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President Boyd K. Packer, champion of families, master teacher, dies at 90

President Boyd K. Packer, 90, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, died Friday.

Episcopal bishops seek end to 'unholy trinity' of racism, poverty and gun violence

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A prayerful procession led by some 60 Episcopal bishops traveled through downtown Salt Lake City Sunday morning calling for an end to the 'unholy trinity' of poverty, racism and gun violence. Read more »

June 28, 2015

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Utahns celebrate arts at annual festival

Visitors at the Utah Arts Festival on Saturday enjoyed listening live music, watching artists create diverse pieces, artists' booths, a kid's interactive art zone, and cooling off in fountains at... Read more »

June 27, 2015

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Election law changes spark friction at GOP meeting

There was friction Saturday among members of the Utah Republican Party's governing body over how to comply with a controversial law changing the candidate nominating process that they're... Read more »

June 27, 2015

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Taylorsville celebrates 19th birthday

Visitors and residents celebrate Taylorsville's 19th birthday with a parade, carnival, car show, entertainment and fireworks this weekend during Taylorsville Dayzz at Valley Regional Park. Read more »

June 27, 2015

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Landscaping goats delivering vegetation makeover

What costs $2,000, solves a big headache for the Salt Lake City School District and comes with 400 legs? One hundred hungry goats are clearing a hillside the environmentally friendly way —... Read more »

June 27, 2015

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Educators, parents see four-year high school as 'a better pedagogical model'

The Granite Board of Education is considering proposals to change Cottonwood and Cyprus high schools into 9-12 schools, a model unlike most schools in the Wasatch Front that include only 10th-... Read more »

June 27, 2015

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Getting serious about water safety saves lives, experts say

Experts say most water sport deaths involve adults who are not wearing life jackets. Factors such as weather, water temperature, fatigue and alcohol consumption may also play a role. Read more »

June 27, 2015

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Human Rights Campaign denounces fall 'families' conference

A news conference on the steps of the Utah Capitol was held Saturday under the glare of the summer's first heat wave by the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest civil rights organization for... Read more »

June 27, 2015

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Episcopal Church elects first black presiding bishop

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The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina, was elected the Episcopal Church's 27th presiding bishop and primate Saturday afternoon during the church's 78th convention in... Read more »

June 27, 2015

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Utah's same-sex marriage supporters celebrate Supreme Court decision

"I never thought I would see this day." That's what Bruce Bastian, Human Rights Campaign board member, said Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage throughout... Read more »

June 26, 2015

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West Jordan man gets life without parole in murder, kidnapping

A West Jordan man was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for kidnapping and killing a man over an apparent drug debt. Read more »

June 26, 2015

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Salt Lake County officials to warn public of trail dangers, due to increasing amount of rescues

Salt Lake County and Sandy officials held a news conference Friday in an attempt to educate people about hiking safety, as well as hazards specific to the popular Bells Canyon Trail. Read more »

June 26, 2015

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Jury says Draper man committed murder in DUI rampage

A jury has found that a Draper man committed murder when — drunk and enraged after a fight at home — he drove into a busy intersection and killed a mother driving her daughter to... Read more »

June 26, 2015

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Jail kitchen employee arrested for alleged relations with inmates

A contract worker at the Salt Lake County Jail has been arrested for allegedly having illegal sexual relations with inmates. Read more »

June 26, 2015

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A week of triple-digit temperatures in Salt Lake City?

Forecasters are predicting triple-digit temperatures along the Wasatch Front for potentially the next seven days. Read more »

June 26, 2015

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Deputies arrest West Valley man in kidnapping case

A West Valley man was arrested Thursday after police say he held a woman against her will by driving her around in a car through several counties. Read more »

June 26, 2015

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Sunset man killed in Wyoming crash; Salt Lake woman injured

One Utah resident was killed and another airlifted to a hospital after a rollover Tuesday in central Wyoming. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Victim in alleged Salt Lake kidnapping describes hourslong ordeal

Leslie Wilkey's mind was on melting groceries when she parked her SUV at her daughter's apartment complex Friday evening. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Academy offers experience to youths considering law enforcement, military careers

The classrooms of Eastmont Middle School have temporarily been transformed into barracks for a weeklong law enforcement academy. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Utah Art Festival engages public, hosts more than 1,000 artists

The Utah Arts Festival returns to Library Square for its 39th year with more than 1,000 artists and an emphasis on interactive workshops and demonstrations. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Police say man punched female clerk who confronted him about stolen items

A man punched a store clerk who tried to stop him from stealing items from a Maverik gas station overnight Thursday, police said. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Pacific Islanders in Utah to run for their lives

The Queen Center is hosting the MANA 5K Tobacco-Free Run at 8 a.m. Saturday at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. Proceeds from the race will benefit families of two community members whose lives have... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Utahns have mixed reactions to health care decision

The U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that the Affordable Care Act's tax credits are available to all eligible Americans no matter where they live or whether their state has a locally run exchange.... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Federal regulators hear Utah testimony on depleted uranium

As Utah works through its lengthy process to establish the parameters for the possible disposal of large quantities of depleted uranium, the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a briefing on... Read more »

June 25, 2015

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Father, son used LDS Church membership in investment fraud, prosecutors allege

A father and son who federal regulators accused of running a Ponzi scheme nearly four years ago now face criminal charges in state court. Read more »

June 25, 2015

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