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South Ogden Jr. High teacher violated policy by using racial slur

Teacher Racial Slur

A white Utah teacher violated school district policy by using a racially charged word in his junior...

State

Community questions delay in Amber Alert for Navajo girl

Several hours after a stranger abducted an 11-year-old Navajo girl as she played near her home, few outside the reservation knew she was missing. Cellphone alarms jolted New Mexico residents at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, giving the first warning beyond the Navajo Nation to keep watch for Ashlynne Mike and...


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Orem woman among first to join Army infantry

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 25-year-old Orem woman is set to become the first Utah woman to join the U.S. infantry, taking advantage of the Pentagon’s decision to open up all combat jobs to women. The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/1Wc5d6Z ) that Tara McCaig was sworn into the U.S. Army last week...


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Utah hunting guide sues Boy Scouts after reckless shooting

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah hunting guide is suing the Boy Scouts of America in federal court, claiming someone on a hunting trip he lead in 2014 shot him in the eye. The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1NlELVl ) that 61-year-old Craig Bingham filed a lawsuit last week saying he was...


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BYU, Ohio State advance to NCAA men's volleyball final

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) — Brenden Sander had 14 kills and no errors on 24 swings and top-ranked BYU beat Long Beach State 25-21, 23-25, 25-19, 25-18 on Thursday night in the NCAA volleyball semifinals. Ben Patch added 13 kills for the Cougars (27-3). They will face second-ranked Ohio State in the...


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Community questions delay in Amber Alert for Navajo girl

Several hours after a stranger abducted an 11-year-old Navajo girl as she played near her home, few outside the reservation knew she was missing. Cellphone alarms jolted New Mexico residents at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, giving the first warning beyond the Navajo Nation to keep watch for Ashlynne Mike and...


Government

Utahns react to Donald Trump's cleared path to the GOP presidential nomination

Donald Trump now stands poised to secure the Republican nomination for president of the United States. But Utah Republicans soundly rejected him in their March caucus. While some Republicans hope to save their party’s soul, others applaud Trump’s brash style. And Democrats hope his...


Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Democrats dominate 1964 Utah elections

Recent polls have suggested that should Donald Trump become the Republican presidential nominee, the majority of Utah voters way swing away from the Grand Old Party for the first time in decades. If you’re a long-time Utahn this may sound unthinkable, but in 1964, not only did Democrat Lyndon...


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The Latest: Navajos frustrated over delay in Amber Alert

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the abduction and killing of an 11-year-old Navajo girl in northwest New Mexico (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Several hours after a stranger abducted an 11-year-old Navajo girl as she played near her home, few outside the reservation knew she was missing....


State

Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, ousted in tea party wave, has died

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah, who was known during his 18 years representing the conservative state as someone who could work across the aisle, has died at age 82. Bennett assistant Tara Tanner said he died Wednesday at his home in Arlington, Virginia from...


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Provo High School to add gender-neutral bathrooms

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A high school in Provo plans to include gender-neutral bathrooms on each floor of its new building. KUTV reported (http://bit.ly/1ZirRrR ) Wednesday that the floor plans for Provo High School’s new building include bathrooms that can be used by any gender. All students and...


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