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Sponsor: LDS Church opposition will not necessarily doom medical marijuana bill

The sponsor of a bill to legalize the medical use of marijuana says the Church's opposition does not necessarily doom...

Bill would give GOP majority control of two key legislative committees

The balance between Republicans and Democrats on two key legislative committees would shift toward the GOP majority under a new bill introduced Wednesday in the House. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Lawmakers consider using postal workers to help in disasters

Utah lawmakers are looking at the possibility of using letter carriers to help identify at-risk residents and damaged buildings in a disaster. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Judge sentences 'monster' who killed woman 'locked' in abusive relationship

Ryan Randy Robinson was sentenced to up to life in prison Wednesday for the murder of his girlfriend, 25-year-old Shantelle Reid, as her family members described the domestic violence that... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Granite seeking input on 2017-18 school year calendar

Granite School District is seeking input for the 2017-18 school year calendar. A district committee composed of parents, teachers and administrators has developed two options. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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A bill to help pregnant and breastfeeding women

State lawmakers last year made it illegal for employers discriminate against pregnant and breastfeeding women. This year, Sen. Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, is looking to build on that law by... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Biskupski commits to cleaner, safer Salt Lake in first State of the City address

In her first State of the City address, Mayor Jackie Biskupski outlined her strategy to hold the city to higher standards regarding homelessness, crime, air quality and economic development. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Murder charges filed in 25-year-old Salt Lake stabbing death

Two people have been charged and arrested in connection with a cold case homicide in Salt Lake City in 1991. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Funeral-bound officer makes quick detour to rescue 2 from burning house

A Unified police officer with just 11 months of experience, made a detour on his way to Doug Barney's funeral on Monday to rescue a Kearns couple from a burning house before continuing on his... Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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One killed after being hit by TRAX train in Salt Lake

One person was killed after being hit by a TRAX train Tuesday night, the Utah Transit Authority said. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Backcountry skier injured in Big Cottonwood Canyon avalanche

A Minnesota man was injured Tuesday in an avalanche that swept through a steep backcountry area near Cardiff Fork in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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The plan: $36 million for charter schools, among other things

Funding requests this year include $100 million for a statewide one-to-one student technology program, $30 million for professional learning for teachers and $17.5 million for optional extended-day... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Case against immigration agent accused of abuse tossed again

A federal judge has again thrown out a case against a Utah Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent accused of slamming a man's face into a concrete floor. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Workforce development, education funding top business community's legislative priorities

Making sure the state has an adequately educated workforce, low taxes, effective regulation and a well-maintained infrastructure rank among the most important issues lawmakers will face in the 2016... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Sandy man who tried to force girlfriend into oven sent to prison

A Sandy man who admitted to a violent episode of domestic violence, including holding his girlfriend against her will and trying to force her into an oven, was sentenced to prison Tuesday. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Photos: University students showcase their research at Capitol

For several hours Tuesday, dozens of undergraduate students from the University of Utah and Utah State University showcased their research to Utah lawmakers at the state Capitol. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City celebrates 50th anniversary

The Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City, now in its 50th season, brings in some of the biggest names in classical music for its concert series each year. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Salt Lake man challenges Ted Cruz's eligibility to be president in lawsuit

A Salt Lake man has asked the courts to decide whether Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is a eligible to hold the nation's highest office. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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'A visual extravaganza': Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company to perform Alwin Nikolais compilation 'Illusions' in S.L., then NYC

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company will perform “Illusions,” a lively, bright compilation of the works of Alwin Nikolais, at Capitol Theatre on Jan. 29 and 30 before traveling to New York... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Defendant takes plea deal in iWorks fraud case

One of the defendants in the iWorks fraud case pleaded guilty Tuesday, less than a week before the trial is scheduled to begin. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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The view from the street: 'He's a hero to us. All the police officers are'

Hundreds of spectators lined the procession route for Unified police officer Doug Barney, honored at a funeral Monday after being shot and killed in the line of duty. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Salt Lake County Health Department reports first flu death

A Salt Lake County resident has died from influenza, the first flu-related death in the county this year, health officials said. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Justice reform could increase crime without treatment funding, Utah chief justice says

Utah's Justice Reinvestment Initiative won't work and could lead to more crime without money to provide mental health and drug abuse treatment for offenders, the chief justice of the Utah Supreme... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Twitter reactions to fallen officer whose "career brought out the very best in him"

See some of the Twitter reactions in honor of officer Doug Barney who was killed in the line of duty Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Public lands lawsuit already a focus of 2016 Legislature

State lawmakers appear poised to spend as much as $14 million to sue the federal government over control of public lands as the Utah Legislature opened its 2016 general session Monday. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Biskupski sends city's 30-year public services director out of office

A sixth Salt Lake City department director has left City Hall as part of Mayor Jackie Biskupski's transition into office. The mayor has let go of Public Services Director Rick Graham, who worked... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Seven juveniles accused of co-opting Salt Lake house for party taken into custody

Police say seven juveniles allegedly co-opted an east-side Salt Lake residence for a party were taken into custody Sunday morning. The house, owned by one of the youths' relatives, sustained... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Police from across the country, neighbors offer comfort and support at slain officer's viewing

From New York City police officers to neighbors down the street, hundreds of law enforcement officers, friends and family came together Sunday evening at Unified Police officer Doug Barney's... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Utah lawmakers to grapple with gun issues

With a contentious debate over gun rights sweeping the nation, Utah lawmakers have several firearms-related bills in the chamber, including the return of the so-called "constitutional carry" law. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Utah lawmakers get creative with Medicaid expansion

Despite years of discussing the issue, Medicaid expansion and various plans to implement it in Utah are again on the docket for this legislative session. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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President Harrison billboards teach a lesson to Utah's lieutenant governor

Utah's lieutenant governor may have learned a lesson from a U.S. president who's been dead for nearly two centuries: Billboards can make you famous. Billboards proclaiming William Harrison as the... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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No insurance, but still clinging to hope

Wheels are turning at the Legislature to find a health care solution that a majority of lawmakers can agree on. But Utahns hanging in the balance, waiting on potentially life-changing information,... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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121 car crashes along Wasatch Front in wake of Sunday's storm

Monday should be cloudy with a forecast high of 37 degrees and a slight chance of precipitation, according to the KSL Weather Center. Sunday's storm was a contributing factor to more than 120... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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Utah Dems look ahead, celebrate at annual legislative gala

Utah's top Democrats gathered for a night of celebration Saturday in anticipation of the upcoming 2016 legislative session. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Behind closed doors: Public decisions made in private

Twice, Gov. Gary Herbert has advanced plans to use the millions of dollars in Medicaid expansion funds available to the state to provide health care for low-income Utahns. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Police, firefighters pack into hockey game to cheer on slain officer's son

Hundreds of police officers, firefighters and community members came from across the state Saturday to cheer on 13-year-old Jack Barney as he played his first hockey game without his father, the... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Activists plead for help in the fight against human trafficking

As part of a worldwide art installation during Human Trafficking Awareness month, dozens of activists filled the sidewalk cracks on the south side of the state Capitol with red sand in an effort to... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Salt Lake City leaders seeking Legislature's help in addressing air quality, homelessness

Utah's capital city, a blue dot in a sea of red, isn't taking a very conservative approach to the 2016 Legislature. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Utah's jobless rate remains low at 3.5 percent

Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for December 2015 grew by an estimated 3.2 percent, adding 43,300 jobs to the economy compared with December 2014. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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UTA adds extra bus service to state Capitol during legislative session

In an effort to alleviate parking congestion and reduce air pollution, the Utah Transit Authority is adding extra bus service to the state Capitol for the new legislative session beginning Monday. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Skier killed in avalanche had ‘passion for chasing snow,’ friend says

Avalanche forecasters returned Friday to the site of a deadly avalanche high above Big Cottonwood Canyon that claimed the life of a Sugar House man. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Competition set for game and app developers

Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah and the Sorenson Center for Discovery & Innovation at the University of Utah has launched an initiative to help develop games and applications that address the... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Tesoro donates $300K to help Salt Lake County drivers pay for emission repairs

In efforts to improve air quality along the Wasatch Front, Salt Lake County officials have partnered with the Tesoro Foundation and local auto repair businesses to help more county residents pay... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Group marches to protest Roe v. Wade ruling

A group of more than 20 adults and nearly as many children gathered Friday for a last-minute March for Life to protest the 43rd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Murray man, niece charged with murder in 12-year-old killing

A Murray man and his niece were charged Friday with murdering a man whose body was found stuffed in a garbage can in the basement of a vacant home nearly 12 years ago. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Canyons taking applications for preschool program

Canyons District is accepting new-student applications for available spots in the preschool programs at Altara, Butler, Jordan Valley, Quail Hollow and Willow Springs elementary schools. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Health care services executive enters Utah governor's race

Describing himself as a political outsider who puts people first, the former CEO of a billion-dollar physicians staffing company jumped into the governor's race Friday on the Democratic ticket. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Office of Outdoor Recreation gets new director

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development has announced Kenneth Thomas Adams has been named director for the Office of Outdoor Recreation. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Ex-nurse whose rape charges were dismissed sues officer who arrested him

A former nurse has filed a civil lawsuit in federal court against the police detective who arrested him for investigation of raping a patient, only to have the charges thrown out of court. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Brother of man who shot 2 officers charged with assaulting police

The brother of the man who shot and killed Unified police officer Doug Barney has been charged with assaulting other officers following the shooting. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Man critically injured in Kennecott train accident

An industrial accident at Kennecott Copper Friday left a man in critical condition. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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