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Trip to museum a bonus for families in summer reading program

A well-read crowd jammed the Natural History Museum of Utah Saturday for Library Day

Defense investigating mental condition of mom charged with dumping newborn

Alicia Englert appeared in court for the first time Wednesday to face charges accusing her of dumping her newborn baby girl in an outside garbage can. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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UTOPIA mayors working to finalize language for mail-in ballot

Mayors of the six UTOPIA cities that approved a controversial utility fee structure are working to finalize the language for a mail-in ballot polling residents on their opinion of paying a monthly... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Herbert reaches understanding 'conceptually' on Medicaid expansion

Gov. Gary Herbert said Tuesday there's now an understanding "conceptually" with the Obama administration over his push to include a work requirement in his proposed Healthy Utah alternative to... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Red Cross App puts 'power to save lives' in users' hands

A new app released by the American Red Cross Tuesday will put "the power to save lives in the palm of your hand," said Kimberly Houk, spokeswoman for the Red Cross Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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State settlement: Utah Blaze fans can get refund for canceled season

The state Division of Consumer Protection has cited the Utah Blaze for selling consumer preseason ticket packages, then failing to pay refunds after the team canceled the upcoming season. Fans are... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Salt Lake police enforce crosswalk safety

The Salt Lake City Police Department conducted crosswalk enforcement Tuesday to draw attention to public safety issues for all roadway users. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Democrat Doug Owens campaign delays start of TV advertising

Democrat Doug Owens is delaying the start of his TV campaign commercials by a week in his 4th District congressional race against Republican Mia Love. His campaign manager called it a "strategic... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Utah gas prices fall 8 cents over previous month

Prices at the gas pump fell 8 cents in Utah compared to a month ago as the state begins the switch to cheaper winter-blend fuel. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Parliament of World's Religions to meet in Salt Lake City in 2015

The Parliament of the World's Religions will meet for its summit in Salt Lake City in October 2015. This will be the first time in 22 years that the summit has been held in the United States. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Regents announce three finalists for SLCC president

Three finalists have been named in the search for a new Salt Lake Community College president. The Board of Regents is expected to make a selection on Thursday. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Storms pound Utah and flood the West

A day after remnants of Hurricane Norbert pounded Arizona and the area between Las Vegas and St. George, heavy storms rolled through the Wasatch Front Tuesday morning. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Judge declines to dismiss lawsuit against Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News

A federal judge declined to dismiss a lawsuit Monday challenging a revised joint operating agreement between the Deseret News and the Salt Lake Tribune. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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LDS conference talks may be given in native languages

LDS Church leaders may now begin to deliver their general conference talks in their native languages. Until now, conference talks have been in English only. English subtitles will be displayed on... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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City to host Yappy Hour for residents and dogs

The city's Parks and Public Lands Division invites the public and their dogs to unwind after a long day at work for Yappy Hour. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Slight majority of Utahns oppose House speaker being named school superintendent

A slight majority of Utahns oppose House Speaker Becky Lockhart being chosen as the new state superintendent of public schools, according to a UtahPolicy.com poll released Monday. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Utahns hear booms as HAFB detonates rocket motors

Hill Air Force Base detonated two Trident ballistic missile rocket motors in the western desert on Monday, sending booms from the blasts rolling across the Wasatch Front. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Report gives West Valley police low ranking for racial balance

West Valley City's Police Department was called out in a new Associated Press study that looked at the racial diversity of local police departments compared to the communities they represent. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Severe respiratory illness that has sickened hundreds of kids may be in Utah

Hundreds of children in a dozen states, including Utah, may have been sickened by an uncommon virus. Primary Children's Hospital says it has seen an increase in numbers admitted to the hospital... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Man accused of robbing Price store pleads guilty to federal gun charge

A Salt Lake man accused of robbing a Smith's store in Price at gunpoint has pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge that will send him to prison for at least seven years. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Brother of man killed in federal court asks to withdraw manslaughter plea

A man who pleaded guilty to shooting a rival gang member requested to withdraw the plea, saying he felt "rushed and pressured" to take a plea deal. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Judge's ruling reignites partisan vs. nonpartisan State School Board debate

A federal judge ruled that Utah's process of selecting State School Board candidates is unconstitutional. An alternative method for selecting candidates has not yet been ordered, renewing debate... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Applications available for youth volunteer awards

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals has begun its search for Utah’s top youth volunteers of 2015. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Smith's Food and Drug adding 500 Utah jobs

Smith’s Food & Drug, a division of Kroger, is seeking to hire 486 new positions throughout its seven states of operation, including 148 store-level positions in Utah. Additionally, two... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Kearns man pleads guilty to killing toddler in DUI crash

A Kearns man pleaded guilty Monday to killing a 3-year-old boy and injuring at least nine other people while driving intoxicated in January. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Ground broken for park in Kearns, West Valley City

Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation broke ground for Phase II of Lodestone Regional Park on Monday. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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