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Art Raymond, the spokesman for Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, was placed on paid leave Thursday while the city investigates online comments criticizing Becker’s campaign rivals Raymond posted anonymously on Salt Lake Tribune stories. Raymond, 49, acknowledged writing the …

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A man died after reportedly taking off from a fender-bender in Kearns, then crashing into fences, cars, a light pole and a garage. Man dies after crashing into cars, fences and a Kearns house
    A man died after reportedly taking off from a fender-bender in Kearns, then crashing into fences, cars, a light pole and a garage. The man allegedly r...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 09:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Bowme  |  The Associated Press)  
A watch tower is seen at the Wasatch facility during a February media tour at the Utah State Correctional Facility in Draper. Force feeding a legal option in Utah prison hunger strike, but difficult
    Dozens of maximum-security inmates continued their hunger strike Saturday, and the prison staff plans another round of check ups on Monday. The 42 inm...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 08:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Fishlake National Forest

The Solitude Fire continued to burn Saturday afternoon in Fishlake National Forest. Firefighters are getting the crooked Solitude Fire under control
    Firefighters have begun reining in a central Utah wildfire, called the Solitude Fire, that’s been allowed to burn itself out. Twelve days after lightn...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 08:23 pm   |     |   Share
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    Walking to End Alzheimer’s & Recognize Caregivers, The Unsung Heroes
    “It was the most difficult thing I have ever done in my life, but it was also one of the best.” That’s how Merrill Cook describes his role as pr...
    Updated Jul 27 2015 08:54 am   |     |   Share

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    In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Rebecca Ferguson, left, and Tom Cruise appear in a scene from Trib Talk: A&E roundup on 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' and whiskey tasting
    On Friday at 12:15 p.m., Tribune movie critic Sean P. Means and food writer Kathy Stephenson talk about the latest in arts and entertainment including...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 02:26 pm   |     |   Share

  • Courtesy  |  Utah Highway Patrol

A man was critically hurt after the milk tanker he was driving through Morgan Canyon overturned Saturday. Milk tanker driver critically hurt in Morgan Canyon crash
    A man was critically hurt Saturday when the two tankers he was towing overturned in Morgan Canyon. The 36-year-old Sunset man was hauling milk west on...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 09:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • Sonrisa Fields, 17, performs with her father Gary Fields and her family at Pioneer Day Extravaganza in Provo, Utah, on July 24, 2015.  The family has performed in venues as large as Madison Square Garden in New York, at overseas military bases for the Department of Defense, and at Utah municipal libraries, ceremonies and festivals.  (Casey Adams/The Daily Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT  Orem family shares Native American cultures in Utah Valley
    Provo • If you’ve witnessed the elaborate feathered costumes and traditional jingle dresses in local Native American cultural presentations, you’ve li...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 08:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • Idaho State Police report higher road fatalities
    Boise, Idaho • Idaho State Police officials say the state is currently a spike in traffic fatalities compared to the same time period last year. The I...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 03:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • TRIBTALK
    Behind the Headlines: LDS to break from BSA, another term for Hatch?
    Sen. Orrin Hatch has the money to run for an eighth term in office, but will he? Sen. Mike Lee rails against Obamacare and Planned Parenthood. A Tribu...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 02:26 pm   |     |   Share

  • North Idaho College offering new FAA-certified aerospace program
    Couer D’Alene, Idaho • Officials with North Idaho College say they are expanding their aerospace program to include aircraft maintenance, an option th...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 09:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Kim Raff  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah State University students walk to classes on campus in Logan on February 25, 2013. USU recently added a new outdoor products degree. Regents OK degree in outdoor products at Utah State University
    Logan • Students at Utah State University who love the great outdoors will be the first in the country to major in it this fall. The Utah Board of Reg...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 06:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Peru government reports Shining Path captives rescued
    Lima, Peru • Peruvian security forces rescued 54 adults and children, mostly members of the Ashaninka indigenous group, being held captive by Shining ...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 03:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • POLITICS
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., center, with Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas, left, and John Thune, R-S.D., speaks about Planned Parenthood on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 29, 2015.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) News roundup: Planned Parenthood funding fight could prompt another government shutdown
    Planned Parenthood funding fight could prompt another government shutdown. SLC mayoral spokesman on leave pending online comment probe. Poll: Utahns f...

    Updated Jul 31 2015 11:34 am   |     |   Share

  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Volunteer Paul Inkenbrandt teaches his son Fox to throw trash in a bag as he helps during the cleanup of the Jordan River.  United by Blue hosted a cleanup of the river in advance of the Outdoor Retailer summer market. The organization pledges to remove one pound of trash from oceans and waterways for every product sold. Volunteers collected 531 pounds of trash. Volunteers clean up Jordan River ahead of Outdoor Retailer market
    United By Blue, an outdoor apparel company, organized a cleanup of the Jordan River at Jordan Park in Salt Lake City on Saturday. The company is an e...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 03:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • Name of Grand Teton worker killed in fire released
    Grand Teton National Park, Wyo. • The seasonal worker killed in a fire at an employee dormitory in Grand Teton National Park has been identified as 28...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 02:45 pm   |     |   Share
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Lindsay Hansen Park, organizer of the annual Sunstone Symposium, reclines in a fake psychiatrist's couch, while Bay Area Mormon Mitch Mayne looks on. Sunstone puts on a younger, more diverse face as symposium explores hipper Mormon topics
    Many of the same folks have been coming to the annual Sunstone Symposium year after year for the past three decades — asking questions about their Mor...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 08:13 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
The King's English hosts a southern tea party to celebrate the release of Harper Lee's new book, Utah Lit: Harper Lee’s 'Go Set a Watchman'
    Fifty-five years after Harper Lee’s seminal novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” came out, the author has published a controversial second work, “Go Set a Wa...
    Updated Jul 30 2015 03:08 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Jeff Childs of the Patriot Guard Riders reacts as he accepts the flag representing the Army veterans whose remains have never been claimed. Those remains were interred at the Utah state veterans cemetery in Bluffdale on Saturday. Flags were also presented for Navy and Air Force veterans. A total of 22 veterans whose remains are unclaimed. ‘They have all of us’ — ‘forgotten’ veterans finally put to rest in Utah cemetery
    Bluffdale • Twenty veterans who died in Utah, forgotten by or estranged from family and friends, are forgotten no more. On Saturday, their cremated r...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 10:04 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this June 18, 2015 file photo, Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan speaks at a news conference where she announced she would veto the Republican planned budget if changes are not made at the Statehouse. One month into the budget stalemate, Hassan and Republican lawmakers have begun talking, but a compromise may still be far away. In the meantime, the short-term spending plan is creating headaches for state agencies. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) Zimbabwean authorities restrict hunting after lion killing
    Harare, Zimbabwe • Zimbabwe has suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area where a lion popular with tourists was killed, and i...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 12:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • An Afghan newspaper headlines pictures of the new leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor, left, and Mullah Mohammad Omar, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. The new leader of the Afghan Taliban vowed to continue his group's bloody, nearly 14-year insurgency in an audio message released Saturday, urging his fighters to remain unified after the death of their longtime leader. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) New Afghan Taliban leader vows to continue fighting
    Kabul, Afghanistan • Political uncertainty inside the Taliban has cast doubt on the prospects for an end to the war in Afghanistan. On Saturday the Ta...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 07:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • POLITICS
    The Washington Monument is seen through cherry blossoms across the Tidal Basin Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) News roundup: Washington, D.C. may be rapidly sinking into the sea
    Washington, D.C. rapidly sinking into the sea. NSA may have tracked calls, emails during SLC Olympics. Poll: Most Salt Lakers don’t care about mayoral...

    Updated Jul 31 2015 11:33 am   |     |   Share

  • FILE - In this July 7, 2015 file photo a coalition of patients and caregivers gather outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office to plead for early access to medical marijuana treatment for seizure sufferers in New York. Health officials have picked five companies to grow and dispense marijuana under the state's new medical marijuana law. The five include a family business founded by a woman whose mother died of ALS, a company run by a Minnesota physician and others with experience running dispensaries in other states. NY's program is expected to begin in 2016. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File) New York’s medical pot distributors reflect industry’s evolution
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    Updated Aug 01 2015 11:48 am   |     |   Share
  • U.S.-trained Syrian rebels flee after clash with al-Qaida
    Beirut • Clashes between members of al-Qaida’s branch in Syria and a rebel faction in the country’s north believed to have been trained by the U.S. go...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 10:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • Some like it hot — so they’ll be happy this weekend in Utah
    It’s going to be a hot weekend in the Beehive State. The National Weather Service is predicting highs in the low to mid 90s in northern Utah on Saturd...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 10:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Pedestrian critically hurt in South Salt Lake crash
    A pedestrian was critically injured Friday after a car struck him in South Salt Lake. The 52-year-old man was crossing 3300 South near 800 West — whic...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 11:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Utah Highway Patrol

A tree fell and struck a van Friday afternoon in Logan Canyon. Falling tree crashes into van in Logan Canyon
    Seven people escaped serious injury after part of a tree in Logan Canyon fell onto their van. The portion of the tree fell and struck the northbound v...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 10:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • | Courtesy Kennecott Utah Copper

Kennecott Utah Copper is continuing to monitor earth movement at its Bingham Canyon Mine. A small slide struck the open pit copper mine on Wednesday although it was tiny compared to the massive landslide that occurred on April 10. Lime burns man at Kennecott Copper plant
    A man suffered a chemical burn Friday at a Kennecott Copper plant. The 43-year-old contractor was delivering lime to the concentrator plant at 10200 S...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 09:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • A watch tower is seen in front of the Wasatch facility during a media tour Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at the Utah State Correctional Facility in Draper. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool) Utah’s maximum-security prisoners are on a hunger strike
    Maximum-security inmates at the Utah State Prison are on a hunger strike, reportedly demanding — among other things — that gang leaders be moved elsew...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 07:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah boys lag far behind girls in HPV vaccines
    A lot more Utah boys are getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine than in the past, but their vaccination rate continues to lag far behind that ...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 10:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • Robert Kirby Kirby: Are you laughing at ‘The Book of Mormon’ for the right reasons?
    Right up front, this is not a review of “The Book of Mormon” musical currently being performed at the Capitol Theatre. It’s just what I saw. Truthful...
    Updated Aug 01 2015 09:58 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah’s Siegfried & Jensen ordered to pay $6 million to former partner who claimed he was cheated
    A jury has ordered Siegfried & Jensen, one of the state’s most prominent law firms, to pay nearly $6 million to a former partner who claimed he was ch...
    Updated Jul 31 2015 09:46 pm   |     |   Share
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