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Bear River wetlands grow partnership between ranchers, federal agency

The relationship among farmers and the federal government doesn't have to be one marred by controversy.

Canyons School District settles lawsuit with family of girl molested on bus

The Canyons School district has settled a lawsuit with the father of a 5-year-old special needs girl who was sexually abused by her bus driver. Read more »

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Bear River wetlands grow partnership between ranchers, federal agency

The relationship among farmers, ranchers and the federal government doesn't have to be one marred by controversy and conflict. A prominent ranching family is working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife... Read more »

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Police: Man suffers life-threatening injuries in random attack at Salt Lake hotel

A random attack at a Salt Lake hotel Tuesday left one man with life-threatening injuries, police said. Read more »

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Photos: Voters cast their ballots in Tuesday's primary

Edward Horton votes in person during Tuesday's primary election in Salt Lake City. Read more »

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Utahns' confidence in the state economy is increasing, survey says

The economy in Utah is flourishing, according to an economic consultant. And a new survey shows that Utahns are feeling quite confident about the state's current economy. Read more »

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Volkswagen settles emissions-cheating cases for up to $15.3 billion

Volkswagen will spend up to $15.3 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests. The settlement will be disbursed to nearly 8,000 Utah car owners. Read more »

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What would you say to Utah drivers? Now’s the time to speak up

Utahns may submit safe driving message ideas for Zero Fatalities’ Message Monday campaign. Every Monday, barring weather or traffic safety concerns, UDOT displays a message on the freeway... Read more »

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Fire rips through Kearns home

A fast-moving fire in Kearns gutted the home of a family of three Tuesday. Read more »

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Area summer reading programs are for more than children

Summer reading programs, offered by public libraries, help kids and teens avoid "summer slide" and have fun reading over the summer. Libraries also offer programs for adults, and librarians... Read more »

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Grading scale changes for ACT writing test

Students in Utah and across the country who take the ACT college preparation exam will see a different score range on the test's writing portion starting this fall. Read more »

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Watch the final test for the Orbital ATK, NASA Mars solid rocket booster

Orbital ATK and NASA completed the final test for the QM-2, the last full-scale ground test of the solid rocket booster motor. It was the last test before the NASA Space Launch System’s first... Read more »

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Father, son charged with murder in killing of UTA worker

A father and son accused of kidnapping a Clinton woman and her four daughters now face murder charges in Wyoming in the kidnapping and killing of a Utah Transit Authority employee. Read more »

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Prosecutors: Dad, son fleeing police killed Utah rail worker

A father and son on the run from police after tying up five women in a Utah basement abducted and killed a rail line worker, Wyoming prosecutors said Tuesday. Read more »

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West Valley mom creates special needs baseball league

If there's one sport Jennifer Maravilla knows well, it's baseball. So when her son had a bad experience in youth baseball, she was up for the challenge of creating a new special needs baseball... Read more »

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New law requires more updates on election results

Thanks to a new law taking effect just in time for Tuesday's primary elections, anxious candidates and voters following tight races may not have to endure a two-week wait to learn the outcome. Read more »

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Supreme Court abortion decision could affect Utah, experts say

The U.S. Supreme Court decision on Monday that struck down parts of a Texas abortion law could have reverberations in Utah, experts say. Read more »

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Wise Tech Choices initiative seeks to educate 21st century Scouts

The nonprofit organization Internet Keep Safe Coalition joined the Boy Scouts of America's Great Salt Lake Council on Monday to launch Wise Tech Choices, a new initiative promoting digital balance... Read more »

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Photos: Ad firm encouraging employees to be cool

Richter7's Samantha Kiser smiles as she uses a pair of scissors to turn Jim Faulkner's pants into shorts in Salt Lake City on Monday Read more »

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Photos: National Veterans Wheelchair Games kicks off in Salt Lake City

Jeff DeLeon, of Salem, Oregon, reaches for a rebound as wheelchair athletes kick off the 36th National Veterans Wheelchair Games with a basketball game outside the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on... Read more »

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3 children, mother located after Amber Alert issued; father remains at large

Three children were found in good condition Monday shortly after police issued an Amber Alert seeking the public's help finding them. Read more »

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Two children injured when truck plows into SUV

Two children were taken to a local hospital Monday with minor injuries after the car they were riding in was smashed from behind by a box truck in Murray. Read more »

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Child rescue from hot car is second Utah case in 2 days

A Logan police officer suffered minor injuries Monday after breaking the window of a woman's car to get a trapped toddler out. The incident occurred a day after a 1-year-old was left in a car for... Read more »

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Gap between Salt Lake renters, owners has grown over past decade

An analysis by The Associated Press shows a growing gap between Salt Lake homeowners and renters in the decade since the American housing market peaked and then crashed. Read more »

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Mobile farmers market to serve 'food desert' communities in west S.L.

Families living in Glendale and Poplar Grove communities can now buy fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the week at Urban Greens Market, a new mobile market stand providing local produce at... Read more »

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Report: Uzbek refugee drops appeal of terror conviction

An Uzbek refugee sentenced to 25 years in prison after being convicted in a plan to kill military personnel or civilians in Idaho has dropped an appeal of his conviction and sentence in exchange... Read more »

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Rep. Love hosts poverty discussion with Missouri Democrat

Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, hosted a discussion on poverty Monday with a group of community advocates and leaders — and, in a show of bipartisanship, a Democratic congressman from Missouri. Read more »

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South Jordan presents Harmons with Corporate Citizen Award

South Jordan presented Harmons with its Corporate Citizen Award during a ceremony Monday at the Gale Center Museum 10300 S. Beckstead Lane. Read more »

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Another evaluation ordered for woman accused of leaving newborn in trash

A woman accused of abandoning her newborn baby in a trash can will face yet another competency evaluation before a decision is made about how to proceed with the case against her. Read more »

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Photos: Veterans arrive in Salt Lake for annual wheelchair games

Veterans from around the country began flowing into Salt Lake City on Sunday for the 36th annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games. Read more »

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Utah's primary turnout already 'surpassing a snoozer' election

Many Utahns have already voted in Tuesday's primary thanks to a record number of counties holding vote-by-mail elections, but officials say it's not too late for voters to make their voices heard. Read more »

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Deseret News wins nearly 40 journalism awards

The Deseret News’ website — deseretnews.com — was honored Thursday as the best news-oriented website, and the print edition of the newspaper placed second overall in the 2016 Utah... Read more »

June 26, 2016

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45 new locations open to provide free summer meals for kids

The federally funded Summer Food Service Program has responded to Utah's more than 220,000 hungry students by opening 45 new locations this year, making the state home to 283 free summer lunch... Read more »

June 26, 2016

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1-year-old Riverton boy left in hot car, expected to survive

A 1-year-old boy has been upgraded from critical condition and is expected to survive after police say he was left in a hot car for more than two hours Sunday in Riverton. Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Millcreek set to narrow candidates for its first city leaders

Nine passionate Millcreek residents are competing to become their brand new city's first mayor, but only two will survive past Tuesday's primary. Read more »

June 26, 2016

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4 Utah public health clinics to expand dental services with new federal funds

Utah Partners for Health planned on offering dental care at its Midvale clinic, but with a new federal grant of $350,000, it is happening much sooner than expected. Three other clinics in Utah will... Read more »

June 26, 2016

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31-year-old man drowns at Blackridge Reservoir in Herriman

A 31-year-old Kearns man drowned Saturday afternoon at Blackridge Reservoir in Herriman, police said. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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'Warriors Over the Wasatch' on track to exceed 600,000 attendance (+photos)

An estimated 300,000 Utahns packed parking lots blocks away and stood in massive lines to see Saturday's "Warriors Over the Wasatch" air show Saturday, one of Utah's largest events. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Arches Health Plan shutdown leaves $33 million in unpaid claims

With $17.8 million in the bank and about $33 million in liabilities, officials with the Utah Department of Insurance say they are doing the best they can to pay off Arches' outstanding claims. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Shurtleff files motion to dismiss case

Saying he already has faced numerous unfair delays and that his due process has been violated, former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff filed a motion Friday to have his case dismissed. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Love won't go to GOP national convention

Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, won't attend the Republican National Convention despite being elected a delegate. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Fire destroys Millcreek home after downed power lines hamper crews' efforts

A fire destroyed a Millcreek home late Friday afternoon, the Unified Fire Authority reported. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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U. stadium gets bigger scoreboard, better sound system

Anyone driving on 500 South by Rice-Eccles Stadium has probably seen it: a new giant video scoreboard. But it’s not just a big video screen. It’s also a brand new sound system that... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Will 'Brexit' vote help Trump in Utah?

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said during a brief congressional trip to London last week that the level of support for the referendum on Britain's exit from the European Union was palpable. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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NFL players with Utah ties visit kids at Primary Children's Hospital

NFL players visited kids at Primary Children's Hospital Friday morning. Each of the players who came was raised in Utah or had played for a Utah university. The event was sponsored by the Don... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Utah Arts Festival expects 90,000 visitors for its 40th year

The Utah Arts Festival, marking its 40th year, is one of only 11 festivals in the country consecutively running since 1976. It runs downtown through Sunday. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Judge to decide in 3 months whether uncle, niece will face murder trial

A decision on whether an uncle and niece will stand trial on charges stemming from a 2004 killing won't be made until September. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Arm in arm: Twin sisters build robotic prosthetic arm for national competition

Twin 14-year-old sisters built a robotic prosthetic arm for the national Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement competition held at Weber State University this week. Jasmine and Karina... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Utah gets high marks for child well-being, falls behind in health care

Utah again ranks among the top 10 states for overall child well-being, according to an annual report by the Annie E. Case Foundation published this week. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Primary Children's Hospital chaplains laugh, cry and pray with families

They listen, laugh, cry and pray with kids and their parents who are suffering. From Catholic Mass to LDS Sacrament Meeting, Primary Children's Hospital chaplain services provide emotional support... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Trial ordered for politician accused of impersonating LDS general authority

A former Utah County commissioner was ordered Friday to stand trial on charges that he bilked investors for millions after impersonating an LDS Church general authority to assure the development... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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