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South Salt Lake fire is second in 3 days fueled by cottonwood seeds

A fire apparently fueled by cottonwood seeds spread to four adjacent properties in South Salt Lake Monday.

Utah construction companies fined, ordered to pay back wages after 5-year investigation

A five-year investigation into several Utah and Arizona construction companies resulted in repaid back wages and damages for more than 1,000 workers in the two states, according to the U.S.... Read more »

7 hours ago

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Cottonwood Heights mayor defends police search of drug database

Cottonwood Heights Mayor Kelvyn Cullimore on Friday defended his police department's search of the state's prescription drug database that led to criminal charges against a United Fire Authority... Read more »

10 hours ago

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Herbert, legislative leaders to talk Medicaid expansion with feds in D.C.

Gov. Gary Herbert and Republican legislative leaders are scheduled to meet with Obama administration officials in Washington, D.C., next week to talk about Medicaid expansion. Read more »

11 hours ago

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Book review: Historical romance 'A Hope Remembered' is a fun battle of wits

Utah romance author Stacy Henrie ties Christian themes with feisty, strong characters in a battle of wits in the fun, romantic and beautiful novel "A Hope Remembered." Read more »

12 hours ago

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Envision Utah survey points out tough choices on water use

How willing are you to give up your lawn if it means saving water for your great-grandchildren to drink? Or will you pay more to ensure the latest water-saving technology is being used? A survey... Read more »

13 hours ago

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Husband and wife of 74 years die hours apart in Salt Lake City

A Salt Lake couple who had been married for more than 74 years both died on April 7, less than six hours apart. Marcus Yensen held the gates of heaven open so his wife, Madelyn, could walk in... Read more »

14 hours ago

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West Jordan hosting storm water open house

West Jordan is hosting an open house for residents to learn about storm drain infrastructure. Read more »

16 hours ago

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Gardening project encourages organ donation

Volunteers with Intermountain Donor Services commemorated National Donate Life month on Friday by planting 123 flowers in the gardens surrounding the Celebration of Life Donor Monument,... Read more »

16 hours ago

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South Salt Lake fire is second in 3 days fueled by cottonwood seeds

A fire apparently fueled by cottonwood seeds spread to four adjacent properties in South Salt Lake Monday. Read more »

18 hours ago

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Charges: Man beat friend to death when he wouldn't lend him money

A man suspected of killing his childhood friend earlier this month because he allegedly wouldn't lend him money has been charged with murder. Read more »

19 hours ago

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Unwarranted drug database search prompts new Utah law, lawsuits

A United Fire Authority assistant chief says an unwarranted police search of the state's prescription drug database that led to criminal charges against him turned his life upside down. Read more »

yesterday

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‘Tootsie,’ ‘Trapped By Mormons’ among vintage movies to play in theaters

Vintage movies scheduled for local theaters over the next month include Dustin Hoffman as “Tootsie,” Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as “The Blues Brothers,” and two... Read more »

yesterday

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Utah Symphony to perform childhood favorites

The Utah Symphony is preparing to perform a fun-filled program full of music from classic children’s adventures. Read more »

yesterday

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Red Butte Garden concert series features Lindsay Stirling, Ryan Adams, Passion Pit

The lineup for the Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series features a diverse mix of classic rock, country, '90s radio favorites and plenty of recognizable names, including a YouTube star... Read more »

yesterday

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Man playing with fire sparked West Valley fourplex blaze, officials say

A fire that displaced 28 people and destroyed a fourplex Wednesday in West Valley City was the result of carelessness, fire officials say. Read more »

yesterday

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Children's Dance Theatre prepares for spring concert

Dancers with Children's Dance Theatre went through final rehearsal on Thursday for their spring concert "Crumb and the Pirates," at Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City. Read more »

yesterday

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Amanda Smith to step down as head of state environmental agency

Amanda Smith, executive director of the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, is stepping down to pursue opportunities in the private sector after six years at the helm of the state agency. Read more »

yesterday

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Utah GOP leaders going forward with new requirements for candidates

Utah GOP leaders agreed Wednesday to continue working on a plan to set new requirements for Republican candidates amid the party's ongoing lawsuit over legislative changes to the nomination process. Read more »

yesterday

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Report: Prison didn't call about no-show medical technician for 2 days

A University of Utah Health Care investigation into an inmate's death released Wednesday indicates that the prison didn't call a university dialysis center until two days after a medical technician... Read more »

yesterday

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Person questioned after fire destroys apartments, displaces 28

One person was questioned by police after a suspicious fire destroyed an apartment complex, displaced 28 residents and hospitalized one man Wednesday afternoon. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Photos: Sharing birthday wishes

Indy and Willa DeBirk are awarded the Granite Gives Back award Wednesday, April 22, 2015, by Granite Education Foundation CEO Brent Severe at an assembly at Oakridge Elementary in Salt Lake City.... Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Task force will focus on future of Fairpark

With the Utah State Fairpark still facing a murky future, legislative leaders created a committee Wednesday tasked with pulling the park out of limbo. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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West Valley police open 'soft' interview room for victims of violence

In keeping with its recent focus on supporting survivors of sexual violence, the West Valley City Police Department opened a "soft" interview room specifically for survivors this week. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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Majority of Utahns favor local tax hike for transportation, poll shows

Nearly 55 percent of Utahns say they would lean toward voting for a local sales tax increase for transportation needs, according to a new UtahPolicy.com poll. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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UTA offering summer pass for youths

The Utah Transit Authority is offering a "Rider's License" pass for kids and teenagers to use in the summer. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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