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Property owners angry about Ogden Canyon bike path legislation

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 12 2014 - 8:29am

OGDEN -- A bill that would allow the Utah Department of Transportation to use eminent domain to build a pedestrian and bicycle pathway through Ogden Canyon has residents there steaming mad.Senate Bill 249, sponsored by Sen. Curtis Bramble, R-Provo, would allow UDOT to take property near state highways by eminent domain in order to build and...

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Utah lawmakers skeptical of the booming local police drone business

The Associated Press
Mar 11 2014 - 5:59pm

BRIGHAM CITY -- Law enforcement, government agencies and others are itching to use drones for everything from finding lost hikers to tracking shifting wildfires. But privacy watchdogs are urging state legislatures to step in and head off any potential privacy violations.That tension is on display as more than 35 states consider drone legislation...

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Legislators tangle with voter records privacy bills

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 11 2014 - 5:39pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Bipartisan legislation that would prohibit the use of registered voter lists for commercial purposes and would also only publish a voter's birth year instead of full birth date awaits possible late-session action in the Utah House. SB36, sponsored by Sen. Karen Mayne, D-West Valley City and Rep. Lee Perry, R-Perry, would...

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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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Comic con attendance criteria explained

Contributed, Scott Beck
Apr 22 2014 - 5:00pm

Editor,Regarding the news story of April 19, "Ogden native a mastermind behind comic con," I have comments. The statement, "The event also was the largest convention in the state of Utah, Brandenburg said. Utah's outdoor retailers convention previously had brought 27,000 guests. Comic Con drew 72,000."While we appreciate the excitement, energy and...

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'Modern Family’ dad opens beer restaurant in Utah

Brady McCombs, The Associated Press
Apr 22 2014 - 12:11pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- He plays a bumbling dad on ABC's "Modern Family," but in Salt Lake City Ty Burrell is trying out for a role as restaurateur.

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Comic Con draws more than 100,000

The Associated Press
Apr 22 2014 - 11:59am

SALT LAKE CITY -- More than 100,000 people turned out for Salt Lake City Comic Con over the weekend.

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VIDEO: Courthouse violence like that in SLC unpredictable despite security

Brady McCombs, Gene Johnson, The Associated Press
Apr 22 2014 - 7:04am

SALT LAKE CITY -- When Utah's new federal courthouse opened last week, it came with security improvements that are becoming standard around the country: separate entrances and elevators for judges, defendants and the public; bullet-resistant glass and paneling; and vehicle barricades to keep car bombs at bay.

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VIDEO: Defendant dies after being shot by marshal in SLC federal courtroom

Annie Knox, The Associated Press
Apr 21 2014 - 2:54pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- A defendant died after being shot by a U.S. marshal on Monday during an attack on a witness during a trial in a new federal courthouse in Salt Lake City, the FBI said.

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US marshal shoots defendant in SLC federal court

Annie Knox, The Associated Press
Apr 21 2014 - 1:24pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- A U.S. marshal shot and critically wounded a defendant on Monday in a new federal courthouse in Salt Lake City after the man rushed at a witness with a pen, authorities said.

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Chicago man stabbed to death in SLC; 2 attackers sought

The Associated Press
Apr 19 2014 - 6:42pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- Police are searching for two men in the fatal stabbing of a Chicago man early Saturday morning in downtown Salt Lake City.

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Ogden native a mastermind behind Comic Con

JaNae Francis, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 19 2014 - 8:19am

SALT LAKE CITY -- An Ogden native, Bryan Brandenburg, is behind much of the success of what many are calling Utah's most popular event ever, Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Xperience, which continues Saturday at the Salt Palace Convention Center.

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VIDEO: Courthouse violence like that in SLC unpredictable despite security

Brady McCombs, Gene Johnson, The Associated Press
Apr 22 2014 - 7:04am

SALT LAKE CITY -- When Utah's new federal courthouse opened last week, it came with security improvements that are becoming standard around the country: separate entrances and elevators for judges, defendants and the public; bullet-resistant glass and paneling; and vehicle barricades to keep car bombs at bay.

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VIDEO: Defendant dies after being shot by marshal in SLC federal courtroom

Annie Knox, The Associated Press
Apr 21 2014 - 2:54pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- A defendant died after being shot by a U.S. marshal on Monday during an attack on a witness during a trial in a new federal courthouse in Salt Lake City, the FBI said.

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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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GALLERY: PHOTOS: Comic Con opening day in SLC

"Prussia" (Sami Whitesides), left, "HarleyQuinn" (Jade Lindgren), and "Zuko" (Mattie Csicsery) pose for a photo at the opening day of Salt Lake Comic Con, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Salt Lake City, Utah. (AP Photo)

The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 3:56pm

Characters and costumes at the opening day of Comic Con in Salt Lake City Friday.

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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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VIDEO: Courthouse violence like that in SLC unpredictable despite security

Brady McCombs, Gene Johnson, The Associated Press
Apr 22 2014 - 7:04am

SALT LAKE CITY -- When Utah's new federal courthouse opened last week, it came with security improvements that are becoming standard around the country: separate entrances and elevators for judges, defendants and the public; bullet-resistant glass and paneling; and vehicle barricades to keep car bombs at bay.

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VIDEO: Defendant dies after being shot by marshal in SLC federal courtroom

Annie Knox, The Associated Press
Apr 21 2014 - 2:54pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- A defendant died after being shot by a U.S. marshal on Monday during an attack on a witness during a trial in a new federal courthouse in Salt Lake City, the FBI said.

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GALLERY: PHOTOS: Comic Con opening day in SLC

"Prussia" (Sami Whitesides), left, "HarleyQuinn" (Jade Lindgren), and "Zuko" (Mattie Csicsery) pose for a photo at the opening day of Salt Lake Comic Con, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Salt Lake City, Utah. (AP Photo)

The Associated Press
Apr 18 2014 - 3:56pm

Characters and costumes at the opening day of Comic Con in Salt Lake City Friday.

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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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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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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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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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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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