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State lawmakers to consider repealing controversial guest worker program

Five years ago, state lawmakers passed a package of controversial immigration reform bills.

Police identify woman found dead outside vacant Salt Lake home

Police have identified a woman whose body was discovered outside a vacant home on Salt Lake City's west side Thursday morning. Read more »

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Heavy ski traffic highlights need for better canyon transportation options

Mountain Accord stakeholders convened Friday in the Utah Transit Authority Park and Ride lot located at the mouth of the canyon in an effort to highlight the pressing need for better transit... Read more »

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State lawmakers to consider repealing controversial guest worker program

State lawmakers five years ago passed a package of controversial immigration reform bills touted as the Utah Solution. But now they will consider repealing the guest worker program it created. Read more »

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Woman killed by mixer at Sandy grocery store remembered as 'best mom in the world'

Even in death, Carmen "Jackie" Lindhardt thought of her family first, just as she did throughout her life, her sister says. Read more »

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Report: Communication breakdowns led to release of man who killed officer

A series of procedural problems, muddled paperwork and miscommunication about new criminal charges led to the release of a prison inmate who weeks later shot and killed a police officer and wounded... Read more »

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'Young lungs matter': Students march to Capitol to battle pollution 'monster'

Approximately 1,000 students gathered in the Capitol rotunda for a clean air rally Thursday. Read more »

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Proposed porn crisis resolution getting national, international attention

A Utah state senator's push to declare pornography a public health crisis has drawn national and international attention and an attaboy from Gov. Gary Herbert. Read more »

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Housing prices expected to climb in 2016, report says

The Salt Lake area housing market experienced near historic growth in 2015, and this year is predicted to be another “very good year,” a new report states. This year is primed to be... Read more »

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Video involving officer whose ear was nearly severed raises new questions

A home video purportedly depicting the arrest of a man accused of nearly severing the ear of a Salt Lake police officer raises new questions for some about the amount of force police used against... Read more »

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'Step up' and contribute to homeless trust fund on tax forms, Herbert says

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert urged Utahns to "step up" and contribute a portion of their state income tax refunds to the Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund during a press briefing Thursday at Fourth... Read more »

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Lawmakers seek changes to find voter favor in local transportation tax hike

After Utah voters in several counties shot down last year's Proposition 1, a tax increase to fund local road projects, lawmakers are now pursuing ways to make the tax hike a little more palatable. Read more »

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Committee approves $11.5M bill to expand public preschool

Adding to a legislative focus on early childhood education, lawmakers gave early approval Thursday to a bill that would expand preschool offerings to Utah children. Read more »

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Federal judge sends SB54 dispute to Utah Supreme Court

A federal judge Thursday sent the battle over Utah's new election law to the Utah Supreme Court. Read more »

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Dems demand all information on possible public lands lawsuit

Democrats on a Utah commission considering suing the federal government over ownership of millions of acres of public land in the state are demanding all information pertinent to the potential... Read more »

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Police investigating 'suspicious' death of woman found outside Salt Lake home

Police are investigating the suspicious death of a woman found outside a home on Salt Lake's west side. Read more »

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Holladay holding open intersection redesign study

Holladay is holding a public open house to discuss a study on the intersection at Highland Drive and the Van Winkle Expressway. Read more »

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Clean air sustainability fair is Tuesday

Salt Lake County residents are invited to visit with local companies on ways to improve the county’s air quality on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salt Lake County... Read more »

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Utah PolitiLinks: Dems get involved in GOP and state election law feud, bill requires IT workers to report child porn found at work

Bills, including one proving dental benefits for Medicaid clients and another requiring IT workers to report child pornography found at work, have made it past committee while others get put on... Read more »

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6 arrested, forgery operation busted at White City home, police say

The Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit was looking for one of their top 10 most wanted fugitives Wednesday. They found him, and a whole lot more, police say. Read more »

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Should scientists be allowed to change DNA to prevent genetic disease?

A major bioethics panel, charged by the Food and Drug Administration with weighing the ethics of a DNA manipulation technique that would create so-called "three-person babies," has released its... Read more »

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House committee passes bill requiring IT workers to report child pornography found on the job

A computer analyst who happens across child pornography and doesn't tell police could be charged with a crime under a bill a Utah House committee passed Wednesday. Read more »

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Police searching for 4 men in violent home invasion in West Valley City

Police are searching for a group of men who investigators say invaded a home Wednesday afternoon, threatened a group of four people inside and made away with a backpack containing one victim's rent... Read more »

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Woman dies after getting caught in industrial-size mixer at Reams bakery in Sandy

A Murray woman died after being accidentally caught in an industrial-sized mixer Wednesday at the bakery inside Ream's Food Store on Wednesday, police said. Read more »

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Jury acquits man of assaulting officer who shot him

A man who was shot by a West Jordan police officer has been acquitted of assaulting that officer. Read more »

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Are you willing to take a pledge to help clean the air?

On Wednesday, the Utah Transit Authority launched a campaign to help lower emission levels across northern Utah. The agency invited commuters to take a pledge to use public transit more often... Read more »

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New specialty license plate would fund research, awareness for childhood cancer

A Utah mother went before the House Transportation Committee on Wednesday to encourage support for a specialty group license plate that would support childhood cancer awareness and research. Read more »

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Democrat wants Utahns to cast nonbinding vote on Medicaid expansion in November

A House Democratic leader wants voters to be able to answer a nonbinding "opinion question" on the November ballot about whether the state should accept Medicaid expansion to provide health care to... Read more »

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Dental benefits bill moves forward

A proposal that would restore dental benefits to up to 34,500 Medicaid patients — with the University of Utah School of Dentistry footing the bill — is moving forward at the Utah... Read more »

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Photos: Charter school students get a lesson in politics

Charter school students and Utah legislative leaders gathered in the Capitol rotunda to celebrate school choice and discuss legislation pertinent to Utah’s charter schools. Read more »

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Judge allows Dems to intervene in GOP, state fight over Utah election law

A federal judge Wednesday allowed the Utah Democratic Party to intervene in the ongoing fight between the Utah Republican Party and the state over the primary election nominating process. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Man arrested after allegedly swinging machete at officers

A wanted fugitive who police say swung a machete at officers who were trying to arrest him was taken into custody Tuesday without anyone being injured. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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'Combative' man slices officer's ear with metal flower, police say

A Salt Lake police officer's ear was partially severed by a cast-iron flower while questioning a man who was allegedly banging on doors at random late Tuesday night. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Lawmaker proposes making 'In God We Trust' license plate a standard option

A state lawmaker wants to make the "In God We Trust" specialty license plate a standard option at the Utah Division of Motor Vehicles. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Smart tools, scientific data drive McAdams' vision for Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams said Tuesday during his State of the County address that county officials will emphasize the use of hard data when charting a future to reduce crime and... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Salt Lake County landfill employee charged with misuse of public money

A former Salt Lake County landfill employee was charged Tuesday with misusing public money after police say he stole at least $25,000 in facility fees while working as a cashier. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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STEM or STEAM: Is there room for both in Utah schools?

As Utah's industry-driven emphasis on STEM education grows, educators and lawmakers still recognize the role that the arts play in students' learning. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Bill to permit 18 year olds to petition court to end DCFS supervision stalls

A bill that would have allowed 18 year olds, in concert with their parents, to petition juvenile courts to end DCFS supervision was defeated on a tied vote of the Senate Health and Human Services... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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RootsTech, Family Discovery Day sessions to be streamed online

Fifteen RootsTech sessions will be broadcast live during the conference this Thursday through Saturday at RootsTech.org, according to a news release. Several of Saturday's Family Discovery Day... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Bill to eliminate straight-ticket voting fails in committee

A bill that would have done away with straight-ticket voting on Utah ballots failed in committee Tuesday after Utah GOP Chairman James Evans spoke against it. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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House Republicans hear medical marijuana bills, not expected to take a position

Members of the House Republican caucus heard pitches Tuesday for two approaches to legalizing medical marijuana, but House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, said the caucus likely won't take a... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Drought tightening grip on nation's forests, rangelands

The U.S. Forest Service released a comprehensive report analyzing the research compiled so far on drought and its effects on the country's forests and rangelands. The analysis shows 21st century... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Alcohol permit bill clears Senate committee

A bill that clarifies how the state alcohol commission considers permits for special events advanced Tuesday in the Utah Legislature. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Biskupski's pick to lead public utilities withdraws, says he lacked political backing

Facing backlash for her appointment to replace Salt Lake City's longtime public utilities director, Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced Monday that her nominee, Mike Reberg, has withdrawn his name... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Diesel technician program gives students path into growing career field

Utah Diesel Technician Pathways program was officially announced Tuesday in West Valley City. Designed to provide Utah students with a direct path from high school and college into the workforce,... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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State lawmakers propose death penalty for human traffickers in homicide cases

Human trafficking that results in the death of the victim could be charged as a capital offense under a bill a House committee approved Tuesday. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Former Salt Lake day care owner sentenced to prison

The co-owner of a longtime home day care in Salt Lake City convicted of sexually abusing young children under his care was sentenced on Tuesday to prison. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Body of missing skier found buried in avalanche

The body of a Summit County skier missing since Sunday was found buried under 3 feet of snow Tuesday, after the man apparently became caught in an avalanche. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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S.L. County Township Services names interim leaders

New leaders have taken the helm of Salt Lake County’s Office of Township Services after the departure of former township executive Patrick Leary. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Millcreek man sentenced to prison for sex with teen baby sitter

A Millcreek man who pleaded guilty to sexual conduct with a 16-year-old baby sitter has been sentenced to prison. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Police search for gunman who threatened group in McDonald's parking lot

A search continued Tuesday for a man who pulled a gun on a group of people in the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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