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E-cigs surpass cigarettes in popularity among Utah teens

For the first time, e-cigarettes have overtaken cigarettes in popularity among Utah teens.

Ground to be broken Thursday afternoon for 24/7 homeless youth resource center with 30 shelter beds

Volunteers of America Utah will break ground Thursday for its Youth Resource Center, a facility that will provide shelter and offer services 24/7, including meals, housing assistance, education... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Police warning about missed jury duty scam

A con artist is contacting Millcreek residents and telling them to wire $500 to a financial account to avoid an arrest warrant for failing to meet jury duty, Unified police said Wednesday. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Photo gallery: Members of child rescue team train at special gym

Members of the Operation Underground Railroad Jump Team, who help rescue children from slavery and trafficking, were training at a cross-fit gym in Draper on Wednesday, preparing to shoot a... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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2015 ACT results show more participation, lower overall scores

Utah saw a drop in its composite ACT score from 20.8 last year to 20.2 for this year's high school graduating class. Participation in the test, however, increased by 14 percent to include 40,629... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Alleged arms supplier, drug addict added to 'most wanted' list

Investigators continued to search Wednesday for a man with a lengthy criminal history who is believed to have been selling guns to gang members. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Police arrest man charged with kidnapping woman for 3 days

A man who police say kidnapped a woman for three days in a South Salt Lake motel and threatened to kill her was booked into jail Monday. Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts golf tournament, celebrates new building

Big Brothers Big Sisters had 116 golfers join the organization Thursday to celebrate its 37th year of providing services in Utah. The golf tournament was expected to generate around $40,000, enough... Read more »

Aug. 26, 2015

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Planned Parenthood draws support, protests at Capitol

Hundreds of people gathered on the steps of the state Capitol Tuesday evening in support of Planned Parenthood as controversy over the reproductive health organization continues to fuel... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush has 'successful' fundraiser in Utah

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush left Utah with a bigger war chest after a fundraising luncheon Tuesday at the home of a former U.S. ambassador. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Learn to hunt birds at a free clinic

The state Division of Wildlife Resources is offering a free bird hunting event. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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South Jordan Fire Department hosting open house

South Jordan's fire department invites the public to a housing ceremony for its new fire engine and ladder truck. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Police investigate shooting at Magna home of 2014 killing

Unified police were looking Tuesday for the person or people who fired several rounds at a Magna house where a man was killed in a drive-by shooting a year ago. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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'I was just trying to get back to my family,' lost boy recalls

Malachi Bradley, 10, doesn't seemed fazed or panicked or worried when he describes spending 29 hours lost in a rugged area of the High Uintas. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Photos: Draper opens new trail system

The city of Draper opened its Little Valley Instructional Trails on Tuesday. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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New University of Utah law school building to be dedicated

The University of Utah next week will celebrate the opening of the new home of S.J. Quinney College of Law. Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Utahns want diverse housing, transportation options, survey says

More Utahns are putting a high priority on having a variety of affordable housing options available that are close to where they work and to other amenities, according to new data released Tuesday... Read more »

Aug. 25, 2015

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Stolen identity: Congressman Jason Chaffetz is victim of tax return scam

Rep. Jason Chaffetz tried to file his federal income tax return this year only to find out someone beat him to it. Like millions of Americans, the Utah Republican was the victim of identity theft. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Sheriff's office hosts blood drive

The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office on Monday participated in the American Red Cross “28 Arms Are Needed” summer blood drive. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Pending divorce may have sparked brutal shootings of two women, police say

Two women allegedly shot by one of the victim's estranged husband continued to recover Monday. One was already moved out of ICU while the other was still fighting for her life. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Taylorsville to host emergency preparedness event

Taylorsville will host an Emergency Preparedness Fair next month. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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2 named to economic development board

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development has announced the appointment of Stefanie Bevans and Susan Johnson to its board of directors. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Sandy to host Heritage Festival

The city will host its annual Sandy Heritage Festival next month. Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Board concerned about killer's release, orders him to serve full sentence

A member of the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole is concerned about a convicted killer being released back into society. The full board ordered Michael Patterson to serve his full sentence, which... Read more »

Aug. 24, 2015

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Cars for a cause: Car show raises funds for Make-A-Wish Utah

More than 100 cars were on display at Liberty Park on Sunday for the Make-A-Wish car show, hosted by Rockin Hotrod Productions, to raise funds for children with life-threatening illnesses. Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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'A war on talent': Jobless rate at 3.6 percent in Utah

Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for July 2015 grew by an estimated 4.5 percent, adding 59,100 jobs compared with July 2014. Utah’s current employment level registers at nearly 1.4... Read more »

Aug. 23, 2015

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