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  • Education

    More pay raises in store for Jordan District teachers

    WEST JORDAN — Teachers with Jordan Schools are getting pay raises for the second straight year, and they can apply for even more money on top of that. Each Jordan School District teacher will see an increase of $3,700 with two straight pay raises totaling $35 million. The district thanks state lawmakers for the extra […]
  • ‘A true friend’: Salt Lake County Councilman Sam Granato dies at 67

    SALT LAKE CITY – Tributes are pouring in for a Salt Lake County Councilman who was also famous for his sandwiches. District Attorney Sim Gill often dined at the Granato Italian delis, which Councilman Sam Granato owned. “He’d be like, ‘Hey, can I get you something else to eat? Let me put these plates away,’” […]
  • Utah

    Salt Lake County Councilman, Sam Granato, passes away

    SALT LAKE CITY — We have learned that long-time Salt Lake County Councilman, Sam Granato, has died after battling an extended illness. He was 67. “Sam passed away peacefully at home this afternoon surrounded by loved ones,” his family said in a statement. “He fought an amazing battle with cancer for over two years.” Here is […]
  • Lehi’s ‘technology corridor’ gearing up for large freeway construction

    LEHI – Construction is about to ramp up at the I-15 “Technology Corridor,” with hopes of improving traffic flow in Lehi. Gov. Gary Herbert, R-Utah, flew a drone over I-15 close to SR-92 to survey where the construction will take place. “We’re going to build a bridge across here to get from the west side […]
  • Health

    Utahns hit with higher healthcare costs and premiums

    A new report shows Utahns are getting hit by higher healthcare costs, higher premiums, and higher out-of-pocket expenses. The Utah Foundation says premiums for healthcare plans at work rose by about one-third from 2006 to 2016. Research analyst Sam Brucker says it might have been much larger if not for high-deductible plans. “Employers are shifting […]
  • Education

    Utah students walkout on Friday

    Some groups of students walked out of their high schools in Utah on Friday morning. Chopper 5 seemed to catch view of a hundred or so students on the baseball field at Skyline High School But at Olympus High School, it was a much smaller group. The walkout at Olympus High School. — Mary […]
  • Health

    Health department closes Sandy restaurant for gross violations

    SANDY — A Sandy restaurant has some serious cleaning to do before the Salt Lake County Health Department will allow it to reopen. La Frontera Cafe at 61 W. 10600 South had dead and live cockroaches around the tortilla chips, bar and other places, according to its latest inspection. The salsa was warm enough to […]
  • Lawyer asks judge to toss sexual misconduct lawsuit against Provo

    SALT LAKE CITY — An attorney for Provo says the city did nothing wrong when hiring and then firing its former police chief amid sexual assault claims. Heather White says Provo thoroughly investigated ex-Police Chief John King and properly investigated him when three women accused him of sexual misconduct and assault. “This is entirely inconsistent […]
  • Business

    World Trade Center Utah warns of $60m losses from trade war

    A trade war with China could cost a wide variety of Utah businesses 60 million dollars. The list includes Utah’s aerospace industry, hog farms, plastics manufacturers, aluminum recycling companies, wheat farmers and orchard owners. A new report from World Trade Center Utah points out the following: • Over 40% of Utah’s aluminum exports went to […]
  • Government

    Audit: Utah town gave bonuses in form of Jazz tickets

    PLYMOUTH, Box Elder County — Utah Jazz tickets are the center of a dispute in one small Utah town. A state audit found Plymouth gave out $684 in basketball tickets as bonuses to town employees. Each taxpayer in the tiny town of about 400 people spent about $1.50 on that bill. Utah Auditor John Dougall […]