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ACLU supports inmates' hunger strike, says extreme isolation needs to change

The ACLU says a hunger strike by 42 Utah State Prison inmates is more about improving living conditions.

Top Deseret News photos from last week (July 13 - July 18)

Deseret News photographers captured triumph and tragedy last week, photographing the honoring of heroes, the hope of healing and the horrific loss of innocent life. (function() {function... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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More Utah cities offering discounted barrels for rain harvesters

The Utah Rivers Council launched phase two of its rain harvesting program. Murray, Park City, Ogden and Sandy are making the 50-gallon barrels, designed for rain harvesting, available at a... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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West Valley teen charged with aggravated murder in strangulation of girl

The 15-year-old West Valley boy accused of enticing a 12-year-old neighbor girl out of her house and killing her in a nearby horse pasture was charged Tuesday with aggravated murder. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Man accused of physically abusing 7-month-old girl

A 32-year-old man is accused of physically abusing a 7-month-old girl, fracturing some of her ribs. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Musicians and leaders: Salt Lake school seeks to educate, inspire through music

Founded in 2008 by Vera and Eugene Watanabe, Salt Lake City's Gifted Music School seeks to bring cultural education to the forefront of Utahns’ minds. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Another PAC backs Biskupski's bid against Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker

A second political action committee has stepped forward to support Jackie Biskupski's campaign, and incumbent Mayor Ralph Becker is again declaring foul play. But Biskupski says Becker is attacking... Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Police: Chase reaching 50 mph ends in Salt Lake neighborhood

An aggravated robbery at a Salt Lake taco stand Tuesday led to a police chase and resulted in the arrest of two men, police said. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Photos: 1300 South bridge in Salt Lake City to reopen

The 1300 South bridge, which goes from 500 West to 700 West, will be reopened to traffic Wednesday in Salt Lake City. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Man convicted of killing 2 employees, blowing up bodies loses appeal

Convicted double murderer John Pinder has lost another appeal. The Utah Supreme Court Tuesday unanimously rejected Pinder's appeal for a new trial. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Salt Lake County hosting forum to expand local reach to global market

Salt Lake County is hosting a national meeting Wednesday for leaders from several national metropolitan areas to strengthen local business' access to global markets. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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UTA changes service schedule for Pioneer Day

The Utah Transit Authority will offer Saturday FrontRunner, TRAX and S-Line service and Sunday bus service Friday on Pioneer Day. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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SLC chef to be featured on NBC's 'Food Fighters'

The NBC “Food Fighters” episode featuring Viet Pham, chef and co-owner of Forage Restaurant in Salt Lake City, will air on Thursday, July 23, at 7 p.m. MDT. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Lyme disease spreading, prompting Utah victim to call for more awareness

Lyme disease is popping up in more counties across the U.S., according to a new study released last week from the CDC. While not a prolific illness in Utah, survivors of the disease are calling for... Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Bicyclist airlifted after suffering head injury near Brighton Ski Resort

A bicyclist in the mountains north of here was airlifted Monday evening after suffering a critical head injury. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Days of '47 offers sneak peek at parade floats, rodeo activities

Utahns get a sneak peek at future Days of '47 events Monday at the South Towne Exposition Center. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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House destroyed in Sandy fire; second home damaged

One home was destroyed and another was damaged Monday by a fire still being investigated for its cause. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Carbon monoxide scare prompts evacuation of 24 Salt Lake apartments

High carbon monoxide levels caused residents from 24 units to evacuate a Salt Lake apartment complex Monday afternoon. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Better than the lottery? State website paying money to 1 in 5 Utahns

The Unclaimed Property Division of the Utah State Treasurer’s Office returned more than $22.5 million to rightful owners in the past year alone, a 34 percent increase from the prior... Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Teen held for murder and 'possible sexual assault,' judge says

The 15-year-old boy arrested in connection with the death of 12-year-old Kailey Vijil will remain in juvenile detention for investigation of murder and a "possible sexual assault," a judge ruled... Read more »

July 20, 2015

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UTA offers riders Pioneer Day fare deals, expanded schedule

The Utah Transit Authority is allowing passengers taking buses or trains to the Days of ’47 Komatsu Equipment Rodeo to ride free of charge using their rodeo ticket as fare. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Utah won't appeal ruling in same-sex parents case

Utah will not appeal a judge's order requiring the state list the names of a lesbian couple on a birth certificate as the mothers of their new baby. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Cultures unite to remember slain 12-year-old West Valley girl

A community honored a 12-year-old girl Sunday night who police say was enticed out of her home by a teenage boy and killed. Read more »

July 19, 2015

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Getting serious about water safety saves lives, experts say

Experts say most water sport deaths involve adults who are not wearing life jackets. Factors such as weather, water temperature, fatigue and alcohol consumption may also play a role. Read more »

June 27, 2015

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Jury convicts San Juan County commissioner for illegal ATV protest ride

Minutes after a federal jury found Phil Lyman guilty of illegally riding an ATV in a closed southern Utah canyon as a protest against the Bureau of Land Management, the San Juan County commissioner... Read more »

May 1, 2015

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Body in suitcase is not missing Provo woman, police say

A body found in a suitcase along I-80 Thursday is not that of missing Provo woman Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado, police confirmed Friday. But police are now investigating whether the body could be... Read more »

May 1, 2015

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