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Scalia's death leaves major void in high court, Utah legal experts say

The death of one of the U.S. Supreme Court's strongest conservative voices is likely to have a major impact.

Scalia's death leaves major void in high court, Utah legal experts say

The death of one of the U.S. Supreme Court's strongest conservative voices is likely to have a major impact on cases currently under review by the nation's top judicial panel, a University of Utah... Read more »

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France bestows highest honor on Utah veteran

A local World War II veteran on Saturday received France's highest honor, the Legion of Honor. Read more »

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Bundles of love to benefit Utah foster kids

Volunteers gathered Saturday to create bundles of love to be given to various foster care children throughout the state. Read more »

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Utah delegation urges Obama to refrain from monument creation

All six members of Utah's congressional delegation put their names to a letter to President Barack Obama on Friday, urging him to refrain from creating a Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. Obama... Read more »

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Police identify man hit and killed while looking for his dog in Sandy

The 90-year-old man who was hit and killed while looking for his dog Friday night has been identified as David Feldman. Read more »

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Elderly man hit, killed after chasing dog into Sandy street

An elderly Sandy man was struck and killed by an SUV after he chased his dog into the street Friday evening, police said. Read more »

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Charges: Man murdered woman who had been 'showing off large amounts of money'

A man who police say was carrying $26,000 in cash when he was arrested was charged Friday with murdering a woman in her Salt Lake home last month. Read more »

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Lawmakers postpone vote over gay couples adoption bill

The House Judiciary Committee adjourned Friday without taking a vote on a bill the sponsor says is intended to ensure all married couples are treated equally in adoptions and placements of children... Read more »

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Committee OKs resolution encouraging return of Olympics to Utah

A resolution that would encourage bringing the Olympics back to Utah is one step closer to passing the Legislature. Read more »

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State: EPA didn't clue in Utah on San Juan River contamination

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency posted new information on the sampling results of the San Juan River in the aftermath of the August Gold King Mine spill in Colorado. Utah water quality... Read more »

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Clearlink employees show Humane Society some love

Aaron Adams and Sarah Brown walks a dog as Clearlink employees volunteered with the Humane Society of Utah in Murray on Friday. Read more »

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Stealing a quiet moment in the Capitol

Bride- and groom-to-be Allison Crandall and Jordan Nunez share a quiet moment before a photo shoot at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Friday. Read more »

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Bill introduced to tax e-cigarettes to pay for rural health care

A bill adding a tax to e-cigarettes that would be used to pay for rural health care needs was introduced Friday, but the sponsor acknowledges it will be a hard sell to the Utah Legislature. Read more »

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$500K Apple grant provides technology to Salt Lake school

Jackson Elementary became just the second school in the state to receive a grant from Apple Inc. as part of the nationwide ConnectED program. The $500,000 grant provides hardware, software and... Read more »

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Research and control at center of marijuana debate; LDS Church issues new statement

As two very different bills aimed at making medical marijuana available to Utahns make their way through the Utah Legislature, both medical and religious leaders are urging lawmakers to pass... Read more »

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PHOTOS: Utah Guard unit returns from Afghan deployment

Utah National Guard Capt. Jeffery Wright greets his girlfriend, Cat Hak, at the Salt Lake City International Airport on Friday. Read more »

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Statewide undergraduate research conference is Feb. 19 at U.

Undergraduate students from across the state will make presentations during the 10th Annual Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research on Friday, Feb. 19, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of... Read more »

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Utah National Guard death benefits bill passes Legislature

A bill that would provide death benefits to members of the Utah National Guard who die while on state active duty has passed the Utah Legislature. Read more »

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Foster Care Foundation 'to remain open' thanks to legislative help, CEO says

Utah Foster Care Foundation will "remain open," thanks to a $400,000 recommendation by budget subcommittee of the Utah Legislature, its CEO says. The funds still require the OK of the Executive... Read more »

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Charges: Man tried to take homemade bomb aboard bus

A Salt Lake man has been charged with assembling a homemade explosive device and attempting to take it aboard a Greyhound bus. Read more »

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Millcreek man found dead near Saltair was killed, police say

Police say a Millcreek man whose body was discovered Thursday near Saltair was the victim of homicide. Read more »

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Dalai Lama scheduled to speak at the U. June 21

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is scheduled to speak at the University of Utah on June 21. A planned appearance at the university and participation in the Parliament of the World's... Read more »

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Police investigating death of man found near I-80

Police are investigating the scene where a dead body was found Thursday a short distance from I-80 a few miles northwest of Magna. Read more »

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Donald Trump Jr. offers a few words about dad during stop in Utah

Republican presidential candidates are in South Carolina for the state's Feb. 20 primary. Donald Trump Jr. is in Salt Lake City and spoke about his father's run for the GOP nomination. Read more »

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Controversial Rocky Mountain Power bill gets committee approval

A panel of lawmakers said Thursday that Sen. Stuart Adams' SB115 — affecting oversight of Rocky Mountain Power and dealing with multiple renewable energy issues — needs more discussion... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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$100M classroom tech bill gets preliminary OK, but full funding not likely

A statewide classroom technology proposal that lawmakers say "represents years worth of work" earned preliminary approval in the Utah Legislature Thursday. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Bill beefing up hate crime statute passes Senate committee

A bill that would define the parameters for a hate crime and increase the penalties for it passed a Senate committee Thursday before a packed committee room. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Proposed Utah law aims to swat cybercrime

A state legislator wants Utah to take on a wave of emerging cybercrime with tougher laws for making false police reports or harassing people using electronic devices. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Hop on down to free rabbit show at Fairpark

A rabbit show is set to be held Saturday, Feb. 20, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Utah State Fairpark’s Deseret Building. Admission is free. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Group asks lawmakers to ban animal gas chambers

About 30 Utahns lobbied lawmakers Thursday in support of two bills — HB187, which would prohibit animal gas chamber euthanasia, and a forthcoming bill that would define appropriate shelter... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Biskupski launches search for new economic development leader

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has launched a national search to find a highly qualified director to lead the city's newly created Business and Economic Development Department. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Checking trust fund on tax form will help overcome homelessness

Homeless services providers, government officials, advocates and a formerly homeless woman urged Utahns to contribute to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund, which helps fund services statewide... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Inversion tightens grip on Wasatch Front

The air outside is unhealthy, according to measurements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, but the body has natural defenses like tears and phlegm to help you fight back. It's gross,... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Cheerleaders for Medicaid expansion ask Utah lawmakers to consider implications

It was a different cast of characters testifying about the need for Medicaid expansion in Utah on Thursday. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Summit County wants rewrite of Bishop's public lands initiative

How do you chart what happens on Utah's public lands? Should recreation rule? Should vast pristine areas left be untouched? What about energy development? A public lands bill to solve this is... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Bill to alter state's guardianship laws moves to House on 6-5 vote

A bill that backers say relieves loving families of unnecessary expenses of hiring attorneys for their disabled children in guardianship proceedings is before the Utah House of Representatives.... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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9-year-old girl thrown from SUV in crash; mother cited for seat belt violation

A 9-year-old girl was injured Wednesday night when she was thrown from a vehicle in a crash. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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2 corrections officials resign in wake of crimes by halfway house walkaways

Gov. Gary Herbert announced that an independent review is underway in response to crimes committed by parolees who walked away from a halfway house, pledging that any "derelict" employees will be... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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West Jordan names new city attorney

The West Jordan City Council has appointed David R. Brickey as city attorney. The council selected Brickey from a pool of 30 applicants at its Feb. 10 meeting. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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New task force created to round up walkaways from prison halfway house

As law enforcement officers continued Wednesday to look for a man who allegedly rammed a police patrol car while attempting to avoid arrest, questions were again being raised about a halfway house... Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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After-school programs a 'comprehensive' way to help kids, lawmakers say

A Utah senator is hoping to improve academic achievement for some of Utah's most at-risk students by increasing funding for after-school programs. Read more »

Feb. 11, 2016

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Lawmaker proposes new statue for Capitol

Rep. Mark Wheatley, D-Murray, has proposed a new statue for the state Capitol honoring Father Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Father Silvestre Velez de Escalante. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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House panel shuts down bill to exclude UTA from future tax hikes

A House committee Wednesday rejected a bill that would have given cities the ability to exclude transit districts — such as the Utah Transit Authority — from receiving revenue from... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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House committee backs bill shifting power on key legislative committees

A bill that would give majority Republicans control of a pair of key legislative committees made up of an equal number of Republicans and Democrats since 1975 won committee approval Wednesday. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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All-male legislative committee blocks bill to eliminate tax on feminine hygiene products

A bill that would eliminate Utah’s sales tax on diapers and feminine hygiene products was struck down by a House committee Wednesday. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Animal lovers gather in support of proposed gas chamber ban

Animal lovers packed a House committee meeting Wednesday to express their support of a bill that would prohibit animal euthanasia by gas chamber. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Foundation's failure would set back foster care two decades, Leavitt cautions lawmakers

Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt cautioned this week that failure of the Utah Foster Care Foundation would set back foster care two decades. The foundation could shutter on June 30 unless it receives... Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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House defeats bill changing referendum deadlines

A bill that would have allowed Utahns to wait to circulate a referendum petition until after the governor takes action on legislation failed by a close vote Wednesday in the House. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Change in alcohol permit law will save Utah embarrassment, state senator says

The Utah Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that one lawmaker says would save the state embarrassment when it comes to issuing an alcohol permit for Snowbird's annual Oktoberfest. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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Utah Catholics celebrate Ash Wednesday

Monsignor Joseph Mayo places ashes on Arianna Vasquez's forehead as Catholics celebrate Ash Wednesday at Juan Diego Catholic High School in Draper. Read more »

Feb. 10, 2016

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