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  • Utahns eyeing possible update of No Child Left Behind
    New movement in Washington on No Child Left Behind has Utah education policymakers optimistic that change is coming to the widely criticized federal l...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 11:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

A view of the Carbon Power Plant, a 60-year-old coal-fired electical-generating station, near Helper, Utah Friday, September 27, 2013.The plant was retired Wednesday in the face of EPA's new emission standards for mercury and other toxic pollutants. Rather than upgrade the plant, Rocky Mountain Power retired the plant five years early. Utah’s oldest coal plant retired in face of new EPA standards
    The turbines of Utah’s oldest coal-fired power plant have stopped spinning. Rocky Mountain Power took its 60-year-old Carbon Power Plant offline Wedne...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 11:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Police find hundreds of pieces of allegedly stolen Utah mail in woman’s van
    South Jordan police found hundreds of pieces of allegedly stolen mail in a woman’s van. On Thursday night, residents called police about a Chevrolet v...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 10:27 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

    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
UEP fiduciary Bruce Wisan takes his seat prior to a meeting held at Mohave Community College in Colorado City to discuss the UEP distribution, Saturday, August 9, 2014. The annual report on Utah’s polygamous trust — more money, problem towns, problem people
    Bruce Wisan, the fiduciary in charge of the United Effort Plan, has submitted his annual report on the trust. On the whole, it describes an environmen...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 04:13 pm   |     |   Share

  • Draper home extensively damaged after blaze breaks out in garage
    A blaze extensively damaged a Draper home Friday evening. The fire started in the garage about 8 p.m., on the 1700 East block of Crimson Oak Drive (13...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 11:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • Judges’ request to state high court could have big implications for Utah’s suit to claim roads on federal land
    Three federal judges are asking the Utah Supreme Court to clarify the meaning of a short section of Utah law that has big implications for counties’ c...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 07:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Salt Lake Regional Medical Center volunteersDebra Hampton, paints a room in the old Guadalupe school building, which will be the new site for The INN Between, Utah’s first non-profit house for homeless people in Salt Lake City. April 17, 2015. Volunteers opening hospice to care for dying homeless Utahns
    Everyone needs a comfortable place to die. And the street isn’t it. But each year, dozens of homeless Utahns die as they lived — without a home. A ne...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 09:51 pm   |     |   Share
    News roundup: Clinton flies commercial, carries own bag in ‘everywoman’ push
    Clinton flies commercial, carries own bag in ‘everywoman’ push. Kirk Jowers to leave U. for corporate gig. Herbert optimistic Utah GOP infighting will...

    Updated Apr 17 2015 09:06 am   |     |   Share

  • Uintah County man charged with murdering his brother
    A Ballard man has been charged with shooting and killing his brother. Craig A. Antonio, 27, was charged Friday in 8th District Court with murder, a fi...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 11:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah man who shot his friend at a birthday party sentenced to prison
    The last time Rita Miera saw her son alive, he was with Donald Orlando Valdez. “I asked him to keep an eye on my son,” Miera told a Salt Lake City jud...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 09:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo)  
Traffic moves south along the Bangerter Highway in 2003. Funding plans may make Bangerter Highway, U.S. 89 more like true freeways
    Bangerter Highway and Davis County’s U.S. 89 will soon become more like true freeways under plans released Friday by the state Transportation Commissi...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 09:51 pm   |     |   Share
    (Scott Sommerdorf  l  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Former Utah Governor Norm Bangerter (right) describes some of the Commision's findings as current Utah Governor Gary Herbert listens at left. The Commission to Optimize State Government members presented Utah Gov. Gary Herbert with its report ñ the result of a nearly yearlong effort to identify areas for increased efficiency within State government  in Salt Lake City on Thursday, August 19, 2010. Behind the Headlines: Dabakis out, Bangerter remembered, uranium plan on hold
    Political allies and opponents fondly remember former Gov. Norm Bangerter, who died Tuesday. State officials hit the pause button for public comment o...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 12:23 pm   |     |   Share

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Courtesy  |  Davis County Jail
Former counselor for Mormon overnight youth program arrested for allegedly sexually abusing boy
    Police have arrested a man for allegedly sexually abusing a boy he met while serving as a camp counselor. Keldon S. Cook, 29, was being held at the Da...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 11:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • Hey, Utahns, love your job? You have more time to tell us about it
    If you love your job, you have more time to tell us about it. The Salt Lake Tribune is extending until May 23 its deadline for nominating the Wasatch ...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 03:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • USU frat lifts suspension 3 weeks after sex abuse arrest
    Logan, Utah • A Utah State University fraternity voluntarily suspended after a former chapter president was accused of sexually abusing a female party...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 09:32 pm   |     |   Share
    Trib Geek: A&E best bets for your weekend
    On Friday at 12:15 p.m., Tribune movie critic Sean P. Means, food writer Kathy Stephenson and TV critic Scott Pierce talk about mini-bottles, seafood ...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 12:45 pm   |     |   Share

  • Legislature won’t override any of Herbert’s five vetoes
    Utah lawmakers won’t convene a special session to override any of the five bills that Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed after the last legislative session, inc...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 09:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Bureau of Land Management

This 25-year-old stallion captured by the Bureau of Land Management this past winter in Utah is getting a lot of attention from wild horse lovers. The American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign collected 24,000 signatures in an effort to get the horse, Grulla stallion 3907, released back into Utah's west desert where he was captured. BLM officials say that is not likely to happen. Group calls for release of handsome Utah wild horse that became online sensation
    People with online dating profiles must be jealous. A photo of a 25-year-old wild horse from Utah known as Grulla Stallion 3907 has gone viral. The ph...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 10:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • Is more study warranted on Uinta Basin stillbirths? Officials say no, doctors won't wait
    A recent review of stillbirths in the Uinta Basin seemed to confirm a midwife’s concerns about premature infant deaths and birth defects in 2013. Both...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 01:58 pm   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: The impact of looming water shortages on Utahns
    Despite this week’s spring snowfall, state and local officials are bracing for drought and encouraging conservation. On Thursday at 12:15 p.m., Salt L...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 12:08 pm   |     |   Share

  • Courtesy  |  Utah Highway Patrol
Two women died in a rollover last fall on Interstate 15, in Santaquin, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. Utah road deaths are up, but officials say higher speed limits not the cause
    Taylorsville • While Utah highway deaths have skyrocketed by 37 percent so far this year, officials say that new 70-mph speed limits on urban freeways...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 10:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Elder Ryan Mourelatos, left,  and elder Ryan Wood work to bring the message of the LDS Church to the West Valley city area.  Missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, commonly known as LDS or Mormons, send missionaries throughout the world including Utah where the Church is based.  While there are older couples that also help in this missionary work, the most common face is the young men and women that proselytize door to door.   They encounter many adventures from their day to day work as they work on bringing the LDS religion to the masses.  photo by Danny Chan La 3-28-3006Alta's Hailee DeYoung was a two-sport athlete. She was the starting goalie for the Hawks and helped them to a No. 2 ranking in the nation. She was also on the track team and was selected to represent Utah in the 400-relay in the prestigious Southwest Classic regional track meet.Alta's Hailee DeYoung was a two-sport athlete. She was the starting goalie for the Hawks and helped them to a No. 2 ranking in the nation. She was also on the track team and was selected to represent Utah in the 400-relay in the prestigious Southwest Classic regional track meet. Mormon conversion rate lags behind missionary increase
    A record number of young Mormons signed up for missions after church leaders lowered the minimum age in 2012, but new figures show the onslaught of pr...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 09:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Call to purported Utah murder scene proves to be ‘swatting’ prank
    A 911 call claiming a domestic murder, rape and kidnapping initially sent Weber County sheriff’s deputies rushing to a home in West Haven. However, be...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 11:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Stick to the basics
    I’m a huge believer in church. More specifically, I’m a huge believer that when I’m in church it’s imperative that I keep my meager wits about me. Fa...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 09:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • (AP file photo)
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, wants to ban grants and contracts to those with large tax delinquencies. House passes Chaffetz bill to get tougher on tax delinquents
    Washington • The House this week unanimously passed a measure by Rep. Jason Chaffetz that would bar federal agencies from hiring or awarding grants to...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 01:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • Many SLC streets closed to motorists Saturday for marathon
    Plan to drive into downtown Salt Lake City on Saturday morning? You might as well get out and walk. Or, better yet, enter and run in the Salt Lake Cit...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 11:20 pm   |     |   Share
    Get Your Art Fix Affordably at the Utah Arts Festival
    In Salt Lake City, we are lucky to have many avenues to experience art, and dollar for dollar, it’s easy to feel the value when experienced with frien...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 03:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this image provided by 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation, a scene from A Look Back: Star Wars
    The Salt Lake Tribune occasionally presents images from its archives in a special series called A Look Back. This week's installment features photos t...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 08:57 am   |     |   Share
  • In this Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 photo, Pidgeon Pagonis poses for a photo at her home in Chicago. Pagonis, who was raised a girl but has male chromosomes, works as an activist opposing drastic genital surgery for intersex children. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) Intersex surgeries spark move away from drastic treatment
    Chicago • She was born to a young Chicago couple, named Jennifer, and grew into a beautiful long-lashed child with wavy dark hair, big brown eyes and ...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 08:27 am   |     |   Share
  • In this Thursday, April 16, 2015 photo, Beverley Petrunich, co-owner of DoGone Fun, a day care and boarding facility, visits with some of her clients in Chicago. Experts say doggie day care contributed to an epidemic of dog flu in Chicago that is spreading in the Midwest. Petrunich says when the virus emerged in Chicago, her canine clients were hit hard. She consulted with vets, then closed for five days in late March to control the outbreak. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green) Dog flu outbreak gained foothold at urban doggie day cares
    Chicago • Many urbanites use doggie day cares while they work long hours. Paying others to exercise their pets, owners can forgo long walks and enjoy ...
    Updated Apr 17 2015 08:27 am   |     |   Share