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UVU to award 4 honorary doctorates at 75th commencement

Utah Valley University will award four honorary doctorate degrees during its 75th commencement on Thursday, April 28. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Interim Salt Lake Police Chief Mike Brown officially gets the job

Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced Tuesday that she has decided to permanently appoint Mike Brown as Salt Lake City's police chief. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Mother, son game night set for May 6 in South Salt Lake

South Salt Lake is sponsoring a mother and son game night on Friday, May 6, from 6-8:30 p.m., at the Central Park Ball Field, 2797 S. 200 East. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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'Sister Wives' family wants full appeals court to review Utah polygamy ruling

The polygamous family featured in the reality series "Sister Wives" wants the entire 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to review a decision earlier this month upholding the cohabitation provision in... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Charges: Man profited from prostitution operation at Midvale hotel

Charges filed Monday claim a man profited from two prostitutes by arranging for them to meet clients at a Motel 6 in Midvale and that he attempted to recruit a 15 year-old girl staying at the hotel... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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2,000 horse lovers gather to fight for equestrian park

Roughly 2,000 horse lovers gathered at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park Monday evening with a message that was loud and clear: Don't close our park — enhance it. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Arizona educator chosen next superintendent of Salt Lake City School District

The Board of Education from the Salt Lake City School District voted unanimously Monday to offer the position of superintendent to Alexa Cunningham, one of three final candidates. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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West Valley woman attacked in failed robbery in front of her home

An armed man attacked a woman with the butt of his gun during a failed robbery attempt Monday evening, before speeding away in a vehicle, police said. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Refugee goat project growing by leaps and bounds thanks to investment

A herd that started with about a dozen goats is slowly becoming a money-making venture for three African refugee communities in Utah. The East African Refugee Goat Project recently won a $30,000... Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Magna man accused of tax evasion faces 11 felonies

A Magna man charged with 11 felonies related to alleged tax evasion was dishonest in his filings from 2009 to 2013, the Utah State Tax Commision claims. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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GOP's hard feelings over SB54 play part in forcing Herbert into primary with Johnson

Gov. Gary Herbert isn't the first popular governor Republican state convention delegates have forced into a primary election. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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State School Board seeks applications for state superintendent

The Utah State Board of Education began accepting applications Monday for the position of state superintendent of public instruction, the state's top education executive. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Danger in a small package: Laundry pod poisonings on the rise, study shows

Parents love them for their convenience. Manufacturers know they’re a hit. But experts are saying that the brightly colored laundry detergent pods flying off the shelves are a danger to... Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Man who killed girlfriend as 14-year-old gets 15 years to life in prison

A man who was 14 when he violently beat his 15-year-old girlfriend in an isolated area of the Jordan Parkway and dumped her lifeless body into the Jordan River, was sentenced Monday to 15 years to... Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Utah official: BLM 'impotent' to deal with wild horse problem

The U.S. Department of Interior's deputy assistant secretary Jim Lyons was in Salt Lake City last week to discuss sage grouse, but the continuing problem of too many wild horses on the ranges of... Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Health department kicks of National Bike Month with new fix-it station

Teresa Roark inspects her bike at the Utah Department of Health's new bicycle fix-it station on Monday. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Park City educator elected UEA president

Members of the Utah Education Association, the state's largest teacher's union, elected Heidi Matthews as the next president, UEA officials announced Monday. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Prosecutors say Jeremy Johnson could spend nearly 34 years in prison

Federal prosecutors want a judge to put convicted internet marketer Jeremy Johnson behind bars for as much as nearly 34 years for making false statements to a bank. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Man dubbed Shurtleff 'fixer' ordered to stand trial

A man who once called himself a "fixer" for former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff was ordered Monday to stand trial on charges including tax evasion and obstructing justice. Read more »

April 25, 2016

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Man dead in single-vehicle crash in Park City

The Utah Highway Patrol said a man died and his passenger was seriously injured after the car they were in failed to negotiate a curve on a state highway, slammed through a wooden fence and ended... Read more »

April 24, 2016

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Woman shot, man unconscious after Herriman melee, police say

Police on Sunday were still sorting through the details of an early morning disturbance in Herriman that left a woman with shooting injuries to her hand and ankle, and man beaten until he was... Read more »

April 24, 2016

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Power of one: BYU grad hopes to help solve big problem in refugee camps

Never underestimate the power of one. A BYU graduate who volunteered in refugee camps in Greece last fall recognized two big problems with donations. When she returned home she created an... Read more »

April 24, 2016

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U. students, doctor develop device to make intubation easier on patients

University of Utah students are helping to develop a new medical device that would make intubation procedures safer for patients. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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Body found at site of Midvale house fire

A body was found at the site of a Midvale house fire Sunday morning, United Fire Authority confirmed. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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Inspiring 'Odysseo' delights Utah crowds, extends stay

Utah is demonstrating its love affair with horses by the response of spectators to the world's largest touring production, "Odysseo," which is receiving standing ovations. It has now extended its... Read more »

April 24, 2016

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'There are good people left in this world': Police sergeant donates bike to teen

The flyers told the story. Anne Hilton posted them all over West Jordan, hoping to prove to her son that good people still exist. Read more »

April 24, 2016

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Gov. Gary Herbert, Jonathan Johnson headed to primary after GOP convention vote

Gov. Gary Herbert will face Overstock.com chairman Jonathan Johnson in a GOP primary after winning just under 45 percent of the delegate vote at Saturday's Utah Republican Party State Convention. Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Utah Dems nominate Weinholtz to run for governor

Nearly two-thirds of the state's registered Democratic delegates turned out for the statewide convention Saturday, putting many of their candidates on the November ballot, including Mike Weinholtz. Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Salt Lake County to hold town hall meeting on equestrian park's uncertain future

Amid concerns that the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park is operating at too steep of a cost to taxpayers, county officials will be holding a town hall meeting Monday on the park's future. Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Triage group knows Utah's chronically homeless by name, individual needs

In a modest conference room in the Road Home's shelter, outreach workers, caseworkers, housing specialists and others meet weekly to put roofs over the heads of people experiencing chronic... Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Less than 15 percent of candidates took signature-gathering path to primary ballot

Less than 15 percent of state and federal candidates successfully used Utah's new signature-gathering path to the primary ballot. Candidates who hired others to gather signatures for them paid... Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Live blog: Utah GOP and Dems spar over candidates during conventions

Follow Utah's Republican and Democratic conventions live. Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Woman charged with setting house on fire with elderly mother inside

An elderly woman had be rescued from a burning Salt Lake home last month after her daughter intentionally set it on fire, criminal charges filed Friday allege. Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Sagebrush project creates landscape of cooperation

Utah public lands management is a fiery topic of controversy of late, but the quiet work of state and federal agencies to boost sagebrush health and improve habitat for an imperiled species of bird... Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Toddler dies after drowning in pond outside Salt Lake County home, police say

A 22 month-old boy died after drowning in a pond Friday outside a northern Salt Lake County home, police said. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Big turnout for Utah Democrats' national delegate elections

The line to register to participate in the Utah Democratic Party's first round of elections for national delegates Friday afternoon nearly stretched the length of the Salt Palace Convention Center... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Teacher charged with viewing porn in classroom

A former veteran teacher at Cyprus High School has been charged with viewing pornography in his classroom while he was still employed. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Airport donates 1,000 pounds of food monthly to Salt Lake City Mission

Every month, about 1,000 pounds of food items are donated from the Salt Lake City International Airport by HMSHost to benefit the Salt Lake City Mission. The effort is part of the HMSHost's... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Heart transplant program celebrates 30 years and 1,300 operations

Four Salt Lake area hospitals were among the first in the nation to begin offering heart transplants 30 years ago. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Utah GOP wants judge removed from SB54 fight over legal fees

A Utah Republican Party lawyer wants the federal judge who ruled against the GOP in the contentious legal fight over the state's new election law recused from the case. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Chaffetz GOP opponent running radio ads

Chia-Chi Teng, who's challenging Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, at the state GOP convention on Saturday, is running radio commercials criticizing the congressman for supporting a $1.1 trillion... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Deseret News winners named in regional Top of the Rockies contest

The Deseret News claimed 11 wins, including five first-place finishes, in this year's Top of the Rockies regional journalism contest. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Report: Higher starting wages part of the value of a Utah college education

The cost of attending college continues to go up in Utah and across the country. But the average starting wages for college graduates in the state is also on the rise, according to a recent... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Photos: W. Jordan students take trip back in time with WWII veterans

West Jordan High school students get a history lesson from members of the Utah Military History Group Friday, April 22, 2016. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Contractor agrees to replace illegally cut Big Cottonwood trees

A contractor who illegally cut down dozens of trees in Big Cottonwood Canyon last summer has agreed to replace all of the destroyed trees and then some. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Draper barber retires after 59 years

After nearly six decades, a Utah barber is putting down the scissors. Rex Rogers opened Rex's Barber Shop on Fort Street back in 1957. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Governor's race taking center stage at state GOP, Democratic conventions

The governor's race is taking center stage at both the Republican and Democratic state party conventions this year, even though the national delegates who'll nominate their party's presidential... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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West Valley man hit by car dies three weeks after crash

A West Valley man hit by a car three weeks ago has died as a result of his injuries. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Motorcyclist dies two days after crash with impaired driver in South Salt Lake, police say

A motorcyclist died Thursday from injuries he suffered in a crash with an impaired driver earlier this week, police said. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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The Great Utah ShakeOut: Nearly 1 million take part in statewide earthquake drill

From St. Mark's Hospital workers pretending their west towers had just collapsed to state officials evacuating the Capitol, Nearly 1 million Utahns participated in the state's largest earthquake... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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