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While mayors of Salt Lake City and County agree on a vision of smaller, resource-based homeless shelters that will eventually improve upon the aging shelter downtown, a split has emerged on the costs of acquiring property for the new sites …

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  • (Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake Tribune)    Ron McBride hugs Salt Lake NAACP Branch President Jeanetta Williams as he is announced as this year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award recipient. The annual NAACP Martin Luther King Day luncheon was held at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. Criminal justice reform is a fight for equality in mold of MLK
    If the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today, he would be encouraged by what the states have done to reform their criminal justice systems, yet...
    Updated Jan 16 2017 10:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Max Burggraaf, 98, one of Utah’s last Pearl Harbor survivors, shares a few memories of that fateful day in 1941 aboard the USS Nevada. Utah vet who survived Pearl Harbor dies at 98
    Maxwell Burggraaf, one of Utah’s remaining Pearl Harbor survivors, died in South Jordan on Jan. 12 at the age of 98. Burggraaf was born in Ottumwa, Io...
    Updated Jan 16 2017 10:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • (File - This May 5, 2015, file photo, shows hikers on the Canyon Overlook Trail in Zion National Park. Visits to U.S. national parks set a record in 2016 for the third consecutive year as landmarks such Zion, Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain experienced historic levels of popularity that brought collateral headaches stemming from overcrowded roads and trails and increasing visitor misbehavior. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune)   via AP, File) National park visits hits record high for third straight year
    Visits to U.S. national parks set a record in 2016 for the third consecutive year as landmarks such as Zion, Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain experience...
    Updated Jan 16 2017 07:40 pm   |     |   Share
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    So, you promised in 2017 you would spend more time going on dates. But, after a few days into the new year, you still don’t have fun plans for the wee...
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  • FAITH
    Senator Bob Bennett and Peggy Fletcher Stack Remembering two bipartisan buds — my Uncle Bob (Bennett) and his friend, a good old Joe (Biden)
    Viewing the video of Vice President Joe Biden’s tears at being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and hearing his self-effacing comments took m...
    Updated Jan 13 2017 08:00 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   In search of safety, Rasha Ismaeel Al Kilani and her husband Ali Mohammad Al Soufani fled the war in Syria in 2013. After four years in Jordan they were finally cleared by immigration. Now with the help of Catholic Community Services, the two along with their children Sima Ali Mohammad, 22-months, and Mohammad Ali, 4, have spent their first two weeks in Utah as they talk about their hopes for a new future. Syrian refugee family welcomes new home in Utah, despite bitter cold and Donald Trump
    The snow is deep, and the air is bitter cold, but Ali Mohammad Al Soufani, 30, and his young family couldn’t be happier to be in Utah. They arrived in...
    Updated Jan 16 2017 10:39 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   A pollution inversion over the Salt Lake Valley as seen from an airplane returning to Salt Lake International Airport Friday December 30, 2016.  Utah’s 2017 resolution: A plan for cleaner air
    Utah faces a host of environmental challenges in 2017, but state officials say they are making one their top priority: air quality. The state may need...
    Updated Jan 16 2017 09:39 am   |     |   Share
  • POLITICS
    Sen. Mike Lee jokes high court gig could put him one up on his big brother
    Though he says it’s not a tooth-and-nail sibling rivalry, Sen. Mike Lee does see one advantage in getting the U.S. Supreme Court nomination over his o...
    Updated Jan 13 2017 06:45 pm   |     |   Share

  • Rolly: We shall overcome — eventually. For years, that was the cry of Utah’s MLK Day backers
    While Utahns commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, few may remember the struggles that eventually dragged the Legislature into officially...
    Updated Jan 16 2017 10:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • This Jan. 20, 2016, photo, U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, speaks during news conference, in Salt Lake City. Chaffetz says he’ll vote for Donald Trump, despite withdrawing his endorsement. The Republican chairman of the House oversight committee said in a tweet on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, he’d doing it because he believes Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is bad for the country, but he won’t defend or endorse the Republican nominee. A spokeswoman confirmed the tweet Thursday. Chaffetz says a third-party candidate wouldn’t have a serious chance of winning. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Chaffetz won’t launch ‘fishing expedition’ into Trump’s finances
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz has no plans to dig into President-elect Donald Trump’s business dealings, including potential ties with Russia, saying to do so w...
    Updated Jan 15 2017 10:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency  Station Center Aerial City touts first completed development at ambitious Station Center project
    Anthony Ferro first crossed the Atlantic and then much of America, working as a miner and a grocer before helping launch Western Macaroni Manufacturin...
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  • POLITICS
    News roundup: Trump inauguration and protests could make D.C. a powder keg
    Trump inauguration and protests could make D.C. a powder keg. Trump names Hatch chief of staff as White House staff secretary. Hatch speaks to Interio...

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  • (Jeremy Harmon  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Sheriff Jim Winder listens during a press conference on Monday, August 8, 2016, with Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill. Sheriff Jim Winder: Jail is a poor backstop for the mentally ill
    Mentally ill inmates charged with crimes, but who have not been tried, languish in jail cells for months because Utah does not provide enough hospital...
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Salt Lake Tribune columnist Robert Kirby at The Falls Event Center Tuesday December 20, 2016.  Kirby: Wait’ll you see how much the Mormon church pays me
    Despite the fact that I have in ways large, small, and painful, worked for the LDS Church my entire life, I’ve never received a penny from it. Not eve...
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Sarita Gaytan poses for a photo on her porch in Salt Lake City. Gaytan plans to attend Trump’s inauguration and the women’s march in D.C..  Friday, January 13, 2017. Meet the Utahns going to Washington to celebrate — and protest — Trump’s inauguration
    Hundreds of thousands of Americans will descend on Washington, D.C., this week to celebrate — and to protest — the inauguration of President-elect Do...
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  • POLITICS
    News roundup: Senate votes to begin the end of Obamacare
    Senate votes to begin the end of Obamacare. SL County, SLC spar over homeless plans. Lt. Guv: Utah has ‘serious need’ for affordable housing. Happy ...

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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   President Barack Obama arrives at Hill Air Force Base Thursday April 2, 2015.  Gehrke: Obama’s legacy could be wiped away with real Utahns in the balance
    The legacy of President Barack Obama in Utah is one that remains written in pencil and the state’s Republican elected leaders are hoping they hold the...
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  • ADVANCE FOR USE SATURDAY, JAN. 14 - In this Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 photo, inmates go about their business in the dorms at the South Idaho Correctional Institution in Kuna, Idaho. A new mentor program through the Idaho Department of Correction is keeping parolees on the straight and narrow. But now, it needs more volunteers, according to The Times-News. (Drew Nash/The Times-News via AP) Idaho looking for volunteer mentors for ex-inmates
    Shoshone, Idaho • Staying clean. Getting a job. Avoiding the wrong people. Getting out of prison isn’t just a matter of walking through the gates to f...
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley speaks during a Democratic rally Saturday January 14, 2017. Former presidential candidate O’Malley tells Utah Democrats that Trump ran on ‘fear, scapegoating’
    Before keynoting the Utah Democratic Party’s annual gala, former presidential candidate and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said Donald Trump ran a “fas...
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  • Courtesy  |  Luke Henry, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.  BLM proposes oil and gas leases on two parcels along the Kolob Terrace Road overlooking North Creek just west of Zion National Park. These parcels would be only the public lands in Washington County leased for energy development. BLM proposes oil-drilling leases near Zion National Park
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  • Idaho voter intimidation case yields no criminal charges
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  • The Piano Guys -- from left: Al Van Der Beek, Paul Anderson, Steven Sharp Nelson and Jon Schmidt -- at Midway’s Ice Castle exhibit last winter, where they filmed the video for their cover of ’Let It Go.’ Courtesy of The Piano Guys Utah group The Piano Guys set to perform at Trump’s presidential inauguration
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Mia Allen, 9, examines tiny bones in an owl pellet during Owl Day at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Photos: Owl Day provides fair-feather fun
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  • Courtesy of Layton City Police Department Layton police are searching for a man who fled from police and stole a car with two children inside, whom he dropped off in a parking lot before zooming away at more than 100 mph on Interstate 15 on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. Anyone with information is asked to call dispatch at 801-497-8300. After another chase, police arrest man suspected of stealing Layton car with children inside
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  • Courtesy of National Park Service The Zion Scenic Drive is closed just north of the Zion Lodge after a large rock and debris slide. No one was injured. Massive rock slide closes Zion Park’s Scenic Drive
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  • (|  Tribune File Photo)    A police interrogative person is asking questions to Gary Gilmore. 40th anniversary: Gary Gilmore’s death a milestone in nation’s capital punishment saga
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  • Iowa murder suspect caught in Utah
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  • Kirby’s Disturbing History: A bald burglar and a mysterious blast
    Editor’s note • Every Saturday, Salt Lake Tribune columnist Robert Kirby pulls out long-forgotten pieces of history to give readers a glimpse of life,...
    Updated Jan 13 2017 10:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • School board member: program for failing schools is $8 million in the red
    In 2015, Utah lawmakers set aside $7 million in annual funding to establish a new turnaround program for struggling public schools. That money is gon...
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