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Hale theater looks ahead to '17 season as Sandy construction progresses

With grand openings of the two stages slated for 2017, Hale Centre Theatre unveiled its 2017 season.

Utah Dems nominate Weinholtz to run for governor

Nearly two-thirds of the state's registered Democratic delegates turned out for the statewide convention Saturday, putting many of their candidates on the November ballot, including Mike Weinholtz. Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Salt Lake County to hold town hall meeting on equestrian park's uncertain future

Amid concerns that the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park is operating at too steep of a cost to taxpayers, county officials will be holding a town hall meeting Monday on the park's future. Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Triage group knows Utah's chronically homeless by name, individual needs

In a modest conference room in the Road Home's shelter, outreach workers, caseworkers, housing specialists and others meet weekly to put roofs over the heads of people experiencing chronic... Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Less than 15 percent of candidates took signature-gathering path to primary ballot

Less than 15 percent of state and federal candidates successfully used Utah's new signature-gathering path to the primary ballot. Candidates who hired others to gather signatures for them paid... Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Live blog: Utah GOP and Dems spar over candidates during conventions

Follow Utah's Republican and Democratic conventions live. Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Woman charged with setting house on fire with elderly mother inside

An elderly woman had be rescued from a burning Salt Lake home last month after her daughter intentionally set it on fire, criminal charges filed Friday allege. Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Sagebrush project creates landscape of cooperation

Utah public lands management is a fiery topic of controversy of late, but the quiet work of state and federal agencies to boost sagebrush health and improve habitat for an imperiled species of bird... Read more »

April 23, 2016

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Toddler dies after drowning in pond outside Salt Lake County home, police say

A 22 month-old boy died after drowning in a pond Friday outside a northern Salt Lake County home, police said. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Big turnout for Utah Democrats' national delegate elections

The line to register to participate in the Utah Democratic Party's first round of elections for national delegates Friday afternoon nearly stretched the length of the Salt Palace Convention Center... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Teacher charged with viewing porn in classroom

A former veteran teacher at Cyprus High School has been charged with viewing pornography in his classroom while he was still employed. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Airport donates 1,000 pounds of food monthly to Salt Lake City Mission

Every month, about 1,000 pounds of food items are donated from the Salt Lake City International Airport by HMSHost to benefit the Salt Lake City Mission. The effort is part of the HMSHost's... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Heart transplant program celebrates 30 years and 1,300 operations

Four Salt Lake area hospitals were among the first in the nation to begin offering heart transplants 30 years ago. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Utah GOP wants judge removed from SB54 fight over legal fees

A Utah Republican Party lawyer wants the federal judge who ruled against the GOP in the contentious legal fight over the state's new election law recused from the case. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Chaffetz GOP opponent running radio ads

Chia-Chi Teng, who's challenging Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, at the state GOP convention on Saturday, is running radio commercials criticizing the congressman for supporting a $1.1 trillion... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Deseret News winners named in regional Top of the Rockies contest

The Deseret News claimed 11 wins, including five first-place finishes, in this year's Top of the Rockies regional journalism contest. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Report: Higher starting wages part of the value of a Utah college education

The cost of attending college continues to go up in Utah and across the country. But the average starting wages for college graduates in the state is also on the rise, according to a recent... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Photos: W. Jordan students take trip back in time with WWII veterans

West Jordan High school students get a history lesson from members of the Utah Military History Group Friday, April 22, 2016. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Contractor agrees to replace illegally cut Big Cottonwood trees

A contractor who illegally cut down dozens of trees in Big Cottonwood Canyon last summer has agreed to replace all of the destroyed trees and then some. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Draper barber retires after 59 years

After nearly six decades, a Utah barber is putting down the scissors. Rex Rogers opened Rex's Barber Shop on Fort Street back in 1957. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Governor's race taking center stage at state GOP, Democratic conventions

The governor's race is taking center stage at both the Republican and Democratic state party conventions this year, even though the national delegates who'll nominate their party's presidential... Read more »

April 22, 2016

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West Valley man hit by car dies three weeks after crash

A West Valley man hit by a car three weeks ago has died as a result of his injuries. Read more »

April 22, 2016

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Motorcyclist dies two days after crash with impaired driver in South Salt Lake, police say

A motorcyclist died Thursday from injuries he suffered in a crash with an impaired driver earlier this week, police said. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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The Great Utah ShakeOut: Nearly 1 million take part in statewide earthquake drill

From St. Mark's Hospital workers pretending their west towers had just collapsed to state officials evacuating the Capitol, Nearly 1 million Utahns participated in the state's largest earthquake... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Survey shows split between GOP voters, state delegates

There's a bigger disconnect between Republican voters and state delegates on the top issues facing Utah than among Democrats, according to a new Utah Foundation survey released Thursday. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett now dealing with stroke

Already suffering from pancreatic cancer, former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett had a stroke last week that paralyzed the left side of his body. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Medical supply company owner headed to prison for health care fraud

The former owner of a Salt Lake medical equipment company is going to prison for filing false Medicare claims for power wheelchairs in a scheme known as "chiseling." Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Salt Lake firefighters respond to grass fire, learn it's a controlled burn

About 40 firefighters responded to the scene of a substantial west Salt Lake grass fire Thursday afternoon only to learn it was a controlled burn that the fire department hadn't been notified about. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Utah is the place for bioengineering; new devices are changing lives

A biotechnology company in Utah markets an electrode that can be used in a variety of clinical settings, helping people with epilepsy to reanimating a quadriplegic man in Ohio. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Construction workers discover bones during U. renovation project

Construction workers on Wednesday discovered some bones at the original university library, which is undergoing a major renovation. But it's not a crime scene, so anthropologists have been called... Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Bountiful man hit, killed on freeway

A Bountiful man was hit and killed by a semitrailer early Thursday after his car crashed on the I-80 freeway and he walked onto the road. Read more »

April 21, 2016

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Rep. Kraig Powell ends campaign to avoid 'divisiveness'

Rep. Kraig Powell, R-Heber City, announced Wednesday on Facebook that he will not run for re-election. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Study: One in 10 vets with military sexual trauma end up homeless

In Iraq, the former Air Force staff sergeant had been mortared and shot at on a daily basis. But the day Michelle Fisher replayed in her head, over and over again, was from September 2007, when... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Man accused of slicing officer's ear ordered to stand trial

A man accused of nearly severing an officer's ear with a metal lawn ornament has been bound over for trial on charges of assaulting and interfering with police. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox calls GOP opponent 'hypocritical' in porn Twitter exchange

GOP candidate for governor Jonathan Johnson, chairman of Overstock.com, is "hypocritical" for condemning pornography on Twitter while selling it on the online shopping site, Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox... Read more »

April 20, 2016

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Man killed in Payson crash after running stop sign, police say

A Payson man was killed in a three-vehicle crash about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday after running a stop sign, police said. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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GOP, Democratic lawmakers get testy over Utah's public lands fight

Democratic and Republican state lawmakers unleashed on each other Wednesday over whether Utah should sue the federal government to gain control of millions of acres of federal land in the state. Read more »

April 20, 2016

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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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