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The long-awaited marriage of religious liberties and prohibitions against housing and employment discrimination may come as early as Tuesday — with gay-rights advocates heralding the arrangement and conservative organizations uneasy with the outcome. “I think we’re going to make history …

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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Jeremy Johnson and wife Sharla smile and say that they can't say anything to the media after leaving Federal Court in Salt Lake City Wendesday April 10 for his initial appearance on an indictment on conspiracy, fraud and money laundering in connection to  I Works company.
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    A federal magistrate said he will grant no more postponements of the five-week jury trial set to begin Sept. 14 for St. George businessman Jeremy John...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 01:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  Tribune file photo)  
Speaker of the House, Greg Hughes, R-Draper, has been adamant that there are not enough votes to pass the governor's Healthy Utah plan in the House. He has refused to bring the plan out for a committee hearing or up-and-down vote. Speaker reverses; Utah House will hear Healthy Utah bill
    House Speaker Greg Hughes, R-Draper, is letting the governor’s Healthy Utah plan be heard after all by a House committee. And his second-in-command, M...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 01:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Man critical after crash with UDOT truck on snowy I-80
    A man was in critical condition after his car slammed into the back of a Utah Department of Transportation maintenance truck on snowy Interstate 80 ju...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    More Than ‘Just’ Shoes Says Lakeview Elementary To America First
    Four hundred shoes, to keep 400 little feet warm, that’s what happens every winter at Lakeview Elementary School; and the staff members who are gratef...
    Updated Feb 19 2015 03:16 pm   |     |   Share

  • FAITH
    With average age of 80, Mormon church has never had older top leaders
    The LDS Church has never had an older First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The average age of the 15 men — who together comprise the fa...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 01:29 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah House again defeats donation limits
    Utah is one of just four states without campaign-donation limits and it looks like it will remain so. The House on Tuesday again killed a proposed cap...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 01:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • TRAX vs. car crash means delays for light rail commuters
    A collision between a car and a TRAX train meant delays for light rail passengers commuting through downtown Salt Lake City early Tuesday afternoon. T...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 01:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • This March 13, 2012 photo shows older and newly constructed 250,000 barrel capacity oil storage tanks at the SemCrude tank farm north of Cushing, Okla. For the past seven weeks, the United States has been producing and importing an average of 1 million more barrels of oil every day than it is consuming. That extra crude is flowing into storage tanks, especially at the country's main trading hub in Cushing, pushing U.S. supplies to their highest point in at least 80 years, the Energy Department reported Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Michael Wyke) KOTV OUT; KJRH OUT; KTUL OUT; KOKI OUT; KQCW OUT; KDOR OUT; TULSA OUT; TULSA ONLINE OUT US running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?
    New York • The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the comin...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 12:39 pm   |     |   Share
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Former Salt Lake City Mayor Dee Dee Corradini. Trib Talk: Remembering Deedee Corradini
    From light rail to the 2002 Olympic bid to women’s ski jumping, former Salt Lake City Mayor Deedee Corradini fought for causes she believed in and mor...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 12:34 pm   |     |   Share

  • Amid NY murder trial, man calls to say he could be Etan Patz
    New York • A man who thinks he could be Etan Patz called authorities amid the murder trial of a suspect charged in the boy’s 1979 disappearance and de...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 12:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • NC prosecutor seeks death for suspect in killing 3 Muslims
    Durham, N.C. • Prosecutors plan to seek the death sentence for a man accused of killing three young Muslims in North Carolina in a case that garnered ...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 11:57 am   |     |   Share
  • New study verifies big shortfall in Utah transportation funding
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    Updated Mar 03 2015 12:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • POLITICS
    Chaffetz: ‘If I was the president,’ I’d take out Iran’s nuclear facilities
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  • Lawmakers push back against proposed ban on burning in Utah; critics say they’re rolling back clean-air protections
    In a pushback against state regulators’ proposal to block wintertime wood burning, Utah lawmakers are pushing legislation to ban seasonal bans on burn...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 01:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Charge upgraded to ‘murder’ after victim of Utah ‘zombie’ attack dies
    Charges have been upgraded to murder against a man — described as “making noises like a zombie” — who attacked a 68-year-old West Valley City man in J...
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  • The Villarica volcano erupts near Pucon, Chile, early Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The Villarica volcano erupted Tuesday around 3 a.m. local time (0600 GMT), according to the National Emergency Office, which issued a red alert and ordered evacuations. (AP Photo/ Aton Chile) Villarrica volcano erupts in southern Chile, thousands flee
    Pucon, Chile • One of South America’s most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged d...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 10:06 am   |     |   Share
  • FAITH
    The new Yankee Stadium is shown in this aerial photo Sunday, March 22, 2009, in New York. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear on the pregame lineup card on July 3, 2015, performing patriotic tunes and singing the national anthem. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) Mormon Tabernacle Choir reaches the big leagues: Yankee Stadium
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    Updated Mar 02 2015 07:39 pm   |     |   Share

  • More adults may be required to take driver’s ed in Utah
    Legislators are rethinking whether they were wise two years ago to stop requiring anyone older than age 18 to take a driver’s education course to obta...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 01:14 pm   |     |   Share
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A West Valley City man died in a fiery crash Monday on I-15 near 7400 South. UHP identifies West Valley City man killed in fiery I-15 crash
    The Utah Highway Patrol has identified a West Valley City man who died Monday in a fiery crash on northbound Interstate 15 near 7400 South. Troopers s...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 09:37 am   |     |   Share
  • (Jeremy Harmon  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank answers questions during a press conference about the June 18th incident where Officer Brett Olsen shot and killed Sean Kendall's dog, Geist.



Salt Lake police chief Burbank, others have financial ties to body-camera maker
    IOWA CITY, Iowa • Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to ...
    Updated Mar 03 2015 11:27 am   |     |   Share
  • FAITH
    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Jean A. Stevens prays during the morning session of the 183rd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday April 6, 2013. For the first time ever, a Mormon woman offered a public prayer in the LDS Church’s General Conference before millions of viewers. Stevens is the first counselor in the LDS Church’s Primary presidency, which oversees instruction of children under age 12 in the worldwide faith. Mormon woman who uttered historic prayer gets new assignment
    There’s a change coming to the LDS Primary’s general presidency, which directs programs for Mormon children up to age 12. On Saturday, the faith’s Chu...
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