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57 min ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Sen. Mike Lee wants Congress to sign off on new federal rules

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, sponsored the event Thursday in Salt Lake City, where he equated the government to helicopter parents hovering unnecessarily over their children, and his solution is to require Congress to get more involved in the federal rule-making process that affects everything from health care to the type of light bulbs people can buy.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Mike Lee, Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Tom Coburn

57 min ago | Salt Lake Tribune

Marine killed in Utah crash planned to surprise little brother

Fort Collins, Colo. a A Colorado Marine killed in a crash in Utah last week was on his way home to surprise his little brother on the first day of school.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah forecast: Warm and wet ahead of the weekend

Throughout the state, Thursday was ushered in by thunderstorms and rain - heavy in places - as a wet weather pattern expected to continue Friday.

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Related Topix: Utah Government, Weather, Dining

Salt Lake Tribune

Westinghouse to build Utah nuclear plant

A firm seeking to bring nuclear power to Utah has reached an agreement with Westinghouse Electric Co.

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Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, Emery County, UT, San Juan County, UT, Moab, UT

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Family of woman who drank toxic tea set to talk

Attorney Paxton Guymon holds a photograph of Jim and Jan Harding during a news conference in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, South Jordan, UT

Southern Utah News

Sons of Utah Pioneers hosts national convention in Kanab

The SUP opening banquet was held at Angels Landing. Participants were treated to pioneer stories, Doug Keller poetry and the Kanab All Women''s Council.

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Related Topix: Kanab, UT, Orderville, UT, Kane County, UT, Glendale, UT, Alton, UT

Deseret News

Investigators trying to identify pedestrian killed on I-15

Police were still trying to identify a pedestrian who was hit and killed by a semitrailer on I-15 Wednesday night.

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KSL-TV

Couple reunited after birth of first child, lengthy immigration process

Two months after the birth of their first child, a Utah woman was reunited with her husband following a complicated immigration process.

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Related Topix: Utah Government

Deseret News

Purple walls shed new light of happiness at homeless shelter

Johnny Jensen paints a room with Rick Gallacher, right, as students and faculty from the accounting master's degree program at the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business cleaned up the Road Home Community Winter Shelter in Midvale for the coming winter season, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.

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Related Topix: University of Utah

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Rains quell fire threat, but give little to Utah's water storage

Wet monsoon storms that started in July and are continuing this week have staved off Utah's wildfire threat, but they have caused serious flash flooding and done little to help the state's water supply.

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Related Topix: Weather, West Jordan, UT, Sandy, UT, Salt Lake County, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake hires California attorney to fight San Diego Comic-Con lawsuit

In its legal battle with San Diego Comic-Con, Salt Lake Comic Con has armed itself with a lawyer right from their persecutors' own coast.

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Related Topix: Marketing

Salt Lake Tribune

Marriage was 'good and bad,' testifies Utah man accused of killing wife

Provo a Between sobs, Tracy A. Scott told a jury Wednesday about how he stood in front of his wife one March night, raised a gun, and shot and killed her.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Salt Lake Tribune

Driver who killed bicycling Utah judge quietly pleaded guilty

A 79-year-old New Mexico man, who quietly pleaded guilty in the 2013 Mill Creek Canyon traffic death of 3rd District Judge Anthony Quinn, is halfway through his six months' probation sentence.

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Deseret News

Couples oppose state request for more time to appeal gay marriage recognition ruling

Flags are carried during Utah Pride Festival Parade in Salt Lake City Sunday, June 8, 2014.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Salt Lake City, UT, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, ACLU

Park Record

Festival promotes film-music compositions and composers

Film-score composer Hummie Mann will give three seminars during the Park City Film Music Festival that will be held at The Prospector Inn and Conference Center from Aug. 23 through Aug. 30. The event will also feature film screenings and live performances by the Salt Lake Pops Orchestra.

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Related Topix: Events, Classical, Beethoven, Murder in the First, Drama Movies, Thriller, Symphony, Arts

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah class of 2014 had top scores on ACT

Utah's high school seniors scored slightly lower than the national averages on the ACT college readiness tests last year.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Standardized Testing, Education, Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism)

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Deseret News

Poll: Majority of Utahns in favor of nondiscrimination laws

A recent poll shows most Utahns would likely favor a statewide law banning discrimination in housing or employment on the basis of sexual preference.

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Related Topix: Utah Government

KSL-TV

1 killed, 6 injured after driver over-corrects minivan, police say

A passenger in a minivan was killed in a crash after the vehicle drifted on I-84 Monday, police said.

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KSL-TV

Utah Drowsy Driving Awareness Week aims to educate on dangers

This week has been designated Utah's first Drowsy Driving Awareness Week because it's one of the top five behaviors that kill motorists in the state.

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Park Record

Friends of Animals Utah's Barking Ball ready to roll

KSL TV's Jennifer Hardman emcees last year's Friends of Animals Utah's Barking Ball Fundraiser.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Summit County, UT, Salt Lake City, UT, Park City, UT

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