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The list of potential prison sites is cut down to three

There are now just three sites in contention for a new state prison, in Salt Lake City, Eagle Mountain, Grantsville.

Nonprofit group honors Utah's 'women of the world'

Even before arriving in the United States, refugee women honored Saturday by the Utah nonprofit organization Women of the World were survivors, said WOW founder Samira Harnish at a ceremony at Salt... Read more »

Dec. 14, 2014

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Man in wheelchair, boy hit and killed on West Jordan road

A man in an electric wheelchair and boy were killed Saturday when a car hit them as they were walking on the side of the road, police said. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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A look at Utah Christmas musical celebrations

Local faith groups will host musical celebrations to help ring in the Christmas season. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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U. study: Salt Lake Valley residents prefer single-family neighborhoods

As smart growth becomes a popular urban housing trend in the U.S., a new study from the University of Utah found that Salt Lake Valley residents want smarter growth but still desire a single-family... Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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One day left for Sub for Santa donations

Sharing is caring. This is true year-round, but especially at Christmas. Saturday evening marks the end of this year’s Sub for Santa program shepherded by the Deseret News and the Salvation... Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Group to study Salt Lake homeless facilities, consider relocation of services

Salt Lake City is planning a comprehensive planning process in 2015 regarding services for homeless individuals and families, a conversation that will include future relocation of shelters. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Education leaders 'cautiously optimistic' about graduation rate increases

Utah's high school graduation rate continues to climb, with minority students taking a larger share diplomas awarded, according to a report released Thursday by the Utah State Office of Education. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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West Valley mother, 4-year-old son killed in crash

A West Valley woman and her 4-year-old son died Friday in a head-on collision on Bacchus Highway. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Salt Lake County announces hiring of chief information officer

Beth Overhuls has accepted the job as Salt Lake County’s first chief information officer. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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South Jordan woman arrested in 'ambush' killing

A woman who allegedly bought drugs from a couple in a vehicle just before the male passenger was shot and killed in South Salt Lake has been arrested for investigation of murder. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Settlement reached in Dickey's 'toxic tea' case

A woman who drank "toxic tea" served at Dickey's Barbecue Pit has reached a settlement with the restaurant. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Sandy man pleads guilty in death of baby who had drugs in body

A 32-year-old Sandy man has pleaded guilty to child abuse homicide after his girlfriend's baby died with an antidepressant in her system. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Ex-city attorney and 2 sons plead guilty in drug-making case

A former assistant city attorney who used to represent Salt Lake police pleaded guilty Friday to charges connected to making a marijuana byproduct with his sons in a makeshift basement lab. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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'Goodbye' visit between mother, baby changed for privacy reasons

A "goodbye" meeting between a woman and the baby she is charged with trying to kill has been changed due to the high publicity surrounding the event. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Utah students 'grossly' unprepared for workforce, study says

Many students in Utah lack the skills and training they need to succeed in the workforce, and business leaders and educators met Thursday to find ways to align coursework with job market demands. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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214 Utah Dept. of Human Services clients died in 2014, new report says

A total of 214 current or recent clients of state human services agencies died in fiscal year 2014, Department of Human Services officials told a panel of state lawmakers Thursday. There were 23... Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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Christmas lights, activities bring throngs to downtown Salt Lake City

The pedestrians enjoying warm December temperatures in downtown Salt Lake City and the press of cars headed to a full lineup of holiday activities are challenging police and traffic engineers who... Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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Massive mirror ball, Utah Jazz part of EVE celebration

The Downtown Alliance announced the creation of a 2,300-pound mirror ball to kick off the downtown-wide New Year's celebrations. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014

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Midvale hosting free legal clinic

Midvale city officials have announced they will be hosting a monthly legal clinic. The clinic will be free to the public. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Report: Utah teenagers are healthier in some counties than others

Most Utah teens are making it through adolescence relatively unscathed, but a new report indicates that some areas of the state are proving to be harder on kids' health. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Photos: West Valley police practice medical helicopter landing

A new group of West Valley police officers on Wednesday received training in how to assist pilots and crews in landing a medical helicopter. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Salt Lake man reunited with shotgun 37 years after it was stolen

In 1977, Richard Pittenger was 16 and on a dinner date when someone broke into his vehicle and stole a shotgun his father had given him. Now 37 years later, that gun was recovered in Oregon and... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Flu rates rise; officials urge shots, hand washing, covering coughs

Flu rates have doubled in the past few weeks and health officials urge people to get a flu shot, wash hands and cover their cough. There have been problems with this year's strain, but it can still... Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Bluffdale requires dog registration

Bluffdale is requiring all dogs to be licensed by Dec. 31. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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Man critically injured after crashing into semitrailer

A man, 32, was critically injured after crashing head-on into a semitrailer Wednesday morning. Read more »

Dec. 10, 2014

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