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Committee approves $11.5M bill to expand public preschool

Adding to a legislative focus on early childhood education, lawmakers gave early approval Thursday to a bill that would expand preschool offerings to Utah children. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Federal judge sends SB54 dispute to Utah Supreme Court

A federal judge Thursday sent the battle over Utah's new election law to the Utah Supreme Court. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Bill would create new designation for autocycles

A state lawmaker is proposing to create a designation for a new category of unconventional vehicles. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Dems demand all information on possible public lands lawsuit

Democrats on a Utah commission considering suing the federal government over ownership of millions of acres of public land in the state are demanding all information pertinent to the potential... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Police investigating 'suspicious' death of woman found outside Salt Lake home

Police are investigating the suspicious death of a woman found outside a home on Salt Lake's west side. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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How a Utah child’s miraculous heart transplant led his mom on an improbable startup journey

When Tammy Bowers was told her son, Landen, wouldn’t live to see his first birthday, she didn’t give up hope. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Summit County transportation open house is Feb. 10

The Summit County Council is inviting residents at attend a tansportation open house on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 6-8 p.m. at the Swaner Preserve and Eco Center, 1258 Center Dr., Park City. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Elizabeth Smart working on self-empowerment book due in 2017

Kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart's next book will be a guide to self-empowerment. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Holladay holding open intersection redesign study

Holladay is holding a public open house to discuss a study on the intersection at Highland Drive and the Van Winkle Expressway. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Clean air sustainability fair is Tuesday

Salt Lake County residents are invited to visit with local companies on ways to improve the county’s air quality on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Salt Lake County... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Super Bowl picks: Hogle Zoo orangutan wild about the Panthers

Tuah, an orangutan at Salt Lake City's Hogle Zoo, kisses a Panthers helmet in his enclosure on Thursday, signifying his pick to win Super Bowl 50. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Archaeologist to discuss cultural resources of Big Flat Area

Colin Ferriman, an archaeologist with Cultural Resources Analysts, will present findings from a study of the archaeology and cultural landscape of the Big Flat area at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, in... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Anglers asked to turn in northern pike caught in Utah Lake

Biologists have launched a research project to learn how northern pike might affect sport fish and endangered fish in Utah lake. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Utah PolitiLinks: Dems get involved in GOP and state election law feud, bill requires IT workers to report child porn found at work

Bills, including one proving dental benefits for Medicaid clients and another requiring IT workers to report child pornography found at work, have made it past committee while others get put on... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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6 arrested, forgery operation busted at White City home, police say

The Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit was looking for one of their top 10 most wanted fugitives Wednesday. They found him, and a whole lot more, police say. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Lawmakers consider bill to make Spiral Jetty Utah’s official work of art

The Spiral Jetty is considered landscape art and is arguably the most popular piece of landscape art in the world. Rep. Rebecca Edwards, R-North Salt Lake, has introduced legislation to make the... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Should scientists be allowed to change DNA to prevent genetic disease?

A major bioethics panel, charged by the Food and Drug Administration with weighing the ethics of a DNA manipulation technique that would create so-called "three-person babies," has released its... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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House committee passes bill requiring IT workers to report child pornography found on the job

A computer analyst who happens across child pornography and doesn't tell police could be charged with a crime under a bill a Utah House committee passed Wednesday. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Feds say Orem man duped hundreds of investors out of $28 million

An Orem man deceived hundreds of investors out of about $28 million in an extensive Ponzi scheme that began in 2010, according to a complaint filed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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RootsTech 2016 a 25,000-member 'studio audience'

RootsTech 2016, the largest family history event in the world, got underway Wednesday, drawing the vanguard of an expected 25,000 registered attendees from 50 states and 40 countries who will be... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Police searching for 4 men in violent home invasion in West Valley City

Police are searching for a group of men who investigators say invaded a home Wednesday afternoon, threatened a group of four people inside and made away with a backpack containing one victim's rent... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Woman dies after getting caught in industrial-size mixer at Reams bakery in Sandy

A Murray woman died after being accidentally caught in an industrial-sized mixer Wednesday at the bakery inside Ream's Food Store on Wednesday, police said. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Jury acquits man of assaulting officer who shot him

A man who was shot by a West Jordan police officer has been acquitted of assaulting that officer. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Bill to eliminate requirement for prospective wards' legal counsel in guardianship cases put on hold

A legislative committee held a bill Wednesday that would eliminate the requirement that young adults with intellectual disabilities to be represented by legal counsel when courts consider their... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Are you willing to take a pledge to help clean the air?

On Wednesday, the Utah Transit Authority launched a campaign to help lower emission levels across northern Utah. The agency invited commuters to take a pledge to use public transit more often... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Spanish Fork predicts 400 new homes will be built in 2016

Spanish Fork officials anticipate as many as 400 new homes will be constructed this year. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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UVU leaders ask Legislature to fund 'a missing piece' for arts students

Utah Valley University leaders announced Wednesday that private donations for a new performing arts building have now topped $20 million in 18 months, exceeding the university's original goal of... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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New specialty license plate would fund research, awareness for childhood cancer

A Utah mother went before the House Transportation Committee on Wednesday to encourage support for a specialty group license plate that would support childhood cancer awareness and research. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Apply now for a big-game hunting permit

The Division of Wildlife Resources is reminding big-game hunters to submit an application no later than 11 p.m. Thursday, March 3. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Democrat wants Utahns to cast nonbinding vote on Medicaid expansion in November

A House Democratic leader wants voters to be able to answer a nonbinding "opinion question" on the November ballot about whether the state should accept Medicaid expansion to provide health care to... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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SLCC names new assistant vice president for marketing, communications

Michael Navarre as been named assistant vice president for institutional marketing and communications at Salt Lake Community College. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Dental benefits bill moves forward

A proposal that would restore dental benefits to up to 34,500 Medicaid patients — with the University of Utah School of Dentistry footing the bill — is moving forward at the Utah... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Intermountain to host Family Heart Fair

The Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute is hosting its annual Family Heart Fair to educate Utahns about simple steps they can take to encourage the entire family to live heart-healthy. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Park City looking to fill five seats on open space panel

The Park City City Council and mayor are seeking applications to fill five at-large positions on the city's Citizens Open Space Advisory Committee. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Photos: Charter school students get a lesson in politics

Charter school students and Utah legislative leaders gathered in the Capitol rotunda to celebrate school choice and discuss legislation pertinent to Utah’s charter schools. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Fremont man accused of killing uncle now faces charges as adult

A Wayne County man accused of choking his uncle to death when he was 17 has been ordered to face the charges as an adult. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Utah PolitiLinks: Medical marijuana bills discussed, death penalty for human traffickers proposed

Bills advance and fail in committee, state Senators pitch their medical marijuana bills to the House Republican caucus and a bill that would invoke jail time for those flying drones within 3 miles... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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RootsTech keynote speaker Doris Kearns Goodwin knows presidents, baseball and the power of stories

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian. She is one of the featured keynote speakers at this year's RootsTech conference. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Inmate who murdered infant son 15 years ago asks for second chance

A man who once faced a possible death sentence for the murder of his infant son made his first attempt at parole this week. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Driver killed in crash near Moab

The driver of an SUV was killed after being hit head-on by a semitrailer while trying to pass a slower moving vehicle, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Judge allows Dems to intervene in GOP, state fight over Utah election law

A federal judge Wednesday allowed the Utah Democratic Party to intervene in the ongoing fight between the Utah Republican Party and the state over the primary election nominating process. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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West Bountiful gets $25K grant for new basketball court

The Utah Jazz and Larry H. Miller Charities have awarded West Bountiful a $25,000 grant to help build a new community basketball court. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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A week before trial, former USU student pleads guilty in rape case

Just days before he was set to stand trial, a former Utah State University student and fraternity member accused of sexually assaulting two women has pleaded guilty to reduced charges. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Fillmore home to only commercial mushroom farm in Utah

Thousands of people pass by a gray and blue building off I-15 in Fillmore every day, but most have no idea what happens inside. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Man arrested after allegedly swinging machete at officers

A wanted fugitive who police say swung a machete at officers who were trying to arrest him was taken into custody Tuesday without anyone being injured. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Prosecutors decide not to seek death penalty in St. George killing

Prosecutors have withdrawn their intent to seek the death penalty for a man charged with slitting a woman's throat in a St. George town house. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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'Combative' man slices officer's ear with metal flower, police say

A Salt Lake police officer's ear was partially severed by a cast-iron flower while questioning a man who was allegedly banging on doors at random late Tuesday night. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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USU president announces retirement

Utah State University President Stan Albrecht announced Wednesday that he plans to retire after serving 11 years as the institution's leader. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Lawmaker proposes making 'In God We Trust' license plate a standard option

A state lawmaker wants to make the "In God We Trust" specialty license plate a standard option at the Utah Division of Motor Vehicles. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Smart tools, scientific data drive McAdams' vision for Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams said Tuesday during his State of the County address that county officials will emphasize the use of hard data when charting a future to reduce crime and... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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