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Utah’s ample and amazing opportunities of possible outdoor adventure can be intimidating. Where do you start? The Salt Lake Tribune, in partnership with KUED-Channel 7, set about to create a multimedia cheat sheet to help motivate people to make their …

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  • Video of Arizona police officer whipping dog prompts probe
    Phoenix • A suburban Phoenix police officer is being investigated after a video posted online purportedly shows him whipping and kicking a police dog....
    Updated Sep 02 2015 04:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah woman accused of stabbing girlfriend found competent for trial
    A Utah woman accused of fatally stabbing her 21-year-old girlfriend is competent to stand trial on a first-degree felony murder charge, an Ogden judge...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 06:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • Employee accidentally fires gun in Utah County Attorney’s Office
    A Utah County Attorney’s Office employee accidentally fired a gun in the Provo office last week — but no one was injured by the stray bullet. County A...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 06:26 pm   |     |   Share
    WSU MBA Takes Trust-Based Approach to Business
    According to the Edelman Trust Barometer, trust in business and financial institutions has scarcely risen above 50 percent for most of the last decade...
    Updated Sep 01 2015 02:24 pm   |     |   Share

    News roundup: Jeb Bush decides to take the fight to Donald Trump, will it work?
    What did the EPA know? Bush takes it to Trump. Some Mitt donors still hold out hope. Happy Wednesday. Jeb Bush has had enoug. He released an attack ...

    Updated Sep 02 2015 07:32 am   |     |   Share

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Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the females and vehicle shown in surveillance photos. The females allegedly used a man's stolen credit cards hours after two males robbed him, police say. South Salt Lake police want help cracking handicapped man’s robbery
    South Salt Lake police are asking for the public’s help in solving the robbery of a handicapped man. About 1 a.m. on Aug. 24, two males entered an ope...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 06:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Two F-16s and two F-35s fly above Hill Air Force Base Wednesday September 2, 2015. Hill Air Force Base receives its first pair of F-35 fighter jets
    Hill Air Force Base • The first two of what will eventually be a squadron’s worth of F-35s arrived here Wednesday even as questions remain about the f...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 04:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • Judge OKs gender surgery opposed by 48-year-old’s parents
    Doylestown, Pa. • A Pennsylvania judge has cleared the way for a 48-year-old transgender woman to receive gender-reassignment surgery opposed by her p...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 04:34 pm   |     |   Share
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Cristobal M. Villegas Jr. and his post at #togetherwithoutborders Trib Talk: The LDS Church and immigration reform
    Although the LDS Church has long advocated a compassionate approach to immigration reform, some members are giving the church a nudge on social media ...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 02:11 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Lennie Mahler  |  Tribune file photo

Multiple sources have confirmed that talks about a sale of The Salt Lake Tribune)   have gone on during a court-approved break in the ongoing lawsuit against the Tribune and the Deseret News. Lull in lawsuit against newspapers gives rise to talk of a Tribune sale
    A federal court fight over business dealings between Utah’s two largest newspapers, The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News, is on hold for 120 days by...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 06:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 photo, visitors line the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona. The Grand Canyon and other big national parks are seeing more visitors than usual this year, partly driven by good weather, cheap gas and marketing campaigns. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca) National parks seeing huge spikes in visitation this summer
    Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz. • Visitors heading to the Grand Canyon lately know they are going to get two things when they arrive: breathtaking v...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 06:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Feb. 26, 2015 file photo, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. Palin will speak next month at a Salt Lake City fundraiser. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) Sarah Palin to speak at Utah pregnancy crisis center dinner
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be in Salt Lake City next month to speak at a fundraiser for a Utah crisis pregnancy center. Palin, the 2008 Repub...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 06:16 pm   |     |   Share
    Atlanta ward offers a new Mormon Sabbath experience: a class for single parents
    Last spring, as her LDS congregation was gearing up to launch yet another “special” Sunday school class on “marriage and the family,” then-Atlanta War...
    Updated Sep 01 2015 10:05 am   |     |   Share

  • Utah emergency manager charged with 20 felonies for alleged theft of public funds
    Prosecutors have charged Carbon County’s emergency operations director with 20 felony counts related to an alleged theft of nearly $3,000 in county fu...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 05:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • West Jordan names new city manager
    Mark R. Palesh managed such cities as Riverton, Centerville and Lindon, Utah; Juneau, Alaska; and Niagara Falls and Auburn, N.Y. Now he has been hired...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 06:17 pm   |     |   Share
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Katherine Lynn Estep Utah ranch staffer accused of sex acts with teen boys waives hearing
    A woman charged with engaging in sexual acts with boys housed at a Juab County area program for teens with behavioral problems has waived her right to...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 05:14 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah Lit: ‘Our Souls at Night’ by Kent Haruf
    Some couples share a song, some have a special place. In Kent Haruf’s novel “Our Souls at Night,” Addie Moore and Louis Waters cherish quiet evenings ...
    Updated Sep 01 2015 12:15 pm   |     |   Share

  • Ogden mother charged with having sex with teen boy
    Prosecutors have charged an Ogden woman with multiple felonies for alleged sex acts with a teen boy whom police say was a friend of her son. The 37-ye...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 02:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
A roadside memorial has been put up for Stevan Chambers near 2900 S, and 9100 W in Magna, Wednesday, August 19, 2015. Chambers was killed Monday, and another body was found Wednesday at nearby Copper Park. Police confirm that Magna woman, too, was shot to death
    Unified Police detectives confirmed Wednesday that a 26-year-old Magna woman, whose body was found two days after a man was shot to death just blocks ...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 02:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • Police handcuff a protester in Baltimore on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, near the city's Inner Harbor. Dozens of protesters marched in the street after rallying at a nearby courthouse, where motion hearings for officers charged in Freddie Gray's death were scheduled. (AP Photo/Brian Witte) Court hearing for 6 officers charged in death of black man
    Baltimore • A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers accused in the death in April of a black man who was...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 10:06 am   |     |   Share
    News roundup: Obama hikes with Bear Grylls in Alaska, won’t eat bugs
    More Clinton emails released. Obama to play nature survivalist. Utah County finds an elections compromise. Happy Tuesday. President Barack Obama is ...

    Updated Sep 01 2015 06:57 am   |     |   Share

  • In this June 24, 2015, photo provided by Compass Data/USGS, Blaine Horner of CompassData probes the snow pack at the highest point in North America along with setting up Global Position System equipment for precise summit elevation data on top of Denali in Denali National Park, Ak. The U.S. Geological Survey announced Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, that the new official height for Denali has been measured at 20,310 feet, just 10 feet less than the previous elevation of 20,320 feet which was established using 1950’s era technology. (Blaine Horner/Compass Data/USGS via AP) North America’s tallest mountain gets new name — and height
    Anchorage, Alaska • North America’s tallest mountain doesn’t just have a new name. It also has a new elevation. Denali, the Alaska mountain formerly k...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 09:42 am   |     |   Share
  • Officials investigate mass baptism of players, coach on school football field
    Villa Rica, Ga. • A school district says it’s investigating a mass baptism on a public high school football field after video footage of the Aug. 17 i...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 11:07 am   |     |   Share
  • New University of Utah institute aims to tackle Utah’s biggest challenges
    Promising to find solutions to Utah’s biggest problems — in education, employment, health care and transportation — Utah’s political elite Wednesday h...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 05:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy of KUTV News
A field fire in Cottonwood Heights forced some evacuations of homes on Tuesday. Crews in mop-up stage at scene of Cottonwood Heights field fire
    Firefighters, having doused the final, stubborn flames of a Cottonwood Heights field fire that forced evacuation of dozens of homes, on Wednesday care...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 05:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Pocatello shelter forced to kill cats to stop viral outbreak
    Pocatello, Idaho • The city of Pocatello says the entire population of cats at its animal shelter will be euthanized to stop the spread of an upper re...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 08:06 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah lawmaker: Military pensions should be tax-exempt
    Ogden, Utah • Utah is one of 16 states that don’t offer income tax exemptions for retired military members, but one state lawmaker is working to chang...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 02:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • Pittsburgh man jailed in toddler stepson’s fatal shooting
    Pittsburgh • Pittsburgh police say a man jailed in the fatal shooting of his toddler stepson gave differing accounts of the shooting. Online court rec...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 07:57 am   |     |   Share
  • Las Vegas’ new ad campaign pushes ‘sexy’ watering habits
    Las Vegas • Another part of the drought-ridden West is attempting to make water conservation sexy, this time with funny ads in Las Vegas. The Southern...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 07:57 am   |     |   Share
  • Plastic surgeon Anthony Echo marks areas to prepare for surgery to separate Frank Reyes' hand from his abdomen at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Reyes, whose hand was badly burned, spent three weeks with his left hand surgically tucked under a pocket of tissue in his belly to give it time to heal and form a new blood supply. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) A bold move to save a man’s hand: Tucking it into his tummy
    Casey Reyes struggled for a way to explain the “sci-fi” surgery doctors were proposing to save her 87-year-old grandfather’s badly burned hand. “They’...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 07:51 am   |     |   Share
  • File- This March 17, 2015 file photo shows Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. speaking during the 110th annual dinner of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of Lackawanna County at Genetti Manor in Dickson City, Pa.   Biden is headed to Florida, where he’s sure to get a glimpse of his presidential prospects as he considers a late entry into the 2016 Democratic primaries. (Christopher Dolan/The Times & Tribune via AP) Biden to test political waters in Florida as he mulls 2016
    Washington • Vice President Joe Biden is headed to Florida, where he’s sure to get a glimpse of his presidential prospects as he considers a late entr...
    Updated Sep 02 2015 07:48 am   |     |   Share
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