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  • Shooting outside Salt Lake convenience store deemed as justified

    SALT LAKE CITY – An officer-involved shooting outside a Maverik convenience store has been deem as justified by District Attorney Sim Gill.  The suspect was shot ten times as body camera footage shows him attacking officers with a police baton. Police were first called to approach Michael Peterson after workers in a massage parlor near […]
  • A Utah lawmaker wants to ban most abortions after 18 weeks of gestation, a change to a proposal that originally would have banned the procedure after 15 weeks. Government

    State council recommends no changes to Utah’s new .05 DUI law

    By MICHELLE L. PRICE Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — A state council studying Utah’s new law setting the country’s strictest DUI threshold is backing away from recommending any changes, despite Gov. Gary Herbert’s wish to soften some penalties following a backlash from the state’s hospitality and ski industry. The state Substance Use and Mental Health […]
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    “We are trying to help” says Operation Rio Grande Agent

    Operation Rio Grande got new criticism again this week from a man called a national homelessness expert.   He blogged on Monday that the efforts are misguided and a step backward. But Utah DPS agent Crystal Wallis says there’s been a lot of good coming out of this.   “We get a lot of thank […]
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    Train company breaks ground for new plant in Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — A new train manufacturing facility will be built in Utah. The Swiss company Stadler broke ground on Friday at 5600 West off I-80, west of the Salt Lake International Airport. Stadler executives held shovels alongside Utah governor Gary Herbert, Salt Lake Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Senator Orrin Hatch. Stadler started […]
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    Bannon’s Senate Republican 2018 targets include Utah senator

      Reports are that former White House adviser Steve Bannon wants to recruit a conservative republican primary challenger for Utah Senator Orrin Hatch in 2018.   Bloomberg White House correspondent Toluse Olorunnipa says Bannon has a list of around 10 or so races in his sights.   “Most establishment Republicans are not happy to hear […]
  • Utah

    Large-scale event connecting homeless to services

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — A large-scale event Friday at the Salt Palace helped connect many of the homeless population with needed services.   Meghan waited a long line marked dental services before it was her turn.   “Do you have teeth pain?” asked a screener. “Yes,” responded Meghan.   It was the main reason […]
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    Utah Legislature working to pave way for driverless cars

    SALT LAKE CITY — As Congress works to clear the path for the quickly advancing realm of autonomous vehicles, Utah legislators are considering their own slate of tasks to help put driverless cars on the highways and byways of the Beehive State. And the expected regulatory changes will not be coming a moment too soon […]
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    Jon Huntsman Jr meets with Russia’s president

      MOSCOW– Former Utah governor and now US Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr is officially on the job in Russia. He shook hands with Vladamir Putin Tuesday morning in a ceremony at the Kremlin. http:// WATCH: New US Amb. to Russia Jon Huntsman formally presents his credentials to Pres. Putin at the Kremlin on Tuesday – […]
  • Education

    Some tension, but mostly peace at Ben Shapiro speech at U.

    We’re learning more about the clashes that broke out outside Ben Shapiro’s speech at the University of Utah.   At least one person is behind bars. A total of five people detained were by police. Two of those resulted in arrests, but one was cited and released.   Campus police are saying overall most protesters […]
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    Early designs for new Salt Lake City homeless resource centers unveiled

    We’re getting some of the first glimpses of two homeless resource centers being built in Salt Lake City, set to be finished by 2019. City leaders and coordinators from “Shelter the Homeless” answered questions from the public last night. Mayor Jackie Biskupski says it’s a way for people to see how different these Centers are […]