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A new poll shows that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump continues to hold a 15-point advantage over Democrat Hillary Clinton in the state, even with the recent entry of Utah-born anti-Trump conservative Evan McMullin. But the Clinton campaign says it’s …

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  • Mika Lindquist Utah woman pleads guilty in fatal hit-and-run case
    A woman charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run last year in Midvale has resolved the case with a plea deal. Mika Lindquist, 31, was charged wi...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 09:57 am   |     |   Share
  • Family of 5 homeless after West Valley City mobile home fire
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  • FAITH
    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Archbishop John C. Wester is welcomed after Vespers Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe and his Rite of Reception of the Archbishop in his Cathedral Church. Utah’s former Catholic bishop takes aim at death penalty — again
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Job Chadwick wipes down a Google car prior to the start of an announcement by Google Fiber during a grand opening-type event at their offices in Trolley Square — referred to as Fiber Space — on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2016. Hey, Salt Lake City, Google Fiber is up and running
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  • Remains of missing Aussie hiker believed found in Summit County
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  • Utah forecast: Of fading summer heat and crisp, cool mornings
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  • POLITICS
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton walks to greet people on the street as she leaves a fundraiser in Piedmont, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) News roundup: Hillary Clinton seeks Romney’s donors to beat Trump
    Hillary Clinton seeks Romney’s donors to beat Trump. Trump leads Clinton by 15 points in Utah. West Jordan ends Facebook courtship. Happy Wednesday....

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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Yellow Cab employee Elbia Rojas will walk a customer out to the cab they have ordered for them one of the two new Yellow Cab booths inside the terminal at Salt Lake City International Airport, Friday, August 19, 2016. Yellow, Ute and City cabs are no longer using the city’s taxi stands at the airport. They say they have essentially been crowded out by the 400-plus other cab companies that appeared after deregulation there, and it isn’t worth their time to be in the long queues. 'Waste of time': After deregulation, Ute, Yellow, City cabs steer clear of SLC airport taxi stands
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  • West Valley City gas leak fixed, evacuees head back home
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  • Average ACT scores On a 36-point scale, how Utah students performed, by race: Utah’s ACT scores hold steady as national average slips
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Gerald R. Grant, a 20-year-old Florida man charged with shooting and killing three people inside an SUV in February in South Salt Lake, appears in court alongside attorney Lacey Singleton for a preliminary hearing. Grant appeared at the Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, before judge James Blanch. Utah man accused of triple slaying said he was defending himself, witness testifies
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  • Juvenile in serious condition after SLC shooting
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Clean air, public health and national park advocates march in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recently approved plan to reduce coal pollution in beloved national parks such as Arches, Canyonlands and Zion. The group marched to Rocky Mountain Power headquarters in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016,  to deliver a petition with over 43,000 signatures asking the utility not to sue to stop the EPA’s plan. Protesters urge Rocky Mountain Power not to sue EPA
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  • POLITICS
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton pauses to pose for a photograph as she talks with Jimmy Kimmel during a break in taping of ’Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ in Los Angeles, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) News roundup: The five most dangerous conspiracy theories this election cycle
    The five most dangerous conspiracy theories this election cycle. New Trib editor vows more lively digital future. Chaffetz holds 46-point lead. Happ...

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  • Associated Press file photo West Jordan announced Tuesday that it is pulling its support for a Facebook data center that would be built there. Utah’s Facebook data center deal is off
    West Jordan pulled the plug Tuesday on a deal to entice Facebook to build a massive data center in Utah with the promise of a hefty tax-incentive pack...
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  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)    The drained Tibble Fork Reservoir in American Fork Canyon Monday August 22, 2016. The reservoir has been emptied because of the Tibble Fork Dam Rehabilitation Project. The American Fork River was running black with silt as it flowed through the project. Black sludge that's killing American Fork fish could contain toxic mine waste
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The Stevens-Henager campus in Murray, Friday, March 20, 2015. Parent company of Stevens-Henager College asks for reconsideration of nonprofit denial
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  • LaVoy Finicum, a rancher from Arizona, who is part of the group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge speaks with reporters during a news conference at the the refuge Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, near Burns, Ore. At the time, law enforcement had yet to take any action against the group numbering close to two dozen who are upset over federal land policy. Finicum said the group would examine the underlying land ownership transactions to begin to ’unwind it,’ stating he was eager to leave Oregon.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Family of slain LaVoy Finicum hires lawyer to pursue lawsuit against Oregon police, FBI
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  • An Aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. The mosquito is a vector for the proliferation of the Zika virus currently spreading throughout Latin America. New figures from Brazil’s Health Ministry show that the Zika virus outbreak has not caused as many confirmed cases of a rare brain defect as first feared. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) New Zika case reported in northern Utah
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  • California man presumed drowned on Colorado River near Moab
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  • Courtesy of KUTV News  Salt Lake City police used a Taser to subdue a naked man cavorting through downtown traffic on Monday afternoon. SLCPD: Naked, screwdriver-wielding man Tasered amid downtown traffic
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