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Poll: Utahns in favor of school teachers with guns

A new poll revealed 64 percent of Utahns are in support of teachers carrying concealed weapons.

BLM oil leases spark protest from environmental groups

More than two dozen parcels in eastern Utah up for potential oil and gas development are being officially protested by the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and other environmental groups that... Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Governor appoints Kara Pettit to 3rd District Court

Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed Kara L. Pettit to fill a vacancy on the 3rd District Court. Subject to Senate confirmation, Petit will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Terry... Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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3 South Jordan siblings battling rare disease where food could kill them

Three South Jordan siblings suffer from a rare white blood cell disorder that makes eating a life or death proposition. Friends and family are trying to raise money for genetic testing and treatment. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Utah Labor Commission offers grants to fund workplace safety promotion

The Utah Labor Commission is requesting applications to award funding for projects or initiatives demonstrating a commitment to workplace safety. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Millcreek Canyon road to close early for season

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest and Salt Lake County officials have announced that the Millcreek Canyon road will be closed beginning Sept. 21 for the removal and replacement of culverts. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Salt Lake City offers free, two-hour parking during project

Salt Lake City is now offering free two-hour parking along the 300 South protected bike lane construction corridor. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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American artifacts to be on display in Sandy

U.S. artifacts from the Brent F. Ashworth Collection will be on display at Sandy City Hall. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Salt Lake attorney charged with sons in drug case considers plea deal

An attorney with the Salt Lake City Police Department accused of making and selling drugs with his two sons waived a preliminary hearing Tuesday in anticipation of making a plea deal with prosecutors. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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Police say drugs found in rental car after chase

Police said they found drugs in a rental car after the driver led officers on a high-speed chase Tuesday morning that lasted about an hour. Read more »

Sept. 16, 2014

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New definition of homeless would give kids more help

Expanding HUD's definition of homeless would make more funding available to homeless children living outside sheltering systems. Local advocates are lending their support to the Homeless Children... Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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Former University of Utah President Chase Peterson dies

Former University of Utah President Chase Nebeker Peterson, a physician who gave his last lecture to medical school students in July, died Sunday of complications from pneumonia. He was 84. Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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Utah, Western states say feds are all wet on groundwater rule

A showdown between Western states and the federal government is brewing over a proposal by the U.S. Forest Service to consider groundwater resources when it issues certain permits. Critics say it... Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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Mom battling cancer determined to live for premature newborn, family

Just three weeks ago, Kathy Taylor received a devastating diagnosis. The mother of five, who was 26 weeks pregnant, was told she had an aggressive form of melanoma that had spread throughout her... Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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Primary Children's opens outpatient facility

Primary Children’s Hospital celebrated the opening of the new Eccles Primary Children’s Outpatient Services Building Monday. Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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'Living nightmare' almost over for daughters as MacNeill is sentenced in abuse case

Martin MacNeill was sentenced Monday to one to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing his adult daughter in 2007. She called him a "monster" Monday and says she's anxious to finally see him... Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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Trial set for Utah man accused in police bomb plot

A Utah man charged with wanting to kill police officers and bomb a police station in Tremonton is scheduled to go on trial in two months. Read more »

Sept. 15, 2014

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Photo gallery: The monarchs of the Utah State Fair

More than 250 monarch butterflies flitted about the fairgrounds after their release by Flutterby Exhibits at the Utah State Fair Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. The exhibit offered fairgoers a glimpse... Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014

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Trip to museum a bonus for families in summer reading program

A well-read crowd jammed the Natural History Museum of Utah Saturday for Library Day, which rewarded Salt Lake County library users who met summer reading goals with free admission to the museum.... Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014

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'People don't talk about it,' recovering addict says

As Shannon Egan's alcoholism worsened, no one in her family dared to talk about it. She feared judgment from family members while her parents were afraid of triggering her addiction. "That's the... Read more »

Sept. 13, 2014

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Filmmaker opens Affirmation conference with message of love, purpose

Hundreds gathered at the Annual International Affirmation conference Friday, the beginning of a three-day event for current or former LDS Church members who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual,... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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City leaders listen as young writers celebrate communities

Two students read their essays Friday to a packed room of elected officials and others at the 2014 Utah League of Cities and Towns Convention at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Photo: Wrecked car drives point of keeping eyes on the road

A Toyota Corolla with its front end bashed in and a deployed airbag travels from place to place to illustrate what happens when a driver is distracted. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Strength after suicide: Mother walks to remember son, raise awareness, build support

About 2,000 people are expected to walk Saturday in Salt Lake City’s “Out of Darkness” event, put on by the Utah chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, to... Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Photos: AmeriCorps members pledge to 'get things done for America'

On Friday, a new class of Utah AmeriCorps members pledged to “get things done for America” as part of a nationwide ceremony to mark AmeriCorps' 20th anniversary. Read more »

Sept. 12, 2014

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Drive-By Art aims to beautify Salt Lake neighborhood

Vinyls created by local artists hang on the outside of an abandoned building at 500 West and 400 South. This is part of an effort to beautify the neighborhood and highlight local artists. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2014

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