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Police have released more suspect and vehicle information in a Friday homicide.

Utah House GOP ready to tackle Medicaid policy, gas tax

Utah House Republicans emerged from an all-day closed caucus Tuesday with the political will to confront some of the state's biggest issues, Speaker-elect Greg Hughes said. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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S.L. County Council mulls ordinance to regulate reiki massage businesses

Reiki massage businesses in unincorporated Salt Lake County would be regulated under a zoning ordinance that limits hours of operation, standards of client and employee dress, and other requirements. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Top educators consider 'game changers' for college graduation

Utah students are taking longer to graduate from college than their peers nationwide. This can mean more student debt, a higher likelihood of dropping out, and long-term economic hardship to... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Broken pipe floods three floors of D.A.'s Salt Lake offices

Describing it as "a significant event," Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said flooding resulting from a broken pipe at his downtown offices may displace attorneys, clerical staff and... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Poll: Utah residents crave local agriculture

A new poll by Envision Utah that shows more and more Utah residents want access to high-quality, locally grown fruit and vegetables, meat and dairy products, but they worry about farms and ranches... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Rare live liver transplant from daughter gives mother new life

Intermountain Medical Center completed a rare live adult-to-adult liver donation in November. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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'Why would they do this?' Kearns woman who found baby in trash asks in 911 call

A copy of the 911 call made by the neighbor who discovered a baby in a Kearns trash can in August was released Tuesday. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Plan to relocate prison to Salt Lake City 'too much for our community,' councilman says

Salt Lake City already hosts all female state prison parolees, sex offenders leaving prison and federal parolees, said Salt Lake City Councilman Kyle LaMalfa. Adding a state prison would be "too... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Teen critically injured in auto-pedestrian accident

A 15-year-old boy was critically injured after being struck by a vehicle near Kearns High School Tuesday morning. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Murray motorcycle officer injured in crash

A motorcycle officer from the Murray Police Department is recovering after he was hit by a car Monday. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Prison relocation sites down to four as West Jordan property pulled by owners

One of the five remaining sites proposed for relocating the Utah State Prison dropped off the list to jubilant cheers Monday night as property owners of a site being looked at in West Jordan pulled... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Overview of the Deseret News water series: A look at water challenges in Utah

In a multi-part series examining the state of water in Utah, reporter Amy Joi O'Donoghue looks at issues like pipeline construction, restrictions on water, water rights and development and the... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Riverton hosting birthday celebration

Riverton is celebrating its 150th birthday this year and invites residents and friends to join in the occasion. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Sandy City Council director retiring

Phil Glenn, Sandy's City Council director, is retiring after 29 years of service. Glenn started his career with the City Council in 1985. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Tracy Aviary only $1 Wednesdays in winter

The Tracy Aviary charges $1 for admission on Wednesdays during winter months. Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Wife, mother speaks of husband, son killed in auto-pedestrian accident

A man in a wheelchair and a boy who were both killed in an auto-pedestrian crash Saturday night were identified Sunday as a West Jordan father and son. Read more »

Dec. 14, 2014

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Arrested man suspected in burglary spree of businesses

Police arrested Tyler Cook, 31, for allegedly burglarizing at least two businesses early Sunday and another on Dec. 11. Read more »

Dec. 14, 2014

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Man hospitalized after being shot in mouth

A man was hospitalized after being shot in the mouth Sunday morning in Salt Lake City. Read more »

Dec. 14, 2014

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Nonprofit group honors Utah's 'women of the world'

Even before arriving in the United States, refugee women honored Saturday by the Utah nonprofit organization Women of the World were survivors, said WOW founder Samira Harnish at a ceremony at Salt... Read more »

Dec. 14, 2014

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Man in wheelchair, boy hit and killed on West Jordan road

A man in an electric wheelchair and boy were killed Saturday when a car hit them as they were walking on the side of the road, police said. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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A look at Utah Christmas musical celebrations

Local faith groups will host musical celebrations to help ring in the Christmas season. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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U. study: Salt Lake Valley residents prefer single-family neighborhoods

As smart growth becomes a popular urban housing trend in the U.S., a new study from the University of Utah found that Salt Lake Valley residents want smarter growth but still desire a single-family... Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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One day left for Sub for Santa donations

Sharing is caring. This is true year-round, but especially at Christmas. Saturday evening marks the end of this year’s Sub for Santa program shepherded by the Deseret News and the Salvation... Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Group to study Salt Lake homeless facilities, consider relocation of services

Salt Lake City is planning a comprehensive planning process in 2015 regarding services for homeless individuals and families, a conversation that will include future relocation of shelters. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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Education leaders 'cautiously optimistic' about graduation rate increases

Utah's high school graduation rate continues to climb, with minority students taking a larger share diplomas awarded, according to a report released Thursday by the Utah State Office of Education. Read more »

Dec. 12, 2014

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