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Utah’s amateur astronomers will soon have access to one of the largest public telescopes anywhere — for free. The new instrument, roughly the size of a school bus, will be opened to public use Saturday with a dedication ceremony and …

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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Jackie Pata, executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, gives the keynote address at the 2017 Governor’s Native American Summit at Utah Valley University in Orem on Thursday July 20, 2017. Native Americans from eight Utah tribes gathered to discuss educational and economic success, strengthening family relationships and celebrating native culture. Utes pull out of Utah governor’s Native American Summit, citing frustration over unequal treatment
    Orem • Leaders of the Ute Indian Tribe say they will no longer participate in Gov. Gary Herbert’s annual summit on Native American issues — until stat...
    Updated Jul 21 2017 07:20 am   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy of the American Culinary Federation  Madeline Black, a culinary student from Utah Valley University, competed last week in Orlando, Florida in the American Culinary Federation’s Student Chef of the Year competition. She won the title and brought home a second national championship for the Orem university. UVU student wins national chef contest, putting Orem school ‘on the culinary map to stay’
    Madeline Black peered into the oven to see her potatoes gratin simmering golden brown. And while other chefs might have smiled or patted themselves o...
    Updated Jul 21 2017 08:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy Utah Charter Network Students and community members at a meeting at Kairos Academy on June 29 after the State Charter School Board voted to shut down the school for pregnant teens and young mothers. The academy lost a bid Wednesday before the state Charter School Board to avoid forced closure, but school officials vowed to appeal to the Utah Board of Education. West Valley charter school for teen moms fails to fend off forced closure
    A shake-up of school leadership and impassioned testimony by current and former students have failed to stave off closure of a West Valley charter sch...
    Updated Jul 19 2017 09:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Frederick Dissel holds up bricks he picked up for his wife, Karen Gasparac Dissel who graduated from Granite in 1971, as Granite High School, behind, is demolished. Bricks from the school are being made available in the east parking lot in Salt Lake City Tuesday July 18, 2017. Alumni of demolished Granite High School can take home a piece of history
    Deanna Nielsen drove into a parking lot Tuesday afternoon to a massive pile of bricks as workers continued to demolish Granite High School The Sandy ...
    Updated Jul 19 2017 08:12 am   |     |   Share



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  • FILE - In this June 30, 2014, file photo, customers walk to a Hobby Lobby store in Oklahoma City. Federal prosecutors say Hobby Lobby Stores has agreed to pay a $3 million federal fine and forfeit thousands of ancient Iraqi artifacts smuggled from the Middle East that the government alleges were intentionally mislabled. Prosecutors filed a civil complaint in New York on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in which Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby consented to the fine and forfeiture of thousands of tablets and bricks written in cuneiform, one of the earliest systems of writing, as well as other artifacts that prosecutors say were shipped without proper documentation. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File) Scholars ask BYU to investigate professor’s ties to Hobby Lobby after artifact-smuggling scandal
    An anonymous group of “scholars of archaeology” is calling on Brigham Young University to investigate ties between an assistant professor of ancient s...
    Updated Jul 19 2017 09:52 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Scott Anderson, President and CEO of Zions Bank speaks in support of Our Schools Now as they formally launch its tax increase initiative during a press event at the Capitol on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Legal error prompts Our Schools Now to set more public meetings on proposed tax hike for Utah education
    Our Schools Now is taking its ballot initiative on the road — again — after failing to comply with public notice laws during its first round of legall...
    Updated Jul 18 2017 11:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • (File photo  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Westminster College students sign pledges to believe and support friends who have been sexually assaulted during Start by Believing Week in September 2016. The college has twice surveyed students about the prevalence of sexual assault and related issues, but it is not releasing its results. Too few students replied last year, and this year, the respondents did not reflect the diversity on campus, the school said. Utah’s Westminster College wants to know students’ thoughts on sex assault — but it’s not getting many answers
    For the second year in a row, Westminster College will not publish the results of a campus survey about sexual assault — even as the federal governmen...
    Updated Jul 16 2017 11:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Chris Caldwell  |  The Spectrum & Daily News  Representatives involved in the planning and building of Rocky Vista University, and members of the local community, gather to commemorate the opening of the new facility in Ivins, Utah Friday, July 14, 2017. New Utah medical school opens in Ivins, doubling state’s ability to train new doctors
    Ivins • For Bradley Cook, the opening Friday of Utah’s second medical school — which will double the number of future doctors that can train here each...
    Updated Jul 14 2017 11:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • State school board braces for a battle over sex education
    Members of the Utah Board of Education took the first step Friday toward updating the state’s health education standards, a minimum 12-month process t...
    Updated Jul 15 2017 09:54 am   |     |   Share
  • Rural Box Elder school wants a 4-day week to free students for family ranch work
    A small, rural school in northwest Utah is hoping to boost attendance by keeping students home on Fridays. The Utah Board of Education will vote Frid...
    Updated Jul 14 2017 02:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf  |  Tribune file photo)   Utah School Board members Spencer Stokes says the cost of replacing Common Core education standards woiuld be $100 million. Hate Common Core? It’ll cost Utah $100 million to replace, school board member warns
    Utah opponents of the Common Core State Standards may need to foot a $100 million bill if they’re committed to replacing the controversial education b...
    Updated Jul 14 2017 09:59 am   |     |   Share
  • |  Image taken from schools.utah.gov  The state school board has launched a website that shows Utah public school teachers’ disciplinary statuses. A teachers union is suing over the site. This screen shot was taken Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Union sues to block online access to past Utah teacher discipline cases
    Utah’s largest teachers union is suing the state school board over a new website that allows the public to search a database of disciplinary actions t...
    Updated Jul 11 2017 09:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     UtahÌs 2011 Teacher of the Year, Gay Beck, talks to a small group of people as Our Schools Now holds 7 simultaneous town halls throughout Utah to explain and receive feedback on its ballot initiative to raise $700 million for public education through income and sales tax increases. Orem Elementary School hosted this meeting in Orem Tuesday July 11, 2017. In Salt Lake and Utah counties, varying receptions for Our Schools Now initiative’s $700M-plus tax increase
    Orem • When school starts for her three children each fall, Marci LeMonnier said Tuesday, she is asked by administrators to donate supplies like copy ...
    Updated Jul 15 2017 05:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • Our Schools Now to hold public meetings across Utah Tuesday on $700M tax hike initiative
    Utahns unsure whether to add their signature to — and potentially vote for — a $700 million tax hike to fund education will have a chance to ask quest...
    Updated Jul 06 2017 11:33 am   |     |   Share
  • Associated Press | File photo    A couple embraces during the historic Woodstock concert in 1969.  A new study finds that older Americans engaged in extramarital sex in 2016 at a higher than their younger counterparts — a trend  University of Utah researchers attribute in part to the 1970s-era Sexual Revolution. (AP-Photo) Extramarital sex higher among older Americans than younger counterparts, University of Utah study finds
    One in five Americans older than 55 say they engaged in extramarital sex in 2016, a rate higher than their younger counterparts, University of Utah re...
    Updated Jul 05 2017 11:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy Utah Charter Network Students and community members at a meeting at Kairos Academy on June 29 after the State Charter School Board voted to shut down the school for pregnant teens and young mothers. The academy lost a bid Wednesday before the state Charter School Board to avoid forced closure, but school officials vowed to appeal to the Utah Board of Education. West Valley City charter school for teen moms will replace administrators in bid to fight forced closure
    At age 20, Esmeralda Huerta is four academic credits away from earning her high school diploma. After dropping out of Hillcrest High School and being...
    Updated Jul 19 2017 09:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    SR 20 Cirrus plane used in the Southern Utah University Flight School, Wednesday, June 14, 2017.   Utah flight programs increase fleets, partner with airlines to meet ‘insatiable’ demand for pilots
    Bracing for a potential surge of aviation students, Southern Utah University this year spent about $3.8 million on 10 new Cirrus airplanes. Utah Stat...
    Updated Jul 03 2017 11:07 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Sixth-grade teacher Nichole Davis talks to one of her students in Ogden’s Lincoln Elementary School in September 2015. Starting teacher salaries in Ogde will be $40,719 in the 2017-18 school year — larger than in the surrounding Weber School District. “A lot of what the other districts have done this year, we did about three years ago without any fanfare,” said Zane Woolstenhulme, business administrator in the Ogden district. What happens to Utah schools when the district next door can pay its teachers more?
    Logan City School Superintendent Frank Schofield is sweating, and not because of the summer heat. His district’s board recently approved a $2,000 incr...
    Updated Jul 02 2017 10:10 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Ground is ceremoniously broken for the University of Utah’s new Ambulatory Care Center in Salt Lake City on Friday, June 30, 2017. Construction begins on first of three buildings to replace U. Med School
    The University of Utah broke ground Friday on a new, state-of-the-art complex for outpatient care — just the beginning of a $424 million project to re...
    Updated Jun 30 2017 09:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Jud Burkett  |  For The Salt Lake Tribune)   Former Dixie State University student Victoria Willard standing across the street from campus Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Dixie State becomes fourth Utah school under federal investigation for sexual misconduct allegations
    The federal government is investigating Dixie State University for allegedly mishandling a sexual harassment dispute with graduate Victoria Willard — ...
    Updated Jun 29 2017 10:56 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Care2 petition supporters delivered 60,000  petition signatures to Brigham Young University’s Abraham O. Smoot administration building, Wednesday, April 20, 2016 to protest the school’s “Honor Code” and to ask the school to add an immunity clause shielding sexual assault victims from Honor Code investigations. BYU announces all campuses will now give Honor Code amnesty and ‘leniency’ to students who report sexual assaults
    Brigham Young University announced Friday it has formally adopted an amnesty policy for victims or witnesses of sexual assault, a move it had pledged ...
    Updated Jun 26 2017 10:09 am   |     |   Share
  • Struggling West Valley City charter school for teen moms shut down by Utah board
    A charter school geared toward young mothers was forced to shut down Tuesday, pending appeal, after years of stagnant enrollment, financial pressures ...
    Updated Jun 20 2017 11:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)   Athlos Academy of Utah in Herriman. A new state audit says the State Charter School Board inappropriately approved a $124,100 grant for Athlos Academy in July  2015, three months after the Utah Board of Education voted to deny Athlos’ application to open a school. Audit dings Utah Charter School Board for improper use of state startup funds
    A state start-up grant was improperly awarded to Athlos Academy before the Herriman charter school was formally approved for operation, according to a...
    Updated Jun 20 2017 10:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)      State school board members are divided on whether eminent domain should be used to create a new driveway through this gate at American Preparatory Academy in Draper,Utah Friday June 9, 2017. Should Utah charter schools be allowed to seize private land?
    When construction began on a new American Preparatory Academy in January, the charter school lacked required permits from the Utah Board of Education,...
    Updated Jun 19 2017 07:19 am   |     |   Share