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After reviewing multiple sites west of Salt Lake City International Airport, state construction managers in charge of building a new prison have narrowed their focus to about 600 acres closest to the Great Salt Lake. Also, initial reports show dust …

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  • At least one dead after Utah County crash
    A vehicle crash in Spanish Fork Canyon left at least one dead Friday night. The crash occurred near Emma Park Road, according to a tweet from Utah Cou...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 10:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • 50-acre grain crop lost in Morgan County fire
    A 50-acre grain field burned Friday when a machine being used to harvest the crop hit a rock and sparked the fire in Morgan County, fire officials sai...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 08:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Firefighters extinguish blaze in air control unit of U. building under construction
    A fire in the air control unit of a building under construction near the University of Utah campus was contained with minimal damage Friday morning, f...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 08:06 pm   |     |   Share
    GREENbike: Corporate citizens and non profits join forces for community impact
    GREENbike, Salt Lake City’s non-profit bike sharing system has been on the streets since 2013, and has grown at a rapid pace. The system, which began ...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 09:00 am   |     |   Share

    News roundup: Harry Reid to intelligence officials: Lie to Donald Trump
    Harry Reid to intelligence officials: Lie to Donald Trump. Clinton accepts Democratic nod. Shurtleff free of charges. Happy Friday. Senate Minority ...

    Updated Jul 29 2016 08:19 am   |     |   Share

  • Courtesy of Tim Peterson, LightHawk |  Red Canyon on the west side of Cedar Mesa was once a busy uranium mining district. The Bureau of Land Management  is considering an expansion for the idled Daneros Mine, located in Bullseye Canyon, pictured in the middle distance of this aerial photograph. Energy Fuels Resources wants to extract 500,000 tons of uranium ore over 20 years from this mine in the heart of the proposed Bears Ears National Monument. BLM set to approve expansion of inactive uranium mine in Utah
    The White Canyon mining district yielded thousands of tons of uranium ore during the Cold War, but the area west of Blanding has gone silent in recent...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 09:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Keynote speaker Christopher Harmer with the Institute for the Study of War speaks at Rep. Chris Stewart’s  annual conference on “America’s Role in the World.”  It was sponsored by the Hinckley Intitute of Politics at the Univeristy of Utah Friday July 29.  U. conference: Global threats grow amid questions of U.S. commitment
    America is the best and perhaps only hope to maintain world peace in today’s dangerous times, but its friends and foes question its commitment to that...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 09:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo)   Phillip Hinckley on the sidewalk outside the Provo Recreation Center in Provo, Thursday June 2, 2016. People pushing a petition seeking to stop a controversial transit project say the police have been chasing them off public property at the Provo Recreation Center. Groups opposing Provo-Orem transit project appeal to Utah Supreme Court
    Groups contending that Provo and Orem illegally rejected voter referendums that sought to block a controversial transit project appealed Friday direct...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 09:35 pm   |     |   Share
    Vice presidential running mate Gov. Mike Pence, R-Ind., right, listens as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during an goodbye reception with friends and family following the Republican National Convention, Friday, July 22, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) News roundup: The Secret Service code names for Trump and Pence
    The Secret Service code names for Trump and Pence. Obama heralds Clinton, embraces her on stage at DNC. Kaine, Biden blast Trump. Happy Thursday. Th...

    Updated Jul 28 2016 10:42 am   |     |   Share

  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Catherine, who asked to be identified by a pseudonym, was an 18-year-old freshman when she said she was raped by a student at Utah State University in January 2015. She was the first of four women in report the man to Logan police. In following months, she struggled with self-worth issues, but knew that ’this one event wasn’t going to ruin my future,’ and found strength in her family and faith. Prosecutors reviving cases of 4 women who told police they were sexually assaulted by same Utah State student
    Cache County prosecutors say they have begun reviewing and investigating the cases of four women who reported to Logan police that they’d been sexuall...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 10:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Sorenson Impact Foundation  James Lee Sorenson appointed as newest member of University of Utah Board of Trustees. Businessman James Lee Sorenson joins U. board of trustees
    The University of Utah Board of Trustees now includes businessman and U. alumnus James Lee Sorenson, the school announced Friday. Sorenson, whose $13 ...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 08:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)   Daniel Fuhr,newly retired superintendent for the Utah Highway Patrol, was the unanimous pick to head the troubled Utah Communications Authority. But he withdrew his application because state law prohibits a law-enforcement officer from taking retirement if they take on a new government job before a one-year waiting period. Scandal-rocked Utah agency suffers setback in search for new leader
    The troubled Utah Communications Authority (UCA) continues to search for new leadership after a $1 million embezzlement scandal rocked the agency earl...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 09:50 pm   |     |   Share
    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Nathan Johnson, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gives the invocation at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, OH, Wednesday July 20, 2016. Mormons have prayed at four of the GOP’s past five national conventions
    Last week, Nathan Johnson, a black Mormon convert and a regional LDS Church leader in Ohio, offered an invocation at the Republican National Conventio...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 02:00 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Todd Brown uses a hydro demolition machine on a bridge deck on I-215. The new technique uses high pressure water jets to demolish concrete bridge decks without damaging the reinforcing steel or structure underneath. Friday, July 29, 2016. UDOT takes down concrete bridges with new high-power water jets
    West Valley City • The Utah Department of Transportation showed off new “hydro demolition” work Friday on I-215. It uses high-pressure water jets to d...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 03:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • East parcel no longer considered for prison The state will focus on the west parcel for a new state prison after elminating an east parcel in west Salt Lake City. State focuses on prison land that Salt Lake City supports, environmentalists don’t
    After reviewing multiple sites west of Salt Lake City International Airport, state construction managers in charge of building a new prison have narro...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 10:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah ACLU says feds must get warrant to access drug database
    The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah is pushing back against the Drug Enforcement Administration in a lawsuit over whether investigators should ...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 05:32 pm   |     |   Share
    News roundup: Howard Dean mocks his own 2004 scream
    Howard Dean mocks his own 2004 scream. Clinton officially wins nomination as first woman to head a major-party ticket. Bernie supporters walk out of c...

    Updated Jul 28 2016 10:42 am   |     |   Share

  • (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)    This 2011 photo shows Bill Keebler in camouflage he used for hunting coyote. Judge scraps trial date, orders ‘road map’ of evidence against alleged would-be BLM bomber
    A federal judge ordered prosecutors to provide a “road map” of the evidence they plan to use against Stockton resident William Keebler, accused of try...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 09:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Defendant charged with killing 2 Utah teens to receive public defender
    West Jordan • A man charged with murdering two teenagers in a dispute over a T-shirt will receive a public defender. Mario Cervantes-Angel, 28, made ...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 01:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • A 74-year-old man was in critical condition Friday after colliding with an SUV in Millcreek. (KUTV News photo) Bicyclist hurt in collision with SUV in Millcreek
    A 74-year-old bicyclist was in fair condition Friday after colliding with an SUV in a Millcreek intersection. Unified Police Detective Chuck Malm said...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 02:10 pm   |     |   Share
    Captain Marvel joining superhero movie ranks
    Another Captain joins the Marvel movie ranks, with the announcement over the weekend that Brie Larson will star as Captain Marvel. If you’re unfamilia...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 12:03 am   |     |   Share

  • Courtesy  |  Utah Highway Patrol  A 34-year-old woman is dead after a crash on Interstate 15 on Friday, July 29. Woman dies in I-15 crash in Salt Lake City
    A 34-year-old woman is dead after a crash in Salt Lake County on Friday morning. Amber Orencole, of Midvale, was driving a pick-up truck north on Inte...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 07:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Box Canyon Fire: Crews mull strategy for remote, rugged Summit County blaze
    A new wildfire near the Smith and Morehouse Reservoir in Summit County had topped 60 acres Friday, but no homes were threatened. The Box Canyon Fire w...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 04:20 pm   |     |   Share
    Top Four Reasons to Donate Plasma
    When you donate plasma at a local Grifols Biomat location, your gift becomes a vital material used to produce several medications that treat and preve...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 10:00 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  Tribune file photo Jennifer Napier-Pearce speaks during The Salt Lake Tribune)  ’s Pulitzer Prize Centennial Party at Weller Book Works in Trolley Square Thursday April 28, 2016. Napier-Pearce was recently named Editor of The Salt Lake Tribune)   by new owner Paul Huntsman. She replaces Terry Orme.  Salt Lake Tribune’s new editor, Napier-Pearce, is thrilled to return to paper, praises predecessor Orme
    The new owner of The Salt Lake Tribune has turned to a familiar face to become the paper’s next editor. Jennifer Napier-Pearce — The Tribune’s former ...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 10:37 pm   |     |   Share
    GREENbike: Corporate citizens and non profits join forces for community impact
    GREENbike, Salt Lake City’s non-profit bike sharing system has been on the streets since 2013, and has grown at a rapid pace. The system, which began ...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 09:00 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Friends of Jeremy Johnson show emotion outside the federal courthouse in Salt Lake City after a federal judge sentenced online entrepreneur Johnson to 135 months in prison for eight counts of making false statements to a bank. Friday July 29, 2016. Judge likens Jeremy Johnson’s tactics to Putin’s before sentencing the Utahn
    A federal judge sentenced St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson to prison Friday with a lecture about morals and comparisons with Vladimir Putin and t...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 10:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Uinta County Fire Protection  Several structures have burned in the Tokewanna Estates Subdivision in Uinta County, Wyo., Friday, July 29, 2016. Wildfire on Utah-Wyoming border tops 1,500 acres
    A wildfire near the Utah-Wyoming border has blackened more than 1,500 acres of Bureau of Land Management timber, grass and sagebrush. Assistant BLM Fi...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 10:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Provo man, dog lose home to fire
    A man and his dog are homeless after fire destroyed their Provo house early Friday morning. The blaze at 1509 S. State Street erupted shortly after mi...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 01:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Grant Walker washes the windows at the entryway to the federal courthouse in Salt Lake City, Friday July 29, 2016. Utah forecast: Excessive heat, extreme wildfire danger to rule weekend
    If your idea of hell has been solely metaphysical, Utah’s weekend forecast may offer a more palpable reason to fear what follows mortality. From north...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 07:30 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     A look at the Utah State Capitol from a Utah Highway Patrol helicopter, Friday, March 11, 2016. Kirby: 5 things I hate about Utah
    Utah has failed to make the grade once again. Among a list of the 50 worst U.S. cities to live in, the Beehind State was unsuccessful in achieving a s...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 08:31 pm   |     |   Share