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Photos: Fight for Air Climb challenge raises awareness for lung diseases

Utah firefighters and community members climbed the 372 steps to support people with lung diseases.

Doug Robinson: Managing a delicate balance

From bats to pikas and otters, Kim Hersey has used helicopters, canoes and snowshoes to oversee the welfare of Utah's non-game mammals for the Division of Wildlife Resources. Read more »

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UDOT announces road project schedule for 2015

The Utah Department of Transportation announced its list of the 15 major road projects for 2015 spanning from the Wasatch Front to southern Utah. The agency will handle more than 180 construction... Read more »

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Photo gallery: Fight for Air Climb challenge raises awareness for lung diseases

Utah firefighters and community members climbed the 372 steps to the top of the Zions Bank tower Saturday in support of the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb, an annual event to... Read more »

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Prison Relocation Commission ready to dial back in governor, full Legislature

The Legislature's Prison Relocation Commission is no longer seeking the authority to make the final decision on where to move the Utah State Prison, now in Draper. Read more »

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Students put their minds to the test at regional Olympiad competition

Hundreds of middle and high school students joined for a friendly competition at the 2015 Northern Regional Science Olympiad at Westminster College on Saturday. Read more »

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Monarchs say Fairpark deal is dead, team looking for new stadium location

Any chance of salvaging what seemed like a mutually beneficial agreement to develop a new soccer stadium at the state fairgrounds is gone. Read more »

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Bill seeks to remedy 'knotty' problem of math illiteracy

An initiative pushing for better math literacy among high school students is gaining momentum in the Legislature. Read more »

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'More similar than different': Community members tour Utah churches on Interfaith Bus Tour

Community members got a glimpse of different faiths as they toured three houses of worship on Tuesday’s Interfaith Bus Tour, an event that is a part of Salt Lake City’s Interfaith Season. Read more »

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Homeless youth population difficult to quantify, challenging to serve

Homeless youths in Utah are difficult to quantify and can be challenging to serve. Collaboration and education about community resources is key, according to experts who addressed the inaugural... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Senate endorses bill to raise gas tax 10 cents per gallon

A proposal to increase Utah's gas tax 10 cents per gallon received preliminary approval in the Senate on Thursday as lawmakers continue to talk about the best way to raise money for crumbling roads. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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With Healthy Utah stalled, lives still hang in the balance

Two years have passed since the ball started rolling on insuring Utah's uninsured and still nothing has changed. But the lives new health plans would affect are trudging along. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Snow flurries tender wintry tease

Thursday snow flurries along the Wasatch Front — some of which actually clung to pavement and roadways for a brief time — provided a teasing statement that it is, indeed, winter after... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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House passes bill to increase family death benefits of fallen officers

The Utah House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday to expand death benefits to the families of peace officers and firefighters who die in the line of duty. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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State School Board not canceling SAGE testing

The State School Board will not cancel SAGE tests this year despite demands from lawmakers to repeal the computer-adaptive assessment because of the burden placed on teachers and its controversial... Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Early graduation incentive bill fails in House

House lawmakers rejected a bill Thursday that sought to increase scholarship funds for early high school graduates. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Senate passes bill to give terminally ill patients 'right to try'

Late Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart's name came up Thursday during a Senate debate on the "right to try" bill. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Sandy man enticed teen online, sexually assaulted her, police say

A Sandy man accused of sexually assaulting a Bountiful teenage girl he met on social media has been arrested. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Brian Levin-Stankevich to retire as president of Westminster College

Dr. Brian Levin-Stankevich, 64, announced Thursday that he will retire from his position as president of Westminster College at the conclusion of the 2015 academic year. Read more »

Feb. 26, 2015

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Bill OK'd allowing all children to petition for restoration of parental rights

Petitions could be filed on behalf of children of any age to restore their parental rights under legislation before the Utah House. The House Judiciary Committee voted 7-1 Wednesday to send HB334... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Lawmakers consider academic turnaround programs for low-performing schools

Utah schools that get failing grades on the state's school grading system may be required to get outside help and participate in academic turnaround initiatives. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Statewide school technology bill passes first legislative hurdle

SB222, which would appropriate $75 million to implement one-to-one student technology programs in schools statewide, was approved by the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Utah tourism making post-recession comeback, report says

International travelers are helping Utah recover from the tourism decline precipitated by the Great Recession, a new report shows. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Hundreds assemble to demand patch for Utah's $11.3B transportation system 'pothole'

Citizens, lawmakers and business leaders rallied on the steps of the Capitol Wednesday to call for better funding of Utah's deteriorating transportation system. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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West Valley City prepping all its officers for body cameras

On Monday, every officer in the West Valley City Police Department will hit the streets equipped with a body camera. The department becomes the fourth in Salt Lake County to equip all its officers... Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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Move to reduce student testing passes House

A resolution to consider ways to reduce the amount of testing Utah students have to take cleared another legislative hurdle Wednesday. Read more »

Feb. 25, 2015

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