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Kearns family's home a total loss after accidental fire

A family in Kearns was displaced Saturday after a fire engulfed their home.

Northrop Grumman officially announces contract for new military bomber

Utah will be the home of the military's latest advanced strategic aircraft. Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Salt Lake operation has been tasked with developing the new Long-Range Strike Bomber for the... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Cruises, airlines send travel alerts for Zika virus

Friday update: Officials for the LDS Church issued a statement saying they are monitoring the situation and continue to instruct missionaries on how to avoid mosquito-borne viruses. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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$14 million price tag for public lands lawsuit gives governor pause

Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday he's still reviewing whether he supports going forward with a proposed lawsuit against the federal government over its control of public lands, given the high price... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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2 men charged in case of teen's body cut up and hidden in suitcase

Criminal charges were filed Thursday against two men in the case of a Colorado teenager whose body was cut up and hidden in a suitcase after she apparently overdosed at a West Valley hotel in 2014. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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UDOT launches environmental study at Bangerter intersections

The Utah Department of Transportation is conducting an environmental study to evaluate the potential benefits and impacts of constructing freeway-style interchanges on Bangerter Highway at 11400... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Leapin' lizards! Utah's Natural History Museum crawlin' with geckos

A giant day gecko with neon green skin and bulging eyes is seen at the “Geckos Live!" exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Utah in Salt Lake City on Thursday. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Bill would allow disabled veterans free access to state parks

Disabled veterans may soon be granted free access to Utah State Parks. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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2016 session will test Legislature's stand on water issues

Expect the 2016 Utah Legislature to evolve into ground zero on multiple pressing water issues, including a controversial move to divert sales tax revenue from transportation to development projects... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Social service advocates call for lawmakers to 'end the earmarks'

A coalition of concerned social service organizations held a news conference Thursday at the Capitol to protest the more than $500 million in earmarks in the state budget. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Watch: U.S. in 'dangerous' time, Rep. Chris Stewart tells Utah lawmakers

Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, told Utah lawmakers Thursday this is a critical time in the nation's history. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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State senator wants to revamp Utah hate crimes law

A state senator introduced a bill Thursday to include sexual orientation, sexual identity and other categories of people in Utah's hate crimes law. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Panel OKs bill removing ban on carrying weapons on buses, trains

A state lawmaker says peacefully carrying a concealed weapon on a bus or train should be no different than carrying a gun or knife on the street. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Top educators wary of teaching gun safety in schools

Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, got concerned reactions from members of the State School Board on Thursday about his bill to create an optional pilot program to teach gun safety and violence... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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West Valley mayor to meet with residents Feb. 3

West Valley residents are invited to discuss their concerns with Mayor Ron Bigelow on a first-come, first-served basis on Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 4:30-6 p.m., at City Hall, 3600 S. Constitution Blvd. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Utah higher education system names new associate commissioner

The Utah System of Higher Education has announced Kimberly Henrie has been selected as the new associate commissioner for finance and facilities. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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LDS Church to sell Salt Palace property to S.L. County at $27M discount

Salt Lake County is set to buy nearly 10 acres of downtown Salt Lake City property from the LDS Church — at a $27 million discount. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Dozens of volunteers canvass city to survey unsheltered homeless people

Human service professionals and volunteers alike walked the streets of Salt Lake City before daylight Thursday to conduct the annual count of unsheltered people experiencing homelessness required... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Construction set to begin on Herriman Parkway project

Herriman is preparing to start construction on the Herriman Parkway Phase 3 project, which will the road from 6000 West to about 500 feet west of 6400 West. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Police officers rescue woman trapped in burning Cottonwood Heights home

Two police officers retrieved a woman trapped on the second floor of her burning Cottonwood Heights home Wednesday, police said. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Utah PolitiLinks: Bills would help pregnant and breastfeeding women, give death benefits to Utah National Guard members

Legislators aim to more equally distribute education funds next year, propose death benefits, encourage "reasonable accommodations" for working mothers and a watchdog group slams a senator's water... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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House gives early approval to spend $30M on improving classroom instruction

Legislators are hoping to put $30 million toward giving educators more opportunities for training and teaching improvement, but some educators are asking whether that money could be better spent... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Feds arrest man wanted in Pleasant Grove attempted murder

A Taylorsville man wanted for attempted murder, aggravated kidnapping and other felony offenses was arrested Wednesday evening by the U.S. Marshals Service. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Salt Lake County reports second influenza death

A second Salt Lake County resident has died with the flu, according to the Salt Lake County Health Department. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Charges allege Taylorsville man severely injured girlfriend's 1-year-old son

A Taylorsville man severely injured his girlfriend's 1-year-old son, causing the baby to stop breathing at one point, charges filed in 3rd District Court allege. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Police find S.L. woman dead after arresting man allegedly driving her truck

A 39-year-old woman was found dead in her Salt Lake home Tuesday night after police say a man was arrested driving her truck. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Extended-day kindergarten gets early thumbs-up from House

Two proposals to expand opportunities for families to enroll their students in extended-day kindergarten programs gained early approval from lawmakers Wednesday. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Red Cross honors Utah lawmaker for performing livesaving CPR on colleague

The American Red Cross honored Sen. Brian Shiozawa at the state Capitol on Wednesday, nearly two years after the Cottonwood Heights Republican performed lifesaving CPR on a fellow lawmaker. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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RootsTech 2016 features classes, LDS Family Discovery Day, LDS leaders as speakers

The largest family history event in the world will feature keynote speakers, classes and one day designed especially for LDS Church members. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Pair of air pollution bills prompt flurry of questions

Two pollution bills sponsored by Senate Assistant Minority Whip Luz Escamilla, D-Salt Lake City, spurred a bevy of questions. One bill did not survive scrutiny from a legislative committee, but... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Bill to divert sales tax revenue to water development advances

A legislative committee approved a bill diverting a portion of sales tax revenue from a transportation fund to the Water Infrastructure Restricted Account to help finance water development projects... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett inducted into Hinckley Institute's Hall of Fame

Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett was inducted into the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics Hall of Fame Wednesday. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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State senator proposes to create gun safety program for Utah schools

Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, said parents have the responsibility to talk to their children about guns. But because that doesn't always happen, he's proposing an optional school program to... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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UTA reduces fines for riders who violate rules

The Utah Transit Authority Board of Trustees Wednesday approved revisions to the agency’s ordinances that manage conduct on transit property, including reducing fines. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Judge weighing child labor case tied to FLDS Church

A federal judge will decide whether nearly 200 children from a polygamous group were volunteering or forced to work long hours picking pecans during a 2012 harvest on a southern Utah ranch. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Groups want mountain goats removed from La Sal Mountains

A Denver-based environmental group and the Utah Native Plant Society filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service, demanding the removal of nonnative mountain goats from the La Sal Mountains.... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Bill would give GOP majority control of two key legislative committees

The balance between Republicans and Democrats on two key legislative committees would shift toward the GOP majority under a new bill introduced Wednesday in the House. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Lawmakers consider using postal workers to help in disasters

Utah lawmakers are looking at the possibility of using letter carriers to help identify at-risk residents and damaged buildings in a disaster. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Judge sentences 'monster' who killed woman 'locked' in abusive relationship

Ryan Randy Robinson was sentenced to up to life in prison Wednesday for the murder of his girlfriend, 25-year-old Shantelle Reid, as her family members described the domestic violence that... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Granite seeking input on 2017-18 school year calendar

Granite School District is seeking input for the 2017-18 school year calendar. A district committee composed of parents, teachers and administrators has developed two options. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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A bill to help pregnant and breastfeeding women

State lawmakers last year made it illegal for employers discriminate against pregnant and breastfeeding women. This year, Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, is looking to build on that law by... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Biskupski commits to cleaner, safer Salt Lake in first State of the City address

In her first State of the City address, Mayor Jackie Biskupski outlined her strategy to hold the city to higher standards regarding homelessness, crime, air quality and economic development. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Murder charges filed in 25-year-old Salt Lake stabbing death

Two people have been charged and arrested in connection with a cold case homicide in Salt Lake City in 1991. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Funeral-bound officer makes quick detour to rescue 2 from burning house

A Unified police officer with just 11 months of experience, made a detour on his way to Doug Barney's funeral on Monday to rescue a Kearns couple from a burning house before continuing on his... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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One killed after being hit by TRAX train in Salt Lake

One person was killed after being hit by a TRAX train Tuesday night, the Utah Transit Authority said. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Backcountry skier injured in Big Cottonwood Canyon avalanche

A Minnesota man was injured Tuesday in an avalanche that swept through a steep backcountry area near Cardiff Fork in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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The plan: $36 million for charter schools, among other things

Funding requests this year include $100 million for a statewide one-to-one student technology program, $30 million for professional learning for teachers and $17.5 million for optional extended-day... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Case against immigration agent accused of abuse tossed again

A federal judge has again thrown out a case against a Utah Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent accused of slamming a man's face into a concrete floor. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Workforce development, education funding top business community's legislative priorities

Making sure the state has an adequately educated workforce, low taxes, effective regulation and a well-maintained infrastructure rank among the most important issues lawmakers will face in the 2016... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Sandy man who tried to force girlfriend into oven sent to prison

A Sandy man who admitted to a violent episode of domestic violence, including holding his girlfriend against her will and trying to force her into an oven, was sentenced to prison Tuesday. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Photos: University students showcase their research at Capitol

For several hours Tuesday, dozens of undergraduate students from the University of Utah and Utah State University showcased their research to Utah lawmakers at the state Capitol. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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