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Pleasant View fire contained Saturday; firefighters still battling fires across state

An 89-acre brush fire that damaged two homes was fully contained Saturday evening.

Photos: U. Hospital first in the US to explore X-ray system's potential

Laurie Falk, left, and Morgan Sidwell demonstrate the new Multitom Rax Twin Robotic X-ray System at University Hospital's radiology department in Salt Lake City on Friday. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Harsher murder charge filed in Taylorsville baby's death

Charges against a Taylorsville man accused of killing his girlfriend's 20-month-old son were elevated Thursday to murder. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Terrorism trepidation? Live life, but buckle your seat belt, experts say

When dozens die in a mass shooting in Orlando or when a truck plows into Bastille Day revelers in Nice, some may question whether they should go out in public anymore. Psychologists say continuing... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Photos: 3-day genealogy event goes global

Emmalynn Kofford, 13, of the Rose Park North Stake, participates in what is being billed as the world's largest family history indexing event at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Photos: Santa celebrates Christmas in July with kids at family shelter

Samuel Galeai, 4, smiles at Santa Claus as the Salt Lake Board of Realtors holds its annual Christmas in July event at the Road Home Midvale Center on Friday. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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4 Salt Lake businesses honored for setting high energy standards

The annual Mayor's Skyline Challenge Awards, launched in 2014, encourages building owners to improve their buildings' environmental impact by evaluating their energy use, setting goals and... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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UTA approves funding for Provo-Orem bus rapid transit system

The Utah Transit Authority board of trustees Friday approved the funding necessary to support the development of a Transportation Improvement Project in Utah County. UTA and UDOT are proposing to... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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State alleges Wayne County clerk manipulated primary to help her husband win

State election officials are suing to contest the results of the Wayne County Commission Republican primary last month, claiming the victor was illegally helped by his wife, who is also the... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Sandy boy with autism becomes a taekwondo world champion

Parents often want their kids to find hobbies that will help them be active and social. One 11-year-old Sandy boy is taking it to a whole new level. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Board of Regents approves 5 new graduate programs at UVU

The Utah State Board of Regents on Friday reviewed and approved plans for five new master’s degree programs at Utah Valley University. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Applications being taken justice court vacancy in South Jordan

Applications are being accepted for a justice court judge position in South Jordan. The position will replace Judge Clinton Balmforth, who will retire Jan. 2, 2017. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Stewart to host conference on ‘America’s Role in the World’ July 29

Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, will host his annual conference, “America’s Role in the World,” on Friday, July 29, at the University of Utah’s Spencer Fox Eccles Business... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Utah journalists make new push for 2014 courthouse shooting video

Attorneys representing the Utah Headliners chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists on Thursday filed requests under the Freedom of Information Act seeking video of the 2014 shooting at... Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Layton mom, grandma both charged with faking newborn's illness

Two Layton women have been charged with faking an illness for their newborn child and grandchild, causing the baby to undergo numerous invasive and painful tests and surgeries. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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'Serious health risks' from algae prompt closure of Utah Lake

Utah Lake has been shut down by health officials because of "serious health risks" posed by a "large, harmful algal bloom." Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Taylorsville house shot up; bullet narrowly misses 2-year-old

A 2-year-old girl missed being shot by inches early Friday after police say two men fired multiple bullets into a house while circling it. Read more »

July 15, 2016

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Utah police gather at vigil to mourn fallen Dallas officers

Heads of several police agencies came together to read aloud the obituaries of the fallen officers, bow in prayer together and pay tribute to the officers who were gunned down in downtown Dallas on... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Attorney says recordings reveal sexist culture in S.L. fire department

As the Salt Lake Fire Department's first female battalion chief waits for the city to respond to claims that her bosses have sexually discriminated and retaliated against her, new city documents... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Former Utah House speaker to ask for recount after losing by 8 votes

Former Utah House Speaker Mel Brown plans to call for a recount after official results certified this week determined he was defeated in the Republican primary by eight votes. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Utah agrees not to enforce parts of political disclosure law

Utah won't enforce parts of a state law requiring nonprofits to report donors who give more than $750 to influence a campaign or votes. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Prosecutors abandon twice-dismissed case against ICE agent

Federal prosecutors are abandoning a case against a Utah Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent accused of slamming a detainee's face into a concrete floor. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Change in Utah law is cleaning up the substance abuse treatment industry

A recently implemented Utah law is helping to clean up the substance abuse treatment industry, cutting down on questionable practices by some providers. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Photos: Blacksmiths forge new relationships at Fairpark conference

Aaron Bushey, of Tahoe City, California, heats metal in a forge at the Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America conference at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City on Thursday. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Feds ask judge to toss case saying NSA snooped during Salt Lake Olympics

The National Security Agency asked a judge Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit from a former Salt Lake City mayor who says the agency conducted a mass warrantless surveillance program during the 2002... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Ex-FLDS members sue Warren Jeffs, Salt Lake law firm

A group of former FLDS Church members are suing imprisoned polygamous leader Warren Jeffs and a Salt Lake law firm, claiming the attorneys helped further his illegal activities such as marrying... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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U.S. officials meet with Utah man jailed in Venezuela.

A 24-year-old Utah man jailed in Venezuela has been allowed to meet with U.S. diplomats two weeks after he and his new bride were arrested on weapons charges, a United States official said Wednesday. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Photos: Utah O Games offers bragging rights, team-building

Kyle Koon, Seth Dickson, and Todd Westra play on a oversize foosball table Thursday during the third annual Utah O Games at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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FBI Utah office actively investigating home-grown terrorists, agent in charge says

The FBI office in Salt Lake City has active investigations into what the agency calls home-grown, violent terrorists, the special agent in charge said Thursday. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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UDOT to close S.R. 201 overnight beginning Friday

The Utah Department of Transportation is scheduled to close state Route 201 near the I-215 interchange Friday at 9 p.m., so crews can place new beams for temporary bridges on I-215. Read more »

July 14, 2016

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SLCC chosen as one of several national Black Lives Matter protests

Salt Lake Community College's Redwood Campus was identified as the site for a protest in conjunction with the Black Lives Matter movement by groups claiming to be affiliated with the global... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence could help Trump in Utah; will Huntsman also play a role?

Donald Trump's apparent choice of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate could help Utah voters warm up to the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee, a longtime pollster in the state said... Read more »

July 14, 2016

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Charges: Sandy woman used chains on doors to keep elderly mother inside house

A woman manipulated her elderly mother's finances without permission and kept chains on doors to keep the woman from leaving the house, a criminal case filed Wednesday claims. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Utah Legislature continues to weigh end-of-life concerns

Utah lawmakers continued to grapple with the ethical and legal implications of so-called death with dignity legislation at a packed interim committee meeting on Wednesday. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Man, woman in custody following Salt Lake bomb scare

Two people were in custody Wednesday after an officer's search of a woman's purse revealed an object that looked like a possible explosive device, according to police. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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U. visit provides new experiences for Native American students

About 20 students in fifth through eighth grades in the Duchesne and Uintah school districts visited the University of Utah on Wednesday afternoon to explore the campus and participate in a... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Days of ’47 Rodeo ticket doubles as UTA bus, rail fare

The Days of ‘47 Rodeo is coming to the Vivint Arena July 19-23, and a rodeo ticket will double as Utah Transit Authority bus and rail fare all day on the date printed on the ticket. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Keeping teachers in the classroom may bring a 'K-20 conversation'

In the midst of an intensifying teacher shortage, Utah lawmakers and education leaders are looking for ways to improve collaboration between K-12 and higher education when it comes to preparing new... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Legislature commits $10 million to new stadium at Utah State Fairpark

Lawmakers also passed bills to crack down on people caught flying drones over wildfires, and create tax breaks to lure a new Facebook data center to Utah. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Driver's license app now sends reminders, directions

The Utah Department of Public Safety and the Department of Technology Services announced the implementation of new technology aimed at making it easier to renew a driver’s license. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Man convicted in 2006 death of teen in suicide pact accepts 'full responsibility'

Walter Andrew White accepted responsibility Tuesday for his role in the death of 16-year-old Samantha Mikesell in a 2006 suicide pact. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Cost of death penalty giving rise to competing bills

A Utah lawmaker still intends to run a bill next year to condense Utah's death penalty appeals process, even though state law enforcement officials Wednesday told legislators it's already as tight... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Judge considers dismissing charges against ex-Utah A.G. John Swallow

A defense lawyer implored a judge Wednesday to dismiss the charges against former Utah Attorney General John Swallow because he claims state investigators purposefully circumvented a process to... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Another step forward in development of prison site at Point of the Mountain

The Point of the Mountain Development Commission on Wednesday approved a nationwide search for consultants to come up with a plan for transforming the current site of the Utah State Prison into a... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Bears Ears controversy ramps up with Jewell's visit, Bishop's planned legislation

Discussion around a proposed national monument for the Bears Ears in southeastern Utah is ramping up with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell's planned three-day trip to the region this week and Rep.... Read more »

July 13, 2016

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UPDATE: Man suspected of killing neighbor stabs himself in front of police

Police believe a man who fatally stabbed himself after being cornered by officers in Magna was responsible for the stabbing death of a neighbor hours earlier. Read more »

July 13, 2016

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Man charged with attempted murder in alleged attack thwarted by firefighters

A Salt Lake City man was charged Tuesday with two counts of attempted murder for allegedly trying to hang a pregnant woman a short distance from I-80 in an ordeal that resulted in firefighters... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Pioneers of Progress honored at Salt Lake gala

The annual Pioneers of Progress awards recognize Utahns who reflect a modern-day spirit of pioneering through service and achievement in their communities. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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'Slugging' carpool program proposed to relieve skier traffic

Salt Lake County leaders Tuesday proposed a canyon rideshare concept to help alleviate ski season traffic congestion starting this winter. The concept would be people-driven and patterned after San... Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Mosquito experts: Prison relocation plan may take some debugging

Dust storms. Soggy soil. Now the Utah State Prison relocation faces another challenge: mosquitos. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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Teens, teachers, professors work together on Utah's water management issues

Students, teachers and researchers are working together this week to find out more about water issues in the state through iUTAH, a program funded by the National Science Foundation. Read more »

July 12, 2016

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