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Photo gallery: Robots battle at FIRST LEGO League state championship

LEGO provides kits to student groups across the nation to help them test the waters of innovation.

Jackie Biskupski kicks off campaign for Salt Lake City mayor

Former state legislator Jackie Biskupski announced her plans Saturday to run for Salt Lake City's mayor. Read more »

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Hundreds of Utahns in 4 cities rally for clean air

Hundreds of Utahns stormed the state Capitol to rally for legislation that would provide cleaner air in Utah, especially along the Wasatch Front that experiences dozens of unhealthy days in a... Read more »

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Photos: LEGO robots battle to the finish

LEGO provides kits to student groups across the nation to help them test the waters of innovation. Read more »

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City crews discover large oil leak in Salt Lake neighborhood

Cleanup is underway after about 100 barrels of oil leaked out of a Tesoro pipeline in a Salt Lake City neighborhood. The leak was discovered Friday by city crews working to repair a water line. Read more »

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Streamlined FanX event is a win for Salt Lake Comic Con

Utah's homegrown geek convention rolled out its second FanX event this week — a smaller, streamlined version of its previous record-shattering conventions. Read more »

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Salt Lake initiative seeks 5,000 units of affordable housing over 5 years

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has unveiled an initiative intended to build and preserve 5,000 units of affordable housing in Salt Lake City over five years. 5000 Doors will help create housing... Read more »

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Does Herbert prefer Salt Lake site for prison? Lawmaker backs off claim

Rep. David Lifferth, R-Eagle Mountain, backed off statements Friday he made on his blog suggesting that Gov. Gary Herbert prefers a site near the Salt Lake City International Airport for a new... Read more »

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Jury exonerates Marc Jenson in fraud, money laundering trial

After more than 14 hours of deliberation and 11 days of testimony, a jury on Friday exonerated one of the key figures in the criminal cases against former Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John... Read more »

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Utah's 'toolbox' addresses homelessness 'very well,' Labor secretary says

Following a tour of Palmer Court, a permanent, supportive apartment complex serving formerly homeless individuals and families Friday, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said Utah's collaborative efforts... Read more »

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Police: Wrong-way driver threatened to shoot officer

A man police say drove the wrong way down a one-way street and then threatened to shoot the investigating officer was arrested Friday. Read more »

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Democratic lawmakers see religious freedom, nondiscrimination as separate issues

Democratic lawmakers aren't keen on the idea of folding anti-discrimination and religious freedom proposals into one bill. Read more »

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West Jordan offers shredding, e-waste recycling

West Jordan residents can bring up to two “banker's boxes” of paper for shredding and residential electronic waste next weekend. Read more »

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Utah lawmakers hear latest plea for tighter regulations: steeper tax on e-cigarettes

Utah lawmakers hear a plea to increase tax and regulation on electronic cigarettes. Use among Utah teens has doubled in the last two years, even though the product is not supposed to be available... Read more »

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The Force is strong with this one: Panel with Star Wars' Carrie Fisher added to FanX lineup

With Salt Lake Comic Con's second FanX event underway, organizers announced that Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher will be speaking at a 30-minute panel on the convention's final day. Read more »

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Committee deliberating Utah State Fairpark's future

Utah State Fairpark representatives again asked the state to extend the fairgrounds' lease Friday, saying it would secure the future of the park for another 40 years. Read more »

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West Valley man killed, woman critically injured in accident

A West Valley man was killed and a woman was critically injured Friday following a violent crash in West Valley City. Read more »

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Millcreek couple tied up for 2 1/2 hours in home invasion, police say

Police were looking Friday for up to four people who broke into a Millcreek apartment and left a couple tied up for more than two hours while ransacking their home. Read more »

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Jury in fraud case deliberating fate of ex-millionaire Marc Jenson

A jury is deliberating whether Marc Jenson, a key figure in the cases against Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow, is guilty of fraud and money laundering after a ritzy ski and golf resort he was... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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'Crucial' change cuts proposed tax increase for education in half

A Utah lawmaker is sponsoring a bill to increase the personal income tax rate for education has made changes that he hopes will make the bill easier to swallow for Utah families and other lawmakers. Read more »

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State legislator wants to dial back new distracted driving law

A state lawmaker wants to pull back a distracted driving law passed last year that prohibits dialing a cellphone and other activities with handheld electronic devices while driving. Read more »

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House speaker steps down from Prison Relocation Commission

House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, has stepped down from the Legislature's Prison Relocation Commission, citing how busy he is in his new leadership role. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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Hundreds gather to salute, honor law enforcement

More than 200 people including family members of fallen Utah police officers gathered at the state Capitol to honor law enforcement Thursday. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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Latest Salt Lake Comic Con event begins with celebration of heroes

Flanked by Salt Lake Comic Con co-founders Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg, Mayor Ralph Becker issued a proclamation declaring Jan. 29, 2015, as "Salt Lake Comic Con's Day of Heroes" at a news... Read more »

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Felicia Day rides love of all things geeky to celebrity status

Internet celebrity, actress, filmmaker and author Felicia Day has emerged as the ultimate geek girl, riding her love of science fiction and gaming to celebrity status. Day is among the guests at... Read more »

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Annual count of homeless produces valuable data, directs help

The annual count of unsheltered homeless people required by the federal government not only yields useful data for government and nonprofit partners, it frequently results in referring vulnerable... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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