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Teen secretly gives birth, hides dead baby in closet

Teen secretly gives birth, hides dead baby in closet

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A recently unsealed search warrant says a Utah teen secretly gave birth to a baby at her home, and then, after it died, hid the body in a drawer in her closet. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that when the 17-year-old girl’s father found the dead newborn […]

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Lawmaker seeks redesign of ‘SOB’ Utah state flag

Lawmaker seeks redesign of ‘SOB’ Utah state flag

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah state lawmaker is leading an effort to redesign a clunky Utah state flag that critics have called an “S.O.B.” — seal on a bedsheet. State Rep Steve Handy recently announced he will introduce a bill creating a flag review commission that could ultimately […]

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Longtime county staffer to lead unstable recorder’s office

Longtime county staffer to lead unstable recorder’s office

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The incoming Salt Lake County recorder brings 15 years of experience working in the county clerk’s office as she prepares to take over an office that went through serious turmoil in recent years as the health of the late Gary Ott worsened. Democrat Rashelle Hobbs […]

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Arrest warrant issued for man accused of stealing rare photo

Arrest warrant issued for man accused of stealing rare photo

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man accused of stealing a photo of an early 20th century apostle in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints could face other charges involving stolen rare items. The Salt Lake Tribune reports an arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for 29-year-old Kevin […]

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Latino businessman launches bid for Salt Lake City mayor

Latino businessman launches bid for Salt Lake City mayor

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah businessman is challenging Salt Lake City mayor Jackie Biskupski in hopes of becoming the capital’s first ethnic-minority leader. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Democrat David Ibarra made the announcement Tuesday backed by Salt Lake County Attorney Sim Gill and former mayor Rocky Anderson. Ibarra’s father […]

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1st drag show at Utah State University draws large crowd

1st drag show at Utah State University draws large crowd

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — The first-ever drag show at traditionally conservative Utah State University drew a large and supportive crowd to cheer on 10 drag performers in an event that organizers said marks progress on LGBTQ issues. Last week’s show was held as part of a discussion about drag culture […]

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Report faults Utah district for spending to back bond issue

Report faults Utah district for spending to back bond issue

SANDY, Utah (AP) — State auditors say a school district serving several Salt Lake City suburbs apparently broke state law last year by mailing out taxpayer-funded post cards that seemed to support a $283 million bond proposal. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Office of the State Auditor recently concluded that […]

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Utah lawmaker hopes to end straight-party ticket voting

Utah lawmaker hopes to end straight-party ticket voting

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah lawmaker wants to put an end to straight-party ticket voting, or the process when voters mark just one box on a ballot to cast votes for all candidates running under one party’s banner. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Rep. Patrice Arent, D-Millcreek, says she plans […]

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Utah group seeks ban on gay conversion therapy for minors

Utah group seeks ban on gay conversion therapy for minors

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s most powerful LGBTQ support organization is planning to propose legislation that would ban gay conversion therapy for minors. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Equality Utah has drafted legislation seeking for Utah to join more than a dozen states in outlawing efforts to change a minor’s sexual […]

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Utah dance troupe apologizes for furor over Asian number

Utah dance troupe apologizes for furor over Asian number

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah dance group is promising to revise its holiday show after a TV appearance that many slammed as racist toward Asians. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Odyssey Dance Theatre apologized Wednesday to “the entire Asian community and anyone else whom we may have offended.” Some […]

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