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Single family homes sales down in Salt Lake County, condo sales up

The Salt Lake Board of Realtors Friday reported a drop in the number of single-family homes sold.

Poll: Utahns oppose public bathroom accommodations for transgender people

A majority of Utahns oppose making accommodations in public bathrooms for transgender people, a new poll shows. And the issue could come up when the Utah Legislature meets in general session next... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Report: TRAX operator's mistake caused derailment

A TRAX train derailed nearly two months ago because the operator thought he was supposed to go straight and took a curve at more than twice the recommended speed, according to newly released police... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Pleasant Grove woman killed in ATV crash

A person killed in an ATV crash over the holiday weekend was identified Tuesday as a Pleasant Grove woman. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Independence Day takes on new meaning for Utah survivors of Brussels airport terror attack

Independence Day took on new meaning for three former LDS Church missionaries who survived the Brussels airport attack in March. The three were honored as the grand marshals of Monday's Freedom... Read more »

July 4, 2016

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Balloon Fest celebrates its 32nd year

People gather to watch hot-air balloons be inflated before being launched at Bulldog Field in Provo on Monday. Read more »

July 4, 2016

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Low Utah Lake alters search and rescue operations (w/video and photos)

With the depth of Utah Lake at its lowest in 11 years, the Utah State Lake Park and Utah County Sheriff's Office are altering their search and rescue operations. People will continue to be rescued,... Read more »

July 4, 2016

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Photos: Tim McGraw performs at Stadium of Fire

Tim McGraw performs at 36th annual Stadium of Fire at Lavell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday. Read more »

July 4, 2016

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Why Provo is on 'brink' of 'very, very good things'

Provo officials hosted a town hall meeting this week and discussed plans to increase the number of retailers in the city through upgrading four existing shopping centers. Read more »

July 3, 2016

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Photos: Freedom Festival events offer lessons in patriotism

Children participate in a "boot camp" at the Cries of Freedom, part of this year's Freedom Festival, at SCERA Park in Orem on Saturday. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Photos: Airplane enthusiasts have it ‘Maid in the Shade’

Raeleen Maxfield checks out the inside of a B-25 Mitchell bomber “Maid in the Shade” at the Provo Municipal Airport on Saturday. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Paradise woman, 23, dies in chain of crashes near Green River

A 23-year-old woman from Paradise, Cache County, was killed in a chain of crashes 4 miles west of Green River Friday night, the Utah Highway Patrol said. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Utah GOP delegates urged to dump Trump for 'ludicrous' credentials

Utahns headed to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland later this month are being urged to support a last-ditch effort to dump their party's presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Utah water enthusiasts counted on to help combat 'destructive' quagga mussel

The discovery of juvenile mussels at Deer Creek led to elaborate testing and preventative measures to assess the threat there. A checkpoint southeast of Heber is part of ongoing efforts to make... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Provo library hosting book swap on July 20

The city library, 550 N. University Ave., is hosting a book swap on Wednesday, July 20, from 7 to 8 p.m. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Fire officials encourage Utahns to be smart, safe with fireworks

Restrictions on when, where and how fireworks are used vary from city to city, but state fire officials say there are several common-sense guidelines residents along the Wasatch Front can follow to... Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Sen. Al Jackson resigns from Utah Legislature

State Sen. Al Jackson, R-Highland, turned in his resignation Friday after announcing last fall that he intended to step down after the 2016 Legislature. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Hundreds of officers working to find drunk drivers this July 4th weekend

To combat drunken driving on the Fourth of July weekend, hundreds of officers are going to be working overtime shifts looking for drunken drivers. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Ex A.G. John Swallow claims investigators lied about email searches

Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow continues to push for the public corruption charges against him to be dropped, claiming in new court documents that investigators have lied and twisted... Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Updated primary results narrow House race involving ex-speaker

An incumbent House representative may lose his seat after updated results released Friday showed only seven votes separate him from his opponent. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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3 years after serving sentence, S.L. man gets first shot at release from jail

A Salt Lake man held in jail more than three years on an immigration hold was granted release on $50,000 bond by an immigration judge Thursday. The Department Homeland Security has reserved the... Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Retro Video Game Day at Provo Library is July 9

PROVO — Video game enthusiasts are invited to play classic games from the ’80s and ’90s at the Provo City Library on Saturday, July 9, from 2-4 p.m. The event will be held in... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Fireworks contribute to bad air level spikes

Fireworks are loud and exciting, but they can also make for some bad air. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Count My Vote supporters, GOP split over SB54's impact on primaries

Tuesday's primary was the first election that allowed candidates to gather signatures and bypass Utah's caucus and convention system to earn a spot on the ballot. What impact, if any, SB54 had on... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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History-making transgender U.S. Senate candidate looking to capitalize on Utah primary win

The first openly transgender candidate to win a major party U.S. Senate primary election celebrated Tuesday at the campaign offices of another Democrat because she can't afford her own space. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Community leaders share growth strategies along Wasatch Front

More than 600 political, community and business leaders joined policymakers and advocacy groups to discuss strategies to improve quality of life for Utahns along the Wasatch Front. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Bear River wetlands grow partnership between ranchers, federal agency

The relationship among farmers, ranchers and the federal government doesn't have to be one marred by controversy and conflict. A prominent ranching family is working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Mapleton Parkway Trail is set to open July 11

Phase 1 of the Mapleton Parkway Trail is nearing completion, and the city will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 11. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Gov. Gary Herbert calls margin of victory over Jonathan Johnson 'stunning'

Gov. Gary Herbert won by a commanding margin over his GOP primary challenger, Overstock.com Chairman Jonathan Johnson, in Tuesday's election. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Celebrate the 4th at Freedom Festival’s Grand Parade in Provo

Provo’s annual Freedom Festival Grand Parade — featuring bands, professionally crafted floats, giant helium balloons, and local and national performers — will begin at 9 a.m. on... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Utahns' confidence in the state economy is increasing, survey says

The economy in Utah is flourishing, according to an economic consultant. And a new survey shows that Utahns are feeling quite confident about the state's current economy. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Eagle Mountain to hold open house July 12 on proposed general plan

Eagle Mountain residents are invited to an open house on Tuesday, July 12, 6-8 p.m., regarding a proposed update to the city’s general plan. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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UHP blanketing Utah roads with extra troopers during July 4 weekend

A near record number of people are expected to travel this holiday weekend, including an estimated 2.5 million motorists in the Mountain West who are driving 50 miles or more to their destination,... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Election tallies: Primary election results

The latest unofficial voting results from Tuesday’s primary elections in Utah available as of 11:20 p.m. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Most Utah legislators survive intraparty challenges

A handful of races Tuesday pitted incumbent Utah legislators against challengers who gathered signatures to earn a spot on the primary ballot, a controversial option created by state lawmakers... Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Chaffetz handily defeats challenger Teng in GOP primary

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, handily defeated challenger Chia-Chi Teng in Utah's primary election Tuesday night. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Misty Snow likely to advance to general election to take on Mike Lee

Democrat Misty K. Snow, Utah's first transgender candidate to seek a statewide office, appears headed for a November showdown with Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Allegiant Air adding flights from Provo to San Diego

Allegiant Air announced Tuesday it is adding nonstop flights from Provo to San Diego, California. One-way fares for the flight will begin at $45. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Grading scale changes for ACT writing test

Students in Utah and across the country who take the ACT college preparation exam will see a different score range on the test's writing portion starting this fall. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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New law requires more updates on election results

Thanks to a new law taking effect just in time for Tuesday's primary elections, anxious candidates and voters following tight races may not have to endure a two-week wait to learn the outcome. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Child rescue from hot car is second Utah case in 2 days

A Logan police officer suffered minor injuries Monday after breaking the window of a woman's car to get a trapped toddler out. The incident occurred a day after a 1-year-old was left in a car for... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Utah's primary turnout already 'surpassing a snoozer' election

Many Utahns have already voted in Tuesday's primary thanks to a record number of counties holding vote-by-mail elections, but officials say it's not too late for voters to make their voices heard. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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How the tech industry grew a rural Utah town by 417 percent in just one year

As Utah County's prosperity spills over into the once small town of Vineyard, the town's population is booming with a projection that will grow from a few hundred to at least 40,000. Read more »

June 26, 2016

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'Warriors Over the Wasatch' on track to exceed 600,000 attendance (+photos)

An estimated 300,000 Utahns packed parking lots blocks away and stood in massive lines to see Saturday's "Warriors Over the Wasatch" air show Saturday, one of Utah's largest events. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Trial ordered for politician accused of impersonating LDS general authority

A former Utah County commissioner was ordered Friday to stand trial on charges that he bilked investors for millions after impersonating an LDS Church general authority to assure the development... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Utah jobless rate rises for second month in a row

Utah's unemployment rate has climbed for the second month in a row. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Utah district could reject feds' money over bathroom order

Members of the Alpine school board pushed the district to consider rejecting $40 million in federal funding over the Obama administration's order for public schools to let transgender students use... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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UTA offers summer safety tips

It’s officially summer, and with everyone spending more time outdoors, it’s the Utah Transit Authority is reminding Utahns the only safe place to cross UTA tracks is at a designated... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Interim education chief Sydnee Dickson appointed as state superintendent

Sydnee Dickson was chosen Thursday to lead the Utah State Office of Education as the state superintendent of public instruction. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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Utah is youngest state in country but growing in diversity

Utah remains the youngest state in the country, with a median age of 30.7, compared with the U.S. median age of 37.8. Utah and Cache counties are among the 10 youngest counties in the nation, with... Read more »

June 23, 2016

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ACLU sues the state over inadequate legal defense for poor Utahns

Claiming years of inaction to repair an inconsistent, overburdened and underfunded legal defense system, the ACLU of Utah and the law firm Holland and Hart have filed a class-action lawsuit against... Read more »

June 22, 2016

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