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Box Elder Rep. Ronda Menlove won't seek re-election

Tim Gurrister, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 11 2014 - 12:25pm

BRIGHAM CITY -- Five-term Utah House veteran Ronda Menlove, R-Garland, is not seeking reelection, which should add interest to this fall's races."I've loved being in the Legislature," she said Monday during a break from the House floor. "It's been an incredible opportunity. In the ten years since I've been in the Legislature, four of my five...

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SLC man sent to prison for arson during fight with wife

The Associated Press
Mar 11 2014 - 9:34am

SALT LAKE CITY -- A 34-year-old Salt Lake City man accused of trying to burn down a building with his wife inside has been ordered to one to 15 years in prison.The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1nFNdh0 ) Daniel Ivins was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to arson and aggravated assault. Prosecutors dropped charges including...

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Salt Lake City police seek info on possible gang shooting

The Associated Press
Mar 10 2014 - 8:25am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Salt Lake City police are trying to figure out if a weekend shooting was gang related.Police Lt. John Scharman says officers responded to a report of shots fired about 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the area of 1250 West and 1600 South.By the time police arrived, the suspected shooters were gone.Scharman says there were several witnesses...

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Galactic brings sounds of Mardi Gras to Utah

Linda East Brady, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 8 2014 - 5:00pm

Mardi Gras, aka Fat Tuesday, means plenty of merriment in the Catholic stronghold of New Orleans. The now-weeklong celebration, named for the final day of revelry before the arrival of Ash Wednesday and Lent, the forty days of reflection before Easter, Mardi Gras is much a part of the city as colorful beads, jambalaya and the jazz/funk outfit,...

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Utah's jobless rate declines to lowest in 5 years

Jesus Lopez Jr., Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 7 2014 - 6:22pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- The unemployment rate in Utah is the lowest it has been in five years, according to the latest figures released Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services.The January jobs report said unemployment fell to 3.9 percent and the news serves as an indicator that the economy will continue to grow in 2014. Previous figures...

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'Secret science' exposed at WSU conference

Contributed, Joe Andrade
Mar 7 2014 - 4:50pm

Editor,Keynote speaker, C. Arden Pope presented a comprehensive review of the health effects of particulate air pollutants, including his own studies beginning with Utah County's Geneva Steel 'experiments'. He concluded with an 'exposure' of 'secret science' - and his response to the subpoenas of the House Committee on Science, Space, and...

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"Book of Mormon" musical coming to Utah

Nancy Van Valkenburg, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 7 2014 - 2:50pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- "The Book of Mormon," the controversial Broadway hit musical comedy, will play Salt Lake City in 2015 as a touring production.Broadway Across America has announced 2014-2015 season offerings for Utah, and the lineup includes what the New York Times called "the best musical of this century." The show, by the creators of "South...

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Will Utah's air quality get lost in the legislative shuffle?

Annie Knox, The Associated Press
Mar 7 2014 - 8:28am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Measures to clear Utah's murky wintertime skies are working their way through the state Legislature. But with only a week to clinch a final OK from state lawmakers this legislative session, it's unclear how many of them will become law.

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SLC man guilty of hate charge in temple shooting

The Associated Press
Apr 17 2014 - 9:27am

SALT LAKE CITY -- A 21-year-old Salt Lake City man has pleaded guilty to gun and hate crime charges after admitting he shot out windows at a Utah synagogue two years ago.

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Salt Lake Bank robbed

The Associated Press
Apr 16 2014 - 7:46am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Salt Lake City police are looking for a man who robbed a Key Bank on South Foothill Boulevard.

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Ex-officer in Salt Lake admits faking DUI reports

The Associated Press
Apr 15 2014 - 9:20am

SALT LAKE CITY -- A former police officer in Salt Lake City has pleaded guilty to a felony and a misdemeanor in a plea deal on charges he faked DUI reports and collected thousands of dollars of overtime illegally.

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VIDEO: Here's a Utah fight song to resolve all conflicts

Mark Saal, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 12 2014 - 3:49pm

These days, living across the green, hanging out with an overly jolly gang and possessing a yell that rings through the mountains near and far isn't all that it's cracked up to be.Because, frankly, it's just not a particularly good time to be a Utah Man.Speaking as a proud University of Utah graduate (class of '84), I fully acknowledge that the...

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Two eclipse-watching parties in Utah

Becky Cairns, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 12 2014 - 2:55pm

Memo to total lunar eclipse planners: Next time, how about scheduling this incredible astronomical event in prime time?

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When and where to watch the total lunar eclipse

Becky Cairns, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 12 2014 - 2:47pm

Wake up you sleepy heads, or you're going to miss it.A total lunar eclipse is headed our way Monday and Tuesday but if ever an event was geared for night owls, it's this one. Yet the sight of the full white moon possibly turning as red as a rose -- in the wee hours of the morning -- may be something worth setting that alarm for.

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Teen arrested after fight with SLC school officer

The Associated Press
Apr 11 2014 - 7:28am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Authorities have arrested a high school student who is accused of attacking a school resource officer.

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Ex-NSA exec speaking in Utah says spy programs violate Constitution

Brady McCombs, The Associated Press
Apr 10 2014 - 5:20pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- The National Security Agency's sweeping secret surveillance programs are violating Americans' constitutional rights, and a new warehouse in Utah is a symbol of the agency's unbridled power and extraordinary secrecy, a former agency executive said Thursday in Utah.

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VIDEO: Here's a Utah fight song to resolve all conflicts

Mark Saal, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 12 2014 - 3:49pm

These days, living across the green, hanging out with an overly jolly gang and possessing a yell that rings through the mountains near and far isn't all that it's cracked up to be.Because, frankly, it's just not a particularly good time to be a Utah Man.Speaking as a proud University of Utah graduate (class of '84), I fully acknowledge that the...

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VIDEO: Even in 1989, bitter opposition to medical waste incinerator

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 31 2014 - 5:41am

Second of two partsSUNDAY: PART 1: Stericycle is looking forward to Tooele County and has finally begun using a public relations strategy.MONDAY: PART 2: How it started in North Salt Lake. Who was there first, and what did that mean? NORTH SALT LAKE -- It's better to have one regulated medical waste incineration plant taking care of...

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VIDEO: Plan-B Theatre stages final play in ‘Season of Eric’

Amy Nicholson, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 20 2014 - 5:04pm

If good things come in threes, Eric Samuelsen's "3" is great. The show features three one-act plays performed by three actresses. Teresa Sanderson, of Layton, plays a main role in each story plus four supporting characters."I love doing multiple roles," she said. "It is my specialty. I love slipping in and out of character through physical and...

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VIDEO: Salt Lake tattoo convention-goers look for ink to tell their stories

Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 17 2014 - 7:12am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Every tattoo has a story.

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VIDEO: Charges: Assistant Salt Lake city attorney was pot dealer with sons

Brady McCombs, The Associated Press
Mar 13 2014 - 5:31pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- A longtime assistant city attorney was fired after authorities said he was manufacturing a marijuana byproduct in a makeshift basement lab with his two adult sons, the Salt Lake City attorney's office said Thursday.

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VIDEO: Down-home battle chickens or criminal cockfighters?

Mark Saal, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 3 2014 - 8:46am

Cockfighting is just good, wholesome entertainment.Well, either that, or an obscene blood sport involving drugs, prostitutes and gambling. It all depends on whom you ask.

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VIDEO: Utah defends freeze on benefits for gays

The Associated Press
Mar 1 2014 - 3:06pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah officials say in a new court filing that they have no choice but to put a freeze on granting benefits to newly married gay couples until a federal appeals court rules on the state's same-sex marriage ban.The filing comes in response to a lawsuit the American Civil Liberties Union filed in January on behalf of four gay and...

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VIDEO: Firefighters race to the top against lung disease

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 22 2014 - 4:25pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- In less than 2 minutes, Hill Air Force Base firefighter Sergio Alarcon raced up from the first floor of the Zions Bank Building to the 18th floor.Alarcon, dressed in full fire turnout gear with an air pack, was among 250 participants in the American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb. The Clinton man finished, while listening...

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GALLERY: Morning Session of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints 184th Annual General Conference on April 5, 2014

Briana Scroggins
Apr 5 2014 - 3:38pm

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Conference started on April 5, 2014 is Salt Lake City.

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GALLERY: Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day

Briana Scroggins
Mar 29 2014 - 2:10pm

Governor Gary Herbert ceremonially signs the Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day bill during the first annual Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Saturday, March 29, 2014. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

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GALLERY: PHOTO GALLERY: Davis High wins in overtime photos

Dylan Brown, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 6 2014 - 9:45pm

Photos by Dylan Brown/Standard Examiner

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GALLERY: Fire in downtown Salt Lake City

Firefighters battle a fire downtown Salt Lake City on Sunday, February 9, 2014. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

Briana Scroggins
Feb 9 2014 - 8:53pm

Firefighters battle a four alarm fire downtown Salt Lake City in a building that was under construction on Sunday, February 9, 2014. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

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GALLERY: Advocates, opponents of gay marriage hold twin rallies in SLC

Married couple Chris Johnson, left, and David Tuma, of Ogden, Utah, hug each other during a supporters of gay marriage rally outside the Utah State Capitol, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Johnson and Tuma were married on Dec. 28, 2013. More than 1,000 gay couples rushed to get married when a federal judge overturned Utah's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in late December 2013. In early January the U.S. Supreme Court granted Utah's request for an emergency halt to the weddings. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

The Associated Press
Jan 29 2014 - 9:47am

Opponents and supporters of gay marriage held twin rallies at the Utah State Capitol on Tuesday.

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GALLERY: First day of the 2014 Legislative session

Rep. Stephen Handy, R-Layton, looks down a row of representatives Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at the State Capitol. (DYLAN BROWN/Standard-Examiner)

Dylan Brown, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 27 2014 - 7:11pm

The first day of the 2014 Legislative session included opening remarks and a speech from Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant.

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GALLERY: Roughly 5,000 rally for Clean-Air

Roughly 5,000 people gathered at the footsteps of the Capitol to rally for Clean-Air.

Dylan Brown, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 25 2014 - 6:52pm

Roughly 5,000 people gathered at the footsteps of the Capitol to rally for Clean-Air.

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GALLERY: No. 25 UCLA at University of Utah, Jan. 18, 2014, Salt Lake City

Utah's Kenneth Ogbe, left, drives to the basket past UCLA's Bryce Alford  during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Salt Lake City, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Utah defeated UCLA 69-74. (AP Photo/George Frey)

George Frey, The Associated Press
Jan 19 2014 - 12:06am

Photo gallery of No. 25 UCLA at University of Utah, Jan. 18, 2014, Salt Lake City, Associated Press photos

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VIDEO: Down-home battle chickens or criminal cockfighters?

Mark Saal, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 3 2014 - 8:46am

Cockfighting is just good, wholesome entertainment.Well, either that, or an obscene blood sport involving drugs, prostitutes and gambling. It all depends on whom you ask.

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VIDEO: Utah defends freeze on benefits for gays

The Associated Press
Mar 1 2014 - 3:06pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah officials say in a new court filing that they have no choice but to put a freeze on granting benefits to newly married gay couples until a federal appeals court rules on the state's same-sex marriage ban.The filing comes in response to a lawsuit the American Civil Liberties Union filed in January on behalf of four gay and...

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VIDEO: Firefighters race to the top against lung disease

Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 22 2014 - 4:25pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- In less than 2 minutes, Hill Air Force Base firefighter Sergio Alarcon raced up from the first floor of the Zions Bank Building to the 18th floor.Alarcon, dressed in full fire turnout gear with an air pack, was among 250 participants in the American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb. The Clinton man finished, while listening...

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VIDEO: Utah protesters call for LGBT anti-discrimination bill

Standard-Examiner staff, The Associated Press
Feb 10 2014 - 9:12pm

VIDEO COURTESY OF BEN PALESSALT LAKE CITY -- Weber County Democratic chairman Ben Pales was near the Utah State Capitol Monday afternoon when he saw a tweet saying 13 or so protestors were blocking doors there to call attention to SB 100, a bill that proposes protecting people from discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender...

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GALLERY: Fire in downtown Salt Lake City

Firefighters battle a fire downtown Salt Lake City on Sunday, February 9, 2014. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

Briana Scroggins
Feb 9 2014 - 8:53pm

Firefighters battle a four alarm fire downtown Salt Lake City in a building that was under construction on Sunday, February 9, 2014. (BRIANA SCROGGINS/Standard-Examiner)

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VIDEO: Ogden grandmother fights losing battle for grandkids

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 8 2014 - 3:45pm

OGDEN -- Laurie Walker grieves the loss of three of her seven grandchildren. The oldest boy is 10, his little brother is almost 3 and the youngest, a girl, turns 2 in March. They are still very much alive, but Walker has not been able to see or speak with them since last August. 

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VIDEO: Attorney blasts Utah bill protecting officers in police pursuits

Ben Lockhart, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 6 2014 - 1:01pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- An attorney for the families of two Utahns who died in police pursuits is outraged about a House-approved bill aimed at protecting police officers from high-speed chase lawsuits. James McConkie represents the families of Wayne Torrie and Troy Burkinshaw, who are suing the police officers who sought after them in two separate...

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VIDEO: State audit rips lax security at Utah Capitol

Ben Lockhart, Cimaron Neugebauer, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 5 2014 - 4:00pm

PDF: READ PERFORMANCE AUDIT OF STATE BUILDINGSSALT LAKE CITY -- Former employees can access offices at the state Capitol -- in most cases on a 24/7 basis -- and 37 lost identification cards have not been deactivated, according to an audit report that sharply criticizes security at the statehouse.The report by the state Auditor's Office also found...

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