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Salt Lake mayor to join climate-change summit in California

Salt Lake mayor to join climate-change summit in California

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The mayor of Salt Lake City is attending a California summit dedicated to continuing the path to clean energy despite President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement. Mayor Jackie Biskupski will be among business leaders, mayors, governors and activists […]

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Amazon starting to find workers for Salt Lake City facility

Amazon starting to find workers for Salt Lake City facility

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Amazon has started the hiring process for its new distribution center in Salt Lake City expected to open later this year. Amazon spokeswoman Lauren Lynch said in an email that Amazon has already begun accepting applications online and has in-person hiring events scheduled for Wednesday […]

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Utah lawmakers approve changes to proposed shipping hub

Utah lawmakers approve changes to proposed shipping hub

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Legislature has approved changes to a proposed shipping hub in Salt Lake City despite opposition from some local officials. Lawmakers voted in a special session Wednesday to pass changes unveiled by Republican Gov. Gary Herbert earlier this week. The changes shrink the size […]

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Naked gunman arrested in killings of 2 near Salt Lake City

Naked gunman arrested in killings of 2 near Salt Lake City

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — A naked gunman suspected of fatally shooting two people staying in a trailer on the property behind his house in suburban Salt Lake City has been booked on two homicide charges, West Valley City police said Wednesday. Kennedy Lund, 23, of West Valley City […]

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Man held in Venezuela for 2 years returning to Utah Monday

Man held in Venezuela for 2 years returning to Utah Monday

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man freed this weekend after being held in a Venezuelan jail for nearly two years is scheduled to return to Salt Lake City on Monday night after getting medical care and visiting President Donald Trump in Washington. Laurie Holt says family and friends […]

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Pizza-for-parking mostly to blame for $1.2M dip in fines

Pizza-for-parking mostly to blame for $1.2M dip in fines

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pizza-for-parking scheme is mostly to blame for a dip in the number of parking tickets issued and fines collected in Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the city’s parking officers have written 40,000 fewer tickets this year and collections from overtime fees are down […]

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Dixie State Announces New Swimming Coach

Dixie State Announces New Swimming Coach

ST. GEORGE, Utah (dixiestateathletics.com)-Wednesday, per an announcement from Dixie State University Director of Athletics Dr. Jason Boothe, the Trail Blazers have selected their new swimming head coach. Tamber McAllister, who is a former assistant swimming coach at BYU, having served two separate stints (2005-2011, 2012-2018) in this role for the […]

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Salt Lake City planning $27M upgrade to historical cemetery

Salt Lake City planning $27M upgrade to historical cemetery

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City is looking to spend $27 million to rebuild roads, repair walls and make other upgrades to its 170-year-old bucolic city cemetery. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the 150-acre cemetery nestled in the city’s Avenues neighborhood is the largest burial ground run by any city […]

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Gerrit W. Gong, Apostle of the LDS Church/ Photo courtesy of mormonnewsroom.org

New Asian-American, Brazilian apostles make Mormon history

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church made history and injected diversity into a top leadership panel on Saturday by selecting the first-ever Latin-American apostle and the first-ever apostle of Asian ancestry. The selections of Ulisses Soares of Brazil and Gerrit W. Gong, a Chinese-American, were announced at the […]

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1,000 march in Salt Lake City over Mormon youth interviews

1,000 march in Salt Lake City over Mormon youth interviews

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — About 1,000 current and former Mormons marched to the church’s headquarters in Salt Lake City Friday to deliver petitions demanding an end to closed door, one-on-one interviews between youth and lay leaders where sexual questions sometimes arise. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints […]

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