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Quake Shakes South Valley

Quake Shakes South Valley

Two small earthquakes hit along the border of Salt Lake and Utah counties Friday morning. A quake with a magnitude of 3.2 struck at 5:03 a.m., and another with a magnitude of 3.7 hit at 5:10 a.m. The quakes had initial magnitudes of 3.3 and 3.8 but were later downgraded, […]

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Longtime Civil Rights Leader to Deliver U Commencement

Longtime Civil Rights Leader to Deliver U Commencement

The Rev. France Davis, a longtime civil rights leader, educator and religious leader will deliver the commencement address at the University of Utah on May 2. The ceremony, to be held at 6 p.m. in the Jon M. Huntsman Center, marks the university’s 150th campuswide commencement.

Cash for Clean Air Legislation

Cash for Clean Air Legislation

Using gas battery operated rather than gas model lawnmowers … replacing wood stoves with natural gas appliances, Utah lawmakers on Wednesday considered more than $100 million in requests to improve air quality. Members of the Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environmental Quality Appropriations Subcommittee listened to presentations from lawmakers and the […]

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Lee & Romney Just Disagree on Public Lands Bill

Lee & Romney Just Disagree on Public Lands Bill

 Utah’s Republican senators canceled out each other’s vote on a massive bipartisan public lands bill that sailed through the U.S. Senate. Senator Mike Lee voted against the package of more than 100 public lands, natural resources and water bills, while Sen. Mitt Romney voted for it. It passed 92-8. The […]

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Utah’s Winter Storm Warning

Utah’s Winter Storm Warning

The National Weather Service issues a Winter Storm Warning for the Wasatch Back and most of Utah. Prepare for hazardous driving conditions during several days of snow ahead

5-Year Old 911 Caller Leads Police to Mother’s Body

5-Year Old 911 Caller Leads Police to Mother’s Body

A 911 call made by a 5-year-old Saturday evening led to the discovery of the child’s mother, Belinda Thomas, who had suffered multiple stab wounds and later died from the injuries. On Sunday, West Valley police report 50-year-old Darren Byrd is being held for investigation of aggravated murder, child abuse, […]

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Crash Causes Trax Derailment

Crash Causes Trax Derailment

The UTA says a lack of sleep may have led to a collision that derailed a TRAX train in Salt Lake City.  An SUV struck the train at the intersection of Redwood Road and North Temple.  The impact knocked the train off the tracks, though the UTA says no one inside the train […]

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Avalanche Fatal

Avalanche Fatal

A man is dead following an avalanche.  The Summit County Sheriff’s Office says 49-year old Jason Lyman of Mona was buried in the avalanche Saturday afternoon just east of Coalville.  Lyman was buried for about 30 minutes before rescuers reached him and began CPR.  He died after being flown to […]

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Family of Fallen Soldier Honored

Family of Fallen Soldier Honored

The widow and parents of a Utah mayor killed in action while serving in Afghanistan were honored during a special reception held in Washington, D.C. “I’m so full of gratitude,” said Jennie Taylor, the widow of Maj. Brent Taylor. The 39-year old Taylor was on leave as mayor of North […]

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Utah Legislature Medicaid Bill

Utah Legislature Medicaid Bill

A bill that would reduce the number of Utahns covered under a voter-approved Medicaid expansion is on its way to a vote in the House.  The House Business and Labor Committee passed SB96 on a 9-6 vote yesterday.  Republican House leaders may schedule the bill for a vote as early […]

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