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Consumer index declines 6.5 points in July amid concerns about economy

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index fell 6.5 points in July amid concerns about the global economy.

Utah Supreme Court halts effort to launch referendum to keep prison in Draper

An attempt by a state lawmaker to help a group opposed to moving the state prison from Draper launch a referendum was dismissed Friday by the Utah Supreme Court. Read more »

July 17, 2015

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West Valley teen pushes past pain of cerebral palsy, plans to walk with patients to benefit local hospital

A West Valley City teen who has battled a disability caused by cerebral palsy will participate in Saturday's 1.5-mile Walk for Love to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children, which helped him... Read more »

July 17, 2015

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'Let freedom ring': 152 celebrate U.S. citizenship

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services administered the Oath of Allegiance as the final step for 152 immigrants to become American citizens. Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Police: Men in vehicle pursuit criminally responsible for K-9 biting officer

Two men may be found criminally responsible for an officer's injuries after he was bit by a police dog following a vehicle chase Wednesday night. Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Wingpointe Golf Course scheduled to shut down Nov. 1

Wingpointe Golf Course, located right next to Salt Lake City International Airport, is next on Salt Lake City's closure list. It will cease operation in November. Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Utah schools to receive biggest payout in endowment's history

In the coming school year, the School LAND Trust program will provide Utah public schools with $45.8 million, a 17 percent increase from last year and the largest payout in the program's 15-year... Read more »

July 16, 2015

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UTA Ballpark Station construction to begin Sunday

The Utah Transit Authority will be replacing the tactile safety strips at the Ballpark TRAX Station starting Sunday. Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Medical robot helps children with autism understand social cues

"Medi" the medical robot can walk, talk, dance and tell stories. It's breaking down barriers with autistic children who struggle socially. The robot demonstrates emotions and the child guesses the... Read more »

July 16, 2015

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$42 million interchange project completed

The Utah Department of Transportation officially completed a 13-month, $42 million project that reconfigured a heavily traveled intersection and installed a new interchange. The roadway serves as a... Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Utah Pride Center names new executive director

The Utah Pride Center has named Marian Edmonds-Allen as its new executive director. Read more »

July 16, 2015

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New prison relocation study points to Eagle Mountain site

A much-anticipated look Thursday at the four sites under consideration to replace the Utah State Prison in Draper appears to point to property in Eagle Mountain as the cheapest and easiest to develop. Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Police: Woman, dog stabbed in attack at Salt Lake apartment

A woman woke up from an afternoon nap in her Salt Lake apartment to find a man about to attack her Wednesday, police said. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Becker demands Biskupski take down billboards paid for by advertising agency PAC

At least 15 billboards promoting Jackie Biskupski's campaign have risen up across Salt Lake City, and they're being paid for by a committee of company owners that have had a long history of... Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Baby Lily rescuers, others honored for life-saving service

First responders were honored Wednesday for their life-saving service to the community, causing many of them, their families and those they rescued to shed a few tears. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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New Midvale Senior Center gives 'high-class' experience

The new Midvale Senior Center opened its doors Wednesday, offering more space for seniors and community members to come together. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Utah must recognize married lesbian couple as legal parents of daughter, judge rules

A federal judge Wednesday barred Utah from enforcing its assisted reproduction law, saying there's no legitimate reason to treat a woman in a same-sex marriage differently than a man in an... Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Action urged on Medicaid expansion, but deadline won't be met

About 50 Utahns gathered on the steps of the state Capitol to urge lawmakers holding interim meetings Wednesday to finally take action on Medicaid expansion. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Utah man convicted of DUI thanks officer who arrested him by taking him to lunch

It's not every day that a person convicted of DUI wants to take the police officer who arrested him out to lunch. Yet that's exactly what Aaron Dozier did Wednesday. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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Salt Lake County breaks ground for new West Jordan health center

Construction for a long-awaited facility to expand Salt Lake County's public health services to the valley's southwest residents officially broke ground Tuesday. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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UTA offers free safety gear to promote biking to transit stations

Utah Transit Authority is giving $40 worth of bike safety gear and $20 gift cards for transit lockers for free to encourage biking. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Police seeking woman suspected in killing of Salt Lake man

Police are looking for a woman in connection with the murder investigation of a Salt Lake man who was found dead in his home last week. Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Peer Connections helps young adults with autism hone social, communication skills

Peer Connections helps older teens and young adults on the autism spectrum to hone social and communication skills in volunteers settings in Salt Lake, Utah and Weber counties. The program was... Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Audit: Utah Poison Control Center has no lease agreement with the U.

The Utah Poison Control Center needs to enter into an official contract with the University of Utah for the space it uses on campus and should adjust its employment practices to keep costs down,... Read more »

July 14, 2015

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Officials seeking suspect in Salt Lake house fire

Salt Lake firefighters used special equipment to help two cats recover from smoke inhalation after a fire heavily damaged a home Friday morning. Read more »

July 10, 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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