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Ben McAdams walked out of a portable classroom and into a dark Kearns Junior High School hallway Thursday afternoon after visiting youths who are part a county program for at-risk kids and troubled teens. The Salt Lake County mayor was …

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  • Dickey’s restaurant in Utah sues for $5 million in 2014 toxic-tea incident
    Dickey’s, the restaurant chain that mistakenly substituted for sugar a toxic cleaning product that critically injured a customer who ingested it, is s...
    Updated Jun 30 2016 10:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)   John Swallow sits in court as the defense and prosecution speak with the judge in her chambers at the Matheson courthouse on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Swallow’s team was asking the judge to order the Salt Lake County district attorney to seek additional evidence from the FBI. Swallow questions facts in search warrants, email handling
    Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow is pressing a state judge for an evidence hearing, alleging in court papers Thursday that investigators may ...
    Updated Jun 30 2016 11:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)    This 2011 photo shows Bill Keebler in camouflage he used for hunting coyote. Judge orders continued detention of Tooele man accused of going on the ‘offensive’ against feds with BLM bomb
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    Updated Jun 30 2016 10:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Madi Barney, who has filed a federal complaint against BYU after she says they blocked her from enrolling in classes after she reported to local police that she’d been raped, speaks during a town hall discussion ’Confronting Rape Culture on Utah Campuses’ at The Leonardo Thursday June 30, 2016. ‘What causes rape is the rapist’: Tribune town hall addresses rape myths, explores BYU’s, other campuses’ responses to sexual assaults
    There are many myths about rape: that a rapist is a stranger who jumps out of bushes. That a victim will be better after crying in her room for a wee...
    Updated Jun 30 2016 11:29 pm   |     |   Share


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