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Editorial: Transparency builds trust in rape-kit process

A heated exchange involving Salt Lake City's police chief and a member of the City Council has prompted quick action from Police Chief Chris Burbank, and the Salt Lake County Attorney's Office that could bring more rapists to justice.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Opinion

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Study: Utah to nearly double population by 2050

By 2050, Utah is expected to nearly double its population - adding 2.5 million people to its current 2.9 million, with two-thirds coming from "natural growth" through its high birth rate and a third from immigration.

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Related Topix: Utah, US Governors, Gary Herbert, Utah County, UT, Eagle Mountain, UT, Saratoga Springs, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Supreme Court sides with DA on one point in Danielle Willard case

In a case that appears connected to the Danielle Willard shooting, the Utah Supreme Court on Thursday said the Salt Lake County District Attorney should be given the transcript of its request to convene a grand jury.

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Related Topix: West Valley City, UT

KSL-TV

Massive 'Great Shake Out' drill prepares responders for possible disaster

A major earthquake hit the Wasatch Front Thursday morning - at least it did for the thousands of Utahns participating in the "Great Shake Out" drill .

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake

Salt Lake Tribune

Four Utah cities take aim at improving arts programs

Four cities in Salt Lake County are starting a three-year program to increase their ability to put on arts and cultural programs - and to obtain the Zoo, Arts and Parks tax revenue to help them do it.

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Related Topix: Utah, Cottonwood Heights, UT, Midvale, UT, South Salt Lake, UT, Riverton, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Questions linger in Megan Huntsman investigation

The Salt Lake Tribune) The Pleasant Grove home Sunday, April 13, 2014, where 7 dead babies were discovered on April 13, 2014.

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Related Topix: Pleasant Grove, UT, Violent Crime, West Valley City, UT

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Unified Police say welfare check unveils 'suspicious death'

Taylorsville a Unified Police detectives on Wednesday were investigating a "suspicious death," which is being treated as a homicide, after officers conducted a welfare check at a Salt Lake County home.

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Related Topix: Taylorsville, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Law enforcement officers honored for heroic actions

A husband was pestering his estranged wife in Taylorsville. Brett Miller, a Salt Lake County sheriff's deputy, two years on the job, went to the scene and found the suspect's van - a Ford Econoline with tinted windows.

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Related Topix: Taylorsville, UT, West Valley City, UT

KSL-TV

Police arrest accused bank robber thanks to tip

A man approached a teller at Key Bank, 1500 S. Foothill Drive, and demanded money about 3:20 p.m. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled the scene, according to Salt Lake police detective Veronica Montoya.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Paul Rolly: Candidate blames convention eviction on Mia Love's campaign

A congressional candidate who was kicked out of Saturday's Salt Lake County Republican Convention says he was asked to leave after paying $300 for a booth because the Mia Love campaign insisted he go.

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Salt Lake Tribune

County extends deadline to join committee charting future of townships

Not everyone thought Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams did such a masterful job in crafting legislation that protects unincorporated-area boundaries while the future of that area is discussed.

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Deseret News

Couple arrested in alleged iPhone purchasing scam

William Torres, 22, and Kayla Nunez, 19, both from New York, were arrested Saturday for investigation of communications fraud, theft by deception and possession of forged documents.

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Related Topix: iPod touch App, iPad App, Apple Store, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Blame game underway in lack of rape prosecutions, DNA lab work

Experts say that only a small fraction of rapes are reported and that the prosecution rate in those cases is dismally small - in Salt Lake County it's 6 percent .

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Related Topix: Salt Lake City, UT

Deseret News

Group to explore corridor through Butterfield, Middle canyons

Salt Lake County resident Sean Hoover likes to ride his bike up and down Butterfield Canyon because its one of the few areas in the valley where there is no traffic or cars for six months out of the year.

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Related Topix: Oquirrh, UT, Herriman, UT

Tooele Transcript Bulletin On-line

Commission change?

A local government committee's news that it may evaluate and encourage changing Tooele County's three-member commission form of government, raised some eyebrows last week, but was not entirely a surprise.

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Related Topix: Tooele County, UT, Grantsville, UT, Tooele, UT

KSL-TV

Police thank public for identifying theft suspects

West Valley police are thanking the public for helping them identify two people suspected of stealing from a Lenscrafter store.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, West Jordan, UT

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Letter: Hatch curses the darkness

At Saturday's Salt Lake County Republican convention, "tough-talking" Sen. Orrin Hatch roused the rabble: "We've simply got to change ... this incredibly poor - I don't usually use these words but - dumb-ass Obamacare" .

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Related Topix: US Politics, Orrin Hatch, US News, US Senate, Republican, Opinion

KSL-TV

Did political pressure kill plea deal for suspect in mass shooting plot?

Attorneys for a man accused of plotting a mass shooting at City Creek Center are asking whether a broken plea deal was the result of political pressure from police and officials with the shopping center.

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Related Topix: Salt Lake City, UT

KSL-TV

Did political pressure kill plea deal for suspect in mass shooting plot?

Attorneys for a man accused of plotting a mass shooting at City Creek Center are asking whether a broken plea deal was the result of political pressure from police and officials with the shopping center.

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Related Topix: Salt Lake City, UT

Washington Times

Salt Lake County conventions choose nominees

The three-way Republican race went to Micah Bruner , who took 71 percent of the vote.

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Related Topix: US News, Sundance Film Festival, US Politics, Orrin Hatch, US Senate, Republican, Salt Lake City, UT

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