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These are the biggest unresolved issues as Utah lawmakers enter last week of session

Utah lawmakers have just five days left to pass hundreds of bills before time runs out for the legislative session on midnight on March 1.
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Rare Utah butterfly lands on list of species at risk of extinction

A rare butterfly found in Utah and neighboring states will land on the U.S. list of "threatened" species under the Endangered Species Act next month.
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Judge declines to throw out suit against Ogden police officers who shot, killed knife-wielding man

A U.S. district judge has declined to dismiss a case brought against the city of Ogden and a group of police officers by the parents of a pocketknife-wielding man who was shot and killed by police in 2019.
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400 kids get free dental care during ‘Give Kids A Smile’ event

Eighty dentists, 20 hygienists and hundreds of community volunteers from across the Wasatch Front provided underprivileged families with free dental care for their children Saturday. It's become an annual event at the University of Utah's School of Dentistry.
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Governors don’t have ‘luxury of partisan posturing,’ Cox says during White House briefing

As state leaders, governors don't have the "luxury of partisan posturing" and must instead work to balance budgets and fix infrastructure, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox said during a press briefing at the White House in Washington on Friday.
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Legislature seeks to bar attorney general from private law practice while in office

Lawmakers have advanced a bill that would prohibit the state attorney general from engaging in private practice while in office.
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Ruby Franke’s parents, brother say Franke was brainwashed

Ruby Franke's parents asked a judge to show "as much mercy" as possible ahead of her sentencing this week for child abuse, saying their daughter had been brainwashed.
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Sandy man charged with shooting family member with BB gun, then killing his dog

A man in Sandy is accused of shooting his uncle with a BB gun and setting a room on fire, killing his uncle's dog.
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California man accused of defrauding Utah woman with fake van Gogh, Dali, Monet paintings

A California jeweler is accused of defrauding a Utah woman out of hundreds of thousands of dollars of jewelry, watches and other items by giving her paintings he said were made by Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dali and Claude Monet but turned out to be fake.
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As Utah’s meteorological winter ends on a wet note, here’s what spring may look like

Meteorological spring is vital in Utah; however, a new long-range forecast shows the season might be harder to predict than winter was.
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Northern Utah school district apologizes for ‘wrong call’ after not issuing a start delay

Cache County school district officials issued an apology Wednesday for not delaying the start of schools after over a half-foot of snow fell on roads across the Cache Valley.
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Intoxicated woman in fatal ’22 crash was going 98 mph in 35 mph zone, charges state

A West Valley woman accused of traveling nearly 100 mph in a 35 mph zone while driving impaired has been charged with causing a fatal crash in 2022.
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London comedy musical spoofing Gwyneth Paltrow court case is coming to Utah

A London comedy musical spoofing last year's infamous Gwyneth Paltrow Utah court case is coming to the city where the story began after the play's run in the United Kingdom came to an end.
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Varda capsule to land in Utah desert in historic first for commercial space programs

A small capsule is set to touchdown in Utah's west desert on Wednesday, bringing with it important data collected in space by a California-based company.
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West Valley man charged with having 9 jars of explosive materials in his car

A West Valley man who police say caused two businesses to be evacuated in downtown Salt Lake City is accused of having mason jars in his car filled with a mixture of materials designed to make explosives.
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University of Utah highlights positive impacts of equity, diversity and inclusion programs

The University of Utah has produced a new 'scorecard' highlighting the positive impacts of equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives that face revamping due to new state legislation.
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St. George police arrest man wanted in connection with Colorado attempted murder case

A call about a suspicious vehicle in a Walmart parking lot in St. George ended with a couple of arrests, including one person wanted in connection with an attempted murder in Colorado.
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Nikki Haley to visit Utah next week ahead of Super Tuesday presidential caucus votes

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley will visit Utah next Wednesday, ahead of the state's GOP presidential preference poll during caucus meetings on Super Tuesday.
6 days ago

Church of Jesus Christ announces name change for Provo temple

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Tuesday that the temple serving BYU students and missionaries at the Provo Utah Missionary Training Center, along with other members, will be renamed as part of its reconstruction.
6 days ago

Cache County election worker faces felony accusing him of forging election document

A Cache County election worker was charged Friday with doctoring accuracy tests for voting tabulation machines.
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Warning, advisories issued as another atmospheric river arrives in Utah

This month is quickly rising up the charts as one of the wettest Februarys on record in parts of Utah, and there's more rain and snow on the way.
6 days ago

Pleasant Grove celebrates construction milestone of new Hale Theater

Dozens of actors and theatergoers celebrated a milestone of construction at a beam-raising ceremony for the new Hale Theater being built in Pleasant Grove.
7 days ago

Thrift store bus tours Utah, gaining social media street cred

Three young Utah entrepreneurs drive an increasingly popular vintage retail space housed in a school bus from city to city — bringing with them a unique shopping experience.
7 days ago

Hill Air Force Base’s long-time drug dog retires with honors

For eight years, regulars at Hill Air Force Base could expect to see Kay sniffing around their trucks and cars at the gate, or rummaging through the dorm rooms of young airmen, searching for narcotics.
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