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State trust lands officials reaped nearly $3.7 million Wednesday in a land auction that included 2,491 acres of farmland straddling the Emery-Grand county line along the Green River. Officials with …

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  • Utah fraudster pleads for release, gets up to 30 years in prison
    Victims of a conman streamed to a courtroom podium Thursday with tales of how he repeatedly lied, forged documents and cheated them out of millions of...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |   Tribune file photo)   Sen. Lincoln Fillmore, R-South Jordan, gives his speech for the Senate District 10 seat at the Salt Lake County Republican Convention, April 16, 2016, at Cottonwood High School. He defeated challenger Rich Cunningham but because of SB54 will face him in the June 28 primary. Salt Lake, Davis GOP picking favorites before primary election
    Following the lead of the Utah County Republican Party, GOP officials in Salt Lake and Davis counties are abandoning tradition and taking sides in con...
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  • Pedestrian struck and killed by FrontRunner train in Provo
    A pedestrian was killed Thursday afternoon in an accident involving FrontRunner. The Provo Police Department said a southbound train struck and killed...
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    Utah Arts Festival Opens with Free Day
    In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Utah Arts Festival is offering free admission on its opening day, Thursday, June 23. “We’re so excited abo...
    Updated May 25 2016 12:00 pm   |     |   Share

  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Photos: Lumineers kick off Red Butte concerts for the season in Salt Lake City
    The Lumineers, the indie-folk sensation behind “Ho Hey” and “Ophelia,” kicked off the Red Butte Garden Outdoor Concert Series on Wedensday with a sold-out show, …
    Updated May 25 2016 10:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • DATC graduates largest-ever class
    More than 400 students are expected to graduate from the Davis Applied Technology College on Thursday, the largest class in the school’s history. An a...
    Updated May 26 2016 09:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • Bill McGuire  |  Special to The Tribune Zion Canyon seen from Observation Point on May 20, 2016. Cataclysmic landslide created ‘flat and tranquil’ valley enjoyed today in Zion National Park
    The Sentinel, a sandstone formation on Zion Canyon’s western wall, was once much larger. But over the course of a cataclysmic minute 4,800 years ago,...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)    Paul Huntsman shakes hands with Salt Lake Tribune Editor and Publisher Terry Orme, left, after he and his father Jon Huntsman, right, addressed the Salt Lake Tribune staff following a transition of employee benefits meeting at the Tribune offices in Salt Lake City Thursday May 26, 2016. Paul Huntsman recently purchased the newspaper and the sale should be finalized next week. Huntsman expects to cinch Tribune purchase next week, will keep current top editor in place
    Paul Huntsman expects to complete his purchase of The Salt Lake Tribune by Wednesday, he told staffers Thursday during a visit to the Utah daily’s new...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:40 pm   |     |   Share
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    Photos: Cutting-edge choreography on display in Ballet West’s ‘Innovations’ program
    Ballet West held a final dress rehearsal Thursday for its ninth annual new works program, “Innovations 2016,” which takes the stage Friday through May 28 …
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  • Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, left, and Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., center, listen as President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, before signing the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA). Coons and Hatch cosponsored the bill that would establish a Federal civil private cause of action for trade secret theft that would provide businesses with a more uniform, reliable, and predictable way to protect their valuable trade secrets anywhere in the country. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Hatch op-ed on Supreme Court nominee is posted early on Utah newspaper site
    Sen. Orrin Hatch was scheduled to meet Thursday with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, but a guest essay he wrote for the Deseret News mistakenly...
    Updated May 26 2016 08:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • Police find body in Pineview Reservoir, believe it’s of man who was missing
    Searchers found the body of an Ogden man in Pineview Reservoir on Thursday, nearly two weeks after he was last seen, according to the Weber County She...
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  • In this image released by Disney, Johnny Depp portrays the Hatter in a scene from ’Alice Through The Looking Glass.’ (Disney via AP) Movie review: ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ is a colorful mess
    Colorful and chaotic, “Alice Through the Looking Glass” is a mixed-up mess of origin stories, time-travel tropes and subdued silliness. The story fin...
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    Analysis: Utah charter schools move millions of public dollars to the coffers of a few private companies
    Farmington • When 75 mph winds swept through northern Utah this month, Ascent Academy was left with broken windows, a damaged fence and no power. …
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  • HIKING
    |  Courtesy Zion National Park   Portrait of the group standing before the first rappel of Keyhole Canyon on Monday, September 14, 2015.  Photographed from left to right: Gary Favela, Don Teichner, Muku Reynolds, Steve Arthur, Linda Arthur, Robin Brum, and Mark MacKenzie. Outside Magazine explores ‘the worst disaster in Zion’s 97-year history’
    The deaths of seven people during a September flash flood through a slot canyon in Zion National Park were the culmination of many factors, according ...
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  • (Al Hartmann |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   What little water from snow runoff from Big Cottonwood Canyon flows down Big Cottonwood Creek Monday May 11.  The canyon is a protected watershed area under strict management since it’s a major source of drinking water for Salt Lake City.  Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District  and  Salt Lake County Council are urging residents, businesses and governmental agencies to follow principles of good water conservation during this record-breaking year of the warmest, lowest snow-packed winter on record. Police remind hikers of Utah watershed laws
    As the hiking and camping season opens, the Unified Police Department and Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities Watershed Management hope that...
    Updated May 26 2016 09:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • Last Mormon missionary wounded in Brussels airport bombing released from Utah hospital
    A senior Mormon missionary who suffered severe burns in the March terrorist bombing at a Brussels airport has been released from a Salt Lake City hosp...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Fallen Utah officers recognized for their ultimate sacrifice
    The pain of losing an officer in the line of duty never goes away, according to Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder. And the feeling …
    Updated May 18 2016 10:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this May 18, 2016 file photo, Libertarian presidential candidate, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson speak with legislators at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. He has virtually no money, no strategy to compete in battleground states and no plan to stop talking about his drug use. Yet with the Republican Party facing the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency, Libertarian presidential hopeful Gary Johnson could be a factor in 2016. The former two-term New Mexico governor, a Republican businessman perhaps best known for his years-long push to legalize marijuana, has a sobering message for a “never-Trump” movement desperately seeking a viable alternative. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) Libertarian Gary Johnson to never-Trumpers: ‘I’m it’
    He has virtually no money, no strategy to compete in battleground states and no plan to stop talking about his drug use. Yet with the Republican Party...
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  • Columbus Crew forward Kei Kamara, left, of Sierra Leone, takes a shot against Montreal Impact midfielder Patrice Bernier, center, and defender Laurent Ciman, of Belgium, during the first half of a MLS soccer match in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, May 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon) Real Salt Lake still wary of underachieving Crew despite scuffles in 2016
    Sandy • Despite the remaining sting of losing an MLS Cup final at home last December, the Columbus Crew entered the 2016 season set for the long haul....
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  • (Valves at the base of the Glen Canyon Dam are opened  on Wednesday, March 5, 2008, sending water at a rate of 41,00 cubic feet per second into the Colorado River.  The water release is part of an experiment to flush water downstream in the Spring to improve fisheries by creating a more natural seasonal flow. Paul Fraughton /The Salt Lake Tribune)  ; 3/5/08 Editorial: Pay for existing water systems before Lake Powell pipedream
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  • In this May 11, 2016 photo, people swim in Oahu’s Hanauma Bay near Honolulu. Hanauma Bay is No. 1 on the list of best beaches for the summer of 2016 compiled by Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, a professor at Florida International University. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones) Dr. Beach names Hawaii’s Hanauma Bay best beach in America
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  • Malachi Kirby, left, stars as Kunta Kinte in the remake of ìRootsî; LeVar Burton played Kunta Kinte in the original miniseries. Casey Crafford  |  History ‘Roots’ returns to retell the same tale in a different TV world
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  • In this May 24, 2016, photo, a woman waves the Mexican flag while driving past the Albuquerque Convention Center after a rally by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Albuquerque, N.M. Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump piñatas to protest the Republican presidential contender’s hard line approach to immigration. Yet far from the protests, an increasingly vocal Hispanic minority is speaking out in favor of the brash billionaire.  (Jett Loe/The Las Cruces Sun-News via AP) MANDATORY Some U.S. Latinos face ridicule over their support for Trump
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  • FILE- In this file photo photo dated Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, British actor Idris Elba who plays Nelson Mandela in the movie ’Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’, poses for photographers in London. The author of the new James Bond novel Anthony Horowitz, apologized on Tuesday Sept. 1, 2015, after he said that British actor Idris Elba is “too street” to play the iconic British James Bond 007 character, during a newspaper interview published last weekend.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE) Sean P. Means: A black James Bond, a female Ghostbuster and other revolutionary ideas
    The name is Bond. Jane Bond. That was the notion that popped up on Twitter earlier this week when someone posted a mockup of a movie poster for the n...
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  • Jae C. Hong  |  AP File Photo In this photo taken in 2015 in Burbank, Calif.,  food truck Peaches’ Smokehouse & Southern Kitchen co-owner Diana Lamon hands a credit card back to a customer after taking an order. Orem City, Utah, has extended a prohibition on food trucks near key venues during its annual Summerfest, June 7-11. Orem food truck ban for Summerfest expanded
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  • Letter: I’m not a security risk, and you don’t need to check there
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  • Ogden man shot by police released from hospital, booked into jail
    A man shot and wounded by police in Ogden last week has been charged with felony assault and weapons charges, court records show. Emmanuel Isaac Mont...
    Updated May 26 2016 08:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2015, file photo, UCLA players run onto the field for an NCAA college football game against Virginia at Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. UCLA and Under Armour have agreed to an athletic shoe and apparel deal that will pay the school a record $280 million over 15 years, in a deal that was announced Tuesday, May 24, 2016.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Monson: Should UCLA — and Utah — and other schools share even more money with athletes?
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  • FILE - In this May 24, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Albuquerque, N.M. According to an AP count: Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president. Trump, the only remaining GOP candidate left in the race, will go on to accept the nomination at the party’s national convention in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File) Trump clinches GOP nomination
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  • Afternoon showers, thunderstorms likely statewide
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  • GOP conservatives scuttle spending bill over gay rights
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  • Man appears to snooze at the wheel of his Tesla while the car drives itself on L.A. highway
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  • In Switzerland, Muslim schoolchildren who refuse to shake their teacher’s hand may be fined $5,000
    In Switzerland, the humble handshake between a teacher and children at the beginning and end of the day — a tradition throughout much of the country —...
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  • FAITH
    (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brigham Young statue at BYU in Provo. Defining what ‘rape culture’ means, and doesn’t mean, at Mormon-owned BYU and beyond
    In the ongoing debate about sexual assault at LDS Church-owned Brigham Young University, this much is clear: Many readers and observers do not underst...
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  • 69% of U.S. households say they’re doing better financially
    Washington • Most American households say their finances have strengthened slightly, but nearly half report that they would struggle to meet $400 in e...
    Updated May 25 2016 08:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     The Calvary Baptist Church Choir performs during Oath of Office Ceremony for Mayor Jackie Biskupski and council members Andrew Johnston, Derek Kitchen and Charlie Luke at the City & County Building in Salt Lake City, Monday, January 4, 2016. Historic Salt Lake City Hall to undergo a major face-lift
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo)   Many Utah school districts are unfazed by new federal rules regarding bathroom accommodations for transgender students. Mount Jordan Middle School in Sandy has unisex-bathrooms located in every hallway. But Utah has joined a federal lawsuit against the Obama administration, saying the issue is one of federal overreach, not bathrooms. Utah one of 11 states suing over transgender bathrooms
    Utah is one of 11 states that sued the administration of President Barack Obama on Wednesday over a memo that threatened federal education funding if ...
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