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Lawmakers shuffle funds, OK road closing for homeless effort

Legislature Session Utah-14

Utah lawmakers have passed several bills related to the state’s effort to curb violence and...

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Pumpkin-growing estate broker plans to break own Utah record

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who’s loved giant pumpkins since childhood is trying to set a state record for the second time with a nearly 2,000-pound (907-kilogram) gourd he’s been tending with scientific precision. The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2flCL5g ) that 39-year-old Matt...


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Pedaling ahead: Cedar City teen launches pedicab company

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — There’s a new small business owner in town. Caleb Nelson can’t drive a car just yet, but the 14-year-old is already the owner of Romeo’s Rickshaws, a burgeoning pedicab service. The Cedar High School freshman spent his summer vacation pedaling guests, meeting with...


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Female fans form near half of Salt Lake Comic Con's base

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When Salt Lake’s homegrown geek and pop culture convention comes to town, one thing is clear looking at the bustling convention floor, the lines of fans flooding through the doors and the staffers working behind the scenes. They may not have superpowers, but female fans form...


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Excitement bubbles up at BYU as caffeinated soda now on sale

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Mormon church-owned Brigham Young University has ended a six-decade ban on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks on campus, surprising students by posting a picture of a can of Coca-Cola on Twitter and just two words: "It's happening."


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After nurse arrest, Utah lawmakers to clarify blood draw law

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers say they’re working on a law to clarify when police can draw blood without a driver’s consent after a Salt Lake City police officer was caught on video dragging a nurse from a hospital and arresting her. West Valley City Republican Rep. Craig Hall said in a...


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Utah bail-reform move going ahead despite lawmaker concerns

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new plan that would address concerns about people being held in jail because they can’t afford bail is moving ahead in Utah despite some lawmakers’ concerns that it could let dangerous people back on the streets, state courts officials said Thursday. Supporters argue the...


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Police arrest 2 men accused of raping unconscious girl, 14

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say they’ve arrested two Salt Lake City men that officers believe raped an unconscious 14-year-old girl in the backseat of a car while a third man recorded it on a cellphone. West Jordan Police Sgt. Joe Monson says the teen met one of the men through Snapchat and met up...


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Audit calls for Western Governors University to repay $700M

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. government inspectors say the online nonprofit Western Governors University should repay more than $700 million in federal loans and grants from 2014 through 2016 because it was not eligible for the money. U.S. Education Department’s Office of Inspector General said in a...


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Lawmakers shuffle funds, OK road closing for homeless effort

Legislature Session Utah-14

Utah lawmakers have passed several bills related to the state’s effort to curb violence and drug trafficking in a Salt Lake City neighborhood near an overcrowded downtown homeless shelter.


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Captured polygamous leader Jeffs pleads guilty in escape, fraud cases

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A polygamous sect leader recaptured after a year on the run in a fraud case is expected to appear in court Wednesday. 


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