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'Crucial' change cuts proposed tax increase for Utah education in half

A Utah lawmaker is sponsoring a bill to increase the personal income tax rate for education.

Utah lawmakers hear latest plea for tighter regulations: steeper tax on e-cigarettes

Utah lawmakers hear a plea to increase tax and regulation on electronic cigarettes. Use among Utah teens has doubled in the last two years, even though the product is not supposed to be available... Read more »

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The Force is strong with this one: Panel with Star Wars' Carrie Fisher added to FanX lineup

With Salt Lake Comic Con's second FanX event underway, organizers announced that Star Wars icon Carrie Fisher will be speaking at a 30-minute panel on the convention's final day. Read more »

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Committee deliberating Utah State Fairpark's future

Utah State Fairpark representatives again asked the state to extend the fairgrounds' lease Friday, saying it would secure the future of the park for another 40 years. Read more »

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One killed, one critical following West Valley accident

One man was killed and a woman critically injured following a violent crash early Friday in West Valley City. Read more »

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Millcreek couple tied up for 2 1/2 hours in home invasion, police say

Police were looking Friday for up to four people who broke into a Millcreek apartment and left a couple tied up for more than two hours while ransacking their home. Read more »

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Jury in fraud case deliberating fate of ex-millionaire Marc Jenson

A jury is deliberating whether Marc Jenson, a key figure in the cases against Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow, is guilty of fraud and money laundering after a ritzy ski and golf resort he was... Read more »

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'Crucial' change cuts proposed tax increase for education in half

A Utah lawmaker is sponsoring a bill to increase the personal income tax rate for education has made changes that he hopes will make the bill easier to swallow for Utah families and other lawmakers. Read more »

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Latest Salt Lake Comic Con event begins with celebration of heroes

Flanked by Salt Lake Comic Con co-founders Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg, Mayor Ralph Becker issued a proclamation declaring Jan. 29, 2015, as "Salt Lake Comic Con's Day of Heroes" at a news... Read more »

18 hours ago

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State legislator wants to dial back new distracted driving law

A state lawmaker wants to pull back a distracted driving law passed last year that prohibits dialing a cellphone and other activities with handheld electronic devices while driving. Read more »

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House speaker steps down from Prison Relocation Commission

House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, has stepped down from the Legislature's Prison Relocation Commission, citing how busy he is in his new leadership role. Read more »

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Hundreds gather to salute, honor law enforcement

More than 200 people including family members of fallen Utah police officers gathered at the state Capitol to honor law enforcement Thursday. Read more »

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Felicia Day rides love of all things geeky to celebrity status

Internet celebrity, actress, filmmaker and author Felicia Day has emerged as the ultimate geek girl, riding her love of science fiction and gaming to celebrity status. Day is among the guests at... Read more »

23 hours ago

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Annual count of homeless produces valuable data, directs help

The annual count of unsheltered homeless people required by the federal government not only yields useful data for government and nonprofit partners, it frequently results in referring vulnerable... Read more »

23 hours ago

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UTA, health officials offering free fare cards to reduce pollution

Salt Lake County Health Department officials are hoping that free fare cards will help encourage more residents to choose mass transit over contributing to pollutants in the air by driving their... Read more »

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Rep. Chris Stewart says he's working on 'freedom of conscience' bills

Rep. Chris Stewart expressed frustration with how Congress is and isn't doing its work. But he told state lawmakers Thursday that he is grateful Republicans now control the Senate as well as the... Read more »

yesterday

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Man arrested in hammer attack acted 'like a zombie,' witnesses say

Witnesses told police that Gerardo Enrique Perez was "acting like a zombie" when he allegedly beat a man with a hammer. Read more »

yesterday

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Driver being investigated for DUI after crashing into West Jordan house

The investigation continued Thursday into whether the driver of a minivan that crashed into a home was intoxicated. Read more »

yesterday

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Failed resort embittered friends, Marc Jenson says of conflicting testimonies

Even as Marc Sessions Jenson was establishing an office and marketing exclusive memberships for proposed ski and golf resort, there was evidence of problems with a major investor. Read more »

yesterday

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Unmasked: How the dynamic duo behind Salt Lake Comic Con started it all

In three years, the mild-mannered founders of Salt Lake Comic Con have become kings of Utah geekdom through their hit comic book and pop culture events and the successful business behind it. Read more »

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House speaker says anti-discrimination, religious liberty won't be fast-tracked

House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, said Wednesday he doesn't expect lawmakers to move quickly on protections for both the state's LGBT and religious communities. Read more »

yesterday

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Charges filed against man in Salt Lake bomb hoax

Criminal charges were filed Wednesday against a man who investigators say purported to be wearing a bomb when he robbed a bank and then forced a two-block area of Salt Lake City to be evacuated for... Read more »

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Provo police hold first meeting with Citizens Advisory Board

The Provo Police Department held its first Citizen Advisory Board meeting Tuesday, with the hope it will lead to better public trust and transparency. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Legislative committee looks at changes for higher ed capital funding

Lawmakers are considering changes to the way they fund the operation and maintenance of higher education buildings after an audit released last month showed a lack of funding transparency. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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5600 West road widening project begins in West Jordan

Utility work is underway on 5600 West in West Jordan in preparation for the road to be reconstructed and widened from 6200 South to 7000 South. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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Free bass fishing workshop offered

The state Division of Wildlife Resources is offering a free workshop about fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass in Utah. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2015

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