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A prosecutor told the jury considering the fate of accused fraudster Marc Sessions Jenson to keep one thing in mind as they began to deliberate his case: The businessman has trouble telling the truth. “This is a case about deception, …

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  • Dirt bike rider suffers skull fractures in northern Utah crash
    A Weber County man suffered multiple skull fractures after he crashed a dirt bike Thursday. The 31-year-old was driving the dirt bike north on 200 Ea...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 11:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Dabakis’ bill goes beyond housing, employment in protecting LGBT Utahns
    Until now, the debate about preventing discrimination against gay and lesbian Utahns has focused primarily on employment and housing, but a new propos...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 08:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
LDS Apostle D. Todd Christofferson makes a public statement of 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. Balancing LGBT, religious rights won’t be easy, Mormon leaders concede
    In the tug of war between religious freedom and LGBT rights, neither side will get everything it wants, two Mormon apostles said Thursday. “Neither ri...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 10:25 pm   |     |   Share
    Alzheimer's Association Utah Rallies For Cure & To Reduce Disease Cost To National Healthcare
    Lobbying state representatives to pass a new bill will be of primary focus when the Utah Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association holds a rally at the S...
    Updated Jan 06 2015 04:09 pm   |     |   Share

    (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
    In October, the LDS Church added a video and photos to an essay about its temple clothing — including two-piece underwear known as “garments” — as a w...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 02:31 pm   |     |   Share

  • photo courtesy Bryan Young

Local author and filmmaker Bryan Young and his son, Anakin, pose with various Star Wars memorabilia. Young has a column on star wars.com about cinema influences on films in the Star Wars franchise and also runs a podcast called ‘I Love’ video series: Utahn celebrates the power of ‘Star Wars’
    Bryan Young named his son after Anakin Skywalker, the Jedi prodigy who fell from grace and terrorized a galaxy far, far away as Darth Vader. The vill...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 05:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Traffic moves along Foothill Drive and I-215 in Salt Lake City Tuesday November 25, 2014. Lawmakers want to end fed review of Utah road projects
    Federal environmental review of proposed Utah highway projects would disappear under legislation that appears popular with state lawmakers. At least o...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 05:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • New drivers could face additional test
    The House Transportation Committee unanimously endorsed HB147 Thursday to add an online test for first-time drivers after they complete a driver-educa...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 05:27 pm   |     |   Share
    News roundup: Obama wants to end sequestration cuts, sets up GOP battle
    White House: Obama wants sequestration to end, setting up a battle with the GOP. Herbert calls for investing in the ‘Greatest Generation.’ GOP senator...

    Updated Jan 29 2015 10:48 am   |     |   Share

  • Lawmakers may erase new law that helps enforce texting ban
    A law enacted last year to make it easier to enforce bans on texting while driving could soon be erased. “Last year, I believe we went too far. This i...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 06:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
SGT. Thomas Gunter, with the Utah National Guard 23rd Army Band, plays Taps at the start of Utah’s Salute to Law and Order held in the Hall of Governors at the State Capitol, Thursday, January 29, 2015. Utah A.G. to police: ‘Never, ever feel ashamed to wear your badge’
    “The decisions you make today will reflect on us all tomorrow.” The words of Utah County sheriff’s Sgt. Cory Wride, written for a speech on ethics he ...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 10:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • State school board budget recommendations include changes to charter funding
    School districts will give more money to charter schools and receive less funding for busing students, adult education and school nurses, if the state...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 09:40 pm   |     |   Share
    Iconic Italian evergreens peek out in 2012 above the temporary privacy wall surrounding the large square outside Rome that will house four Mormon buildings, including an LDS temple, Iconic trees peek out above the wall.
Courtesy Mike Stack Italy’s Mormons fast, pray as work on Rome temple stalls
    In October 2008, Mormon officials announced with great enthusiasm that a temple would be built in Rome and, two years later, LDS President Thomas S. M...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 09:57 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah man pleads guilty to Louisiana sex crime
    A Utah man pleaded guilty Wednesday in Louisiana to charges in a 15-year-old child sex abuse case. Matthew Todd Wallis, a 30-year-old South Ogden man,...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 04:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah Legislature, Friday, Jan.30
    Utah Legislature, Friday, Jan. 30 8 a.m. Social Services Appropriations, House Bldg. Rm. 30 8:10 a.m. E-cigarettes Enforcement Rates 8:30 a.m. Dep...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 04:21 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah speeders and Obama’s immigration actions linked in AG hearing
    Washington • What do speeding Utah drivers, immigrants and the attorney general nominee have in common? Quite a bit, it would seem, if you watched thi...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 08:06 pm   |     |   Share
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, where she told reporters that she disagrees with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, on his invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress without consulting the White House.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) News roundup: Nancy Pelosi wants Mitt Romney to run again
    Liberals want Mitt 3.0, conservatives not so much. LDS Church backs anti-discrimination laws, with caveats. 88% of Utahns say education is key to futu...

    Updated Jan 28 2015 04:06 pm   |     |   Share

  • Power restored to customers in West Valley City, Taylorsville
    Power has been restored to more than 9,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers in West Valley City and Taylorsville who were without service for a time Thu...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 05:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • BYU workshop Friday to help autistic teens
    Being a teenager is tough. But autism makes those awkward years even tougher. For middle school and high school students with the social disorder, na...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 09:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
l-r Sean Murphy and Jessica Thesing tour the one-bedroom, 577-square-foot new apartment from the affordable housing program called 5000Doors, Thursday, January 29, 2015. 5000Doors is a comprehensive, five-year housing initiative designed to address Salt Lake Cityís lack of housing options affordable to low-wage workers and moderate income families, persons with disabilities and those on fixed incomes. The initiative will support Salt Lake City residents with a range of incomes, from very low-income residents to the middle class. Becker unveils plan to build 5,000 units of affordable housing in Salt Lake City
    There is a startling dearth of affordable housing in Salt Lake City, where many low-income families spend half their wages just to keep a roof over th...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 10:43 pm   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: LDS leaders Oaks, Christofferson on religious freedom, LGBT rights (watch the video)
    In a rare news conference, four high-ranking LDS Church leaders called for more respectful rhetoric and state law that would protect both LGBT rights ...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 03:01 pm   |     |   Share