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A cooperative management agreement struck by the Bureau of Land Management in Utah and the School and Institutional...

6 arrested, forgery operation busted at White City home, police say

The Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit was looking for one of their top 10 most wanted fugitives Wednesday. They found him, and a whole lot more, police say. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Should scientists be allowed to change DNA to prevent genetic disease?

A major bioethics panel, charged by the Food and Drug Administration with weighing the ethics of a DNA manipulation technique that would create so-called "three-person babies," has released its... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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House committee passes bill requiring IT workers to report child pornography found on the job

A computer analyst who happens across child pornography and doesn't tell police could be charged with a crime under a bill a Utah House committee passed Wednesday. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Police searching for 4 men in violent home invasion in West Valley City

Police are searching for a group of men who investigators say invaded a home Wednesday afternoon, threatened a group of four people inside and made away with a backpack containing one victim's rent... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Woman dies after getting caught in industrial-size mixer at Reams bakery in Sandy

A Murray woman died after being accidentally caught in an industrial-sized mixer Wednesday at the bakery inside Ream's Food Store on Wednesday, police said. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Jury acquits man of assaulting officer who shot him

A man who was shot by a West Jordan police officer has been acquitted of assaulting that officer. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Are you willing to take a pledge to help clean the air?

On Wednesday, the Utah Transit Authority launched a campaign to help lower emission levels across northern Utah. The agency invited commuters to take a pledge to use public transit more often... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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New specialty license plate would fund research, awareness for childhood cancer

A Utah mother went before the House Transportation Committee on Wednesday to encourage support for a specialty group license plate that would support childhood cancer awareness and research. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Democrat wants Utahns to cast nonbinding vote on Medicaid expansion in November

A House Democratic leader wants voters to be able to answer a nonbinding "opinion question" on the November ballot about whether the state should accept Medicaid expansion to provide health care to... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Dental benefits bill moves forward

A proposal that would restore dental benefits to up to 34,500 Medicaid patients — with the University of Utah School of Dentistry footing the bill — is moving forward at the Utah... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Photos: Charter school students get a lesson in politics

Charter school students and Utah legislative leaders gathered in the Capitol rotunda to celebrate school choice and discuss legislation pertinent to Utah’s charter schools. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Judge allows Dems to intervene in GOP, state fight over Utah election law

A federal judge Wednesday allowed the Utah Democratic Party to intervene in the ongoing fight between the Utah Republican Party and the state over the primary election nominating process. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Man arrested after allegedly swinging machete at officers

A wanted fugitive who police say swung a machete at officers who were trying to arrest him was taken into custody Tuesday without anyone being injured. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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'Combative' man slices officer's ear with metal flower, police say

A Salt Lake police officer's ear was partially severed by a cast-iron flower while questioning a man who was allegedly banging on doors at random late Tuesday night. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Lawmaker proposes making 'In God We Trust' license plate a standard option

A state lawmaker wants to make the "In God We Trust" specialty license plate a standard option at the Utah Division of Motor Vehicles. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Smart tools, scientific data drive McAdams' vision for Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams said Tuesday during his State of the County address that county officials will emphasize the use of hard data when charting a future to reduce crime and... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Salt Lake County landfill employee charged with misuse of public money

A former Salt Lake County landfill employee was charged Tuesday with misusing public money after police say he stole at least $25,000 in facility fees while working as a cashier. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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STEM or STEAM: Is there room for both in Utah schools?

As Utah's industry-driven emphasis on STEM education grows, educators and lawmakers still recognize the role that the arts play in students' learning. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Bill to permit 18 year olds to petition court to end DCFS supervision stalls

A bill that would have allowed 18 year olds, in concert with their parents, to petition juvenile courts to end DCFS supervision was defeated on a tied vote of the Senate Health and Human Services... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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RootsTech, Family Discovery Day sessions to be streamed online

Fifteen RootsTech sessions will be broadcast live during the conference this Thursday through Saturday at RootsTech.org, according to a news release. Several of Saturday's Family Discovery Day... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Bill to eliminate straight-ticket voting fails in committee

A bill that would have done away with straight-ticket voting on Utah ballots failed in committee Tuesday after Utah GOP Chairman James Evans spoke against it. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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House Republicans hear medical marijuana bills, not expected to take a position

Members of the House Republican caucus heard pitches Tuesday for two approaches to legalizing medical marijuana, but House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, said the caucus likely won't take a... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Drought tightening grip on nation's forests, rangelands

The U.S. Forest Service released a comprehensive report analyzing the research compiled so far on drought and its effects on the country's forests and rangelands. The analysis shows 21st century... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Alcohol permit bill clears Senate committee

A bill that clarifies how the state alcohol commission considers permits for special events advanced Tuesday in the Utah Legislature. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Biskupski's pick to lead public utilities withdraws, says he lacked political backing

Facing backlash for her appointment to replace Salt Lake City's longtime public utilities director, Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced Monday that her nominee, Mike Reberg, has withdrawn his name... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Diesel technician program gives students path into growing career field

Utah Diesel Technician Pathways program was officially announced Tuesday in West Valley City. Designed to provide Utah students with a direct path from high school and college into the workforce,... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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State lawmakers propose death penalty for human traffickers in homicide cases

Human trafficking that results in the death of the victim could be charged as a capital offense under a bill a House committee approved Tuesday. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Former Salt Lake day care owner sentenced to prison

The co-owner of a longtime home day care in Salt Lake City convicted of sexually abusing young children under his care was sentenced on Tuesday to prison. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Body of missing skier found buried in avalanche

The body of a Summit County skier missing since Sunday was found buried under 3 feet of snow Tuesday, after the man apparently became caught in an avalanche. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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S.L. County Township Services names interim leaders

New leaders have taken the helm of Salt Lake County’s Office of Township Services after the departure of former township executive Patrick Leary. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Millcreek man sentenced to prison for sex with teen baby sitter

A Millcreek man who pleaded guilty to sexual conduct with a 16-year-old baby sitter has been sentenced to prison. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Police search for gunman who threatened group in McDonald's parking lot

A search continued Tuesday for a man who pulled a gun on a group of people in the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Arizona company takes control of The Gateway

A major downtown retail center is under new ownership. Arizona-based real estate firm Vestar announced Tuesday it has acquired The Gateway. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Utah PolitiLinks: 'Public health crisis', liquor barriers and a record number of bills for the Utah Legislature

Republicans and Democrats can agree that inversion is the worst, lawmakers try to find ways around the "Zion Curtain" and Utahns may possibly get to provide funding while sporting a specialty... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Salt Lake shooting victim was arrested 2 weeks earlier but was released when no charges were filed (+video)

Salt Lake police on Monday confirmed that a man shot by officers Sunday was armed. He had been arrested two weeks earlier in West Valley City, but the case wasn't sent to state prosecutors nor was... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Owens outraises Love in fundraising period for House seat

Democratic challenger Doug Owens raised more money than U.S. Rep. Mia Love in the final months of 2015 as Owens tries to unseat the incumbent. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Lawmaker looks to curb municipal collections from traffic tickets

Sen. Lyle Hillyard, R-Logan, is sponsoring SB100, which would cap the amount of revenue a municipality can collect from traffic tickets at 25 percent of its budget. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Will lawmakers consider another tax increase for education?

Business leaders are asking lawmakers to consider an increase to the income tax rate to raise money for education by asking voters whether they'd support such a move. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Republicans, Democrats together on need for clean air legislation

More than two dozen Republican and Democratic lawmakers stood together Monday to announce a long list of clean air-related bills and appropriation requests. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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What you need to know about the effort to clear the air in Utah

As state regulators continue to try to put a lid on the sources of air pollution and residents are hungry for ways to do their part, expect Utah lawmakers to once again be handling multiple air... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Audit reveals deficiencies in Utah Board of Pardons and Parole

The Utah Board of Pardons and Parole must take steps to ensure consistent and fair decisions for releasing or extending the stay of prison inmates, according to a new legislative audit. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Virgina-based energy giant to acquire Questar for $4.4B

Questar Corp. announced Monday it will be purchased by Virginia-based Dominion Resources Inc. for $4.4 billion. The combined company would serve about 2.5 million electric customers and 2.3 million... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Tourism boosters rub shoulders with lawmakers

Nathan Rafferty, president of Ski Utah, left, and Colin Fryer, from Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab, visit during a Tourism on the Hill event at the Capitol on Monday. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Specialty license plate bills on the way to Senate

Bills to create two specialty license plates received unanimous approval from a Senate committee Monday. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Man who impersonated officer tried to hide in hot tub, real police say

A man who was allegedly impersonating a police officer and stopping teenagers to question them was arrested by real officers over the weekend. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Former NFL player presents commemorative football to alma mater

In commemoration of Super Bowl 50, the NFL provided specialty gold footballs to the alma maters of players who made it to a Super Bowl during their career. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Dominion Resources buying Questar for about $4.4 billion

Dominion Resources will spend approximately $4.4 billion to acquire Questar in a big reach to the West for the East Coast energy company. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

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Celebrating tradition through storytelling, song and dance

Winter stories, games and songs were part of the Navajo Winter Stories event through the Adopt-A-Native-Elder program in Salt Lake City on Sunday. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Police: Man critically injured in shooting with Salt Lake officers

One man was in critical condition after a pedestrian stop by police escalated to a shooting in Salt Lake City on Sunday. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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U. doctor leads trial of new sclerosis drug

One day three years ago, Kristie Griffiths was driving to work when she looked down at her hands and saw that they had turned bright white. The diagnosis is systemic sclerosis, and it has no cure. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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