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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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Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City celebrates 50th anniversary

The Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City, now in its 50th season, brings in some of the biggest names in classical music for its concert series each year. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Salt Lake man challenges Ted Cruz's eligibility to be president in lawsuit

A Salt Lake man has asked the courts to decide whether Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is a eligible to hold the nation's highest office. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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'A visual extravaganza': Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company to perform Alwin Nikolais compilation 'Illusions' in S.L., then NYC

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company will perform “Illusions,” a lively, bright compilation of the works of Alwin Nikolais, at Capitol Theatre on Jan. 29 and 30 before traveling to New York... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Defendant takes plea deal in iWorks fraud case

One of the defendants in the iWorks fraud case pleaded guilty Tuesday, less than a week before the trial is scheduled to begin. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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The view from the street: 'He's a hero to us. All the police officers are'

Hundreds of spectators lined the procession route for Unified police officer Doug Barney, honored at a funeral Monday after being shot and killed in the line of duty. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Salt Lake County Health Department reports first flu death

A Salt Lake County resident has died from influenza, the first flu-related death in the county this year, health officials said. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Justice reform could increase crime without treatment funding, Utah chief justice says

Utah's Justice Reinvestment Initiative won't work and could lead to more crime without money to provide mental health and drug abuse treatment for offenders, the chief justice of the Utah Supreme... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Twitter reactions to fallen officer whose "career brought out the very best in him"

See some of the Twitter reactions in honor of officer Doug Barney who was killed in the line of duty Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Public lands lawsuit already a focus of 2016 Legislature

State lawmakers appear poised to spend as much as $14 million to sue the federal government over control of public lands as the Utah Legislature opened its 2016 general session Monday. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Biskupski sends city's 30-year public services director out of office

A sixth Salt Lake City department director has left City Hall as part of Mayor Jackie Biskupski's transition into office. The mayor has let go of Public Services Director Rick Graham, who worked... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Seven juveniles accused of co-opting Salt Lake house for party taken into custody

Police say seven juveniles allegedly co-opted an east-side Salt Lake residence for a party were taken into custody Sunday morning. The house, owned by one of the youths' relatives, sustained... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Police from across the country, neighbors offer comfort and support at slain officer's viewing

From New York City police officers to neighbors down the street, hundreds of law enforcement officers, friends and family came together Sunday evening at Unified Police officer Doug Barney's... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Utah lawmakers to grapple with gun issues

With a contentious debate over gun rights sweeping the nation, Utah lawmakers have several firearms-related bills in the chamber, including the return of the so-called "constitutional carry" law. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Utah lawmakers get creative with Medicaid expansion

Despite years of discussing the issue, Medicaid expansion and various plans to implement it in Utah are again on the docket for this legislative session. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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President Harrison billboards teach a lesson to Utah's lieutenant governor

Utah's lieutenant governor may have learned a lesson from a U.S. president who's been dead for nearly two centuries: Billboards can make you famous. Billboards proclaiming William Harrison as the... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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No insurance, but still clinging to hope

Wheels are turning at the Legislature to find a health care solution that a majority of lawmakers can agree on. But Utahns hanging in the balance, waiting on potentially life-changing information,... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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121 car crashes along Wasatch Front in wake of Sunday's storm

Monday should be cloudy with a forecast high of 37 degrees and a slight chance of precipitation, according to the KSL Weather Center. Sunday's storm was a contributing factor to more than 120... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Utah Dems look ahead, celebrate at annual legislative gala

Utah's top Democrats gathered for a night of celebration Saturday in anticipation of the upcoming 2016 legislative session. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Behind closed doors: Public decisions made in private

Twice, Gov. Gary Herbert has advanced plans to use the millions of dollars in Medicaid expansion funds available to the state to provide health care for low-income Utahns. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Police, firefighters pack into hockey game to cheer on slain officer's son

Hundreds of police officers, firefighters and community members came from across the state Saturday to cheer on 13-year-old Jack Barney as he played his first hockey game without his father, the... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Activists plead for help in the fight against human trafficking

As part of a worldwide art installation during Human Trafficking Awareness month, dozens of activists filled the sidewalk cracks on the south side of the state Capitol with red sand in an effort to... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Salt Lake City leaders seeking Legislature's help in addressing air quality, homelessness

Utah's capital city, a blue dot in a sea of red, isn't taking a very conservative approach to the 2016 Legislature. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Utah's jobless rate remains low at 3.5 percent

Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for December 2015 grew by an estimated 3.2 percent, adding 43,300 jobs to the economy compared with December 2014. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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UTA adds extra bus service to state Capitol during legislative session

In an effort to alleviate parking congestion and reduce air pollution, the Utah Transit Authority is adding extra bus service to the state Capitol for the new legislative session beginning Monday. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Skier killed in avalanche had ‘passion for chasing snow,’ friend says

Avalanche forecasters returned Friday to the site of a deadly avalanche high above Big Cottonwood Canyon that claimed the life of a Sugar House man. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Competition set for game and app developers

Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah and the Sorenson Center for Discovery & Innovation at the University of Utah has launched an initiative to help develop games and applications that address the... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Tesoro donates $300K to help Salt Lake County drivers pay for emission repairs

In efforts to improve air quality along the Wasatch Front, Salt Lake County officials have partnered with the Tesoro Foundation and local auto repair businesses to help more county residents pay... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Group marches to protest Roe v. Wade ruling

A group of more than 20 adults and nearly as many children gathered Friday for a last-minute March for Life to protest the 43rd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Murray man, niece charged with murder in 12-year-old killing

A Murray man and his niece were charged Friday with murdering a man whose body was found stuffed in a garbage can in the basement of a vacant home nearly 12 years ago. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Canyons taking applications for preschool program

Canyons District is accepting new-student applications for available spots in the preschool programs at Altara, Butler, Jordan Valley, Quail Hollow and Willow Springs elementary schools. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Health care services executive enters Utah governor's race

Describing himself as a political outsider who puts people first, the former CEO of a billion-dollar physicians staffing company jumped into the governor's race Friday on the Democratic ticket. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Office of Outdoor Recreation gets new director

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development has announced Kenneth Thomas Adams has been named director for the Office of Outdoor Recreation. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Ex-nurse whose rape charges were dismissed sues officer who arrested him

A former nurse has filed a civil lawsuit in federal court against the police detective who arrested him for investigation of raping a patient, only to have the charges thrown out of court. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Brother of man who shot 2 officers charged with assaulting police

The brother of the man who shot and killed Unified police officer Doug Barney has been charged with assaulting other officers following the shooting. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Man critically injured in Kennecott train accident

An industrial accident at Kennecott Copper Friday left a man in critical condition. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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1 killed, another injured in avalanche at Gobblers Knob

A skier was killed Thursday in an avalanche in the mountains of Salt Lake County, Unified police said. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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U.S. Attorney's Office responds to concerns about alleged cop killer's prison release

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Utah issued a statement Thursday responding to questions about whether a man who allegedly shot and killed a Unified police officer was released from... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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What a haul! Vivint Arena preps for Monster Truck Jam

An earth mover arranges dirt on the floor of Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Thursday for this weekend's Monster Jam. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Utah Nonprofits Association names new CEO

Kate Rubalcava has been selected to lead the Utah Nonprofits Association as its chief executive officer. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Utahns open homes to officers traveling to attend Barney's funeral

The funeral for Unified police officer Doug Barney is Monday, and 10,000 people – 8,000 of them law enforcers from across the nation – are expected to attend. Many Utahns are opening... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Appeals courts sends case against Rick Koerber back to judge who dismissed it

A federal appeals court Thursday sent a $100 million real estate fraud case against a Utah businessman back to the judge who dismissed the charges. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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A roof over your head doesn't mean a trip to the shelter

Early data suggest nearly 40 percent of homeless families referred to a Salt Lake City Community Action Program diversion pilot program since November found alternatives to emergency shelter. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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'It's hard to take it all in': Community honors slain officer

Hundreds attended a candlelight vigil Wednesday night to honor Unified police officer Doug Barney, who was shot and killed in the line of duty Sunday. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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2016 STEM Fest is Feb. 2-4 at South Towne Expo Center

The Utah STEM Fest is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 2, through Thursday, Feb. 4 at the South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Man dies after driving into government building, shooting self

A man who drove his motor home through the front doors of a government building in Taylorsville before shooting himself has died. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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