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The remains of a man who went missing in Salt Lake City three years ago have turned up in remote Nevada. Robin Putnam was 25 when, his family and police believe, he vanished in Salt Lake City while taking a …

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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Another racing event canceled on Utah’s famed Bonneville Salt Flats
    Another major land speed event at the Bonneville Salt Flats has been canceled, putting the entire 2015 season in doubt. After inspecting the famed rac...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 09:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Julie Skidmore holds a photo of her son Mathew, and Darlene Schultz holds a poster of her son Adam, at the FedUp Rally Utah, on International Overdose Awareness Day at the Utah State Capitol, Monday, August 31, 2015. Lawmaker: Rise in Utah prescription overdose deaths a ‘medical emergency’
    More Utahns are dying because of prescription drugs. Last year, 289 people died overdosing on opioid painkillers, according to preliminary data from ...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 10:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • Jan Leonard is the president of Garaventa CTEC Inc, a maker of ski lifts. He is standing in a ski-lift operator house the company has built. photo by Trent Nelson. 08/24/2000 Services Tuesday for Utah ski-lift pioneer Jan Leonard
    Most everyone who has ridden a chairlift owes a debt of gratitude to Jan Leonard. The Salt Lake City man, who died Wednesday at age 69, was a pioneer...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 08:56 pm   |     |   Share
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    9 Reasons the Best Utah Farmers Market is Already Under Your Nose
    Saturday mornings in Pioneer Park at the Downtown Farmers Market are already jam-packed with some of the best deals on locally sourced products, food ...
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  • FAITH
    LM Otero  |  AP file photo
A statue of a Boy Scout stands in front of the National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas. Message from Mormon blogger to Scouts: Drop the Native American symbols
    Now that the LDS Church has decided to stick with the Boy Scouts of America, Utah mother Jo Overton would like Mormons to consider another issue: the ...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 01:10 pm   |     |   Share

  • Whew! Utah County residents won’t have to vote twice
    After mediation by Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox, Utah County and five cities reached a compromise Monday that will avoid asking some voters to cast two differ...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 10:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Aug. 19, 2011 file photo shows Mount McKinley in Denali National Park, Alaska. President Barack Obama on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 said he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer, File) In Alaska, Obama describes stark future without action on climate
    Anchorage, Alaska • Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Ba...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 10:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • State report: E-cigarette use doubles among Utah youths
    Veronica Ford delivered a message Monday to fellow Utah teenagers: Don’t fall for the cool mist and bright-colored packaging of increasingly popular e...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 10:29 pm   |     |   Share
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    Photo courtesy of the Morrison family
John G. Morrison, the fourth officer from the right, stands with other members of the Salt Lake City police department at the intersection of Main Street and Exchange Place, near what was then the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse. John Morrison later left the department and became a grocer. He and his son Arling were fatally shot in the family’s Salt Lake City store in January 1914. Trib Talk: Joe Hill and the Morrisons
    As Utahns commemorate the 100th anniversary of the execution of labor activist Joe Hill, family members of the two men he reportedly killed want their...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 12:15 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
John W. Huber is sworn in as U.S. Attorney for Utah as he is joined by his wife Lori and daughters Eva, 12, right, and Hannah, 16, while U.S. District Judge Dale A. Kimball administers the oath at the new Federal Courthouse in Salt Lake City on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015.  John W. Huber and his wife Lori were presented with Tongan flower Lei's made by Sela Tauteoli, in honor of Huber's swearing in. New U.S. attorney for Utah formally installed in office
    John W. Huber was formally installed Monday as the state’s top federal prosecutor. Huber became the 37th U.S. attorney for Utah in a ceremony at the f...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 10:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Donald Bills, former Provo High School teacher, is sentenced at the District Courthouse on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Judge Taylor ordered Bills to be sentenced 8 years to life in prison. 
SAMMY JO HESTER, The Daily Herald Former Utah teacher sentenced to prison for sexually abusing student
    A former Provo High teacher who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a student was sentenced Monday to prison for up to life. Donald Nelson Bills, 55, p...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 09:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ohio Gov. Kasich opposes changing name of Mount McKinley
    Columbus, Ohio • Ohio Gov. John Kasich disagrees with President Barack Obama’s decision to rename Mount McKinley as Denali, the name used by native Al...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 03:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • POLITICS
    News roundup: What the Bible would sound like if Donald Trump was telling the story
    Rand Paul comes to Utah. Trump Bible. The Legacy of Joe Hill. Happy Monday. After Donald Trump had a hard time naming a favorite Bible verse, Twitte...

    Updated Aug 31 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share

  • Utah woman hospitalized after lightning storm
    Lehi • A woman has been hospitalized after lightning struck near where her family gathered for a picnic in Lehi, sending her body into cardiac arrest....
    Updated Aug 31 2015 01:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ohio man who bit off part of wife’s lover’s ear is sentenced
    Toledo, Ohio • An Ohio man who bit off part of his wife’s lover’s ear after finding them in bed together has been sentenced to six months in a correct...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 01:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • 2 climbers die in fall in Wyoming’s Wind River Range
    Cheyenne, Wyo. • A climbing accident has killed two men in Wyoming’s Wind River Range, marking the second double climbing fatality in the state in a w...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 01:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • POLYGAMY
    Courtesy  |  Cindy Blackmore

Cindy Blackmore grew up in an FLDS enclave in Bountiful, British Columbia, and plans to walk from Victoria, British Columbia, to the Mexican border at San Diego to raise awareness about sex abuse within the sect. Photo by Rose Daly. Former polygamous sect member to walk from Canada to Mexico to address sex abuse
    The first time Cindy Blackmore left Canada, and the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints enclave there, she took an airplane. Th...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 07:00 am   |     |   Share

  • $20 found in San Francisco leads to $1 million lottery win
    San Francisco • A San Francisco Bay Area man won $1 million in the California Lottery after buying a winning ticket with money he found at the airport...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 01:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Seattle might try something crazy to let Uber drivers unionize
    Seattle may try a novel legal approach to helping Uber drivers to unionize — and potentially other independent contractors too, if the idea holds up i...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 01:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • Energy chief: US has ability to monitor Iran nuclear program
    Boulder, Colo. • The U.S. Energy Department has extensive technical expertise that will help verify whether Iran is complying with its commitment to l...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 01:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • TRIBTALK
    Behind the Headlines: Public lands, Planned Parenthood and the LDS relationship with scouting
    — Behind the Headlines: Public lands, Planned Parenthood and the LDS relationship with Scouting O Utah voters would favor Donald Trump over Hillary ...
    Updated Aug 28 2015 11:35 am   |     |   Share

  • Probe: Michigan lawmakers engaged in dishonest cover-up
    Lansing, Mich. • Two Michigan lawmakers who had an extramarital affair engaged in numerous instances of deceptive and “outright dishonest” misconduct ...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 01:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Two arrested at West Valley driver’s license office after gunfire
    A man and a juvenile teenager were arrested after a shooting incident at the Utah Drivers License Division office in West Valley City Monday morning. ...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 09:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • Alex Gallivan  |  Special to The Tribune
Unified Police and SWAT officers responded to a scene where a suspect had heavily barricaded himself in a home after allegeldy shooting a woman who had come to try to calm down a domestic dispute near 3300 South and 700 East, Saturday, August 22, 2015. Utah judge grants protective order to woman shot by her husband
    A judge on Monday granted a protective order to a University of Utah English professor who was allegedly held hostage for hours and shot by her husban...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 08:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • Police hunt suspect in Salt Lake City ATM holdup
    A Salt Lake City man drove up to an ATM and entered his cash card and personal identification number — but his cash withdrawal went to masked gunman. ...
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
West Valley City police and SWAT units surround a trailer park near 7000 West and 2600 West where an armed male suspect holds a man hostage Monday, August 31. West Valley City armed standoff, hostage situation ends peacefully
    A man held his estranged girlfriend’s father hostage for more than six hours Monday before releasing the hostage and surrendering peacefully, West Val...
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  • FILE - In this Sunday, July 12, 2015 file photo, Pope Francis waves goodbye before boarding a plane in Asuncion, Paraguay that will take him back to Rome, after a week long tour in South America. When Pope Francis sets foot on the tarmac Sept. 22, 2015 at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington, it won't just be his first time in the United States as pontiff. It will be his first time in the country - ever in his life. (AP Photo/Cesar Olmedo) Pope Francis a stranger to the U.S. in many ways
    New York • When Pope Francis sets foot on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington on Sept. 22, it won’t just be his first time in the Uni...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 12:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • US treasurer to oversee town hall meeting on $10 bill design
    Seneca Falls, N.Y. • U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios plans to travel to the National Women’s Hall of Fame in upstate New York to hear from the public about ...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 08:06 am   |     |   Share
  • A Washington State Patrol trooper holds a state flag to be presented to the family as he stands near a portrait of Thomas Zbyszewski at a memorial service for three firefighters killed in a wildfire, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Wenatchee, Wash. Richard Wheeler, Andrew Zajac and Zbyszewski died Aug. 19 in a fire near Twisp, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Thousands mourn fallen firefighters in Washington state
    Wenatchee, Wash. • Several thousand people gathered Sunday to honor three U.S. Forest Service firefighters killed battling wildfires in Washington sta...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 08:06 am   |     |   Share
  • This undated photo provided by Lion Heart Autographs shows a letter by one of the survivors of the sinking of the Titanic written six months after the disaster, which could fetch $4,000 to $6,000. The letter - saved by a fellow passenger who climbed aboard the so-called “Money Boat” before the ocean liner went down - will be sold by Lion Heart Autographs, along with two other previously unknown artifacts from Lifeboat 1 on Sept. 30, 2015. The auction marks the 30th anniversary of the wreckage’s discovery at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. (Lion Heart Autographs via AP) Last Titanic lunch menu, saved by survivor, going to auction
    New York • The Titanic’s last lunch menu — saved by a passenger who climbed aboard the so-called “Money Boat” before the ocean liner went down — is go...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 08:03 am   |     |   Share
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