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Utah wants to get into the coal-exporting business. To do that, the state intends to invest $53 million in a new deep-water port in Oakland, Calif., in a bid to guarantee ship-loading rights for coal and other central Utah products …

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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
l-r MS Walk 2015: Utahns walk to help multiple sclerosis research and those with the disease
    Utahns walked Saturday to raise money for multiple sclerosis research and programs and services for people with the disease in Salt Lake City’s annual MS …
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  • FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2015, file photo, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, center left, greets Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston after Oregon's win in the Rose Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal game in Pasadena, Calif. There will be several noticeable absences when the three-day draft starts Thursday night, including potential top picks. Winston, Mariota and Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper all plan to skip the spotlight.  (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File) Ducking the spotlight, some stars decide to skip NFL draft
    The hat-and-hug routine with the NFL commissioner that has become a rite of passage for many college football stars on draft night is not for …
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  • Utah officer suffers stroke, crashes cruiser into daycare
    A Unified Police officer who on Friday suffered a stroke and crashed his patrol car into a daycare business remained hospitalized Saturday, but his condition …
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  • Kamrani: Sting of CCL loss still haunts RSL four years later
    Second place is a special kind of torture. It leaves those not dancing and celebrating forever condemned to entertain alternate realities than the one in …
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  • (Tom Wharton  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Desert Hills two-time defending 3A golf medalist Katie Perkins. Girls’ golf: Katie Perkins keeps Desert Hills golf dynasty rolling
    St. George • Desert Hills golf star Katie Perkins tried activities such as basketball, dance, soccer and swimming over the years. But nothing interested her …
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  • Prep sports: Spring state meets begin this week
    While it might seem as though basketball, swimming and wrestling state tournaments just ended, the high school spring state tournament season is set t...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 01:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this April 23, 2015, file photo, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots a 3-point basket over New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) to tie the game in the final seconds of the second half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in New Orleans. Curry's tying 3-pointer could have been a four-point play. The NBA says a foul should have been called on Curry's 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left in regulation Thursday night. Golden State went on to beat New Orleans 123-119 in overtime for a 3-0 lead in its series. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File) Monson: NBA playoff draft order — who would you pick and when?
    If you were to create a lottery draft order for the 14 best players in this year’s NBA playoffs, based only on the merits of their current level of po...
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  • (Jim Dalrymple II | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Ron and Jinjer Cooke have filed a civil rights lawsuit against Colorado City and Hildale, saying they were discriminated against because they aren't FLDS

 Polygamous towns must pay $2 million in attorney fees to Arizona
    A federal judge has awarded the state of Arizona more than $2 million in attorney fees in connection with a 2014 civil rights case brought against tw...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 01:30 pm   |     |   Share
    5 Reasons to Consider Blue Church Lodge for Your Big Day
    This spring and summer, more and more Utah couples will be looking for the perfect place to say, “I do” in front of friends, family and loved ones. Bu...
    Updated Apr 09 2015 10:30 am   |     |   Share

    Utahns gather in memory of 1.5 million massacred Armenians
    About 250 Utah Armenians and supporters demonstrated in front of the Wallace F. Bennett Federal Building in downtown Salt Lake City Friday, marking the 100th …
    Updated Apr 24 2015 05:50 pm   |     |   Share
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Elizabeth Elena Laguna-Salgado 300 volunteers join search for missing Provo woman
    About 300 volunteers turned out Saturday to search for a Provo woman who disappeared about 10 days ago. Elizabeth Elena Laguna-Salgado, 26, was last s...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 01:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2013 file photo, former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner arrives at the Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners, in New York. ABC 's Diane Sawyer will interview the former Olympic champion and patriarch of the Kardashian television clan in a two-hour interview airing on Friday, April 24. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File) Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender, says ‘I am a woman’
    New York • In the 1970s, Bruce Jenner was a symbol of American masculinity as an Olympic champion. Nearly 40 years later, in an extraordinary televisi...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 12:39 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU basketball: Andrew May is Cougars’ new director of basketball operations
    Former BYU basketball manager Andrew May has been hired to return to the program as its director of basketball operations. BYU coach Dave Rose announ...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 12:30 pm   |     |   Share
    Top-ranked volleyball clubs compete at Utah’s Salt Palace
    More than 65 top-ranked volleyball clubs from 10 states, including Utah, compete for a national title during the Triple Crown National Volleyball Championships, held at …
    Updated Apr 24 2015 10:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • The SEED Public Charter School of Washington, a public boarding school for poor and academically at-risk students is shown, Friday, April 24, 2015, in southeast Washington. The idea is for public boarding schools to put round-the-clock attention on students away from such daunting problems as poverty, troubled homes and truancy.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Public boarding school — the way to solve educational ills?
    Buffalo, N.Y. • Buffalo’s chronically struggling school system is considering an idea gaining momentum in other cities: public boarding schools that p...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 11:54 am   |     |   Share
  • Coyote collared after lower Manhattan police chase
    New York • A wily coyote is no match for the NYPD. Police collared the creature near a sidewalk cafe in downtown Manhattan on Saturday morning. The co...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 11:51 am   |     |   Share
  • Native youth kick off Generation Indigenous challenge
    Albuquerque, N.M. • Janay Jumping Eagle is on a mission to curb teen suicide in her hometown on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Dahkota ...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 11:48 am   |     |   Share
    Celebrate Earth Day with food that will make you say: ‘I can’t believe it’s vegan’
    Eating a vegan meal is one of the best ways to love the planet Wednesday — the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. While meat lovers …
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  • This day in Salt Lake City's PCL history: April 25
    To observe the 100th anniversary of Pacific Coast League baseball in Salt Lake City, The Tribune is producing a daily history installment. April 25, 2...
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  • 10 dead, more missing in quake-triggered Everest avalanche
    Kathmandu, Nepal • An avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake in Nepal swept across Mount Everest on Saturday, killing at least 10 climbers and gu...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 10:30 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah meeting planned to discuss aid for Nepal earthquake victims
    The Nepalese Association of Utah (NAUT) is planning to hold a meeting Sunday at 4 pm. at the Student Union Building at the University of Utah to discu...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 11:06 am   |     |   Share
    Home tour to showcase Salt Lake City’s Yalecrest neighborhood
    Salt Lake City’s tree-lined Yalecrest neighborhood will be showcased Saturday during the Utah Heritage Foundation’s 44th annual Homes Tour. The eight homes on Harvard and …
    Updated Apr 24 2015 10:00 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2014, file photo, Brigham Young quarterback Taysom Hill (4) passes the ball in the first quarter during an NCAA college football game against Utah State in Provo, Utah. Taysom Hill continues to recover from a season-ending injury as spring practices wrap up. The senior is anxious to return to 100 percent and belives the Cougar offense can be the best in school history in 2015.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) BYU football: For Cougars, football independence has a limited shelf life
    Provo • Back in the summer of 2010, after instate rival Utah received an invitation to join the Pac-12, BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall proclaime...
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  • Utah forecast: A rainy weekend followed by warmer weekdays
    Keep an umbrella handy — Utah is in for a wet weekend. The National Weather Service is predicting a chance of precipitation along the Wasatch Front on...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 09:46 am   |     |   Share
  • UtahLit selection for May: Laura McBride’s ‘We Are Called to Rise’
    Many Utahns think of Las Vegas as the neon lights of The Strip, but longtime resident Laura McBride writes about very different side of the American D...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this March 9, 2015 file photo, a woman holds the Apple Watch during a demo following an Apple event in San Francisco. The first batch of Apple Watches will arrive in people’s homes and offices Friday April 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File) Getting your Apple Watch? How to use it
    Apple Watches are arriving Friday to the first group of people who had ordered one two weeks ago. Those who haven’t ordered one yet will likely face a...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Violinist will play for the home crowd
    Salt Lake City native Will Hagen, well on his way to a thriving concert career at age 22, will take a break from his studies at Los Angeles’ Colburn C...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • HOLD FOR STORY - This photo provided by CBS shows, Steve Coogan, as Thom, in season 1 of the television series, Forget happiness: Dark comedy ‘Happyish’ sets the bar lower
    A veteran ad man at an existential crossroads has a “Mad Men” ring to it. Stir victimized Keebler cartoon elves into Showtime’s dark comedy “Happyish”...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2013 file photo, former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner arrives at the Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners, in New York. ABC 's Diane Sawyer will interview the former Olympic champion and patriarch of the Kardashian television clan in a two-hour interview airing on Friday, April 24. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File) Bruce Jenner: ‘I am a woman’
    New York • Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner told the world that “for all intents and purposes, I am a woman” in an extraordinary television interv...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 11:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • A Starbucks store closes Friday, April 24, 2015, in Phoenix because of computer issues. Starbucks says a sales register computer glitch has disrupted sales at company-operated stores in the United States and Canada.  The company apologized to customers for the inconvenience late Friday and said it was working to resolve the outage. Customers found some stores closed and others offering free coffee. (AP Photo/Traci Carl) Starbucks: Computer outage fixed; stores to reopen Saturday, sans free drinks
    Seattle • Starbucks says a computer outage that affected registers at 8,000 company-operated stores in the United States and Canada has been resolved....
    Updated Apr 24 2015 11:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • NBA playoffs: San Antonio clamps down on L.A. for 2-1 series lead
    San Antonio • Kawhi Leonard had a postseason career-high 32 points and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed in dominating the Los Angeles Clippers 100-...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 11:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • New York Rangers left wing Carl Hagelin (62) reacts after scoring the winning goal in overtime of Game 5 against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Friday, April 24, 2015, in New York. The Rangers won 2-1 to take the series and advance to the second round.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) NHL playoffs: Rangers advance with overtime win
    New York • The New York Rangers used Carl Hagelin’s overtime goal and spectacular goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist for a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh on...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 11:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • State colleges: Errors, walks doom Utes
    Utah dropped the first match of a three-game series, 10-3, to Washington State in Salt Lake City after the Cougars took advantage of Ute errors in the...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 10:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah Grizzlies hockey: Grizz tie up series with Idaho at two games
    Boise, Idaho • Some nights a goaltender sees under 20 shots in a hockey game and loses the game. Some nights a goalie see’s 43 shots and gets win and ...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 11:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Members of the Woods Cross 16-year-old team celebrate a point as they play during the Triple Crown National Volleyball Championships at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Friday, April 24, 2015.  More than 65 top-ranked volleyball clubs from 10 states will compete for a national championship.  Many of the teams competing consist of players who have signed Division I scholarships at some of the top volleyball programs in the country next season. The event features teams from ages 14 through 18. Top-ranked volleyball clubs compete at Utah’s Salt Palace
    More than 65 top-ranked volleyball clubs from 10 states, including Utah, compete for a national title during the Triple Crown National Volleyball Cham...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 10:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • Salt Lake Bees: Salt Lake-Fresno game suspended by rain in the 10th inning
    The Game Salt Lake and Fresno played to a 3-3 tie Friday night at Smith’s Ballpark. The Pacific Coast League game was suspended because of heavy rain ...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 11:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Granger's Aldo Olivera (82) and Hunter's Angel Hernandez (21) go for the ball during the game at Granger High School Friday April 24, 2015. Prep boys’ soccer: Granger own goal gives Hunter a draw
    In the terminology of Hunter coach Brett Solberg, rival Taylorsville is “nipping at the heels” of the region-leading Wolverines. Granger was also look...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 09:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Viewmont’s Zack Larson, right, celebrates with team mates after he scored the Viking’s 3rd run in the sixth to make the score 3-1. Viewmont defeated Northridge 3-1, Friday, April 24, 2015. Prep baseball: Vikings deal a loss to Knights
    Bountiful • As rain pummeled the field, coming dangerously close to delaying action, Viewmont continuously left its runners stranded on an island. Tim...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 11:12 pm   |     |   Share
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These photos show a hazy day and a clear day in Bryce Canyon National Park. The photos, taken between 1984 and 1996, are maintained by Colorado State University for regional haze monitoring.

Park service says Utah should crack down on coal-fired power stations to clear air over Zion, Bryce
    On clear days, Zion National Park visitors at Lava Point can see Mount Trumbull 70 miles to the south near the Grand Canyon. Such days, however, are t...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 08:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this April 22, 2015, file photo, a sign advertises the upcoming boxing match between Many Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is packing Las Vegas on what already is usually a huge gambling weekend. Lots of businesses are predicting record hauls, including secondary ticket sellers, hotel companies, casinos, restaurants, bars, and the state's legal brothels. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-Pacquiao
    Las Vegas • Interested in coming to Vegas to be part of the matchup to end all matchups that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are selling? It’s gon...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 06:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Manure trade show’s contest attracts beauties
    Entries are piling up for a slogan contest being held this year by the North American Manure Expo. The trade show, now in its 13th year, showcases the...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 06:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • New York to give startups help with regulations
    New York • Technology startups and New York authorities will get each other’s input on dealing with regulations under an initiative the state attorney...
    Updated Apr 24 2015 06:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Local councils to spread word on county vote
    Salt Lake County officials have settled on an approach for educating 150,000-plus residents of unincorporated areas about a pivotal election they face...
    Updated Apr 25 2015 10:49 am   |     |   Share