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3 hrs ago | Deseret News

Utah, Western states say feds are all wet on groundwater rule

Utah leaders are among those in Western states who say a Forest Service proposal needs to be doused before it gains any momentum because it usurps states' dominion over water rights and is akin to a water grab by the federal agency. Members of the Utah Water Development Commission unanimously penned a letter earlier this summer emphasizing their concern over the proposed Forest Service directive on groundwater management and are meeting again Tuesday to discuss the issue.

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Related Topix: Orem, UT

7 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

City removes post about shooting of black man

Officials in a Utah city where a young black man was fatally shot by police have removed a social media posting that criticized the news media for reporting innuendo, opinion and rumor as fact. The Saratoga Springs Police Department is under fire over the death last week of 22-year-old Darrien Hunt.

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Related Topix: Opinion

7 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Utah city removes social media post about fatal shooting of young black man

Officials in a Utah city where a young black man was fatally shot by police have removed a social media posting that criticized the news media for reporting innuendo, opinion and rumor as fact. The Saratoga Springs Police Department is under fire over the death last week of 22-year-old Darrien Hunt.

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8 hrs ago | The Daily Briar Cliff

Top 10 Dangerous Communities in Utah

When it comes to pinpointing the 10 most dangerous neighborhoods in Utah, things can get a bit tricky. Crime data is not reported by every law enforcement agency within the state on a regular basis, so exact statistics are only available once every few years through the Uniform Crime Reporting program.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Brigham City, UT, Magna, UT

11 hrs ago | KSL-TV

Search resumes for missing man last seen at Flaming Gorge

Search crews are once again trying to find the body of a Riverton man who hasn't been seen since Sept. 1 when his boat capsized at Flaming Gorge Reservoir.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster

13 hrs ago | KSL-TV

Are dual loyalties hurting universities?

It's not uncommon for someone to attend more than one college. Many students finish get their graduate degrees from a different school than where they did their undergraduate work.

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Related Topix: University of Utah

17 hrs ago | Utah Business

2014 Tour of Utah Had 275,000 Specatators

Salt Lake City Event organizers of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah have said that 275,000 spectators watched the professional cycling event this August, setting a new record for the event. In addition, the statewide sporting event generated a new high of $20 million in direct economic impact for Utah, according to a quantitative research study conducted by Event Sponsorship Measurement, LLC. The Tour of Utah had more than 20 hours of national television coverage and more than 34 hours of live web casting via Tour Tracker.

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

21 hrs ago | Utah Business

Utah's First Sweet Arleen's Cupcake Shop Opens in Draper

Draper Sweet Arleen's has opened its first Utah location at 129 E. 13800 South Suite #A-7 in Draper. The bakery is owned by Randy and Andrea Lang, Nick and Lindsay Dixon Matt Wolf.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

KSL-TV

Inmate dies at Utah State Prison

Utah Department of Corrections officials say 25-year-old Christopher Lucas died Saturday night after fighting another inmate in a cell. They say officers used pepper spray to break up the fight after the two inmates ignored their orders to stop.

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Related Topix: Utah State Prison, State Prisons, Utah Government, Prison

Deseret News

Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Dissatisfaction with Utah's congressmen and Congress as a whole

Usually, Americans like their own members of Congress but greatly dislike Congress as an institution. However, recent national polling shows more voters are blaming their own congressmen for Washington's poor performance.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News

Salt Lake Tribune

40 students? 50? Teachers share stories of Utah's largest classes

When Cole Urmann and his parents learned how large his fifth-grade class would be, they made a major decision. They decided to switch schools this year, leaving Salt Lake City's Wasatch Elementary for the Salt Lake Arts Academy so Cole wouldn't be one of more than 37 kids in the classroom.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Family, Kids, Utah State University

Sat Sep 13, 2014

KSL-TV

Domestic violence incidents leave 2 Utahns dead, 3 seriously injured

Within the past 36 hours, Utah police agencies have responded to two situations of violence in the home that resulted in serious injury and even death. Law enforcement officers say the key to preventing these crimes is education.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Utah Government

The Daily Republic

Author says Christian novel plagiarized, sex added

A Utah author says a schoolteacher plagiarized her Christian romance novel, added graphic sex scenes and passed it off as her own. In a case she says brings to light plagiarism in the burgeoning world of online self-publishing, Rachel Ann Nunes of Orem filed a federal lawsuit in August against a Layton teacher, Tiffanie Rushton, who she says cut and pasted large sections from an electronic copy of her book.

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Related Topix: Religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormonism), Entertainment

Park Record

Men will use high heels to help stomp out domestic violence

Members of the Park City SWAT team strut their stuff in women's heels during last year's Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser for Peace House to show support for victims of domestic violence. Last fall, consultant and public speaker Bill Humbert, known internationally as the Recruiter Guy through his website recruiterguy.com , donned women's 3 ½-inch heeled wedges and walked a mile from City Park up through the Park Silly Sunday Market on Main Street to the parking lot next to the Wasatch Brew Pub.

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Related Topix: Park City, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Op-ed: S.L. meeting shows Utah's leadership in health care efficiency

On Sept. 16-17 the Board of Directors of the prestigious Massachusetts-based Institute for Healthcare Improvement will be in Salt Lake City for meetings at Intermountain Healthcare.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Utah Government, Salt Lake City, UT, Medicine, Nursing, Opinion

Salt Lake Tribune

Living history: Women played a big role in Utah's Socialist party

When the Socialist party of America was founded in 1901, it built a strong following among trade unionists, reformers, populist farmers, and immigrant communities. At its high point over the next 20 years, the SPA published newspapers, ran columns in local papers, and influenced American politics.

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Related Topix: Journalism, Manti, UT

Customer Interaction Solutions

Utah Public Service Commission Issues Telecommunications Order...

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 12 -- The Utah Public Service Commission issued the following telecommunications order: In the Matter of the Application of Wide Voice, LLC for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to Provide Resold and Facilities-Based Local Exchange Services within the State of Utah DOCKET NO.

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Related Topix: Salt Lake City, UT, South Salt Lake, UT

BroadwayWorld.com

Smithsonian's Journey Stories Exhibition Travels to Utah...

Journey Stories is a traveling Smithsonian exhibition that explores how migration and transportation built our nation, how it has changed us, and how our mobile world looked to travelers along the way. Complementing the exhibit is Nation of Immigrants, curated by artist Namon Bills.

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Related Topix: West Valley City, UT

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Deseret News

Utah's Gov. Gary Herbert eyes more appearances on Fox News

Gov. Gary Herbert met with Fox News Channel executives in New York City on Thursday as he looks to join the ranks of Republican colleagues like Chris Christie of New Jersey and Scott Walker of Wisconsin whose regular network appearances increase their national exposure and connect them with more supporters. Gov. Gary Herbert met with Fox News Channel executives in New York City on Thursday as he looks to join the ranks of Republican colleagues like Chris Christie of New Jersey and Scott Walker of Wisconsin whose regular network appearances increase their national exposure and connect them with more supporters.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jason Chaffetz, US Governors, Gary Herbert, Jim Matheson, Democrat, Sundance Film Festival

KSL-TV

With right viewing conditions, Northern Utah may see aurora borealis

Some northern Utahns have a small chance of catching a glimpse of the aurora borealis Friday evening, thanks to solar flares. The flare, ranked as an X-class - the highest class for a solar flare - will be visible around midnight in the northernmost part of Utah.

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Related Topix: Utah Government

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