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Utahns support bill saying clergy don't have to perform same-sex marriages

Utahns support legislation clarifying that clergy don't have to perform same-sex weddings, a new poll shows.

Lawmaker pledges to run bill changing daylight saving time

Many Utahns don't like daylight saving time, but golf courses and other businesses worry about the economic impact of losing an hour of daylight, according a presentation to lawmakers Wednesday. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Crime lab begins testing backlog of Utah rape kits

Police officers and investigators throughout Salt Lake County have begun submitting rape kits for processing, helping to eliminate the backlog of cases that remain unsolved. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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DUI traffic deaths up, arrests down in Utah

Traffic deaths related to driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs have gone up in Utah, while arrests for DUI have dropped, a new state report shows. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Taylorsville High newspaper selected as finalist for national award

For the second year in a row, the National Scholastic Press Association has selected the Warrior Ledger of Taylorsville High School as a Pacemaker finalist. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2014

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Natural gas leak in vacant downtown building reaches 100 percent concentration

A natural gas leak that filled a vacant building downtown reached an "extreme" concentration Tuesday night. Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

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Few fireworks in Love-Owens debate

The much-anticipated debate Tuesday in the 4th District congressional race between Republican Mia Love and Democrat Doug Owens stayed largely focused on issues, but friction did surface between the... Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

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Sandy among cities in fight against domestic violence

Hundreds of purple balloons were released in Sandy on Tuesday to commemorate National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

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Utah man sent to federal prison for possession of 18 stolen guns

A Utah man has been sentenced to almost four years in federal prison for having 18 handguns that were stolen from a Roosevelt sporting goods store. Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

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Defense department wants to expand Utah Test and Training Range

A fledgling proposal to significantly expand the Utah Test and Training Range has prompted an informational meeting in Juab County next week for residents to learn more about what is being... Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

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West Jordan house fire intentionally set, investigators say

An early morning fire in a vacant home that shut down a portion of Redwood Road on Tuesday was intentionally set, said West Jordan Deputy Fire Chief Reed Scharman. Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

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4th Congressional District debate between Mia Love and Doug Owens live stream

Republican candidate Mia Love is scheduled to square off against Democratic candidate Doug Owens during the 4th Congressional District debate at the University of Utah. The debate is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and will be an... Read more »

Oct. 14, 2014

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U.S. energy administration predicts low fuel costs this winter

Consumers across the country will spend less for natural gas, heating oil, electricity and propane compared with last winter, due in large part because last winter was 11 percent colder than the... Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Utah Guard soldiers return home early from Afghanistan

Seven Utah National Guard soldiers, assigned to the 142nd Military Intelligence Battalion, returned home early after a seven-month deployment on Monday, as a result of draw-down initiatives in... Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Could firing squad make a comeback in Utah, elsewhere?

In the wake of botched executions and with lethal injection drugs difficult to find, states around the nation are looking at alternative means of execution. Some, like Wyoming, are looking to Utah... Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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School, homes sustain damage in wake of 2.5 million-gallon flood

Cleanup crews and homeowners continue to assess the damage done by a flood from a broken pipe Friday night on the east side of Salt Lake City. City officials say insurance companies are cooperating... Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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2 arrested in weekend Salt Lake shooting

A weekend shooting that left one man injured with a gunshot wound to his head during an apparent gang dispute was witnessed by a Utah Highway Patrol trooper. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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'Noxious weed' could be answer to long-term drought, lawn expert says

The man in charge of keeping the campus green at the University of Utah is calling for the state to lift its ban on a so-called "noxious weed." He believes it could be part of the answer to... Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Construction ongoing at Abravanel Hall plaza

Aerial photographs captured ongoing construction at Abravanel Hall. Salt Lake County is turning the plaza near the concert hall into an urban park. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Workers perform maintenance on Temple Square flagpole

Workers had a task with a view as they performed maintenance on a flagpole on Temple Square in Salt Lake City Monday. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Two wanted in takeover-style bank robbery

Police were looking Monday for two men suspected of robbing a Wells Fargo Bank in a takeover-style robbery. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Best-selling author Cheryl Strayed to speak at SLCC

Salt Lake Community College will host Cheryl Strayed, author of New York Times best-seller "Wild," as a guest speaker for the Tanner Forum on Social Ethics. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Virtual training facility helps officers make split-second decisions

Police have trained at gun ranges for years, but for the past 11 months they've been able to get additional training on an indoor, state-of-the-art simulator. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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3 children removed from dirty, 'dangerous' Salt Lake home

Three children were left unattended Sunday in a Salt Lake house with "living conditions (that) were found to be dangerous," according to police. The children were taken into protective custody. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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Man does unsolicited yard work, then forces woman to pay him, police say

A man who police say has a history of doing yard work for people without being asked and then pressuring them into paying him was arrested over the weekend after investigators say he did it again. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2014

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University of Utah professor to receive Gandhi Peace Award

Gail Blattenberger, longtime professor of economics at the University of Utah, has devoted her life to three causes, peace, poverty, and the environment. Her lifetime commitment to those causes has earned her the Gandhi Peace Award. Read more »

Sept. 17, 2014

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