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Utah hospital encourages women to get preventive, annual mammograms

Breast cancer survivors tied pink ribbons to trees outside St. Mark's Hospital, encouraging others to pay attention.

Body cameras have played roles in 2 officer-involved shootings

The announcement of a Salt Lake police officer being cleared in a high-profile shooting was actually the second time the district attorney's office has used body camera video as evidence. Read more »

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Sen. Mike Lee says conservatives need to lead new war on poverty

Sen. Mike Lee told a Sutherland Institute audience Wednesday that Americans are ready to launch a new war on poverty, "if conservatives can somehow summon the courage to lead that very fight." Read more »

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Utah hospital encourages women to get preventive, annual mammograms

Breast cancer survivors tied pink ribbons to trees outside St. Mark's Hospital on Wednesday, encouraging others to pay attention to the life-changing disease. Read more »

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Sandy Improvement District providing sewer insurance

The Sandy Suburban Improvement District has launched a new insurance program to help homeowners with the cost of repairing a leaky or damaged lateral sewer line — the small pipe that runs... Read more »

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Herbert's clean air team: Move to clean fuels for cars immediately

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's Clean Air Action team says the most effective way to cut down on air pollution is to make low sulfur fuel available immediately for motorists. Read more »

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U.'s Sorenson Center for Global Impact Investing awarded $1.15 million 'Pay for Success' grant

The University of Utah's James Lee Sorenson Center for Global Impact Investing has been awarded a $1.15 million grant by the Corporation for National and Community Service to create a "Pay for Success" laboratory within the U.'s... Read more »

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Bus driver charged in death of 10-year-old gets surprise jail sentence

A former school bus driver charged in connection with the death of a 10-year-old South Jordan girl pleaded guilty on Wednesday, and was surprisingly sentenced to a year in jail. Read more »

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Chaffetz calls Secret Service resignation 'the right decision'

Amid intense scrutiny over security lapses at the White House, director of the Secret Service Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, called the resignation the "right... Read more »

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Prosecutors drop prescription fraud charges against assistant fire chief

Prosecutors have dropped prescription fraud charges against one of the Unified Fire Authority's assistant chiefs. Read more »

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Hive Pass program moves to evaluation phase

Salt Lake City's Hive Pass transit pilot program concluded the initial phase of study and sales on Tuesday and has moved into an analysis and evaluation period. Read more »

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Family of slain 18-year-old pleads for information

Family and friends of an 18-year-old boy shot and killed earlier this month pleaded with the public for information Wednesday. Read more »

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Groups slam Utah's regional haze proposal

Utah's plan to improve the visibility at its national parks and monuments is once again under review by the Utah Air Quality Board, and critics say it does not go far enough to address pollution... Read more »

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Utah mercury fish advisory list updated

One new location and two new fish species at existing advisory locations have been added to Utah’s Mercury Fish Consumption Advisory list, released by the Utah Department of Environmental... Read more »

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Cyclist hit by alleged drunk driver dies

An avid bicyclist who police say was hit by a drunk driver a week ago in South Salt Lake died as a result of his injuries Wednesday. Read more »

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Salute to Youth musicians amaze audience in Abravanel Hall

Seven talented young musicians impressed the audience as they performed with the Utah Symphony at the annual 55th Salute to Youth concert Tuesday night. Read more »

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Water leak closes junior high school in Herriman

A water leak at Providence Hall Junior High closed the school Wednesday. Read more »

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Mother and son charged in drive-by shooting after fight at school

A mother and son have been charged in a drive-by shooting that police say followed a gang fight at a Millcreek high school last week. Read more »

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Police in Utah can send untested rape kits to state crime lab

Beginning Wednesday, police agencies around Utah can begin submitting thousands of untested sexual assault kits to the state crime lab. Read more »

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Group wants all to pay 'true' price for water, property taxes phased out

A Utah Rivers Council report released Tuesday shows significant water savings if eight selected cities phased out property taxes going to water districts. Residents would pay more, but water would... Read more »

yesterday

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Ex-girlfriend of man who killed Draper officer to stand trial on obstruction charges

Traci Lee Vaillancourt, the ex-girlfriend of a man who fatally shot Draper Police Sgt. Derek Johnson last year, was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on obstruction charges filed after the shooting. Read more »

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New poll shows more support for Sen. Mike Lee

More than half of Utah voters, 54 percent, approve of the job Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, is doing, according to a new UtahPolicy.com poll by Dan Jones & Associates. Read more »

yesterday

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Chaffetz 'outraged' over threats to Obama, family as reports of Secret Service security lapses surface

A security lapse by the Secret Service during a recent presidential visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta endangered the life of President Barack Obama, Rep. Jason... Read more »

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Juan Diego students create art at Capitol

Juan Diego Catholic High School’s visual arts class is creating artwork for the Utah State Senate Visual Arts Scholarship Competition. Read more »

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NAACP pushes for policy changes on Utah's energy front

The Utah branch of the NAACP said clean energy and the transition away from burning fossil fuels is a matter of economic and environmental justice. Communities of color, it asserts, are impacted by... Read more »

yesterday

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Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff appears before alcohol commission for permit

Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff attended Tuesday's state alcohol commission meeting with his brother who sought a special permit for a product he is developing. Read more »

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