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Utah research universities rank among globally acclaimed institutions

Utah's research universities ranked among the top 100 institutions in some subjects from a worldwide list.

3 escape fire that burned 2 West Valley mobile homes

Fire destroyed a mobile home in West Valley City Wednesday morning, leaving a family of three homeless just a day before Thanksgiving. Read more »

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Utah research universities rank among globally acclaimed institutions

Utah's two research universities ranked among the top 100 institutions in some subjects from a list of 20,000 institutions worldwide in a new index measuring the quality and quantity of published... Read more »

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Proposed tax increase a 'bold move' for education

A bill that would increase the personal income tax rate in Utah by 1 percent, collecting an added $585 million for education each year, has incited debate among lawmakers, educators and policy... Read more »

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Salt Lake City opens door for rideshare services

The Salt Lake City Council has passed guidelines that pave the way for ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft to operate in the city legally, but the companies say the rules are burdensome and... Read more »

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Steven Powell ordered to serve more jail time for violating court order

A Washington judge has found that the father-in-law of missing Utah woman Susan Powell is in violation of a court order for failing to get mandated sexual deviancy treatment and has ordered him to... Read more »

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Utah lawmakers contemplate law requiring body cameras for officers

Lawmakers and police in Utah are expressing early interest in a “Michael Brown Law,” as family representatives of the man shot and killed by an officer in Ferguson, Missouri, call for... Read more »

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Utah family's adoption of Ethiopian girl gives her more than a family

A Utah family's adoption of an Ethiopian child gives her access to unique medical care and a chance at a longer life. Read more »

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Murray School District to start nonresident open enrollment

Murray City School District open enrollment for nonresident students will begin Monday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 a.m. at the Murray School District offices. Read more »

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GOP plans to sue over Count My Vote compromise

The Utah Republican Party plans to file a lawsuit against a compromise reached by lawmakers on an initiative to change the state's unique system for selecting candidates, state GOP Chairman James... Read more »

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Landslide remediation plans emerge amid frustration in community

More than a month after remediation was originally expected to begin on the landslide in North Salt Lake, plans to improve the slope are now beginning to materialize. Read more »

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Prayers, protests raised in Utah as national debate about police force grows

As a second night of tense demonstrations erupted miles away in Ferguson, Missouri, small groups in the Salt Lake Valley met to pray and to protest in a growing national debate about police violence. Read more »

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Several groups providing Thanksgiving meals this week

Dozens of agencies are willing to provide either supplies or meals for those in need this holiday. Read more »

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State, plaintiffs' attorneys enter final settlement over Utah's immigration enforcement law

Key provisions of Utah's immigration enforcement law, HB497, will be permanently enjoined under a settlement between the state and civil rights organizations. Read more »

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Consumer optimism at record high in Utah, report says

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index climbed above the 110 mark for the first time this month, rising to 116.8 in November due to flourishing business conditions and job growth. A score... Read more »

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UDOT tow plow drivers train for winter

To prepare for winter, Utah Department of Transportation held its annual tow plow training, in which the state’s 16 tow plow operators received one hour of instruction before getting behind... Read more »

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Former 'BattleBot' now helping Utah high school class

As a former contestant on Comedy Central’s “BattleBots,” RoboSapien’s new role will be the transport cart for Hunter High’s FIRST robotics team. Read more »

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Former pharmacist admits he stole pills from Duchesne clinic

Craig Larry Marx pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor theft and drug possession charges for stealing prescription muscle relaxers from the Duchesne Valley Medical Clinic, where he worked as a... Read more »

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Man killed by South Jordan police had troubled past with drugs, alcohol

The man shot and killed by a South Jordan police officer on Saturday was charged Monday in 3rd District Court with taking a vehicle without permission. Read more »

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Man allegedly pours hot sauce, throws boiling water at woman

A man accused of pouring hot sauce on his common-law wife's head and throwing boiling water at her was arrested Sunday. Read more »

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UDOT uses salt and brine solution to clear roads more efficiently

In an average winter, the Utah Department of Transportation spends $5 million on salt to clear roads of ice and snow. Over the past dozen years, UDOT crews have found ways to stretch the salt to... Read more »

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BYU, U. partner on language education efforts

The University of Utah and BYU have partnered and been awarded four-year grants from the U.S. Department of Education to support international education and language study in Utah. Read more »

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Man accused of robbing Price store sent to federal prison on weapons charge

A Salt Lake man accused of robbing a Smith's Food and Drug store in Price has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence. Read more »

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Antelope Island hosting Junior Ranger bat program

Antelope Island State Park will host a Junior Ranger program in which children can learn about bats. Read more »

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Utah to pay plaintiffs in marriage recognition case $95K for legal fees

Plaintiffs in Utah's same-sex marriage recognition case will receive $95,000 in attorneys fees from the state under an agreement between the parties. Initially, the plaintiffs sought nearly... Read more »

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Ogden attorney sues Weber School District over policy limiting freshman participation

Rick Westmoreland filed a lawsuit alleging his teenage daughter’s civil rights were violated by a Weber School District rule that limits the number of freshmen who can participate in high... Read more »

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