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Last Updated Sep 28, 2016 11:55AM

Denver • Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons that have nothing to do with daily police work, an Associated Press investigation has …

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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Patrolman Steve Winters, pictured in the museum of the Salt Lake Police Department, recently received the de-escalation award for persuading an individual to give up his weapon during a recent tense call. The police department continues to train their officers in the practice of de-escalation during training. Instead of shooting suspects, Utah police are training to de-escalate violence
    Salt Lake City police Officers Travis Morgan and Steve Winters drew down on a suspected armed bank robber shortly after noon July 25 near 2000 South a...
    Updated Sep 19 2016 04:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Ken Cromer takes picture of  the Live Yankee mine’s old tram house, where buckets of dirt laden with silver and lead headed eight miles down the canyon to be loaded on railroad cars. Mark Allen, the founder of Protect and Preserve American Fork Canyon led a tour of American Fork canyon’s old mining district, September 13, 2016 and the remains of the Live Yankee mine located in Mary Ellen Gulch.  Water discharge from the Live Yankee mine has contaminated the stream bed and filled Tibble Fork reservoir with sediments rich in heavy metals, including arsenic and lead. Hazards of American Fork Canyon’s mining scars draw scrutiny as Snowbird ski resort moves to expand
    Hundreds of miners toiled in Mary Ellen Gulch a century ago, turning mountaintops inside out at the headwaters of American Fork Canyon in search of or...
    Updated Sep 20 2016 08:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     BYU DB Kai Nacua argues that he should not have been ejected for targeting. Utah defeated BYU 20-19, Saturday, September 10, 2016. College football: Targeting calls against BYU reignite debate
    Kenneth Scott caught more than a few balls in traffic during his time at the University of Utah. But as the former standout wide receiver watched his ...
    Updated Sep 13 2016 11:55 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Projects like this one near 600 South and State Street are expected to help ease Salt Lake City’s affordable-housing crunch. Salt Lake City seeking solutions to affordable-housing ‘crisis’
    As Salt Lake City seeks to ease its affordable-housing crunch, the problem’s human dimension is coming into sharper focus. New information suggests th...
    Updated Sep 12 2016 04:44 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Ally Smith listens to a question about her birthday in her Salt Lake City home, Wednesday, August 31, 2016, as her mother Marissa, left listens also. I was born Sept. 11, 2001 — When the birthday only loved ones remember collides with an attack the world will never forget
    Ally Smith was in preschool — or maybe kindergarten — the first time some kid said she must be a terrorist. What prompted that childish assumption? Yo...
    Updated Sep 12 2016 04:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Heidi Lund poses for a portrait at LifeStart Village Friday August 26, 2016. Utah's suburban oasis from the grinding desperation of homelessness
    Midvale • There is a leafy, well-kept subdivision in this Salt Lake Valley city that doesn’t stand out from other suburbs and, to the casual passer-by...
    Updated Aug 30 2016 02:55 pm   |     |   Share