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Owners return to charred buildings after wildfire in Utah

Owners return to charred buildings after wildfire in Utah

MOAB, Utah (AP) — Homeowners in Utah are returning to the charred remains of 10 buildings destroyed by wildfire in Moab, while police investigate the source of the blaze. Continued hot, dry and windy weather prompted federal and state land managers to tighten fire restrictions Friday in several southeastern Utah […]

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Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune             
After midnight, Utah Governor Gary Herbert thanks the Representatives for their work as the Legidlators ended the 2012 session in the Utah House of Representatives, Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Utah governor thanks man credited with stopping anti-gay mob

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is thanking a man who’s being credited with fending off an anti-gay mob during the Utah Pride Festival. Herbert said on Twitter late Wednesday that he had met with the dessert shop worker. Herbert called him a local hero. Police say two gay […]

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Utah housing prices rising faster than wages, report says

Utah housing prices rising faster than wages, report says

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The cost of housing in Utah is increasing at a faster rate than wages for low-income households, a new report says. The report released this week by the National Low Income Housing Coalition indicates that people earning minimum wage would need to work 98 hours […]

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Utah LGBT groups allowed in July Fourth parade after uproar

Utah LGBT groups allowed in July Fourth parade after uproar

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Organizers of a prominent Utah July Fourth festival struck a deal to allow five LGBT organizations to participate in the parade Thursday, reversing an initial rejection given just hours after signing a nondiscrimination agreement with Provo city leaders. The deal followed an outcry that included […]

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7 Weber County teens seriously hurt in Utah canyon crash

7 Weber County teens seriously hurt in Utah canyon crash

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Seven teenagers were seriously injured when their car crashed off a mountain highway in northern Utah and landed in a tree 180 feet (55 meters) below. Weber County Sheriff’s Lt. Matt Jensen said one of the teens was in “extremely critical condition” Thursday after the car […]

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Freedom Festival excludes LGBT groups from July 4 parade

Freedom Festival excludes LGBT groups from July 4 parade

PROVO, Utah (AP) — America’s Freedom Festival at Provo will once again exclude an LGBT resource center for youths from its July 4 parade. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Stephenie Larsen, found of the group, Encircle, said Wednesday the nonprofit festival organization told the group that its proposed entry does not celebrate […]

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Report shows 23 deaths in Utah child welfare cases

Report shows 23 deaths in Utah child welfare cases

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nearly two dozen Utah children died over the last year after state child welfare authorities became involved in their cases, marking a slight increase over the year before, according to a report released Wednesday. Four of the deaths between July 2017 and June 2018 were […]

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Slain woman’s family plans to pressure police for answers

Slain woman’s family plans to pressure police for answers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family of a Mexican woman found dead in Provo are in Utah to meet with and pressure investigators to solve the case. KUTV-TV reports the mother, father, and two uncles of Elizabeth Elena Laguna Salgado arrived Tuesday night at Salt Lake City International Airport. It’s the […]

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Woman says Mormon church knew of her abuser’s history

Woman says Mormon church knew of her abuser’s history

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman who says a former Mormon missionary leader raped her in the 1980s is accusing church officials of knowing about the man’s prior sexual misconduct before he was appointed to the powerful position. McKenna Denson’s attorneys allege in a court document filed Tuesday that […]

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Couple looking at wine bottle in grocery section at supermarket

Liquor ads allowed on Utah light rail trains, buses

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An Ogden distillery owner will be able to buy liquor ads on Utah light rail trains and buses after all despite earlier beliefs that these ads were illegal. The confusion started last week when Steve Conlin, a managing partner with Ogden’s Own Distillery, asked how […]

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