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Nationwide settlement with Pfizer nets Utah $648K

Utah will get $648,000 as part of a multimillion dollar nationwide settlement with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.

Report: Utah still among the worst states for dirty air

Some Utah cities are still among the worst air quality in the country, despite improvement, according to a report from the American Lung Association. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Herbert asks Legislature to fight against Bears Ears monument

State lawmakers will consider a resolution opposing President Barack Obama creating a new national monument in southeastern Utah when they go into special session next month. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Middle school students handed out parents' prescription meds in class, police say

Some middle school students in West Jordan face potential criminal charges, in addition to school discipline, for allegedly handing out prescription medication taken from their parents' homes. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Salt Lake County sues Volkswagen for alleged air pollution violations

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill filed a civil lawsuit Wednesday against auto giant Volkswagen for allegedly polluting Salt Lake County's air. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Fire displaces 11 in Salt Lake City

Eleven people were left without homes following a pair of fires at the same complex within four hours of each other Tuesday. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Salt Lake Tribune to be sold to Paul Huntsman

Digital First Media announced Wednesday that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the Salt Lake Tribune and its affiliates to Paul Huntsman, son of billionaire businessman... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Student diversity, equity among resident priorities for next leader of Salt Lake schools

Three final candidates to be the next superintendent of the Salt Lake City School District underwent final job interviews with the Board of Education and forums with the public Monday and Tuesday. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Greg Miller buys his own car dealership in California

Greg Miller announced Wednesday the acquisition of his first automobile dealership with the purchase of Bob Baker Toyota in San Diego. The dealership will be independent of the Larry H. Miller... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Salt Lake City votes to name road for gay leader Harvey Milk

The Salt Lake City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to rename part of 900 South after pioneering gay leader Harvey Milk. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Judge declines to force Swallow prosecutors to turn over evidence

A judge sees no reason to force prosecutors to turn over evidence in former Utah Attorney General John Swallow's criminal case that they say they already have provided or will provide. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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City: Mediation likely in finding solution for remaining North Salt Lake landslide repairs

City leaders are looking to mediation with residents, utility companies and others this summer to find a permanent solution to the remaining repairs needed on the North Salt Lake landslide. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Demonstrators at S.L. City Council meeting demand change in oversight of police shootings

About two dozen activists held signs at a Salt Lake City Council meeting Tuesday in a protest for more independent control of the city's Civilian Review Board that examines police shootings. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Big money being spent in Utah governor's race

Big money is already being spent in the Utah governor's race, with the first test for candidates coming Saturday at the Republican and Democratic state conventions. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Officers recover stolen C-4 explosives in Provo apartment, police say

An Army reservist is accused of stealing a powerful explosive from Camp Williams in March and allegedly told a friend he wanted to detonate it in the desert. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Brewvies sues Utah alcohol department over threat to pull liquor license

A Salt Lake movie theater sued the state alcohol control department on Tuesday after the agency threatened to revoke its liquor permit for serving drinks while screening "Deadpool," which features... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Medical cannabis advocates look to ballot initiative for 2018

After abandoning plans to put medical cannabis on the November ballot, patients are looking ahead to 2018. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Electrical fire at apartment complex leads to evacuations

An electrical fire in the ceiling of an unoccupied apartment caused evacuations and $15,000 in damage Tuesday. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman reports to jail for illegal ATV ride

San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman reported to jail Tuesday to serve a 10-day sentence for an illegal ATV protest ride in a protected southern Utah canyon. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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$4.5 million Hampton Inn renovation nearly complete

A $4.5 million renovation of the Hampton Inn in downtown Salt Lake City is nearly finished. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Federal appeals court upholds Alta's ban on snowboarding

A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld a judge's decision to throw out a lawsuit challenging Alta Ski Resort's ban on snowboarding. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Utah becomes first state to declare pornography a public health crisis

Utah became the first state in the country to declare pornography a public health crisis, and called on the industry and businesses Tuesday to help keep "evil, degrading, addictive" materials away... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Fiesta for children set for Saturday in West Jordan

Salt Lake County Library Services is hosting a fiesta for kids on Saturday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Viridian Event Center, 8030 S. 1825 West. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Holladay woman named SUU valedictorian

Alex Nielson, 22, of Holladay, will represent Southern Utah University as valedictorian during commencement exercises on April 30 at the Centrum Arena. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Nobel laureate to discuss ethics at U. on Friday

Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen will deliver a lecture titled “Ethics and Economics of Global Justice” at the Libby Gardner Hall on the University of Utah campus at noon on Friday, April 22. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Officer rushing wife to hospital delivers his own baby in his squad car

Not even her father's speeding police cruiser could get baby Bexleigh Clark to the hospital before she was ready to be born. The healthy baby girl was delivered by her father early Tuesday on the... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Judge orders 1 month in jail for Copperton man who paid boys to strip

A Copperton man was sentenced to a month in jail Tuesday after admitting he paid boys he hired to do yard work to strip for him and showed them pornography. Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Dean of U. law school runs 100 miles to raise money for scholarships, raise awareness about issues

Bob Adler, dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, ran the Zion 100 ultra marathon to raise scholarship money for U. law school students, as well as raising awareness about the issues that keep... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Music therapy for students who are both deaf and blind truly works, teacher says

Singing and playing instruments with students who are both deaf and blind may sound counterintuitive. But experts say the innovative approach to drawing kids out of their dark, silent worlds is... Read more »

April 19, 2016

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Gang member on his way to prison seeks forgiveness for two slayings

In an emotional resolution to two slayings done under what one prosecutor called "the gang code," a West Valley man begged for forgiveness from his victims' families as well as his own. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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New report reveals 'disconcerting' earthquake risk along Wasatch Front

Earthquake experts have a clearer forecast of the chances a devastating earthquake could rattle the Wasatch Front, thanks to a soon-to-be-released report previewed Monday. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Recommended sites for new homeless resource centers could be before mayors by September

The agenda for the second phase of the Homeless Services Site Evaluation Commission convened Monday by Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski calls for selecting recommended sites for new homeless... Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Democratic gubernatorial candidates fire at GOP governor, lawmakers in debate

Democratic gubernatorial candidates Vaughn Cook and Mike Weinholtz took aim at Utah's Republican-dominated state government more than each other in their first debate Monday. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Three Utah gubernatorial candidates announce running mates

Three gubernatorial candidates announced their pick for lieutenant governor Monday. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Days of '47 queen, court crowned

A young woman who completed her LDS Church mission in Italy just two weeks ago has been crowned the Days of '47 queen for 2016. Baylee Rose Hogan was selected queen among 20 contestants from Utah... Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Governor, legislative leaders agree to restore vetoed education funds

Gov. Gary Herbert will call state lawmakers into special session next month to restore nearly $4.8 million in education funding he vetoed in March. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Almost all GOP candidates pledge support for party policies

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Almost all of the hundreds of Republicans running for public office or political positions in Utah have pledged their support for the GOP platform under a new litmus... Read more »

April 18, 2016

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U. ballerina suffers stroke, makes full recovery

A young dancer at the University of Utah went to work and ended up in the emergency room. She suffered something very uncommon for her age, but luckily the right people were there at the right time. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Police: Shoplifter fractures security guard's skull during escape attempt

A security guard was hospitalized with a fractured skull Sunday after police say a shoplifter hit him on the head with a billy club as he fled. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Another poll shows Sanders would beat Trump in Utah

Self-described Democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders would beat Republican billionaire Donald Trump in Utah if they face each other for president, and it wouldn't be close. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Utah threatens liquor permit of theater showing 'Deadpool'

Utah alcohol bosses are considering revoking the liquor license of a movie theater it says violated a state obscenity law by serving drinks while screening "Deadpool," which features simulated sex... Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Photos: Students get a lesson in building a city from the ground up

Anderson Furniss holds a factory he built as students at Blackridge Elementary School in Herriman get a lesson in building a city from scratch Monday. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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West Valley man gets 30 days in jail for construction worker's death

A West Valley man has been sentenced to 45 days in jail for fatally striking a highway construction worker near Elk Mountain, Wyoming. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Hiker discovers 50s-era relic in Salt Lake foothills

Randy Dixon is hoping to find the owner of an old wallet he recently discovered while hiking. The wallet had some kind of school ID card from 1958 and a 1959 calendar. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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BLM implements new fees at Little Creek Campground

The Bureau of Land Management’s Salt Lake field office implemented new camping fees at the Little Creek Campground in Randolph on Friday. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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U. College of Health gets new look

The University of Utah College of Health will realign July 1 from seven departments and divisions into five departments. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Free trolling seminar is set for Saturday April 23

A free trolling seminar for anglers will be held Saturday, April 23, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Department of Natural Resources, 1594 W. North Temple. Read more »

April 18, 2016

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Spring has sprung along the Wasatch Front

Whether it was a game of hoops, a volleyball match or a leisurely stroll, dozens of Salt Lakers enjoyed spring weather at Liberty Park Sunday. Sunday's high temperature in Salt Lake was 60 degrees... Read more »

April 17, 2016

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Doug Robinson: 'His focus is always the kids'

McKell Withers will step down in three months as superintendent of the Salt Lake City School District after surviving 13 years on the job. He is leaving largely because of political infighting,... Read more »

April 17, 2016

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Firefighters, reservists, others 'spread the love' one PB&J at a time

Firefighters, reservists and Lehi residents came together for a "spreading party" at Which Wich Superior Sandwiches Sunday, making some 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in two hours to be... Read more »

April 17, 2016

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Senior-most LDS missionary injured in Brussels blast returns to Utah

Elder Richard Norby of Lehi, Utah, the Mormon missionary hurt worst in the March 22 Brussels airport bombing, has returned to Utah, nearly three weeks after the return of two other Utah... Read more »

April 16, 2016

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