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3 hrs ago | KSL-TV

Dinosaur discoveries in Utah's 'amazing place' get national attention

If you know where to walk and what to look for at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, bones of the former masters of Earth turn up regularly.


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology

5 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Will Uinta pipeline imperil Utah's drinking water?

A proposed 60,000-barrel-a-day oil pipeline would eliminate 250 trucks trips between Salt Lake City and the Uinta Basin, but Utah water purveyors caution that the 135-mile project could pose "catastrophic" risks to drinking water supplies.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Duchesne, UT, Cache, UT

5 hrs ago | Park Record

Recycle Utah celebrating Sustainability Month

Recycle Utah will be hosting Dumpster Days starting April 25-26 where residents can dispose of both trash and yard waste.


Related Topix: Park City, UT

5 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Herbert: Feds say 'no deal breaker' in Utah health-care expansion plan

Washington a Gov. Gary Herbert said the White House and outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius are inching closer to approving his alternative plan for expanding health-care for low-income Utahns through a block grant to the state, and the governor added that he's hopeful for a resolution this summer.


Related Topix: Utah Government, US Governors, Gary Herbert, Medicaid, Health

8 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Utah teacher on leave after asking kids to list genitalia slang

A Weber High School teacher has been placed on paid leave after asking her students to name slang for genitalia as part of a lesson.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Weber State University

12 hrs ago | Salt Lake City Weekly

Salt Lake Comic Con: Fan Xperience

When it comes to the discussion of 2013's Salt Lake Comic Con, the phrase that seems to best describe it is "who woulda thunk?" That's not to disparage anything.


Related Topix: Science Fiction TV, Entertainment, Television, Star Trek: The Next Generation

16 hrs ago | KSL-TV

Washington County jail inmate's suicide probed

The Deseret News reports authorities are investigating the apparent suicide after 35-year-old David Finch died Sunday at Dixie Regional Medical Center.

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Related Topix: Utah Government

20 hrs ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Denser, transit-oriented development keys Utah's future

Last week, the National Institute of Health and Smart Growth America published research by University of Utah professor Reid Ewing and others that showed that denser, connected urban areas are better than sprawling ones in a number of key metrics.


Related Topix: University of Utah, US Governors, Gary Herbert, West Valley City, UT, West Valley, UT, Opinion

Yesterday | The News Tribune

Jeb Bush has a good shot at GOP nomination

"The notion that Jeb Bush is going to be the Republican presidential nominee is a fantasy nourished by the people who used to run the Republican Party," writes Ben Smith of BuzzFeed.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Jeb Bush, Rick Perry, US Governors, Texas Government, Texas

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Spectrum

Albertsons in S. Utah to remain open

Despite the move to purchase Safeway stores, the two Albertsons stores in St. George and Washington City are likely to remain unaffected -- at least for the near future.


Related Topix: St. George, UT, Cedar City, UT, Washington County, UT, Tooele, UT


Former teacher says she was fired for standing up to Granite District

Ann Florence taught English at Wasatch Junior High School for more than a decade before being fired on March 31. District administrators say several issues led to her termination, but Florence's supporters say this highlights a larger problem affecting all students.


Related Topix: Kids, Family, Education Etc.

Mail on Sunday

Salt intake falls 15%... and heart deaths fall 40%

The royal re-modelling of Miss Middleton: The red suit may be exactly the same but a host of subtle differences show just how much Kate has changed in just three years Pictured in their mugshots: The disgraced South Carolina politician, 51, and his 22-year-old 'girlfriend' whose pregnancy scare appears in Southern Charm Is this the worst Twitter ... (more)


Related Topix: Twitter, Utah Government


6 babies saved in 2013 thanks to Safe Haven law

In light of the tragic story unfolding in Pleasant Grove, advocates are promoting Utah's Safe Haven law to help potential parents know there are safe alternatives if they can't take care of their new baby.


Related Topix: Utah Government, Marketing


$6M bail set for Utah woman in dead babies case

The discovery of seven dead babies in cardboard boxes in a Utah garage has police desperately seeking answers from the mother and other family members about how such a tragedy unfolded over a decade with no one... A judge set a $6 million bail for a Utah woman accused of killing six babies that she gave birth to over 10 years.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Gay/Lesbian, Education Etc., Pleasant Grove, UT


Gun-loving Utah residents seek firearms training

Utah is a gun-friendly state, and Utah County might be the gun-friendliest county in the Beehive State.


Related Topix: Utah County, UT, Guns, Orem, UT, US Military, US Marine Corps


Dead Babies

Source: --- Sunday, April 13, 2014PLEASANT GROVE, Utah -- Police arrested a 39-year-old woman Sunday after the bodies of seven infants were found in a home where she used to live.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Pleasant Grove, UT, Utah County, UT, Salt Lake City, UT

Sun Apr 13, 2014


Lake Tapps couple returns home following deadly Calif. bus crash

A Lake Tapps couple landed at Sea-Tac Airport Saturday after a harrowing road trip that nearly took their lives.


Related Topix: California Government, California

Houston Chronicle

Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found

Authorities investigate a crime scene at a house in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Sunday, April 13, 2014.


Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Pleasant Grove, UT, Violent Crime

Deseret News

BYU football: QB Hayden Griffitts tweets he's playing for the Cougars

High school quarterback Hayden Griffitts tweeted Saturday night that he'll play for BYU after serving an LDS mission to Japan.


Salt Lake Tribune

UTA doubled execs' bonus payouts last year

The Utah Transit Authority doubled spending on controversial bonuses for managers last year, while it sought a sales-tax hike it says is needed to restore bus service cut during the recession.


Related Topix: US Governors, Gary Herbert


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