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Washington • The Interior Department said Monday that a recent meeting between federal officials and tribal leaders in southwestern Utah was part of a listening tour and downplayed questions of whether it could lead to a new national monument. Assistant …

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  • 3-car crash kills driver in Clearfield
    A man died after a three-car crash Tuesday afternoon in Clearfield. An 18-year-old man was turning onto State Road 193 from Center Street about 4:30 p...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 10:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Frank Boyce works on his game off the practice tee as a rally to save Glendale Golf Course gets going in the background on Saturday. Earlier this year, the City Council voted to turn the links into a park that would have various functions including soccer, football and baseball. Salt Lake City Council weighs reducing recreation bond’s $150 million cost
    Salt Lake City Council members Tuesday suggested reducing the cost and scope of a proposed $150 million recreation bond then heard from more than 100 ...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 10:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • Nonprofits picked to lead Salt Lake County initiatives
    Salt Lake County has picked two nonprofit groups to serve as the lead agencies in the second and third social-service programs undertaken through the ...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 09:31 pm   |     |   Share
    Top 10 reasons you don’t want to miss the Summit County Fair
    In the dog days of August, the mind wanders to corn dogs, carnivals, cowboys, and queens. See them all in the Summit County countryside. This year’s ...

    Updated Jul 15 2015 09:16 am   |     |   Share

    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Businessman Dave Robinson speaks during a Salt Lake City Mayoral Debate at Salt Lake City's Main Library Thursday July 16, 2015. Trib Talk: SLC mayoral candidate Dave Robinson
    Dave Robinson grew up in American Fork, where he worked as a ranch hand. He then made the leap to consulting and is now attempting his first bid for p...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 02:26 pm   |     |   Share

  • Most Utahns want bigger rec areas, but not for outsiders
    A new poll suggests Utahns love outdoor recreation in the state but they want it mostly for themselves. With the state’s population expected to double...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 09:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sunday, June 28, 2015 file photo, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts prepare to lead marchers while waving rainbow-colored flags at the 41st annual Pride Parade in Seattle, two days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. On Monday, July 27, 2015, the Texas-based Boy Scouts of America ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) If Mormons leave Scouting, BSA will feel it — in its wallet
    For many years, the LDS Church has discussed breaking away from the Boy Scouts of America, but the group’s decision this week to admit “openly gay lea...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 11:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utahn claims her Starbucks coffee was tainted with cleaning solution
    A Davis County woman alleges she suffered severe damage to her esophagus at the Starbucks in Clinton after drinking coffee that contained a cleaning s...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 09:31 pm   |     |   Share
    News roundup: Donald Trump leading polls in the early primary states
    Donald Trump leading polls in the primary states. Swallow to face trial April 2016. Chaffetz calls for IRS commissioner’s resignation. Happy Tuesday...

    Updated Jul 28 2015 06:12 am   |     |   Share

  • (Leah Hogsten  |   Tribune file photo)  
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert Herbert tours prison with an eye toward rebuilding
    Utah Corrections chief Rollin Cook had a captive audience Tuesday and it wasn’t state inmates. Gov. Gary Herbert and top advisers spent four hours t...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 08:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • Anonymous tip breaks Summit County cold case from 1976
    A 40-year-old Summit County cold case finally has resolution — but the suspect has been dead for years. William Ercanbrack, 47, was shot in the back a...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 07:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
The public will soon be able to tour the new High West Distillery at Blue Sky Ranch in Wanship, seen here in December 2014. The Park City-based distillery is seeking a permit from the DABC so that tastings can be part of the tours. Park City whiskey maker gets first permit to allow liquor sampling
    When the High West Distillery opens its massive new distillery in mid-September, adult guests will be able to take an educational tour and — thanks to...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 10:53 pm   |     |   Share
    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Community activist George Chapman a Salt Lake City Mayoral Debate at Salt Lake City's Main Library Thursday July 16, 2015. Trib Talk: SLC mayoral candidate George Chapman
    George Chapman spent his career as an engineer in San Diego, but since retiring to Salt Lake City, he’s spoken out on issues from air pollution to the...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 04:43 pm   |     |   Share

  • Double-hand transplant recipient eight-year-old Zion Harvey smiles during a news conference Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in Philadelphia. Surgeons said Harvey of Baltimore who lost his limbs to a serious infection,  has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Boy who lost limbs to infection gets double-hand transplant
    Philadelphia • Surgeons in Philadelphia have performed a double-hand transplant on a boy believed to be the youngest patient to undergo the procedure....
    Updated Jul 28 2015 03:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • FBI: Islamic State sympathizer charged in backpack bomb plot
    Miami • A man described by the FBI as an Islamic State sympathizer who hoped to mount attacks on U.S. soil was charged Tuesday with plotting to detona...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 03:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Judge unlikely to boost award in Israel bombings to over $1B
    New York • A U.S. judge indicated Tuesday that he was unlikely to boost a $654 million jury award to victims of terror attacks in Israel over a decade...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 02:06 pm   |     |   Share
    News roundup: Forget Snapchat; Television still owns the 2016 race
    Forget Snapchat; Television still owns the 2016 race. Hatch gives to Lee but it’s not an endorsement. Lee to attempt another Obamacare repeal today. ...

    Updated Jul 27 2015 10:49 am   |     |   Share

  • FILE - In this March 3, 2015 file photo, House Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans on the House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, say there is no agreement with Hillary Rodham Clinton over her possible appearance before the panel, despite the State Department’s pledge to produce 5,000 new pages of documents. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) GOP: Still no deal on Clinton testimony to Benghazi panel
    Washington • Republicans on the House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday that there is no agreement with Hillar...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 02:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Joyce Mitchell cries as she sits with her attorney Stephen Johnston in court on Tuesday July 28, 2015 in Plattsburgh, N.Y.  Mitchell, an instructor in the tailor shop at the Clinton Correctional Facility, pleaded guilty to charges of aiding two inmates convicted of murder by smuggling hacksaw blades and other tools to the pair, who broke out and spent three weeks on the run in June. She faces a sentence of 2 1/3 to 7 years in prison under terms of a plea deal with prosecutors.  (Rob Fountain/The Press-Republican via AP, Pool) NY prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers
    Plattsburgh, N.Y. • A prison worker who was “in over her head” with two inmates convicted of murder tearfully pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of aid...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 02:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this May 12, 2015 file photo, Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaks in Arlington, Va. The Obama administration is taking steps to expand a student aid grant program _ so prisoners would be eligible. Duncan and Attorney General Loretta Lynch have scheduled a visit to the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup, Md., Friday to announce the plans. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) Administration wants to give prisoners access to Pell grants
    Washington • Some federal and state prisoners could soon be eligible for federal student aid to take college courses while behind bars. The aid would ...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 02:03 pm   |     |   Share
    ‘I Love’ roller coasters: Utah man has taken the plunge with 87 thrill rides
    Johnnie Norton, 29, of Layton, is a roller-coaster enthusiast who has ridden the ups and downs of 87 of America’s coasters. Norton, shown above in the...
    Updated Jul 23 2015 01:34 pm   |     |   Share

  • Rolly: Kids don’t get a discount at Hillary’s Utah bash — get the picture?
    It will cost $2,700 to have your picture taken with Hillary Clinton at her Utah fundraiser next week. Even if you’re just 5 years old. Lifelong Utah...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 11:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
UPD detective Ken Hansen speaks to the media on Thursday at the Hellgate Cliffs area of Little Cottonwood Canyon about remains found in the area. Climbers initially found a boot containing skeletal remains of a foot, which could have been on the cliffside for two to three years. Hansen said investigators are confident they will be able to link the remains to a missing person through DNA analysis. Little Cottonwood bones mystery: DNA results on recovered fragments could take months
    Unified Police detectives say it could be autumn before they have information on the identity of human bones discovered last week by climbers in Littl...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 11:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and Acting Police Chief Mike Brown are joined by community and business leaders during a press conference to discuss new initiatives to ensure public safety in the Rio Grande District. Becker and police to crack down on drug trafficking around homeless shelter
    If you are buying or selling drugs in the Rio Grande District near the Road Home shelter, you will be arrested and you will be prosecuted. That’s what...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 11:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy | Bureau of Land Management 

The High Meadow Fire has burned 820 acres in the Arizona Strip, southeast of St. George. 
Southwest Utah smoky, as wildfire burns in Arizona Strip
    A lightning-caused fire continued to burn Tuesday in the Arizona Strip, about 55 miles southeast of St. George, Utah, having scorched more than 820 ac...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 02:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • James Pendleton Jr. listens to his attorney argue Thursday, May 21, 2015, that Pendleton's murder and kidnapping trial should be moved out of Carbon County. Pendleton, Ashley Platt and Michael Dees were each charged with murder and kidnapping following the July 29, 2014, death of Brian Swink, whose body was found in the basement of Pendleton's home in Price following a fire. Investigators believe Swink set the fire after Pendleton beat him and then put him in the basement against Swink's will with the help of Platt and Dees. Two Utahns enter pleas in house-fire death
    Two people originally charged with murder after a man locked in a basement died last year in a Price house fire have resolved their criminal cases. As...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 08:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • Sandy man dies in western Wyoming crash
    The Wyoming Highway Patrol has identified the victim of a weekend crash near the Utah-Wyoming border as a Sandy, Utah man. WHP Sgt. David Wagener said...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 09:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • Dixie State College students make their way across campus Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 in St. George.
Jud Burkett / The Spectrum Tension simmers over Dixie State’s name
    Many believed Dixie State finally had earned a place on the national stage when it became a university two years ago. But that bigger role has come at...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 11:10 am   |     |   Share
  • Police: Handcuffed Hildale teen takes police car for joyride
    Hildale, Utah • Police say a teenager in Hildale tried to escape an intoxication bust by stealing the police car and driving it while handcuffed. KUTV...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 08:54 am   |     |   Share
  • Authorities identify body of woman found in Boise alley
    Boise, Idaho • Southwest Idaho authorities have identified a woman found dead in an alley as 23-year-old Laneva L. Roderick. Ada County Coroner Dotti ...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 08:51 am   |     |   Share
  • In this photo provided by the HEAL Veterinary Hospital & Pet Rehabilitation, Dr. Brittney Barton holds Skinny, who when found wandering near Dallas in 2012 weighed in at 41 pounds. Barton says the orange tabby she adopted in 2013 has slimmed to 19 pounds with exercise and a special diet. (Jana Hipp via HEAL Veterinary Hospital & Pet Rehabilitation via AP) Former 41-pound fat cat in Texas slims down to 19 pounds
    Dallas • A former 41-pound cat dubbed Skinny has lost more than half of his weight to become the darling of a Dallas veterinary clinic. Dr. Brittney B...
    Updated Jul 28 2015 10:04 am   |     |   Share
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