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A state lawmaker says Gov. Gary Herbert told him the prison should be relocated near the Salt Lake City International Airport. Rep. David Lifferth, R-Eagle Mountain, released details of a 10-minute conversation he had with Herbert this week at an …

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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Marc Sessions Jenson hugs his defense co-counsel Helen Redd after he was found not guilty Friday, January 30, 2015 of fraud and money laundering in connection with the failed Mount Holly golf and ski resort near Beaver — a case with ties to the bribery and corruption investigation of former Utah attorneys general Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow.
Following a three-week trial, a jury of five men and three women deliberated 14 hours over two days before acquitting Jenson of four counts each of second-degree felony communications fraud and money laundering. Marc Jenson found not guilty of fraud and money laundering
    After nearly four years of battling prosecutors, 10 days of court testimony and 14 hours of waiting on a jury’s deliberations, the words Marc Sessions...
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  • Missing Utah man found dead, no sign of foul play
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  • Utah Supreme Court: Gun owners must exercise care in supplying guns to others
    The Utah Supreme Court on Friday found that gun owners have a duty to “exercise reasonable care” in supplying guns to others, such as children and inc...
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    Bachauer Concert Series Honors Pollei’s Legacy
    It’s impossible to mention the name Paul Pollei without thinking of the tremendous contributions he made to piano music internationally, and more spec...
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  • FAITH
    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
LDS Apostle Dallin H. Oaks makes a public statement for religious freedom and nondiscrimination in Salt Lake City Tuesday Jan. 27, 2015. He was one of four LDS leaders that called for legislation that protects vital religious freedoms while at the same time supporting protections in housing and employment for LGBT people. No apology? Really? Mormons question leader Dallin H. Oaks’ stance
    LDS apostle Dallin H. Oaks set off a global chain reaction among Mormons this week, when he said he wasn’t sure apologizing for the faith’s past rheto...
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  • Rolly: Legislature moves when LDS Church shifts
    Oh, to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, how does the Utah Legislature love thee? Let me count the ways. The announcement this week fro...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 05:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Accusations fly against Jordanelle water, sewer district
    A former employee of the Jordanelle Special Service District has testified that she witnessed what she suspected were improper dealings by district of...
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  • Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney visits with diners at Little Dooey, a barbecue restaurant in Starkville, Miss., Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Romney hasn't officially declared himself a presidential candidate again, but the 2012 Republican nominee looked and sounded like one during the stop in Mississippi. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) Romney's friends say he's far from retired despite not running in 2016
    Washington • While Mitt Romney won’t embark on a third run at the presidency, he plans to remain a prominent voice in the Republican Party as it sifts...
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  • TRIBTALK
    Utah Lit: ‘The Year of Living Virtuously (Weekends Off)’
    In her latest book, Utah author Teresa Jordan turns a year-long blog experiment into a thoughtful and personal exploration of virtue and vice. On Frid...
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  • Taxpayers save if retirees set aside more
    The state and federal governments could save at least $194 million over a 15-year period if the people least prepared for retirement increase the amou...
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  • (Al Hartmann |  Tribune file photo)  
Former Utah Senator Jake Garn, left, enjoys a laugh with Richard Richards, a former chairman of the Republican National Commitee at the Shepherd Union Building at Weber State University in 2009.  Richards was later honored in a ceremony where the Richard Richards Institute for Politics , Decency and Ethical Conduct at Weber State University was named in his honor. Richard Richards, Republican Party icon, dies at age 82
    Richard Richards, a key player in Utah Republican politics for three decades, was the first GOP chairman to endorse Ronald Reagan for president and wa...
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  • Lawmakers worry about bill to ban deceptive photos in ads
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  • TRIBTALK
    Behind the Headlines: LGBT rights and religious freedom, legislative update, Sundance
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  • Stephan Sutton Utah man sentenced in murder for Christmas cash
    A Payson man was sentenced Friday to spend up to the rest of his life in prison for luring his alleged drug dealer to a vacant parking lot, where the ...
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  • Leslie McFarlane (left), a wildlife disease specialist with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, puts a radio collar on a 1 1/2-year old buck mule deer whild wildlife technician Vern Shepardson restrains the buck.

McFarlane is conducting research in the La Sal Mountains near Moab that she hopes will shed light on migration patterns of the deer and the ways that chronic wasting disease is transmitted. Mule deer in the La Sals have shown the highest frequency of chronic wasting disease in the state.

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Utah Department of Agriculture officials confirmed Friday that a bull elk shot on a private hunting park in northern Utah has tested for the fatal neurological malady known as Chronic Wasting Disease. More than 20 wild deer and two moose stuck in the Broadmouth Canyon hunting park will be killed and tested for CWD. More than 60 elk on a breeding ranch near Blanding will also be killed. 

Chronic wasting disease found in bull elk killed on private Utah ranch
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  • Courtesy of Hogle Zoo
In his debut as Super Bowl prognosticator for Utah's Hogle Zoo, Vulcan the lion picked the New England Patriots to beat the Seattle Seahawks. Vulcan's late predecessor, Eli the orangutan, picked seven winners in a row before passing away in the off-season to breast cancer. Hogle Zoo lion picks Patriots to win Super Bowl
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  • POLITICS
    Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, second from left, former Mississippi Republican Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck, left, Megan Mullen, wife of Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen and Dan Mullen, right, talk as they have dinner at Little Dooey, a barbecue restaurant in Starkville, Miss., Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Romney hasn't officially declared himself a presidential candidate again, but the 2012 Republican nominee looked and sounded like one during the stop in Mississippi. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) News roundup: Mitt Romney to offer ‘an update’ on 2016 this morning
    Mitt Romney to offer ‘an update’ this morning on 2016. Poll: Two thirds of Utahns say police treat everyone fairly. LDS leaders answer critics questio...

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  • Man who admitted 1997 Utah beating death, robbery gets up to life in prison
    Alan Lee Marx told the judge multiple times on Friday that he was sorry. Marx also said he wished he could have changed what happened to Ward “Hank” ...
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  • Democrats say Utah would be different if they were in charge
    Pristine air, well-funded schools and health care for the needy. That’s what Utah Democrats say residents could expect if they were in charge. “Utahns...
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  • Lawmakers question governor’s highways-to-schools funding shift
    Lawmakers wondered aloud Friday how Gov. Gary Herbert can pull off an apparent magic budget trick. Herbert wants to take $94.2 million a year in sales...
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  • FAITH
    (Screen shot) The LDS Church has posted a video and photos explaining these temple garments, which faithful members where beneath their clothes. LDS Church asking Mormons for input on temple garments
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