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Jackie Biskupski wants to become the second female mayor of Salt Lake City and, in so doing, derail Ralph Becker from winning a third term. The 49-year-old former state legislator’s entry into the 2015 race will force a primary — …

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  • APNewsBreak: Boy Scouts settle California suit over abuse
    Los Angeles • The Boy Scouts of America settled a sex abuse case Thursday involving a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volunteer...
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  • Cedar City cops: Man jailed after chewing off friend’s nose
    An alcohol-fueled fight left a Cedar City man with his nose hanging by a shred of skin and his former friend in jail, accused of chewing off the ill-f...
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  • Slain officer’s family plans vigil to keep his case alive
    Kevin Meik’s family doesn’t want the community to forget that the retired Salt Lake City police officer’s murder case is still unsolved. Meik, 63, was...
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    This picture represents the Golden era of the stage performance They Reminisce; The mid 1980's to the 1990's is known as the golden era of hip hop. This era represents a block parties and club dances. Performed in a cypher (or circle of dancers). BBoy Fed: Reaching & Empowering Local Teens Through Non-Traditional Dance
    Designer by day, ‘BBoy’ extraordinaire by night, it’s how those who know 33-year-old Joshua Perkins might describe him. Josh is great at his job as ...
    Updated Jan 05 2015 11:41 am   |     |   Share

    News roundup: Obama wants to end sequestration cuts, sets up GOP battle
    White House: Obama wants sequestration to end, setting up a battle with the GOP. Herbert calls for investing in the ‘Greatest Generation.’ GOP senator...

    Updated Jan 29 2015 10:48 am   |     |   Share

  • I-15 lane splits to lengthen in Davis County
    Highway crews will begin Tuesday extending split lanes for construction on Interstate 15 in Davis County southward to 2600 South in Bountiful. The nor...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 10:54 am   |     |   Share
  • President Barack Obama, speaks during the farewell tribute in honor of outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, at Fort Myer-Henderson Hall in Fort Myer, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Obama to seek to bust spending limits by $74 billion
    Washington • President Barack Obama will ask Congress to boost government spending by roughly 7 percent above current limits, the White House said Thu...
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  • Idaho legislative panel holds gay protections bill, essentially killing it
    Boise, Idaho • Idaho lawmakers have essentially killed a bill that would create protections for gay and lesbian people, once again blocking attempts b...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 10:38 am   |     |   Share
    Iconic Italian evergreens peek out in 2012 above the temporary privacy wall surrounding the large square outside Rome that will house four Mormon buildings, including an LDS temple, Iconic trees peek out above the wall.
Courtesy Mike Stack Italy’s Mormons fast, pray as work on Rome temple stalls
    In October 2008, Mormon officials announced with great enthusiasm that a temple would be built in Rome and, two years later, LDS President Thomas S. M...
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  • Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) investigator Ertata Lananggalih holds a model plane as he explains the movement of AirAsia Flight 8501 before it crashed into the Java Sea on Dec. 28 last year during a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Indonesian investigators announced Thursday the co-pilot of the crashed AirAsia jet was in controls when he struggled to recover the aircraft as stall warnings sounded. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara) Indonesian investigators: Crashed AirAsia flown by co-pilot as stall alarms sounded
    Jakarta, Indonesia • Indonesian investigators announced Thursday the co-pilot of the crashed AirAsia jet was in control when he struggled to recover t...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 10:21 am   |     |   Share
  • West Valley City hammer attack victim stable
    A 68-year-old West Valley City man remained in critical condition Thursday, the day after he was attacked in his own front yard by a man with a hammer...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 10:12 am   |     |   Share
  • AAA Utah offering free ‘Tipsy Tow’ to intoxicated Super Bowl fans
    Whether a Seahawks or Patriot fan, celebrating a Super Bowl victory or drowning the sorrow of defeat, AAA Utah wants to make it easier for you to avoi...
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    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, where she told reporters that she disagrees with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, on his invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress without consulting the White House.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) News roundup: Nancy Pelosi wants Mitt Romney to run again
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  • Police looking for man who robbed Murray hotel at gunpoint
    Police are looking for a man who held up a Murray hotel at gunpoint early Thursday morning. Murray police spokesman Kenney Bass said the suspect — a L...
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  • Challenged by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch defends President Barack Obama's decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation though they live in the country illegally but she said they have no right to citizenship under the law, as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 during her confirmation hearing before the committee. Lynch made her remarks in the opening moments of a hearing into her appointment as the nation's first black female attorney general. It is the first confirmation proceeding since Republicans took control of the Senate this month.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Utah’s Orrin Hatch says attorney general nominee Lynch ‘appears to be well qualified’
    Washington • Senate Republicans demanded wholesale change at the Justice Department Thursday as they questioned whether President Barack Obama’s attor...
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  • Gas blast at Mexico City children’s hospital, dozens injured, at least 4 dead
    Mexico City • A powerful gas tank truck explosion shattered a maternity and children’s hospital in Mexico City on Thursday, killing at least three adu...
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    Trib Talk 1:15 p.m.: LDS leaders Oaks, Christofferson to discuss religious freedom, LGBT rights
    In a rare news conference, four high-ranking LDS Church leaders called for more respectful rhetoric and state law that would protect both LGBT rights ...
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  • Protester Bruce Young waves a placard as activists head to a meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, with officials from the office of the Denver District Attorney after the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl who allegedly hit and injured a Denver Police Department officer while driving a stolen vehicle early Monday in a northeast Denver alleyway. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Mom of girl shot by Denver police wants independent autopsy
    Denver • The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn’t tr...
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  Tribune file photo)  
Jackie Biskupski speaks during a press conference at the Utah Pride Center in 2013 after the U.S. Supreme Court handed gay-rights supporters major victories by extending federal rights to same-sex couples and reversing a ban on gay marriage in the nationís largest state. Biskupski makes it a three-way race in Salt Lake City mayor’s contest
    Jackie Biskupski wants to become the second female mayor of Salt Lake City and, in so doing, derail Ralph Becker from winning a third term. The 49-yea...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 10:41 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  Tribune file photo)  
House Speaker Greg Hughes isn't a fan of the three sites now considered for a new prison, though he remains confident that an acceptable location will be found. Two-pronged Utah prison debate: moving it, locking up fewer drug users
    Supporters of moving Utah’s prison out of Draper hope the state Legislature will answer two questions in the coming weeks: How to fund a new prison an...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 07:50 am   |     |   Share
    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Young women on a walk in Hildale Monday, February 18, 2013. 2006 letter from current Colorado City mayor describes life under Warren Jeffs
    “I rejoice in gratitude for the privilege of checking in and keeping you up to date on the happenings here in the home.” That’s the opening of anothe...
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