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New prison site could be recommended next week

A new site for the Utah State Prison in Draper could be chosen next Tuesday, and depending on when Gov. Gary Herbert...

Some inmates lose television, spending privileges as prison hunger strike reaches 5th day

Forty-two inmates participating in a hunger strike at the Utah State Prison saw some of their privileges taken away Tuesday in a show of discipline by prison staff. Read more »

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Sales tax hike will be up to Salt Lake County voters during November election

Salt Lake County voters will decide this fall whether their sales taxes will increase by a penny for every $4 spent to fund local transportation needs. Read more »

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New prison site could be recommended next week

A new site for the Utah State Prison in Draper could be chosen next Tuesday, and depending on when Gov. Gary Herbert calls lawmakers into special session, it may be up for approval later this month. Read more »

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Construction of The Road Home's community winter shelter in Midvale 'on track'

Construction of The Road Home's community winter shelter is on budget and on track for a mid-November opening, executive director Matt Minkevitch says. Read more »

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Photos: Outdoor Retailer products demonstrated

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market vendors held an Open Air Demo on Pineview Reservoir on Tuesday. The summer market runs Wednesday through Saturday at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. Read more »

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SLCC opening new West Valley Center

The public is invited to the opening of Salt Lake Community College’s newest location, West Valley Center. Read more »

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New middle school in Sandy to celebrate opening

The community is invited to a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the opening of the newly rebuilt Mount Jordan Middle School. Read more »

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Fatal West Valley stabbing investigated

West Valley police are still trying to determine of what led to the stabbing death of a man outside an apartment complex in July. Read more »

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Possible drone sighting has prison officials on alert

A possible drone sighting over the Utah State Prison this week has Department of Corrections administrators discussing how to address the technology. Read more »

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2 injured, 1 stabbed in overnight fight

Salt Lake police were attempting Tuesday to sort out details of an overnight fight that resulted in two people being sent to the hospital, one with stab wounds. Read more »

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Heavy rains slam Davis County, cause widespread flooding

Several parking lots, roadways and other parts of northern Davis County were submerged in standing water Monday afternoon as heavy rains pounded the area. Read more »

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Governor signs plan to balance conservation, economic development in central Wasatch

The planning to address conservation, preservation and economic development of the central Wasatch Mountains' most critical recreation areas has begun in earnest. Read more »

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South Salt Lake ranks as most expensive city in tax watchdog report

With 13 Utah cities considering property tax hikes this year, the Utah Taxpayers released a report to provide residents a “snapshot” of what their local governments already cost as they... Read more »

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'Stand in the corner': Kearns man sentenced in child abuse conviction

A man who police say made an 11-year-old boy stand in a corner whenever he was home and beat him if he moved has been sentenced to jail. Read more »

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Murray School District to hold registration assistance event

The Murray School District is holding an enrollment night for registration assistance 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Hillcrest Junior High School, 178 E. 5300 South. Read more »

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Randall Skanchy named presiding judge in 3rd District Court

Randall Skanchy has been named presiding judge for the 3rd Judicial District for a two-year term. Read more »

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ACLU supports inmates' hunger strike, says extreme isolation needs to change

The Utah Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says a hunger strike by 42 Utah State Prison inmates is more about improving living conditions than relocating gang leaders. Read more »

yesterday

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Pro-Israel, pro-peace group launches in Utah

J Street had its official launch in Utah on Sunday at the Jewish Community Center in Salt Lake City, where its founder, Jeremy Ben-Ami, discussed the pending Iranian nuclear agreement. J Street is a growing pro-Israel, pro-peace... Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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Recreation, crowds and challenges: What's next for Utah?

Unprecedented lines at Arches National Park. New entrance lanes at state parks like Utah Lake. Utah residents love their recreational opportunities, and so do visitors. A new poll taps residents'... Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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Event helps Bhutanese community preserve its identity

Bhutanese community in Utah members attend a seven-day cultural and religious program Shrimaad Bhagawat Gyan Mahayagya at the Sri Krishna Temple in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. Read more »

Aug. 2, 2015

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Hit-and-run driver dies after crashing into garage in Kearns

The driver of a sport utility vehicle fleeing a series of earlier collisions died Saturday night after crashing his vehicle into a garage at a home near 5855 S. 4480 West, the Unified Police... Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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Herriman man says his brain tumor felt like a 'brain freeze' from too much ice cream

A Utah father and athlete in the prime of his life had a brush with death because of a dangerous brain tumor that he says was first misdiagnosed. His wife insisted he get a CT scan and he was later... Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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Prison inmates start hunger strike, demand gang leaders' release from maximum security

Forty-two maximum security inmates began a hunger strike at the Utah State Prison on Friday, hoping to use it as leverage for a list of demands, corrections officials said. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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One year later: Slow movement on slide repairs

As the Aug. 5 anniversary of the North Salt Lake landslide approaches, after months of study and negotiation, community residents watch as crews begin prep work to remediate the hillside. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2015

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Man in critical condition after auto-pedestrian crash in South Salt Lake

Police were investigating the scene of an auto-pedestrian crash Friday night that left a man in extremely critical condition. Read more »

July 31, 2015

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