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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     A sign sits atop the luggage carousel at the Salt Lake City International Airport warning travelers to negotiate their fare with taxi drivers, Wednesday, July 20, 2016.  There have been some complaints of price gouging after deregulation of taxis and ride-hailing companies has created a sort of Wild West atmosphere in the industry. Editorial: Salt Lake City should have the final say in setting rules for airport access
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  • Brendon Urie, of Panic! At The Disco, poses for a portrait on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Los Angeles to promote his latest album, ’Death of a Bachelor,’ released on Jan. 16. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP) Review: Energy as high as the temperature with Weezer and Panic! at sold-out Utah show
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  • PHOTO GALLERY
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Utah teachers decry ‘demoralizing,’ ‘insulting’ licensing rule at school board hearing
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  • PHOTO GALLERY
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  • Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, seen in this June 14, 2016, file photo speaks during a rally at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Circuit Center, in Pittsburgh. On Tuesday July 25 Clinton officially became her party’s nominee making her the first woman to run for President at the top of the ticket of a major party. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Clinton’s achievement is historic, but Utahns are divided about whether to celebrate
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  • A construction worker takes part in preparations for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games inside Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) Kragthorpe: Pre-Games advice from a Brazilian far from comforting
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Author Carol Lynn Pearson, Sandy Aug 15, 2002. Mormonism needs to divorce itself from polygamy — historically and theologically — author advocates
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