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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Utah Gov. Gary Herbert meets with the editorial board of the Salt Lake Tribune, Thursday, September 29, 2016. Gov. Gary Herbert to seek $400 million more for schools in next budget
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  • Utah jury finds man guilty of teen’s 1995 death, now must decide his sentence
    Heber • Jurors on Thursday found a Utah parolee — who had killed before — guilty of aggravated murder in the slaying of 17-year-old Krystal Lynn Besla...
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  • In this image released by Disney, Lupita Nyong’o, left, and Madina Nalwanga appear in a scene from ’Queen of Katwe.’ (Edward Echwalu/Disney via AP) Movie review: ‘Queen of Katwe’ has all the right moves
    Every game of chess has its overt attacks and its stealthy ones, and the chess-based drama “Queen of Katwe” is no different. Under the guise of a tru...
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  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Photo gallery: Connecticut’s first Mormon temple opening to public
    Farmington, Conn. • The first Mormon temple in Connecticut opens to the public this week and soon will host services for thousands of the faithful …
    Updated Sep 28 2016 04:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: Cities erecting traffic barriers for no apparent reason — Where are we? New Jersey?
    For several weeks, northbound motorists on Highland Drive in Holladay have confronted traffic cones and a barricade in the far right lane at about 520...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 10:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Flash-flood warning issued for Utah’s Grand Staircase National Monument
    A flash-flood warning issued Thursday evening includes Grand Staircase National Monument in southern Utah. The warning, expected to last until 12:30 a...
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)   Utah Lake shown on Monday, August 29, 2016. The water near the Lindon Marina showed ’high’ levels of E. coli on Sept. 29, 2016. North side of Utah Lake contaminated with E. coli
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  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Utah Jazz: Great expectations surround Jazz as training camp opens (with video)
    Two years ago during media day, many in attendance chuckled when Trey Burke suggested with a straight face that the Utah Jazz were a playoff …
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  • Power outage affects 5,000 in Carbon County
    A power outage in Carbon County temporarily left more than 5,000 customers without electricity Thursday. The outage affected Clear Creek, Helper, Keni...
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  • Two Utah schools earn National Blue Ribbon designation
    This year’s list of National Blue Ribbon Schools includes two northern Utah honorees, U.S. Secretary of Education John King announced Wednesday. Thos...
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  • Photo courtesy of Bureau of Land Management Vandals stole this sign Wednesday night or Thursday morning, about five days after BLM installed it at the trailhead to Negro Bill Canyon, northeast of Moab. The sign honors the canyon’s namesake pioneer, William Grandstaff, who migrated from the American South in 1877, settling in Moab where he found a new life as a cowboy and prospector. Vandals steal BLM’s new Grandstaff Trailhead sign at Moab’s Negro Bill Canyon
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  • PHOTO GALLERY
    Cool and color: Fall season brings contrast
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  • (Utah’s Marcus Williams runs with an interception during the first half of an NCAA college football game against California, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, in Salt Lake City. (Scott Sommerdorf/The Salt Lake Tribune)   via AP) DESERET NEWS OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT Utah football: Safety Marcus Williams has been special find for Utes
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Salt Lake City Police check identifications and made arrests in a blitz of the Rio Grande neighborhood in downtown Salt Lake City Thursday September 29.  Here they handcuff and search a woman on the block of 500 West between 300 and 400 South where many homeless spend time during the day in lawn chairs, sleeping bags and their suitcases. Blitz targets drug dealers, addicts in Rio Grande homeless crowds
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  • (Leah Hogsten  | Tribune file photo)   Legislation signed by Gov. Gary Herbert after legislative approval with provide some $9.5 million for homeless shelters and services. Another bill will expand Medicaid to offer health-care coverage to the homeless, mentally ill and newly released prisoners. Utah kids living in intergenerational poverty could fill 1,611 school buses
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  • PHOTO GALLERY
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    Washington Terrace • Gaelynn Sewell can’t stop staring at the red door. It stands out in the pile of rubble, which is mostly black shingles, …
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  • OUTDOORS AND TRAVEL
    Courtesy Rich Hansen, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Utah’s 2016 Canada goose hunt starts Oct. 1. Utah waterfowl hunt opens Saturday
    While Utah’s general duck and goose hunt seasons don’t generally produce the kind of interest that big game hunts do, they offer the longest season an...
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Brigham Young quarterback Taysom Hill (7) throws a pass for the Cougars, in football action, BYU vs, UCLA, at Lavell Edwards Stadium, Saturday, September 17, 2016. Monson: BYU’s Great QB Divide rages on
    The beautiful thing about sports is that it’s OK to disagree about stuff. The whole idea that everybody has to walk in lockstep, that everyone must a...
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  • Dinosaur Jr. will bring its Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not Tour on Monday, Oct. 3, to The Depot in Salt Lake City. Levi Walton  |  Courtesy Concert preview: A decade after reuniting, Dinosaur Jr. is a band unburdened by itself
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  • Utah Jazz’s Joe Ingles, left and Derrick Favors hang out while waiting to be photographed during the NBA basketball team’s media day Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger) Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors is all grown up — and a leader for the Jazz
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  • Glen Wilson  |  Relativity Studios  David (Zach Galifianakis, left) lets Kelly (Kristen Wiig) hide the loot from their armored-car heist in his drawers, in a scene from the comedy ’Masterminds.’ Movie review: ‘Masterminds’ is good dumb fun
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  • A large sinkhole heavily damaged a section of the South Jordan Parkway early Thursday. (Jordan City photos) Large sinkhole closes down major S. Jordan arterial
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Thamara Caleño and Josh Holt, who are currently jailed in Venezuela, appear in a family photo displayed at a rally on the east steps of the Utah State Capitol, Saturday, July 30, 2016. U.S. raises concerns to Venezuela about jailed Utah man
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  • THE REALTY SHOW
    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Publik Coffee Roasters at 975 S. West Temple. Even in Mormonism’s capital, Salt Lake City’s cup runneth over with coffee shops
    Salt Lake City rates well among U.S. cities for easy access to coffee, according to a new analysis trumpeting Thursday as National Coffee Day. Althoug...
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   With a wall-off compound in the background, a Colorado City Marshal vehicle leads the way as the Colorado City and Hildale Fourth of July Parade makes its way down Central Street in Hildale, UT, and Colorado City, AZ, Saturday July 2, 2016. Arizona moves toward booting polygamous town’s police force while Utah closes its case
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  • Brigham Young wide receiver Mitchell Juergens, left, dives for the end zone for a touchdown past West Virginia safety Jeremy Tyler (2) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) BYU football: A must-win game in September? It is for snakebit Cougars
    Provo • Worrying in late September about their prospects of getting to six wins and becoming bowl eligible hasn’t been a thing for the BYU Cougars for...
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  •   Kelly Overton stars as Vanessa Van Helsing in “Van Helsing.” Dan Power  |  Helsing S1 Productions/Syfy Neil LaBute is having a bloody good time with ‘Van Helsing’ on Syfy
    Neil LaBute spent a lot of time over the past few months talking about blood. A lot of time. “There were many discussions about blood,” said the playw...
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  • Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton shakes hands with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump after the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (Joe Raedle/Pool via AP) Sean P. Means: Prepare for a 40-day deluge of more punditry
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  • Congress, after partisan convulsions, does the bare minimum
    Washington • Acutely partisan and all but dysfunctional, Congress has completed its most elementary task after an intense weekslong struggle, finalizi...
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  • Company: Crows knocked out power to 100,000 in 3 states
    Idaho Falls, Idaho • Rocky Mountain Power says two crows triggered an outage in mid-July that knocked out power to about 100,000 customers in eastern ...
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    People who are standing on the balcony at the Eccles Theatre can look down into the new Encore Bistro and see the area where servers would be pouring alcohol and mixing drinks. DABC said that violates the state’s ’Zion Curtain’ law.  The restaurant is open, but not serving liquor until it can install a ceiling over the cubicle-sized liquor-dispensing area, pictured at the top left. First ‘Zion Curtain,’ now ‘Zion Ceiling’ — New Eccles Theater will have a first under quirky Utah liquor law
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  • HIKING
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Taylor Campbell Isom (2) Stephanie Ringwood Ney, (24) midfielder Bizzy Bowen (10), celebrate Isom’s goal giving BYU a 1-0 lead, in soccer action, BYU vs. Utah, at the Ute soccer field, Monday, September 5, 2016. BYU athletics: Women’s sports are flourishing this fall
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  • This Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 photo, provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows a Civil Defense worker carrying the body of a child after airstrikes hit al-Shaar neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria. Pope Francis has decried the assault on the Syrian city of Aleppo, saying those responsible for the bombing must answer to God. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP) Russia accuses U.S. of siding with ‘terrorists’ in Syria
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  • In this Sept. 26, 2016, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton answers a question during the presidential debate with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Clinton has vowed to respond to foreign hacking the same as any other attack against the United States. She’s openly blamed Russia for recent U.S. cyber break-ins while Donald Trump wondered if overseas governments or overweight hackers at home were responsible. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Clinton presses early Iowa voting in bid to boost Dem turnout
    Des Moines, Iowa • With early voting poised to play a bigger role in this year’s election, Hillary Clinton was urging voters in Iowa to start casting ...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 07:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Francine Giani, Director of the Division of Consumer Protection in Salt Lake addresses the media, March 30, 2004, regarding the embattled Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Utah which has been issued a temporary restraining order.  The Utah consumer debt fund came under investigation when it failed to send out client payments, used by about 1400 troubled Utahn consumers. Judge: Governmental immunity law protects Giani, Commerce Department from wrongful termination lawsuit
    A judge has vacated a jury’s verdict in a former Utah Department of Commerce employee’s wrongful-termination case, ruling that the agency and its top ...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 08:04 am   |     |   Share