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Utah and 10 states sue Obama administration over transgender bathroom directive

Utah is joining a coalition of states suing members of the Obama administration for clarification on a directive regarding transgender bathroom policies in schools. Read more »

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State inspectors making sure drivers get what they pay for at the pump

With Utahns heading out on the roads for Memorial Day weekend, state inspectors say drivers are almost always getting their money’s worth when they fill up at the pump. Read more »

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Are Utahns tiring of Mitt Romney challenging Donald Trump?

Mitt Romney said he's critical of presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump so he "can sleep at night," but some Utahns may be growing tired of him challenging a fellow Republican. Read more »

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Man found shot to death in Cottonwood Heights parking lot

A 31-year-old man was found dead in the passenger seat of a car parked at a Cottonwood Heights credit union early Friday. Police said he was shot and the crime appears to have occurred at another... Read more »

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Salt Lake City fire chief plans to retire this fall

To some city leaders' surprise, Salt Lake Fire Chief Brian Dale has announced he will be retiring this fall. Read more »

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Lunar rock escorted to downtown vault for Clark Planetarium renovation

The moon rock at Clark Planetarium was moved to a Zions Bank vault in preparation for summer construction of new exhibits. Read more »

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State, education leaders gear up for summer deliberation as school year ends

School's out for several school districts across the Wasatch Front, but state lawmakers plan to address several education issues during their interim meetings over the summer, such as testing,... Read more »

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What Utah voters need to know for the 2016 primaries

Regardless of whether voters intend to vote by mail or in person, they will have to navigate a handful of specific deadlines in order to keep their votes eligible for the upcoming June 28 primaries. Read more »

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Ex-BYU student convicted in meth lab case arrested in similar Salt Lake case

A former BYU student who originally claimed he was making soap but was later convicted of operating a clandestine laboratory was arrested again Friday for investigation of a similar offense. Read more »

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Photos: Memorial honors those who donated bodies to U.

Patrica Laissez gets emotional during a memorial service in Salt Lake City on Friday for those who donated their bodies to the University of Utah School of Medicine. Read more »

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Polygamous leader asks again to be let out of jail

A high-ranking polygamous sect leader accused of helping orchestrate a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud scheme says he should be let out of jail since the trial has been pushed back to October. Read more »

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Consumers warned to beware of real estate scam

The Utah Division of Real Estate warns Utah consumers to be aware of a scam that targets property transactions through fake emails in an effort to trick people into wiring loan transfers and other... Read more »

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Salt Lake Comic Con buys into local gaming convention

Salt Lake Comic Con has expanded its reach on the Utah nerd convention circuit, buying a 50 percent stake in Salt Lake Gaming Con. Read more »

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Prosecutors want more time to file charges in arson death of John Williams

A man who was arrested Sunday in connection with the killing of prominent restaurant entrepreneur John W. Williams may remain in the Salt Lake County Jail without charges being filed for another... Read more »

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Man charged with threats of terrorism, robbery in holdup of Riverton bank

A Lehi man was charged Thursday in connection with a bank robbery earlier this week that caused the evacuation of about a dozen businesses in Riverton. Read more »

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Youth volunteers plant 3,000 flags at Sandy cemetery in advance of Memorial Day

About 200 youth volunteers planted 3,000 flags and swept headstones Thursday at the cemetery in preparation for Memorial Day weekend. Read more »

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Hatch steadfast in holding up Supreme Court confirmation after meeting with Garland

After meeting with President Barack Obama's U.S. Supreme Court choice Thursday, Sen. Orrin Hatch said he still believes the Senate should wait until after the November election to consider a nominee. Read more »

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Photos: Students salute military personnel with patriotic program

Isabel Chavez waves the flag and smiles during Heartland Elementary School's third-grade Memorial Day program, "Freedom Is Not Free," in West Jordan on Thursday. Read more »

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Photos: Deaf, blind students experience ‘Odysseo’

Students from the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind pet a horse that appears in “Odysseo” in Sandy on Thursday. The students were invited to the show's equestrian world to experience... Read more »

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Cache Valley man who claimed top secret military access bilked investors, SEC says

A Cache Valley man claiming to be part of top secret military program allowing him access to warehouses full of Iraqi currency bilked investors of $1.7 million, the Securities and Exchange... Read more »

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Utah lawsuit challenges porn filter fees

A man with a history of filing long-shot lawsuits is challenging on religious grounds a Utah law allowing internet service providers to charge for filtering pornography. And some experts say this... Read more »

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Skyline senior rides motorcycle through school as 'prank'; administration, police not amused

Graduation ceremonies will be held Friday at Skyline High School. But a 17-year-old senior may not be attending because of an end-of-year prank that now has him facing criminal charges. Read more »

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Man charged with assaulting former boss during rampage

An apparently disgruntled employee who police say went on a destructive rampage that culminated with assaulting his former boss inside his house has been charged. Read more »

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Lee praises Trump's potential Supreme Court picks but hasn't endorsed him

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, really likes Donald Trump's list of potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees, but that hasn't persuaded him to endorse the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Read more »

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U. study shows how huge landslide shaped Zion National Park (+video)

A University of Utah assistant professor of geology and geophysics led a study into a huge landslide that happened 4,800 years ago, damming the Virgin River and creating a lake that lasted 700... Read more »

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Don't know what's causing your infection? Ask your DNA

Three years in the making, Taxonomer may be a "game changer" for how doctors diagnose patients in clinic, emergency rooms and in developing countries, according to co-developer Mark Yandell, a... Read more »

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Salt Lake City-County Building to undergo $10M in repairs, seismic upgrades

The Salt Lake City-County Building will undergo repairs and seismic upgrades over the next two-plus years, city officials announced Wednesday. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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World War II bomber pilot, 96, receives Honor Salute

Dan M. Eastman, 96, a World War II bomber, pilot received an Honor Salute during a brief ceremony Wednesday at Olympus Ranch Retirement Community. The initiative is a joint effort between Community... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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UTA hikes fees for public records

The UTA board of trustees approved a resolution Wednesday to increase the fee for public records from $5 to $15. The agency said the increase will help offset the cost of fulfilling hundreds of... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Teacher on leave after telling students to put duct tape on their mouths

A teacher at Wasatch Junior High School was put on administrative leave Tuesday after she told several seventh-graders to put duct tape on their mouths for talking in class, according to Granite... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Photos: Students get a jump on the Memorial Day weekend

Marilyn Smith, a second-grade teacher at Emerson Elementary School, does the bunny hop with her students as they return to school after an end-of-the-year picnic in Liberty Park in Salt Lake City... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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West Valley man faces 31 charges in alleged identity theft, forgery sprees

A West Valley man faces 31 federal charges in connection with alleged forgery and identity theft crime sprees in Salt Lake County in 2013 and 2015. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Syracuse DUI driver sentenced to year in jail for cyclist's death

A Syracuse man who pleaded guilty to automobile homicide after hitting and killing a cyclist while drunk in 2014 has been sentenced to a year in jail. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Utah Fraternal Order of Police endorses Gov. Gary Herbert

The Utah Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed Gov. Gary Herbert's re-election bid. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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4 honored with 2016 Public Service Awards

Three public servants and one organization with University of Utah connections were recognized Tuesday at the 2016 Public Service Awards sponsored by the Utah chapter of the American Society for... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Tyler Library to reopen June 11

Patrons are invited to celebrate the grand reopening of the Tyler Library, 8041 Wood St., on Saturday, June 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Utah STEM Action Center establishes foundation, names director

The Utah STEM Action Center officially filed for the creation of the Utah STEM Foundation earlier this month. The foundation will be led by Allison Spencer, former foundation director for Canyons... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Murray man arrested in Holladay killing already faces charges in other shootings

Police on Tuesday arrested a Murray man, 19, accused of shooting and killing another man and injuring a second during a home invasion robbery. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Polygamous food stamp fraud trial pushed back to October

A trial for members of a polygamous sect accused of orchestrating a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud scheme will be delayed until October. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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FBI asks for help retracing steps of 'persons of interest' in UTA employee's killing

The FBI confirmed Tuesday that it considers Flint and Dereck "DJ" Harrison "persons of interest" in the killing of UTA employee Kay Ricks. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Herbert appoints new 3rd District Court judge

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert appointed Matthew Bates on Tuesday to fill a judgeship vacancy on the 3rd District Court. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Bomb threats called in to 2 Utah schools

Bomb threats were called into two Utah schools Wednesday, resulting in students at one school being sent home early. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Report: Tourism spending in Utah grew to nearly $8 billion

That Zion National Park anticipates record crowds this Memorial Day weekend should come as no surprise considering Utah's steady and unprecedented growth in tourism. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Man suffers spinal fractures in violent Midvale attack, charges say

A man was hospitalized with two spinal fractures and a severe concussion he suffered in an attack by two men in a Midvale apartment, according to a newly filed criminal case. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Salt Lake City Council allocates $65,000 to give Biskupski time to save Wingpointe

After a testy, 4-3 vote, the Salt Lake City Council agreed to spend $65,000 out of this year's budget to indulge Mayor Jackie Biskupski's attempt to bring Winpointe golf course back from the grave. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Family: Concert promoter who was gunned down had found new life as a father

A Magna man has been ordered to prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the death of local singer and concert promoter Brad Hancock. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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South Jordan's FrontRunner-oriented business office breaks ground

A new, transit-oriented project broke ground Tuesday near South Jordan's FrontRunner station, and developers say it could draw hundreds of new, high-tech jobs to the area over the next few years. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Utah's energy summit highlights challenges, successes

The fifth annual Governor's Utah Energy Development Summit opened Tuesday in Salt Lake City amid a volatile market for commodities such as oil, natural gas and coal. Utah's solar growth is booming,... Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Photos: Harmons employees go toe-to-toe for a good cause

Breanne Wayment, playing for the Station Park Harmons, is out at third during the grocery chain's annual kickball tournament in West Valley City on Tuesday. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Salt Lake City to begin phasing out smoking rooms at airport

The new Salt Lake City administration is shutting down all smoking rooms at Utah's largest airport. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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