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Last Updated Feb 17, 2017 11:50AM

On the outskirts of Cedar City, Ally Condie built her own Terabithia. She and her sister modeled their forest kingdom after the one Jesse and Leslie created in 1977’s “Bridge to Terabithia” — though with a dry ravine instead of …

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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Principal Tyler Howe visits an 8th grade Americn History class at West Lake Junior High School in West Valley City Wednesday Jan. 25. As $7M turnaround program wobbles, educators eye lower-cost alternatives to help Utah’s struggling schools
    West Valley City • After years of low performance, West Lake Junior High School Principal Tyler Howe is optimistic that his school is on the rise. Te...
    Updated Jan 31 2017 11:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Members of the FLDS Church walk to Federal Court in Salt Lake City Tuesday Oct. 3 for a two-day hearing to hear testimony from FLDS members and government witnesses to determine whether defendants have a religious right to share their food stamp benefits. Prosecutors say jury instructions changed the food stamp fraud case against a polygamous sect
    Earlier this month, John Huber, the top federal prosecutor in Utah, visited St. George and met with a task force that investigated the polygamous Fund...
    Updated Jan 30 2017 01:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utahns oppose Trump’s plan to curtail refugee immigration
    Washington • Most Utahns oppose limiting refugees from war-torn or terrorism-beset nations, a new poll shows, even as President Donald Trump is set to...
    Updated Jan 27 2017 09:32 am   |     |   Share
  • Photo courtesy of Utah State Historical Society This photo shows the board of directors of the Deseret Hospital. Many of the women in this photo participated in an 1870 meeting defending polygamy. The meeting was referred to as the ’Great Indignation Meeting.’ Front row, left to right: Jane S. Richards, Emmeline B. Wells.  Middle row: Phoebe Woodruff, Isabelle M. Horne, Eliza R. Snow, Zina D. Young, Marinda N. Hyde.  Back row: Dr. Ellis R. Shipp, Bathsheba W. Smith, Elizabeth Howard, Dr. Romania B. Pratt Penrose. New book explores an early Mormon dichotomy: Women defending polygamy while pushing a feminist agenda
    Mormonism may be a faith with men in the top tiers, but without the earnest involvement of women, especially during the dicey days of polygamy, it wou...
    Updated Jan 09 2017 11:06 pm   |     |   Share

  • (A yearbook photo of Dave Rose in his first year as a teacher at Millard High School.  Courtesy photo)  ‘I gotta get outta here’: BYU’s Dave Rose grew a thick skin during first job at tiny Millard High
    Provo • Dave Rose trudged through the snow to the entrance of Manti’s gym. The woman staffing the ticket table asked him to pay the admission cost, ev...

    Updated Feb 22 2017 09:39 am   |     |   Share