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Although Mayor Ralph Becker remains far ahead in the campaign money race surrounding the upcoming election, challenger Jackie Biskupski has outraised the two-term incumbent by more than a 2-1 margin since the ouster of police Chief Chris Burbank. On June …

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  • Salt Lake City residents invited to apply for leadership fellowship
    Salt Lake City residents from diverse communities are invited to apply for the annual Leadership Utah Fellowship sponsored by the mayor’s office of di...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 02:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey and Defense Secretary Ash Carter take their seats as they arrive at the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 7, about Counter-ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) Strategy. Carter and Dempsey face questions from members of the Senate panel about President Barack Obama's strategy to defeat Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Senators quiz military chiefs, criticize US fight against IS
    Washington • Facing blistering criticism from Republican senators, Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledged on Tuesday that the U.S. has only 60 trai...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 03:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • Salt Lake City Council candidates square off Thursday
    Salt Lake City’s liveliest council race will be on display this week. Five candidates vying for the District 4 Salt Lake City Council seat being vaca...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 02:15 pm   |     |   Share
    Season tickets to Pioneer Theatre Company about more than saving money
    Every season ticket to the Pioneer Theatre Company’s 2015-2016 season is more than just admittance, according to Artistic Director Karen Azenberg. T...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 03:51 pm   |     |   Share

    FILE - In this June 26, 2015 photo, supporters celebrate outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 26, 2015 after the court declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. It was 2004 when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry. Eleven years later, the Supreme Court has now ruled that all those gay marriage bans must fall and same-sex couples have the same right to marry under the Constitution as everyone else. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Trib Talk: Religious freedom in wake of Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling
    Does the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage threaten religious freedom? On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., University of Illinois law professor R...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 01:15 pm   |     |   Share

  • Police seek person of interest in Salt Lake City suspected homicide
    Police were hunting for a female person of interest after the body of a man was found Tuesday morning in his southeast Salt Lake City home. Salt Lake ...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 03:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • Box Elder sheriff seeks help in finding remaining escapee
    Three of four jail inmates who walked away from a court-ordered work release late last month had been captured as of Tuesday, the Box Elder County She...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 01:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy of Weber County Sheriff's Office)

Deputies have recovered a stolen front-end loader, and scooped up a suspect. Front-end loader thief scooped up by Weber County sheriff’s deputies
    A confessed front-end loader thief’s has come to a dead end, with machinery recovered and the suspect scooped up by Weber County sheriff’s detectives....
    Updated Jul 07 2015 01:25 pm   |     |   Share
    FILE - In this May 6, 2015, file photo, Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich, center, greets patrons at a bar in a restaurant in Nashua, N.H. Kasich will formally announce his plans for the 2016 presidential race on July 21. The two-term governor, who leads one of the nation’s premier swing states, is expected to formally join the crowded Republican primary field at an announcement set for Ohio State University, according to senior advisers. The advisers spoke on the condition of anonymity so as not to pre-empt the announcement. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) News roundup: A Jon Huntsman type is about to enter the 2016 race
    Biskupski is coming on strong. Who is the Jon Huntsman of the 2016 race? Utahns luke warm on the GOP Congress. Happy Tuesday. John Kasich, the gover...

    Updated Jul 07 2015 06:57 am   |     |   Share

  • Prosecutors say Utah man stalked wife over email for 9 years
    Prosecutors say a Utah man stalked his wife for nine years by sending her up to 40 harassing emails a day. KUTV news reported Monday that the 49-year-...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 12:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • Report: Number of US heroin users rose 300,000 over a decade
    New York • The number of U.S. heroin users has grown by nearly 300,000 over a decade, with the bulk of the increase among whites, according to a new g...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 12:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • A soldier walks outside the weapons stocks military base in Miramas , southern France, Tuesday, July 7, 2015.  French authorities are investigating the theft of roughly 200 detonators plus grenades and plastic explosives from the military site.  The break-in comes as France has strengthened its security measures after two deadly attacks by extremists this year. (AP Photo/Claude Paris) 200 detonators, explosives stolen from French military site
    Paris • At least one thief sneaked into a French military munitions compound and made off with a stash of detonators, grenades and explosives, officia...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 12:15 pm   |     |   Share
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Men and boys construct a wall July 2, 2015, around the Leroy S. Johnson Meeting House in Colorado City, Ariz. Building permit for 9-foot wall around polygamous sect’s meetinghouse answers, raises questions
    The town government in Colorado City, Ariz., on Monday provided a copy of the building permit issued for the new wall being built around the Leroy S. ...
    Updated Jul 06 2015 04:13 pm   |     |   Share

  • Josh Clarke, of Shelby, N.C., voices his side of the Confederate flag issue in front of the Statehouse, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to remove the Confederate flag from a pole on the Statehouse grounds, though the proposal still needs approval from the state House and the governor. (Gerry Melendez/The State via AP) ALL LOCAL MEDIA OUT, (TV, ONLINE, PRINT); MANDATORY CREDIT SC Senate gives final OK to Confederate flag removal
    Columbia, S.C. • The South Carolina Senate gave final approval Tuesday to a bill removing the Confederate flag from a pole in front of the Statehouse,...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 12:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Serena Williams of the United States celebrates winning the singles match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Tuesday July 7, 2015. Williams won 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.  (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) Williams overcomes Azarenka to reach Wimbledon semifinals
    London • Serena Williams’ latest Grand Slam match against Victoria Azarenka ended the same way as the previous nine — with Williams walking off as the...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Man charged with running Utah prostitution ring a no-show in court
    An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for a Utah man accused of operating a human trafficking operation after he didn’t show up for court. Changfeng Li...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 01:49 pm   |     |   Share
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., shakes hands with Beverly Bruce, Romney's New Hampshire finance chairwoman in 2012, as they talk with 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and his wife Ann, at the end of the the Fourth of July parade, Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Wolfeboro, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm) News roundup: The details on Romney’s sleepover with Rubio and Christie
    The fight over Nevada’s Mormon voters. Mitt has a sleepover with Rubio, Christie. Hillary Clinton corrals the press. Happy Monday. Both Bill and Hil...

    Updated Jul 06 2015 03:11 pm   |     |   Share

  • New charges in Charleston church shooting: Attempted murder
    Columbia, S.C. • The man accused of killing nine people attending Bible study at a historic black church in Charleston has been indicted on three new ...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 11:06 am   |     |   Share
  • Officials: F-16 fighter jet, small plane collide in midair
    Charleston, S.C. • An F-16 fighter jet and a small plane collided in midair Tuesday over South Carolina, raining down plane parts and debris. The Fede...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 11:06 am   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy of Ogden Police Department)

Andrew Dominic Esquer Ogden police: Man arrested in shotgun slaying, weapon believed
    Ogden police are trying to unravel what led to an early Monday morning argument that left a man dead in the street from a shotgun blast to the chest. ...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 01:49 pm   |     |   Share
    (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
A woman rides a horse up Center Street in Colorado City toward the Canaan Mountains on a quiet day in 2008. Photos: Polygamous towns celebrate July Fourth for first time in long time
    Saturday marked what’s thought to be the first, large, public gathering of people in Hildale, Utah, and Coloardo City, Ariz., since 2002, as many form...
    Updated Jul 05 2015 02:05 pm   |     |   Share

  • FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, file photo, Debbie Ziegler, center, the mother of Brittany Maynard, speaks in support of proposed legislation allowing doctors to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients during a news conference at the Capitol, in Sacramento, Calif. A bill, authored by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, left, and Sen. Bill Monning, D-Carmel, right, that would allow California physicians to help terminally ill patients end their lives, is struggling to muster enough support ahead of a legislative vote Tuesday, July 7, 2015. Maynard, a 29-year-old San Francisco Bay Area woman who had terminal brain cancer, moved to Oregon where she could legally end her life. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File) California right-to-die bill struggling amid religious fight
    Sacramento, Calif. • Legislation that would allow California physicians to help terminally ill patients end their lives has met strong opposition from...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 10:06 am   |     |   Share
  • Crews hem in Scipio Summit fire
    Crews have completed digging containment lines around the 184-acre Scipio Summit Fire. The fire, which scorched brush, pinyon and juniper 3 miles nort...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 09:12 am   |     |   Share
  • This is an excerpt from a 2005 deposition given by entertainer Bill Cosby, released Monday, July 6, 2015, by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. In these documents, Cosby admitted that he obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with. He admitted giving the sedative to at least one woman. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Accuser’s lawyers say Cosby words support claims
    Philadelphia • Here are the latest developments from the release of court documents indicating Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 to obtaining Quaaludes with...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 09:03 am   |     |   Share
  • Sex addiction center catches fire, again
    Spanish Fork — The Utah County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after firefighters responded to a report of a building engulfed in flames for the sec...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 09:21 am   |     |   Share
  • High temps kill fish in Boise pond, fish stocking on hold
    Boise, Idaho • Recent triple-digit temperatures paired with low oxygen levels have killed several fish in a Boise pond, forcing Idaho Fish and Game to...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 08:42 am   |     |   Share
  • A helicopter carries water to douse the fire that is burning above Bayview, Idaho, Monday, July 6, 2015. The wildfire in northern Idaho has destroyed several homes and forced about hundreds of residents in an upscale lakeside community to evacuate as it ballooned to more than 3 square miles Monday. (Kathy Plonka/The Spokesman-Review, via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Upscale Idaho town threatened by fire urged to flee homes
    Bayview, Idaho • A wildfire in northern Idaho has destroyed at least six homes and forced about 300 residents in an upscale lakeside community to evac...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 08:42 am   |     |   Share
  • Provo teen remains critical after UTV crash, fire
    A 15-year-old Provo girl remained in critical condition Tuesday, three days after she sustained burns over half her body when the off-road vehicle she...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 08:22 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)  
Students file out of the J. Willard Marriott Library on the University of Utah campus in November 2013. ‘Trigger warnings’: Good policy or limits on learning?
    Opting out has its place. But college might not be the right place to shy away from the uncomfortable. A new nationwide poll of university instructor...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 12:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • BOULDER, CO - MAY 22: Erik Fellenstein looks around as he waits to walk in with his fellow graduates before Arvada West High Schools graduation ceremony at the Coors Events Center on the Campus of the University of Colorado on May 22, 2013 in Boulder, Colorado. Arvada West High School celebrated it's 50th graduating class this year. (Photo by Seth McConnell/The Denver Post) Utah Foundation report: Colorado’s early childhood education focus bumps student test scores ahead of Utah’s
    Utah could learn a lesson or two from Colorado’s public school system, according to a new report. Researchers with the Utah Foundation looked at perfo...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 02:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman speaks with the press as Utah's Constitutional Defense Council meets behind closed doors at the Capitol on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, to hear Kanab Republican Rep. Mike Noel make a case for setting aside money for Phil Lyman's legal bills. In the end it was decided that money will be raised by private donations. Phil Lyman hires new lawyers; sentencing pushed back two months to Sept. 15
    San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman’s sentencing has been postponed for two months to Sept. 15 to give his new lawyers time to review court docume...
    Updated Jul 07 2015 08:00 am   |     |   Share
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