Read more »

June 27, 2015

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Taylorsville celebrates 19th birthday

Visitors and residents celebrate Taylorsville's 19th birthday with a parade, carnival, car show, entertainment and fireworks this weekend during Taylorsville Dayzz at Valley Regional Park. Read more »

June 27, 2015

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Landscaping goats delivering vegetation makeover

What costs $2,000, solves a big headache for the Salt Lake City School District and comes with 400 legs? One hundred hungry goats are clearing a hillside the environmentally friendly way —... Read more »

June 27, 2015

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Educators, parents see four-year high school as 'a better pedagogical model'

The Granite Board of Education is considering proposals to change Cottonwood and Cyprus high schools into 9-12 schools, a model unlike most schools in the Wasatch Front that include only 10th-... Read more »

June 27, 2015

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Getting serious about water safety saves lives, experts say

Experts say most water sport deaths involve adults who are not wearing life jackets. Factors such as weather, water temperature, fatigue and alcohol consumption may also play a role. Read more »

June 27, 2015

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Human Rights Campaign denounces fall 'families' conference

A news conference on the steps of the Utah Capitol was held Saturday under the glare of the summer's first heat wave by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest civil rights organization for... Read more »

June 27, 2015

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Episcopal Church elects first black presiding bishop

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The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina, was elected the Episcopal Church's 27th presiding bishop and primate Saturday afternoon during the church's 78th convention in... Read more »

June 27, 2015

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Utah's same-sex marriage supporters celebrate Supreme Court decision

"I never thought I would see this day." That's what Bruce Bastian, Human Rights Campaign board member, said Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage throughout... Read more »

June 26, 2015

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West Jordan man gets life without parole in murder, kidnapping

A West Jordan man was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for kidnapping and killing a man over an apparent drug debt. Read more »

June 26, 2015

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Salt Lake County officials to warn public of trail dangers, due to increasing amount of rescues

Salt Lake County and Sandy officials held a news conference Friday in an attempt to educate people about hiking safety, as well as hazards specific to the popular Bells Canyon Trail. Read more »

June 26, 2015

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Jury says Draper man committed murder in DUI rampage

A jury has found that a Draper man committed murder when — drunk and enraged after a fight at home — he drove into a busy intersection and killed a mother driving her daughter to... Read more »

June 26, 2015

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Jail kitchen employee arrested for alleged relations with inmates

A contract worker at the Salt Lake County Jail has been arrested for allegedly having illegal sexual relations with inmates. Read more »

June 26, 2015

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A week of triple-digit temperatures in Salt Lake City?

Forecasters are predicting triple-digit temperatures along the Wasatch Front for potentially the next seven days. Read more »

June 26, 2015

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Deputies arrest West Valley man in kidnapping case

A West Valley man was arrested Thursday after police say he held a woman against her will by driving her around in a car through several counties. Read more »

June 26, 2015

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