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Last Updated Jun 14, 2015 07:03PM

Zion National Park • Cheetah Platt works as an acrobat, but he’s hardly fearless. Before he decided to hike Angels Landing, he read materials online and the literature provided by Zion National Park. They described the plateau at the end …

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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Jared Larkin with his adopted daughter, London, at Westminster College, Tuesday June 2, 2015. Utah theater teacher offers scenes from a single father’s life
    “Can we go back to the kill of Jerry?”  Jared Larkin asks the high-school students working with rapiers and daggers in his stage-combat class, then ad...
    Updated Jun 22 2015 09:38 am   |     |   Share
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The Parrish Lane Interchange project in Centerville, which included night closures of the freeway, added a third westbound lane across I-15. Night road work vs. noise ordinances? Utah lawmakers are all ears
    Working on road projects at night — when traffic is light — can reduce traffic jams, minimize business disruption and speed completion. Trouble is, st...
    Updated Jun 22 2015 12:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Brianne Altice listens to the testimony of a teenager who gave details about his sexual relationship when he was 17-years old with Altice, his former Davis High School teacher during a preliminary hearing in Judge John R. Morris' 2nd District Court, Thursday January 15, 2015. According to charging documents, Altice allegedly had sexual contact with the 17-year-old boy between August and September of last year. Brianne Altice, was taken into custody and is headed to trial with 10 felony counts for alleged sexual relationships with three teens: five counts of first-degree felony rape, two counts of first-degree felony forcible sodomy and three counts of second-degree felony forcible sexual abuse in connection with allegedly having sex with the three male students. Altice sex case shows how hard it is to sue a Utah school — and win
    A Utah family dropped its lawsuit recently against Davis School District, Davis High and former English teacher Brianne Altice. The primary facts are ...
    Updated Jun 21 2015 08:56 pm   |     |   Share
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Jon M. and Karen Huntsman, 1987. ‘Mormon Rivals’ — How a kidnapping changed the Huntsmans forever
    Two masked men with a knife ambushed James Huntsman as he left his family’s house around dinnertime Dec. 8, 1987. The men handcuffed and blindfolded ...
    Updated Jun 21 2015 07:57 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

A foal and its mother graze in the Onaqui wild horse management area  near Simpson Springs. BLM will soon begin darting Onaqui mares with a contraceptive in the hopes of controlling wild horse numbers without costly and controversial roundups. Thursday, June 5, 2014.
BLM will dart horses in attempt to control fertility
    Sometime this year, federal land managers plan to shoot a “fertility vaccine” into the haunches of wild horses in Tooele County’s Onaqui herd. Using d...
    Updated Jun 14 2015 09:16 am   |     |   Share
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Zion National Park ranger Ray O'Neil on the Canyon Overlook Trail, Zion National Park, Tuesday May 5, 2015. Rangers are rescuing average visitors — like you — from the national parks, and it’s expensive
    Editor’s note • This is one in an occasional series of stories about The National Park Service, which will mark 100 years on Aug. 25, 2016 — the anniv...
    Updated Jun 14 2015 08:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • Republican presidential candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, and family, walk off stage after his announcement of his withdraw from the race, Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. From left are, wife Mary Kaye, and daughters Gracie and Abby.  (AP Photo/David Goldman) ‘Mormon Rivals’ — Huntsman fought Romney, then endorsed him, sort of
    Editor’s note: This excerpt is from “Mormon Rivals,” a new book by Salt Lake Tribune reporters Matt Canham and Thomas Burr. For more information go to...
    Updated Jun 15 2015 08:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann, leave a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meetinghouse after services on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 in Wofeboro, N.H.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ‘Mormon Rivals’ — Romney, Huntsman fall short but LDS Church shines on national stage
    After returning from Beijing in early 2012, Jon Huntsman headed to the University of South Carolina to offer the commencement address. The next day, a...
    Updated Jun 10 2015 04:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, greets fellow candidate, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., prior to the start the Fourth of July parade in Amherst, N.H., Monday, July 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) Mormon rivals: Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman move from friendship to bitter feud
    It was his first chance to sell himself as a presidential candidate, and Mitt Romney was determined to make it memorable. The Massachusetts governor s...
    Updated Jun 07 2015 10:25 pm   |     |   Share
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Jerry Roberts and Sgt. Teddy Conner conduct a bio surface sampling test in 1997 at Dugway Proving Ground. The test was to check suspect areas to identify potential contamination. Utah lab that shipped anthrax has a long history with the disease and weapon
    In retrospect, Dugway Proving Ground could have done a better job detonating anthrax-laced bombs over monkeys. It was 1955. Dugway, the U.S. Army tes...
    Updated Jun 07 2015 09:12 am   |     |   Share
  • Sean Reyes, Utah attorney general Business as usual? A.G. Reyes’ campaign donations raise conflict-of-interest questions
    In the aftermath of a pay-for-play scandal that has his two predecessors facing multiple criminal charges, newly minted Utah Attorney General Sean Rey...
    Updated Jun 07 2015 03:19 pm   |     |   Share
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Elder L. Tom Perry of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles with U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman at Brigham Young University. Photo gallery: the life of Mormon apostle L. Tom Perry
    L. Tom Perry, the oldest apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died Saturday at age 92. Perry’s life took him from Logan to the...
    Updated May 31 2015 09:48 am   |     |   Share
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