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IRS raids properties with possible polygamist ties

Local police are assisting the Internal Revenue Service at properties believed to be owned by the Kingston Clan.

House defeats bill changing referendum deadlines

A bill that would have allowed Utahns to wait to circulate a referendum petition until after the governor takes action on legislation failed by a close vote Wednesday in the House. Read more »

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Change in alcohol permit law will save Utah embarrassment, state senator says

The Utah Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that one lawmaker says would save the state embarrassment when it comes to issuing an alcohol permit for Snowbird's annual Oktoberfest. Read more »

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'It literally is saving lives,' police chief says of domestic violence intervention initiative

Three people died from domestic violence in West Valley City last year, but as many as 200 more potentially could have, the city's police chief said, offering his support for a lifesaving... Read more »

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Utah Catholics celebrate Ash Wednesday

Monsignor Joseph Mayo places ashes on Arianna Vasquez's forehead as Catholics celebrate Ash Wednesday at Juan Diego Catholic High School in Draper. Read more »

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Senate panel passes bill to remove FBI check for driver privilege cards

A bill eliminating FBI background checks from driver privilege card applications passed a Senate committee Wednesday. Read more »

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Utah PolitiLinks: Proposal to donate unused medications, opposition not end of line for medical marijuana bill

Medication was a topic of discussion at the legislature, with an advocacy group saying that HB18 would reduce access to mental illness medication and another bill proposing an avenue for unused... Read more »

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House panel to discuss bill on ending tax on feminine hygiene products (+video)

A Utah lawmaker is riding a national wave of debate over whether to tax tampons and other feminine hygiene products. Read more »

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New task force created to round up walkaways from prison halfway house

As law enforcement officers continued Wednesday to look for a man who allegedly rammed a police patrol car while attempting to avoid arrest, questions were again being raised about a halfway house... Read more »

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Police looking for alleged serial taco cart robbers

Unified police detectives continued looking Wednesday for a group believed to be responsible for a series of taco cart robberies. Read more »

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State senator shelves 'constitutional carry' gun bill

A controversial bill allowing people to carry concealed guns without a permit in Utah won't get off the firing line this year. Read more »

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IRS raids properties with possible polygamist ties

Local police are assisting the Internal Revenue Service at properties believed to be owned by the Kingston Clan. Read more »

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Legislature celebrates Utah's arts community

Performers from Repertory Dance Theatre dance during Arts Day on the Hill at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday. Read more »

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Law enforcement, advocates raise united cry to expand life-saving domestic violence initiative

In the wake of compelling success stories and growing demand from communities across the state, advocacy groups and law enforcement are making a united request for legislative funds to expand a... Read more »

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In this case, wild horses drag them together

A cooperative management agreement struck by the Bureau of Land Management in Utah and the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration shelves a lawsuit and means certain wild horse... Read more »

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Utah lawmaker proposes studying electronic drivers' licenses

A state lawmaker is running a bill that would ask Utah's Driver License Division to study the possibility of electronic drivers’ licenses. Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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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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Teen in critical condition after slamming into tree at high speed

Police said a 17-year-old driver remains in critical condition after losing control of his vehicle and slamming into a tree at high speed Saturday night. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Inversion expected to worsen as high pressure builds

Inversion conditions are expected to worsen over the next week as haze builds in the Salt Lake valley. Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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Police ID man who barricaded himself in motor home on I-215

Police have identified a man who barricaded himself inside a motor home on I-215 West on Saturday in a mysterious incident that has left police with several unanswered questions. Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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Utah Museum of Contemporary Art tackles politics, immigration in new exhibits

After receiving its fifth Andy Warhol Foundation grant, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art is presenting five new exhibitions that explore diverse issues of political and global significance. Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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Riverton sees 550-acre LDS Church property plan as a 'once-in-a-lifetime' development

Riverton leaders say a perfect storm of opportunities have lead to what will become the largest residential and commercial development in the city's history. Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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Man with gunshot wound collapses in West Valley smoke shop

Police are investigating a reported shooting after a man with a gunshot wound in his back stumbled into a West Valley smoke shop Saturday. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Kearns home a total loss after accidental fire

A family in Kearns was displaced Saturday after a fire engulfed their home. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Utah holding presidential caucus, not primary election

Utahns are going to get their turn next month to vote in the Republican and Democratic presidential nomination race, but not in a traditional primary election. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Majority Republicans hold open, closed caucuses in Legislature's opening weeks

Two weeks into the 2016 Utah Legislature, majority House Republicans have not held a closed caucus. But the majority GOP Senate has held four closed-door caucuses per business as usual. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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State lawmakers to consider repealing controversial guest worker program

State lawmakers five years ago passed a package of controversial immigration reform bills touted as the Utah Solution. But now they will consider abandoning the guest worker program it created. Read more »

Feb. 6, 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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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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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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