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Utah metro drivers spend about 22 minutes commuting

Infrastruture Growing Gridlock Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Driving around the Salt Lake City metro area isn't always fast and easy, but average commute times for motorists in Utah's capital city are less than the national average and...

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The Flag of Deseret still flies over Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY — Recent calls to bring down the Confederate flag flying over the South Carolina Capitol have prompted questions as to whether the Deseret flag...


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Cigarettes, open flames prohibited along popular trail

RIVERDALE — Due to “extremely dry and vegetated conditions,” the Riverdale City Council recently passed a resolution to permanently ban fireworks...


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Denver campaign would allow marijuana use in bars

DENVER — Beer? Wine? Or weed? A campaign is under way to ask Denver voters about allowing marijuana consumption in bars and other places that only allow...


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Ogden vacation rental ordinance up for debate

OGDEN — With the popularity of home-based vacation rentals on the rise, Ogden officials are grappling with how to regulate the practice so that accommodations...


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Utah denies proposed ballot initiative imposing term limits

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s elections office has rejected a proposed initiative petition to impose term limits on those appointed to serve on hundreds of...




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Utah prison puts 3 employees on leave after inmate death

SALT LAKE CITY — Three more Utah state prison employees have been put on leave while officials investigate the death of an inmate from Ogden who went without...


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Layton Citizens Group alive and well

LAYTON — Nearly two years later, the Layton Citizens Group remains “alive and well” and politically active heading into Layton City’s...


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Civics test, rules for e-cigarette sales among new Utah laws

SALT LAKE CITY — More than 50 new laws took effect in Utah Wednesday, including measures requiring high school students to pass a U.S. citizenship test,...


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Mayor Hiatt lip syncs like Fallon

KAYSVILLE — Mayor Steve Hiatt doesn’t watch The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. But on Monday, to kill some time while votes were being...


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Sales tax increase debated but not decided yet

OGDEN — On Tuesday, commissioners in both Davis and Weber counties discussed putting a quarter-cent sales tax increase on November’s ballot to fund...


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The Flag of Deseret still flies over Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY — Recent calls to bring down the Confederate flag flying over the South Carolina Capitol have prompted questions as to whether the Deseret flag...


Cigarettes, open flames prohibited along popular trail

RIVERDALE — Due to “extremely dry and vegetated conditions,” the Riverdale City Council recently passed a resolution to permanently ban fireworks...