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Crews continue to battle lightning fires as new blazes burn

Fire crews continued to fight fires caused by lightning across the state early this week as new fires erupted.

Conflicting court rulings may slow Medicaid expansion decision in Utah

Legislative action on Gov. Gary Herbert's proposed alternative to Medicaid expansion could be pushed back until next year as a result of conflicting appeals court rulings on the Affordable Care Act... Read more »

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Utah State Fairpark and Real Salt Lake team up on proposed soccer stadium

Utah State Fairpark officials are considering a proposal from Real Salt Lake to build a minor league soccer stadium on the fairgrounds. A new convention building and upgraded rodeo grounds would... Read more »

10 hours ago

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Z'Tejas closing after 13 years at The Gateway

One of the original restaurants at The Gateway will serve its last meal in Salt Lake City early next month. Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill announced Tuesday it will be closing its Utah location... Read more »

12 hours ago

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Negotiators diffuse standoff with armed, suicidal woman in North Salt Lake

A standoff between police and a woman ended peacefully Tuesday after a shot was fired at a North Salt Lake apartment complex Tuesday. Read more »

13 hours ago

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Crews continue to battle lightning fires as new blazes burn

Fire crews continued to fight fires caused by lightning across the state early this week as new fires erupted Tuesday. Read more »

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Herbert among 6 governors raising concerns over Obama's handling of 'border crisis'

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is among six Republican governors who expressed concerns in a letter to President Barack Obama over the administration's handling of thousands of unaccompanied minors from... Read more »

16 hours ago

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West Nile activity discovered in three Utah counties

West Nile activity has been found in three Utah counties. The Utah Department of Health is warning residents to take precautions. Read more »

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Parks visitors spent $596M in Utah last year

A new report by the National Park Service and U.S. Geological Survey details that 273 million visitors spent $14.6 billion in 2013. In Utah, national parks and monuments hosted 9 million visitors... Read more »

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Jury awards $2.4M in death of kayakers in 2010

The family of two kayakers who were killed in an accident on the Jordan River have been awarded more than $2 million in damages in the deaths of their loved ones by a jury. Read more »

17 hours ago

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Lawmakers schooled on classroom technology

Members of the Education Task Force participated in demonstrations by Utah teachers on the application of classroom technology in science, math, English and social studies coursework. Read more »

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Two charged in South Salt Lake shooting death

Two men arrested in connection with the gang-related shooting death of a man in late June have now been charged with the crime. Read more »

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Cottonwood Heights home destroyed after boy starts fire

A juvenile playing with a lighter was believed to have started a two-alarm fire that destroyed a Cottonwood Heights home Tuesday. Read more »

19 hours ago

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Man ordered to prison for role in fatal 2011 Provo shooting

The second of three men charged in the 2011 shooting death of a Provo man has been ordered to prison. Read more »

22 hours ago

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Embattled doctor surrenders Utah medical license

A doctor who was stripped of his license to prescribe controlled substances by state regulators earlier this month has surrendered his Utah medical license. Read more »

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Float party gives thousands a sneak peek of Thursday's big parade

More than 16,000 people came to the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy Monday to see 30 of the 50 Days of '47 Parade floats, three days in advance of the big parade Read more »

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Company plans to hire up to 1,000 new employees in Salt Lake City

CustomerContactChannels, a global provider of customer contact strategies and solutions, is announcing plans to grow its Salt Lake City operations. The company plans to hire as many as 1,000 new... Read more »

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Judge to hear motion to dismiss lawsuit filed against Tribune, Deseret News

A federal judge will hear arguments on whether to throw out a lawsuit filed against the Deseret News and the owners of the Salt Lake Tribune by a group critical of the papers' joint operating... Read more »

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New solar energy project at Utah Olympic Oval will save $$$

A new solar energy project at the Utah Olympic Oval announced Monday is expected to shave about $100,000 off the speedskating facility's annual $750,000 power bill. Read more »

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About Utah: Q&A with former Kearns, Cottonwood principal Reed Wahlquist

In an 11-year stretch as principal at Kearns High School and then Cottonwood High School, Reed Wahlquist cut a memorable swath. Read more »

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'Horse' exhibit debuts at Natural History Museum of Utah

The Natural History Museum of Utah is presenting the exhibit "The Horse," which tells the story of how humans have shaped the horse and how the horse, in turn, has shaped humans. Read more »

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Change of venue request in deputy killing slated for next month

Attorneys for a 17-year-old girl charged with murder in the death of Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Cory Wride will argue to have her case moved to Salt Lake County next month. Read more »

yesterday

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Splashing through the city: Giant slip and slide spans Salt Lake City's Main Street

People slide down a giant water slide during Slide the City on Main Street in Salt Lake City on Saturday, July 19, 2014. The all-day event featured a 1,000-foot-long slip and slide with a pool at... Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Teen drivers hike Utah car insurance 89 percent, report says

Car insurance costs 89 percent more after Utah couples add a teen driver to their policy, according to a new insuranceQuotes.com report. That’s tied for the 15th-highest increase in the country. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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South Jordan councilman wants school district split on ballot, no matter what mayors say

City leaders in South Jordan and West Jordan have until Aug. 5 to decide whether to ask voters if their cities should split from the Jordan School District. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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Health centers, clinics in Utah contribute more than healthy communities

Community health centers stimulate economic growth in Utah communities, according to a recent economic impact analysis. Read more »

July 20, 2014

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