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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 Hispanics face ridicule over support for Trump
    Anaheim Calif. • Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump piñatas — clashing with police...
    Updated May 26 2016 08:27 am   |     |   Share
  • 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...
    Updated May 26 2016 01:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • 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
    Orem • The City Council adopted an ordinance amendment to prohibit food trucks from being on public streets within 1,000 feet of Scera Park during Ore...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:39 am   |     |   Share
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    Top 5 reasons why you should consider dual immersion for your child
    One of the most difficult decisions parents will make is where their children will attend school. More than 10 percent of Utah’s public school student...
    Updated May 23 2016 09:36 am   |     |   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
  • Letter: I’m not a security risk, and you don’t need to check there
    I am fast approaching my 88th birthday (and I look it). I fly once or twice a year for family visits on the East Coast. Invariably, I am pulled aside ...
    Updated May 26 2016 09:38 am   |     |   Share
  • 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 01:55 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?
    When UCLA signed a $280 million shoe-and-apparel deal with Under Armour this week, it was the latest example of the hypocrisy so prevalent in college ...
    Updated May 26 2016 11:14 am   |     |   Share
  • PHOTO GALLERY
    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 …
    Updated May 20 2016 12:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • 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 reaches the magic number to clinch nomination
    Washington • Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday, completing an unlikely ri...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:41 am   |     |   Share
  • Afternoon showers, thunderstorms likely statewide
    From Logan to St. George, Utah is set for another round of isolated afternoon rain showers and thunderstorms on Thursday, the National Weather Service...
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  • POLITICS
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump applauds after singing the National Anthem during a rally at the Anaheim Convention Center, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) News roundup: With Trump angering some in GOP, Libertarians say it’s their time
    With Trump angering some in GOP, Libertarians say it’s their time. Utah joins states suing Obama over bathroom issue. Poll: Utahns want Tribune to sur...

    Updated May 26 2016 10:40 am   |     |   Share
  • PHOTO GALLERY
    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. …
    Updated May 21 2016 11:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • In reversal, House backs LGBT rights for federal contractors
    Washington • After party leaders let Republican lawmaker vote as they wished, the House reversed course and approved a measure aimed at upholding an e...
    Updated May 26 2016 08:06 am   |     |   Share
  • Man appears to snooze at the wheel of his Tesla while the car drives itself on L.A. highway
    It could have been any other spring afternoon on the Los Angeles highway, with the California sun glinting off of the royal blue Tesla as the Model S ...
    Updated May 26 2016 08:09 am   |     |   Share
  • 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 —...
    Updated May 25 2016 10:12 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
  • 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...
    Updated May 25 2016 06:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • 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
    Salt Lake City Hall is scheduled for a major three-year overhaul. Crews with Big-D Construction will begin work June 6 on the castlelike building in t...
    Updated May 26 2016 12:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • (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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  • Orange County Sheriff’s deputies take a protester into custody outside the Anaheim Convention Center where Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held a rally, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Protests but no violence at Trump rally in California
    Anaheim, Calif. • A day after violent protesters outside a Donald Trump rally threw burning items at police and toppled barricades, the presumptive Re...
    Updated May 25 2016 07:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |   Tribune file photo)   Travelers pass through the expedited security line in Salt Lake City International Airport in this file photo from 2014. Amid reports of long lines -- sometimes more than three hours long -- at major airports nationally, the Transportation Security Administration at Salt Lake City assured airport leaders that it has the situation in hand. TSA vows to keep security lines manageable at Salt Lake City International Airport
    The Transportation Security Administration says it is geared up and ready to help Salt Lake City International Airport avoid the extra-long lines at s...
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  • Elizabeth Smart Watch: Elizabeth Smart discusses BYU Honor Code, sexual assault on ‘Crime Watch Daily’
    Kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart has joined the syndicated TV show “Crime Watch Daily” as a correspondent, and in her first episode discussed Brigham...
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   1st Lieutenant Dan M. Eastman (a 96 year old veteran of WWII) shakes hands with Marine Sergeant Dennis Howland after receiving the Honor Salute at the Olympus Ranch Retirement Community in Murray, Wednesday May 25, 2016. At right are Lieutenant Colonel Matt Harmon and Lieutenant Colonel Robert King (retired, far right). 96-year-old World War II veteran is honored at Utah retirement community
    Olympus Ranch Retirement Community in Murray on Wednesday honored 1st Lt. Dan M. Eastman, a 96-year-old veteran of WWII. Eastman served in the U.S. Ar...
    Updated May 26 2016 07:38 am   |     |   Share
  • Dish of the Week: Hiyashi ramen at Kyoto
    $9 • Hiyashi ramen Those who enjoy steaming bowls of ramen in the winter should welcome its light and refreshing summer sibling, Hiyashi ramen. Cold ...
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  • Committee seeks public comment on Utah judicial nominee
    The Utah Senate Judicial Confirmation Committee is seeking public comment on Matthew Bates, who was recently appointed to fill a vacancy on the 3rd Di...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:45 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah man arrested in fatal shooting in Holladay
    A 19-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting a Holladay man on Saturday during a burglary attempt at the victim’s apartment has been arrested, the ...
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  • Courtesy  |  Utah Highway Patrol  One man died in a weather-related crash on southbound Interstate 15 at mile post 398 Wednesday afternoon. Man hit and killed after exiting his car on I-15 in Box Elder County
    A 50-year-old man was killed on Interstate 15 Wednesday afternoon in Box Elder County when — after crashing his van — he got out and was hit by anothe...
    Updated May 26 2016 09:37 am   |     |   Share
  • Salt Lake County celebrates 20 years of drug court success
    The second time Mindy Vincent lost custody of her son she knew it was time to get serious in dealing with her methamphetamine addiction. Lucky for her...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:45 am   |     |   Share
  • OUTDOORS AND TRAVEL
    (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Skyline Arch is lit up at night as the setting begins to reveal the sea of stars above during a camping trip to Arches National Park. Outdoor enthusiasts gearing up for Memorial Day travel
    Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the summer camping and travel season. Expect thousands of Utahns to head to state and national parks, national...
    Updated May 26 2016 02:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Jerry Benson, chats with Robert W. McKinley at the Utah Transit Authority Board meeting at Utah Valley University, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Transparency hiccup: UTA Board adopts service plan for minorities before hearing criticism of it
    A first attempt at greater transparency by the Utah Transit Authority Board on Wednesday had a hiccup when the board adopted a plan on how to serve mi...
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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
    Orem • The City Council adopted an ordinance amendment to prohibit food trucks from being on public streets within 1,000 feet of Scera Park during Ore...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:39 am   |     |   Share
  • (Tribune file photo)   Taxi cabs llined up outside the Salt Palace. City Council skeptical of request for unlimited height at Salt Palace
    How high is unlimited height? That’s what the Salt Lake City Council would like to know in the wake of a request by Salt Lake County to remove height ...
    Updated May 25 2016 10:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah softball coach Amy Hogue, joined by players Kayce Nieto, Shelby Pacheco and Kristen Stewart, from left, will be heading out of town to battle Florida State this weekend in the final 16. The team had a season-long goal to make it to Super Regionals. Now they’re here for the first time since 1994. Utah softball: Utes staying loose, having fun on way to Super Regionals
    It took a lot of lobbying from her players, but finally coach Amy Hogue gave in. She schedules time before every game for what her team considers an e...
    Updated May 25 2016 07:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Ute fans storm the field to celebrate Utah’s 24-21 victory over the USC Trojans at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Saturday, October 25, 2014. Kragthorpe: Pac-12’s keeping fans off field is healthy for everybody
    September’s Utah-BYU football game is almost guaranteed to have a different ending than the teams’ last meeting at Rice-Eccles Stadium. BYU coach Kal...
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  • Flint Harrison FBI seeks public’s help to solve case of slain UTA worker
    The FBI and law enforcement agencies in Utah and Wyoming are asking the public’s help in obtaining “firsthand” information about two persons of intere...
    Updated May 25 2016 08:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Lone Peak High School evacuated, students sent home after bomb threat
    Lone Peak High School in Highland was evacuated — and students were later sent home for the day — following an unsubstantiated bomb threat Wednesday m...
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