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Patience is key during reunification drill at West Jordan school

An earthquake, power outage, criminal activity; these are just a few reasons a school could release students early. About 400 families participated a “reunification drill” Thursday at... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Photos: Ceremony recognizes 17 children who have obtained U.S. citizenship

Soon-to-be citizens and guests stand to recite the Pledge of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Salt Lake City on Thursday. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Photos: New Leonardo exhibit is taking wing

Mark Hofeling, creative director of Creative Service Bureau, shows off a C-131 aircraft on Thursday that is currently being restored in a Salt Lake City warehouse for a new Leonardo exhibit titled... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Man mistakenly shot by police filed notice of intent to sue

Contrary to statements made Wednesday by Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder as he defended an officer who shot a bystander he mistook for a suspect, a notice of claim was issued in April notifying... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Riverton Town Days kicks off June 23

Riverton's annual Town Days — featuring a wide range of activities — is set to kick off on Thursday, June 23. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Modern marvel keeps 'garbage juice' in check at Salt Lake County Landfill

It’s a monumental and often smelly task as it is for Salt Lake County Landfill workers to handle all the garbage we dish out on a daily basis. Still, workers face another daunting challenge. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Making informed decisions: The key issues in education for 2016

Early childhood education, teacher support, college opportunities and other issues are key education priorities going into the 2016 election, according to a new project that aims to inform Utah... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Utah scientists launch major study of summertime ozone pollution

In case people have forgotten, that familiar ozone haze will be dropping by this summer. Researchers at Utah State, Weber State, the University of Utah and the Utah Department of Environmental... Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Police identify man shot by officer, suspected in shooting outside bar

Police have identified a man who was shot by a West Jordan police officer Wednesday after he allegedly shot another man during an altercation outside a bar. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Mitt Romney endorses Gov. Gary Herbert

Mitt Romney endorsed Gov. Gary Herbert's re-election Thursday. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Sandy man indicted in $7M Ponzi scheme

A Utah man and a California man were indicted Wednesday, accused of running a $7 million Ponzi scheme. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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West Valley man on way to hospital shot in road rage confrontation, police say

A man was shot in the leg Wednesday after he got out of his vehicle to confront another driver in what police are deeming a road rage incident. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Sandy motel evacuated after officers find fentanyl during arrest

A Sandy motel was evacuated Wednesday and law enforcement officers had to be decontaminated after police arrested a probationer and found fentanyl in the room he was staying in. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Utah lawmakers hear case for death with dignity act

Democratic Utah Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck plans to again introduce her Death with Dignity Act in the coming legislative session, despite it being referred to further study in previous years. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Man 'minding my own business' recalls being shot in road rage incident

A West Valley man with a violent criminal history was charged Wednesday with attempted murder after he allegedly shot a man in the neck during a road rage outburst. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Utah's lawsuit over federal lands in crafting stage

The state of Utah's fight against the federal government over control of certain federal lands within its borders is inching forward, with work underway to create a draft of a lawsuit detailing... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Lawmakers, firefighters want drone owners to know the law

With drone technology improving, more and more people are flying them just for fun. With wildfire season here, lawmakers and firefighters want to make sure people know the rules before they fly. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Photos: Aquarium opens new Asian-themed exhibit

A clouded leopard checks out its new digs as the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper opened a new exhibit — Expedition: Asia — on Wednesday. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Officer shoots man following shooting in Murray bar

A man was shot and wounded by police Wednesday after police say he shot someone in a fight at a bar. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Looking at the cost of the death penalty, in more ways than one

State lawmakers Wednesday discussed the costs of execution versus life without parole, and one legislator intends to run a bill next year aimed at shortening the appeals process in capital murder... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Bishop staffer: Push for Bears Ears monument is 'dishonest'

The legislative director for Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, told a committee of Utah lawmakers that the push to create Bears Ears National Monument is "dishonest" and "disingenuous" because environmental... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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LDS Church offers to donate $3 million to support Fairpark stadium proposal

Supporters of a planned $17 million stadium at the Utah State Fairpark want Gov. Gary Herbert to call a special session in July to approve $10 million for a proposal that includes a $3 million... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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S.L. School District closing offices 1 day a week in June, July

All Salt Lake City School District offices, schools and facilities will be closed one day each week between now and Friday, July 29. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Found a deer fawn? Leave it alone, DWR says

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is reminding outdoor enthusiasts not to be surprised if they come across a deer fawn, or maybe even an elk calf, in early summer. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Herbert endorsed by county commissioners from around the state

More than a dozen county commissioners, largely from rural Utah, gathered at the state Capitol Wednesday to endorse Gov. Gary Herbert in the upcoming GOP primary election. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Snowboarders aren't giving up fight against ski resort's ban

A group of snowboarders isn't giving up its legal fight against a ban on the sport at a Utah ski resort. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Mistaken police shooting of bystander not justified, but no charges will be filed

A police officer was not legally justified when he shot a civilian while pursuing another man, an investigation concluded. But the district attorney's office also announced Wednesday that it will... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Salt Lake passes budget with focus on Rio Grande area, homelessness

Despite a lean budget, Salt Lake City leaders were able to identify an additional $600,000 Tuesday to fund short-term projects to clean up the Rio Grande neighborhood. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Charges: Kearns man murdered mother, tried to suffocate 5-year-old

A Kearns man who went to a Magna house to buy marijuana shot a mother of two in the head, killing her, and then tried to suffocate her 5-year-old daughter, police say. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Count My Vote throws support behind candidates who took signature pathway to ballot

To combat GOP "pushback" against candidates who earned a place on the June 28 primary ballot by gathering signatures under Utah's new election law, Count My Vote supporter and former Gov. Mike... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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2 teens not wearing seat belts hospitalized following rollover, UHP says

Two teenage girls not wearing seat belts were hospitalized Tuesday when they were ejected from a car during a rollover accident on the I-80 freeway, the Utah Highway Patrol reported Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Poll shows Johnson close to Herbert in governor race, campaign says

Republican candidate for governor Jonathan Johnson released an internal poll Tuesday that his campaign says shows him running close behind Gov. Gary Herbert in the June 28 primary election. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Ute tribal member admits to using cellphone in crash that killed street sweeper

A member of the Ute Indian Tribe has admitted to using a cellphone while driving when she caused a crash that killed the operator of a street sweeper on the Uintah-Ouray Indian Reservation. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Lawmakers, education leaders talk changes for SAGE, school accountability

Changes to the student assessment of growth and excellence are on the horizon as state lawmakers and education leaders have begun formal discussions of how Utah's student testing and school... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Judge rejects no-jail plea deal for day care operator charged with abusing 3 toddlers

A judge refused to accept a plea agreement Tuesday that would have required no jail time and no admission of guilt from a former day care operator charged with abusing three children in her care. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Senate passes defense bill without Lee measure to keep women out of draft

Utah Sen. Mike Lee declined to offer the amendment he has pushed to keep women out of the draft as part of the defense spending bill the U.S. Senate passed Tuesday. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Fire damages West Valley apartment complex

A West Valley apartment fire was "venting out" a back window of the building Tuesday, authorities said. Firefighters responded about 2 p.m. after receiving multiple calls from neighbors and the... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Jonathan Swinton seeking Democratic nomination in U.S. Senate race

First-time candidate Jonathan Swinton has a Republican pedigree but Democratic heart as he seeks the party's nomination in the race of U.S. Senate. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Excessive speeds on Utah roads has to stop, UHP says

Enough is enough. The Utah Highway Patrol says the roadways are out of control, and drivers need to obey the speed limit. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Misty K. Snow seeking Democratic nomination in U.S. Senate race

Democrat Misty K. Snow jumped into the U.S. Senate race because she didn't think the issues she is most passionate about would get a voice. And Utah's first transgender candidate for statewide... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Charges: Man returned to crime scene to fire bullets at police

A man accused of opening fire on police officers who were investigating reports that he was making threats in the area has been charged with attempted murder. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Salt Lake City approves tax break for $125M Jazz arena renovation

The Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency Tuesday approved $22.7 million in tax increment financing in support of a planned $125 million renovation effort for Vivint Smart Home Arena. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Jordan School District offering free summer meals

The Jordan School District is providing children with free breakfast and lunch at five elementary schools during the summer. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Man admits choking his uncle to death as 17-year-old

A Fremont man pleaded guilty Monday to killing his uncle with a chokehold during a fight when he was 17 years old. He was sentenced as an adult to a term of one to 15 years in prison. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Water too much? Not enough? Water check program helps property owners know

About two-thirds of Utah's drinking water is used for landscaping, gardening and farming. The state is continuing to battle the effects of a long-term drought, so how is a property owner to know... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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WSU professor urges state leaders not to meet with Dalai Lama

A representative of the Chinese province that has ties to the Utah Legislature is urging state leaders not to meet with the Dalai Lama when he speaks next week at the University of Utah. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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'We are a resilient and strong people'

Dark clouds shadowed the Wasatch Front on Monday, but hundreds of colorful umbrellas flooded Salt Lake City's capital campus to honor the victims of Sunday's deadly shooting in Orland, Florida.... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Man who admitted to drive-by shooting into baby's room promises judge he has left gang life

A man who admitted to mistakenly sending 29 bullets toward an infant's bedroom in an attempted drive-by shooting pledged to eschew gang life entirely if he is released from jail, while prosecutors... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Point of the Mountain development: 'Are we thinking big enough?' economist asks commission

The Point of the Mountain Development Commission charged with planning development of Utah's so-called "Silicon Slopes" was challenged Monday to think big as it considers the future of the corridor. Read more »

June 13, 2016

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Nation must defeat terrorism, Utah congressional delegation says in wake of Orlando shootings

Members of Utah's all Republican congressional delegation Monday called for a strong response to Islamic terrorism but dismissed the need for gun control in the wake of the worst mass shooting in... Read more »

June 13, 2016

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