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The Legislature’s push to name a portion of the Veterans Memorial Highway — Interstate 15 — after the late House Speaker Becky Lockhart hit a roadblock when Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed the measure Wednesday, after requests from veterans, their families …

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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) keeps the ball away from Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari (8)during first half action in the Jazz versus Nuggets NBA game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Jazz: Gobert is getting there
    Spinning around Kenneth Faried with a wicked drop step for a bucket in the second half. Making a difficult catch on the run and finishing …
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Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) spins around Denver Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari (8) on his way to the basket during first half action in the Jazz versus Nuggets NBA game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Kragthorpe: Jazz steaming toward finish line
    The amazing thing is, the Jazz did this without the help of any incendiary comments from a former teammate. Denver guard Ian Clark remained quiet …
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  • (Malia Tyler as Madeline Andrews and Charlie Plummer as Timmy Sanders in BYUtv's “Granite Flats.” Courtesy photo)  New season of ‘Granite Flats’ streams Saturday
    “Granite Flats” returns for its third season on Saturday, and BYUtv is taking a page out of Netflix’s book. Brigham Young University’s cable network will …
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Rev. France Davis reads some of the nearly 5,000 names of people who have donated organs at the Celebration of Life Monument near the Salt Lake City Library on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.  Intermountain Donor Services hosted a panel discussion with representatives of mainstream religious faiths that support organ donation. Donating organs is consistent with religious faith, Utah leaders say
    Organ donation is not only OK by most religious faiths, it also is considered a selfless act worthy of praise, several religious leaders said Wednesday, …
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  • Prep softball: Tooele wins slugfest against Taylorsville
    The scoreboard wasn’t working when Taylorsville hosted Tooele in a softball game on Tuesday. Maybe it knew what was going to happen and decided to …
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  • FILE - In this May 22, 2013 file photo, Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner listens during a House Oversight Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Justice Department won’t seek criminal contempt charges against Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of a controversy over how the agency treated conservative political groups. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) Ex-IRS official won’t face charges
    Washington • The Justice Department won’t seek criminal contempt charges against Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of a controversy o...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 08:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this March 21, 2015, file photo, Northern Iowa head coach Ben Jacobson speaks during a news conference for an NCAA college basketball tournament third round game in Seattle. Ben Jacobson has agreed to stay with the Panthers for another decade. Northern Iowa spokesman Colin McDonough says Jacobson and the school have agreed to a contract extension through 2024-25. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) Final Four: Duke adapts to the ‘1-and-done’ era
    Durham, N.C. • There was a time when Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski led Final Four teams built around players who stayed for years to grow into tournament-tes...
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  • Boys’ soccer: Lone Peak beats Herriman in short-tempered game
    Herriman • Turning to celebrate Lone Peak’s second goal of the afternoon, Hunter Henry felt the impact on his back. He’d been struck with the soccer b...
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    Living at City Creek: Drive Less. Live More!
    Imagine life without the long commute. Imagine never getting snarled in traffic jams again. Imagine saying goodbye forever to the lawnmower, the snowb...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 12:00 pm   |     |   Share

    ‘Candy Bomber’ Gail Halvorsen lands at Utah school
    Riverton • Gail Halvorsen, known as The Candy Bomber, spoke to students Wednesday at Oquirrh Hills Middle School. Halvorsen, 94, earned his nickname and became …
    Updated Apr 01 2015 08:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Rodney Hood drives on Russel Westbrook in the first half of a game between the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder at EnergySolutions Arena on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Jazz notes: Coach hopes Rodney Hood’s injury woes will help later
    Rodney Hood’s rookie year has been a rocky one. First it was the right foot that sidelined him. Then the left foot kept him out for 19 games. Next an ...
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  • Junk-food tax now in effect on Navajo Nation
    Flagstaff, Ariz. • A tax on junk food sold on the Navajo Nation has gone into effect Wednesday. Tribal officials passed legislation last year for an a...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 08:57 pm   |     |   Share
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Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors (15) rises for a dunk during first half action in the Jazz versus Nuggets NBA game at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. NBA: Utah Jazz win third in a row, beat Denver Nuggets 98-84
    It’s official. The Utah Jazz are back to playing good basketball. Rudy Gobert had 20 points to go with 12 rebounds, and Dante Exum notched a career-hi...
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    Girls’ basketball: Sky View’s Lindsey Jensen earns All-Tribune MVP
    Smithfield • Lindsey Jensen’s life is built around basketball. Whether it was shooting baskets at a Little Tyke hoop when she could barely walk, challenging …
    Updated Mar 31 2015 09:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • Arkansas governor won’t sign religious-freedom bill
    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Wednesday that he would not sign a controversial measure protecting religious freedom, urging lawmakers to reca...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 08:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this photo taken Tuesday, March 31, 2015, Rubin Sanchez sends flames upward as he cooks lunch for a customer at the Skillet Diner in Seattle. Seattle’s new minimum wage law went into effect Wednesday, April 1, 2015, that will eventually raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour.. Starting Wednesday, large businesses and national chains must raise their minimum pay to at least $11 an hour. Smaller businesses must pay at least $10 an hour. Seattle's current minimum wage is $9.47, the same as the Washington state minimum wage. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Seattle begins to phase in $15 minimum wage
    Seattle • Seattle’s new $15 minimum wage law began going into effect Wednesday, nearly a year after this pricey West Coast city was celebrated by acti...
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  • Lawyer charged in con man’s bid for Maxim
    New York • A lawyer accused of conspiring to help a con man in a ruse to borrow millions of dollars in a failed bid to buy Maxim magazine was arrested...
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    Easter is the season for hot cross buns
    At one time or another you’ve heard the children’s nursery rhyme: Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! One a penny, two a penny. Hot cross …
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  • Trib Talk: What is the future of medical marijuana in Utah?
    This year, Utah lawmakers considered legislation to legalize medical marijuana. They listened to harrowing stories from parents of children with rare ...
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  • This photo shows Dip & Squeeze ketchup packets at a Robinson Township, Pa., fast food restaurant Monday, March 30, 2015. A Michigan food entrepreneur is trying to convince a federal court jury in Pittsburgh that his “Little Dipper” condiment package led the H.J. Heinz Co. to develop it’s Dip & Squeeze ketchup packets. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Jury rejects ketchup packet patent suit
    Pittsburgh • A federal jury on Wednesday rejected a Michigan man’s claims that a condiment package he patented in 1997 led H.J. Heinz Co. to develop i...
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  • Governor vetoes bill making it easier for non-educators to become school principals
    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have created a path for non-educators to become public school administrators. HB197 woul...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 07:04 pm   |     |   Share
    River Song, ‘Walking Dead’ star and more coming to Salt Lake Comic Con
    River Song is coming back to Utah, and she’s not alone. Comic Con’s organizers announced their first round of celebrity guests for the Sept. 24-26 …
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Utes starter Jayson Rose pitches during a game at Smith's Ballpark. The freshman hurler leads Utah in ERA (4.00) and strikeouts (32) this season, as the Utes have gone 3-6 to start Pac-12 play. Utah baseball: Freshman Jayson Rose shows composure on mound
    The times he has managed to get a hit off his brother are precious, so the memory of each at-bat are pristine in Josh Rose’s mind. Once when he was ba...
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Fishermen fish a shallow niche of Sevenmile Canyon at Lake Powell. Recreation: Intimidated by fishing massive reservoirs? Free DWR seminar may help
    Fish biologists, it turns out, have a learning curve just like anglers. Ryan Mosley knows how intimidating fishing a new water can be, particularly ma...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 07:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Dish’s Sling gets HBO service for $15 a month
    New York • HBO lovers have one more way to watch “Game of Thrones.” If you subscribe to Dish’s $20-a-month Internet TV service, Sling TV, you can orde...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 05:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • KBR Inc. fined $130K in whistleblower dispute
    Washington • A global technology and engineering firm has agreed to pay a $130,000 penalty in the first action taken for an alleged violation of a whi...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 05:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Thursday, May 9, 2013, file photo, an Allegiant Air jetliner flies by the Luxor Resort & Casino after taking off from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. Pilots at discount carrier Allegiant Air are planning a strike Thursday, April 2, 2015, which they say could ground 250 flights, affecting 33,000 customers. (AP Photo/David Becker, File) Allegiant Air pilots strike averted by court ruling
    Pilots at discount carrier Allegiant Air, which flies in and out of the Provo and Ogden airports, were prevented in their plans to strike Thursday aft...
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  • Kraft, Mondelez charged with wheat price rigging
    Washington • Federal regulators have charged two major U.S. food companies, Kraft and Mondelez, with manipulating prices for wheat and wheat futures ...
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  • Why firms speak up on religious-objections laws
    New York • A bevy of big-name businesses including Apple, Gap and Levi Strauss are publicly speaking out against religious-objections legislation in s...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 05:21 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Notes, quotes and a quarterback update
    A major storyline out of BYU’s five-week spring practices session has been the offense’s domination over the defense, but on Wednesday morning — the 1...
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  • Businesses, performers boycott Indiana over law
    Indianapolis • Businesses and organizations are canceling events and barring travel to Indiana over a religious objections law that critics say would ...
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  • FILE - In this May 27, 2015, file photo, workers at Lucas Oil Stadium install the court in Indianapolis as they prepare to host the men's NCAA Final Four college basketball games on April 4 and 6, 2015. NCAA officials say they are troubled by the new law in Indiana that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians, and they Will Indiana law force 2015 women’s Final Four to relocate?
    Indianapolis • As pressure builds for repeal or revision of Indiana’s new religious objection law, the NCAA faces a decision about whether to call for...
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert answers questions during his daily press conference, Thursday, February 12, 2015. He was asked if he has, or would officiate a same-sex wedding, and he answered that he would probably politely decline. Herbert vetoes five bills, including bill designating Becky Lockhart highway
    The Legislature’s push to name a portion of the Veterans Memorial Highway — Interstate 15 — after the late House Speaker Becky Lockhart hit a roadbloc...
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  • Prosecutor fired amid reports of sterilization of women in plea deals
    Nashville, Tenn. • A Nashville prosecutor has been fired after reports surfaced that he made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations in some ...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 04:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • RSL
    RSL notes on new formation, locating Wondo and Demar Phillips
    Sandy • <b>Craig Waibel</b> was asked late Tuesday night to rate the performances he’s seen from his club just three games into 2015. In ...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 04:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Motorized vehicles cross into a restricted area of Recapture Canyon in May, which has been closed to motorized use since 2007, after a call to action by San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman. San Juan commissioner not protected by First Amendment in ATV protest ride in protected canyon, judge says
    A federal judge on Wednesday rejected San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman’s claim that the First Amendment shields him from conspiracy charges ste...
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Gail Halvorsen, 94 years old and known around the world as the Berlin Candy Bomber, signs Richie Saunders' sweater as Jake Sexton waits his turn at Oquirrh Hills Middle School on Wednesday. ‘Candy Bomber’ Gail Halvorsen lands at Utah school
    Riverton • Gail Halvorsen, known as The Candy Bomber, spoke to students Wednesday at Oquirrh Hills Middle School. Halvorsen, 94, earned his nickname ...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 08:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Jeremy Johnson and wife Sharla smile and say that they can't say anything to the media after leaving Federal Court in Salt Lake City Wendesday April 10 for his initial appearance on an indictment on conspiracy, fraud and money laundering in connection to  I Works company.
Judge’s ruling may give Shurtleff associate Jeremy Johnson his day in court
    A federal judge’s ruling in a Nevada civil case may finally give St. George businessman and one-time Mark Shurtleff associate Jeremy Johnson his day i...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 07:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • Investigators suspect a child playing with matches started a Taylorsville house fire
    Fire investigators suspect that a child playing with matches may have started a Taylorsville house fire. About 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, firefighters arrived...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 05:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Why cable companies might compete online
    New York • The largest U.S. cable companies may be approaching a cliff they’ve long tried to avoid: competition with one another. As a slew of compani...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 04:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • TV
    Wednesday on TV: Utahn makes it to the merge on ‘Survivor’
    Well, Utahn Sierra Dawn Thomas marks a major milestone on “Survivor” (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) — she makes it to the merge. The big question is — what’s nex...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 03:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • Macerich and Sears are big market movers
    New York • Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE • The Maceri...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 04:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Mary-Ann Muffoletto | Courtesy of Utah State University)

UC-Berkeley professor Lynn Ingram, right, keynote speaker at Utah State Universityís Spring Runoff Conference, answers a question following her address, ìThe West Without Water, California prof warns Utahns of fallout from drought
    Logan • Drought is nothing new to Westerners. But this one is different. It hasn’t been this dry in the West since the early Middle Ages. “The curren...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 10:31 pm   |     |   Share