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Photos: Celebrating 50 years of Utah wilderness

Bill Rau likes to visit a spot in Utah's Book Cliffs. He doesn't want you to know where it is, but he sure wants you to know how beautiful and wild it is.

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

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Deseret News

Lessons from Napa: Earthquake warns Utahns of sleeping giant

Derek Moore remembers waking up at three in the morning, terrified. Though he was asleep, he said he had an almost immediate awareness of what was happening.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake

Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake City in no rush to scrap its gun laws

Becker, mayor of Salt Lake City and soon to be president of the National League of Cities, has no intention of leading a crusade against what he sees as too-lax firearms laws.

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

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Renowned rock art in Utah is younger than believed

This undated photo provided by Utah State University shows the Holy Ghost group of the Great Gallery, a striking Barrier Canyon-style rock painting in Horseshoe Canyon of southern Utah's Canyonlands National Park.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Utah State University, Canyonlands National Park, US National Parks

Deseret News

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: How Utah politicos put their summer to good use

Too bad the president didn't take his cue from Utah politicians - all of whom put their summers to highly effective use.

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Related Topix: Utah Government, US News

Deseret News

Sutton Foster promises 'an intimate look at me' at BYU performances

For her "An Evening with Sutton Foster" performances to open BYU's Bravo! Professional Performing Arts series this weekend, the two-time Tony winner and Broadway luminary not only anticipates that the occasion will entertain concertgoers but also has a clear objective to introduce herself as an individual.

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Related Topix: Bunheads, Entertainment, Television, Sutton Foster, Musical Theater, Theater, Arts

Deseret News

Two drivers killed in head-on collision in southern Utah

Two men from out of state died Saturday in a head-on collision on U.S. 89 in southern Utah, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

KSL-TV

Utah's public lands war with federal government continues

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes said the state has a "monumental" fight on its hands in the public lands war with the federal government.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

KSL-TV

Utah consumer confidence still rising

The Zions Bank Utah Consumer Attitude Index increased 2.0 points to 106.9 from July to August, indicating that Utahns are still feeling a bit more confident about business conditions and employment.

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Related Topix: Utah Government

Salt Lake Tribune

Suspect in Utah murders appeals Nevada convictions

Elko, Nev. a A Utah man facing murder charges in the 2011 shooting deaths of an elderly Utah couple in a two-state crime spree that already has him serving up to 56 years in a Nevada prison is appealing his conviction for kidnapping during a botched carjacking at a West Wendover casino.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Sanpete County, UT, Ely State Prison, State Prisons, Prison

Washington Examiner

Panel rejects new fee for solar homes in Utah

Advocates of renewable energy are hailing the rejection of Rocky Mountain Power's request for a new fee for residential rooftop solar panels in Utah.

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Related Topix: Utah Government, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

KSL-TV

Lawmaker wants criminal investigation into UTA development deal

A Utah legislator is calling for a formal investigation into a Utah Transit Authority development deal in which the agency paid $10 million to a developer, later chose another contractor for the project, and thus far has failed to recoup the prepaid money.

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KSL-TV

4 unique Labor Day weekend activities in St. George

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Related Topix: Family, Kids

Deseret News

Judge: Disclosing promises to witnesses wouldn't have swayed jury in MacNeill murder trial

A judge has ruled Martin MacNeill won't get a new trial but will be given a sentencing date next week for murdering his wife.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Utah choreographer's Penguin Lady Dance Collective takes flight

Salt Lake choreographer Natosha Washington brings 17 dancers and several arts organizations together under the same roof with her latest brainchild, The Penguin Lady Dance Collective , this weekend at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.

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Related Topix: Arts, Dance, Modern Dance, University of Utah

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Washington Times

5 Things to know about the 2014 Utah election

Utah's statewide and national races haven't the same drama and punch since a highly anticipated rematch in Utah's 4th Congressional District between Republican Mia Love and U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson deflated in December when the Democratic incumbent decided against seeking re-election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jim Matheson, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Sundance Film Festival

SFGate

Utah's alternative to Medicaid expansion stalled

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.

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Related Topix: Utah Government, Sundance Film Festival, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Governors, Gary Herbert

Deseret News

Solar energy users claim victory as 'sun tax' rejected

Jim French, who installed his first set of solar panels five years ago and recently added more panels, poses for a photograph at his home in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Lit book club for August: "Utah Reflections"

Steeped as much in its religious roots as in its identity as a mountain playground, the Wasatch Front is home to an increasing diversity of voices.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Utah forecast: Summer on Saturday, autumnal on Sunday

Initially hot and then cooler temperatures, breezes and a smattering of rain are forecast for northern Utah's Labor Day weekend.

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Related Topix: Uintah, UT

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