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

An estimated 300,000 Utahns packed parking lots blocks away to see Saturday's "Warriors Over the Wasatch."

Utah's energy summit highlights challenges, successes

The fifth annual Governor's Utah Energy Development Summit opened Tuesday in Salt Lake City amid a volatile market for commodities such as oil, natural gas and coal. Utah's solar growth is booming,... Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Photos: Harmons employees go toe-to-toe for a good cause

Breanne Wayment, playing for the Station Park Harmons, is out at third during the grocery chain's annual kickball tournament in West Valley City on Tuesday. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Utah doctor convicted in wife's death appeals sex-abuse case

A Pleasant Grove doctor found guilty of drugging his wife and leaving her to die in a bathtub appealed a separate sexual abuse conviction on Tuesday, arguing he didn't get a fair trial after he was... Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Nebo educator named Health Teacher of the Year

Nebo School District’s KyLynn James, a health teacher at Salem Junior High, has been named the Utah Junior High School Health Teacher of the Year by the Utah Association for Health, Physical... Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Eagle Mountain to inaugurate new cemetery

Eagle Mountain will inaugurate the Pony Express Memorial Cemetery, 4647 N. Eagle Mountain Blvd., at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30. The event will include speakers and bagpipers. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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National conservative group backs Jonathan Johnson's bid to oust Herbert

A national group that advocates conservative principles threw its support Tuesday behind Republican Jonathan Johnson's campaign to unseat GOP Utah Gov. Gary Herbert. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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UTA relents to criticism, agrees to open its committee meetings

One week after Salt Lake County leaders threatened to block $150 million in tax money from the Utah Transit Authority if it doesn't reopen its committee meetings to the public, transit officials... Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Blunt force trauma caused S. Carolina woman's zipline death, police say

Blunt force trauma caused the death of a woman who died Friday while riding a zipline at Sundance Mountain Resort, police said Monday. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Police: Woman found near Goshen died of hypothermia

The woman whose naked body was found last week in Utah County died from hypothermia, police said Monday. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Saved by the belt: Family recalls crash that could have been deadly

The two-week national Click It or Ticket safety campaign started Monday. Justin Harding, the governor's chief of staff, and his family shared their story about surviving a car crash due to wearing... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Lightning damages Angel Moroni statue atop Bountiful Temple

A lightning strike damaged the Angel Moroni statue atop the Bountiful Temple on Sunday afternoon. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Group targets Utah's public lands fight with ad campaign

An organization is rolling out the "U-Turn Utah" advertising campaign targeting audiences in multiple states in the West. The campaign criticizes Utah's efforts to get control of 32 million acres... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Man discovers, restores statues from American Fork's Fairyland Park

A Utah man discovered two statues of a storybook-themed park torn down 40 years ago that were hidden in American Fork. He restored them and gave them back. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Pony Express Days festival May 27-June 4

Eagle Mountain's Pony Express Days festival is set for Friday, May 27, through Saturday, June 4. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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A family's faith and a mother's legacy shine through The Emily Effect

Most people know perinatal mood disorders as "postpartum depression" or the "baby blues." For Emily Dyches, it meant anxiety, panic attacks and PTSD. Her family wants to share her difficult story... Read more »

May 22, 2016

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South Carolina woman dies on Sundance zip line

The woman who died Friday at Sundance Mountain Resort while riding a zip line has been identified as Lisa Lambe, 55, of Hilton Head, South Carolina. Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Sutherland Institute looks to broaden reach as conservative think tank

The Salt Lake City-based Sutherland Institute has plans to reshape itself as a nationally recognized conservative think tank under its new president. Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Utah bus drivers put safety to the test

Utah school bus drivers competed against each other, but mostly honed their own skills as they completed a 20-minute driving course, officiated by the Utah Highway Patrol on Saturday. Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Missing Millard County woman's body found near U.S. 6, police say

Police say a body found Friday near U.S. 6 on the border of Utah and Juab counties is a Millard County woman missing since May 14. Read more »

May 21, 2016

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Utah man held 1,164 days in jail without a bond hearing

After being held more than three years without a bond hearing in the Utah County Jail as an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainee, a federal judge has ordered that Martin Chairez-Castrejon... Read more »

May 20, 2016

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'Dirty soda' lawsuit calls shop's co-owners responsible for alleged trademark violations

In an increasingly dirty legal battle between dueling soda shops, Swig now names the owners and officers of its rival company, Sodalicious, as individual defendants in a federal lawsuit. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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National Science Foundation grant aims to curb Utah teacher shortage

The National Science Foundation awarded a $1 million grant to Utah Valley University this month in an effort to encourage more students to become science and math teachers. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Former Springville High student arrested for making online threats, police say

An 18-year-old man who police say took to social media asking people meet him at Springville High School with an AK-47 has been arrested for investigation of making a terroristic threat. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Utah communities still among fastest-growing in country, Census estimates show

Several Utah communities, especially South Jordan, remain among the top in the country for population growth, according to estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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UTA taking threat to block funding 'seriously'

In the days since Salt Lake County leaders threatened to block $150 million in yearly tax revenue from the UTA if it doesn't reverse its decision to close its committee meetings, transit officials... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Hundreds of Utah coal miners speak out on proposed federal reforms

Hundreds of coal miners sporting yellow T-shirts extolling the benefits of coal attended a daylong meeting at the Salt Palace Convention Center hosted by the Bureau of Land Management, urging the... Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Democrats say county primary election voter letters favor GOP

Utah Democratic leaders say county letters informing unaffiliated voters about the upcoming primary election amount to a registration drive for the Republican Party. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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'Regimented' UTA employee remembered as family man, handyman

Friends and co-workers remembered UTA maintenance worker Kay Ricks, of American Fork, as a hardworking and punctual man who loved his family. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Searchers find missing UTA vehicle in Wyoming search area

The missing vehicle driven by slain Utah Transit Authority worker Kay Ricks was located Thursday in a wooded area near Half Moon Lake in Sublette County. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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19 Utah schools receive official state STEM designation

The Utah State Board of Education approved 19 public schools throughout the state for the Utah STEM School Designation. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Parents look for answers after daughter was found hanging from bunk bed

A Highland couple is mourning the loss of their 11-year-old daughter who was found hanging from a bunk bed in her room last week. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Drone operators, academics urge Utah lawmakers against too much regulation

Unmanned aerial systems operators and educators urged Utah lawmakers Wednesday to not stifle the emerging industry with too much regulation. Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Opponent accuses Herbert of 'selling access' to governor's office

Democratic candidate for governor Mike Weinholtz accused Gov. Gary Herbert Wednesday of abusing his power at a secretly recorded meeting with lobbyists where he offered to meet with their clients... Read more »

May 18, 2016

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Man responsible for 12 armed robberies arrested in Salt Lake, police say

A man police say is responsible for 12 armed robberies over the course of two months was arrested Tuesday. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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2016 Sorenson Legacy Award recipients honored

The Utah State Office of Education recently honored recipients of the 2016 Sorenson Legacy Awards for Excellence in Arts Education at the Salt Lake Marriott City Center. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Pleasant Grove woman dies in crash while fleeing repo man, police say

A Pleasant Grove mother of two crashed into a tree and died early Tuesday while being chased by a man repossessing her car, according to police. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Trump now leading Clinton, Sanders in Utah, new poll shows

Utahns apparently are warming up to Donald Trump. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee now leads Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in a new public opinion poll released by... Read more »

May 16, 2016

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Police seek help finding missing woman whose Jeep was abandoned in Utah County

Police are seeking the public's help locating a Millard County woman who hasn't been seen since Saturday. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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Housing pressure puts the squeeze on Utah County's rich farmland

Utah County is No. 1 in the state for agricultural production, raking in $240 million in a year for its cattle, orchards, barley and other livestock and crops. It's also predicted to be the... Read more »

May 16, 2016

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Got rain? Conservation effort has collection barrels

The wet and unsettled weather this week is a perfect introduction to an old-fashioned conservation effort — collecting rainwater in a barrel. The Utah Rivers Council and multiple cities are... Read more »

May 16, 2016

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UTA to upgrade 45 bus stops along Wasatch Front

The Utah Transit Authority will be improving 45 bus stops throughout Weber, Salt Lake and Utah counties in 2016. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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Memorial honors slain police dog Aldo

Decorated, loyal and a five-year member of the Unified Police Department, K9 Aldo was given a solemn tribute Saturday by hundreds of people who attended a memorial in his honor Saturday at Herriman... Read more »

May 14, 2016

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Lindon police say social media helped ID man who allegedly exposed himself to children

Lindon police say they have identified a man suspected of exposing himself to young children, just hours after they released information about the case and asked for the public's help recognizing him. Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Motorcyclist in extremely critical condition after I-15 crash in Draper

A West Jordan man suffered severe injuries after crashing on I-15 Friday in Draper, police said. Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Water runoff picking up, creating dangers

The wet, cool spring has held off the runoff, but the flow is picking up, and high-elevation streams like Big Cottonwood Creek will continue to rise until they peak around Memorial Day. That has... Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Variable speed limit signs to help motorists navigate I-15 construction

The speed limit on I-15 near Point of the Mountain now changes depending on whether workers are present in the road construction zone. Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Court rejects 'Sister Wives' request to reconsider Utah polygamy law ruling

A federal appeals court Friday rejected a polygamous family's request for a full review of a decision upholding the cohabitation provision in Utah's polygamy law. Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Utah 'moving the needle' for women in leadership

Utah is the second state in the nation to adopt a plan to get more women in leadership positions and also urge more women to run for public office. And it's working, according to the Women's... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Western energy producers sue over sage grouse plans

The Western Energy Alliance and North Dakota Petroleum Council filed a lawsuit over amended federal land-use plans covering 165 million acres of sage grouse habitat. The suit asserts the plans... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Hatch willing to help Trump; not all in Utah delegation on board yet

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said Thursday he "will do what I can" to help Donald Trump win the presidency, even though many of his Utah constituents have "serious reservations" about the GOP's... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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