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A new appointee to the Utah Board of Regents has a little less experience than the rest of the group. Even so, board newcomer Bailey Bowthorpe has big plans. She hopes to help more of her fellow Utah students graduate …

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  • Garbage truck catches fire near Willard Bay
    A garbage truck and its trash caught fire on the freeway in Weber County. On Friday afternoon, the truck was heading southbound on Interstate 15 when ...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 04:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, speaks during the morning session of the 184th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City Saturday October 4, 2014. Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer dies — a man of wit, known for tough talk
    Longtime Mormon apostle Boyd K. Packer seemed a man of contradictions. He was an educator who was wary of intellectuals, a theological purist who spok...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 05:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Naveen Navarajan says a few words after being sworn in as a new United States citizen, during a ceremony at Scera Park, in Orem, Friday, July 3, 2015. Unique way to celebrate Independence Day: become U.S. citizen
    Orem • Gabriel Bowen arrived as an Ecuadorean at Orem’s Scera Park on Friday. He departed as one of America’s newest citizens — celebrating Independen...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 04:51 pm   |     |   Share
    5 Top Reasons to Escape to Park City Today
    If you’re longing for a new summer adventure, now is the best time to plan your Park City summer getaway. Whether you’re looking for a family-frien...
    Updated Jun 30 2015 02:36 pm   |     |   Share

    Elder Ryan Mourelatos, left,  and elder Ryan Wood work to bring the message of the LDS Church to the West Valley city area.  Missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, commonly known as LDS or Mormons, send missionaries throughout the world including Utah where the Church is based.  While there are older couples that also help in this missionary work, the most common face is the young men and women that proselytize door to door.   They encounter many adventures from their day to day work as they work on bringing the LDS religion to the masses.  photo by Danny Chan Some Mormon missionaries may now cast aside suit coats
    The iconic look of Mormon missionaries — dark suit, white shirt, tie and black name tag — has just dropped one element — the suit coat. That is, howev...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 05:06 pm   |     |   Share

  • Robert Kirby Kirby: I screwed up a lot, but did my part for America
    On my key ring is one of the military dog tags I wore during active duty with the U.S. Army in the early ’70s. Whenever I look at it, I’m reminded th...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 05:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah federal judge awards $134M in suit over death, injury of soldiers
    Salt Lake City • A federal judge has awarded $134.2 million to a Utah solider injured in Afghanistan and the widow of another soldier killed there in ...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 01:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • This circa 1933 photo made available by the Library of Congress shows the John Jay House in Katonah, N.Y. Like a proper gentleman of his time, Jay settled peacefully in the country, having long dreamed of retirement with his wife, Sarah. In an early letter to her, dated July 21, 1776, when his work on behalf of independence had kept them apart, he expressed Who’s John Jay? Scholars urge new look at forgotten founder
    Katonah, N.Y. • The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember — Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Ma...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 01:28 pm   |     |   Share
    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Steve Williams, the music director and host of public-radio station KUERís jazz programming since 1984, will be retiring from the University of Utah next month. In this 2010 file photo,  Williams is pictured in the KUER studios. Trib Talk: Local voice of jazz Steve Williams
    Longtime KUER jazz host Steve Williams signed off for the last time Wednesday night, ending 31 years of Nighttime Jazz music in the Utah market. On Th...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 02:13 pm   |     |   Share

  • This photo taken Friday, June 12, 2015, shows a Diebold stock certificate in the name of Elliot Ness, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Eliot Ness, the famed Prohibition agent who led the “Untouchables” in their crusade against Chicago gangster Al Capone’s liquor bootlegging rackets, later became the top executive at bank services company Diebold Inc. Part of his compensation appears to have been company stock that recently surfaced in Florida, sparking a new legal fight between the company and the Ness estate. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) Estate of ‘Untouchables’ Eliot Ness in legal fight over old stock
    Miami • A legal fight is brewing in Florida between the estate of “Untouchables” Prohibition agent Eliot Ness and an Ohio company over some long-undis...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 01:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Second hiker in two days falls on Mount Timpanogos
    A hiker fell near the Mount Timpanogos summit Friday, a day after a woman fell in about the same area. About 10:30 a.m. Friday, a 36-year-old man fell...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Motorcyclist dies after crashing head-on into dump truck
    A motorcyclist died after crashing head-on into a dump truck in Tooele City. The motorcyclist was traveling westbound on State Route 112 when, for som...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
    News roundup: Emails document Hillary Clinton’s struggle with fax machine
    The LDS reaches out to the Pride Center. Clinton tries to learn how to fax. Becker faces his challengers. Happy Thursday. The latest trove of Hillar...

    Updated Jul 02 2015 05:27 am   |     |   Share

  • DABC asks Utah liquor store security to return with same pay
    Law enforcement officers around the state can keep their second jobs as liquor store security officers and they don’t have to take a $6 an hour pay cu...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 11:36 am   |     |   Share
  • A special honor guard of the U.S. army wearing uniforms of American soldiers through the years, participate in the parade at the U.S. Army Camp Zama, about 25 miles southwest of Tokyo, Sunday, July 4, 1976 as part of the American 200th birthday celebrations, July the Fourth. (AP Photo) A Look Back: Bicentennial Celebrations
    The Salt Lake Tribune occasionally presents images from its archives in a special series called A Look Back. This week's installment features photos o...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 11:30 am   |     |   Share
  • Tchaikovsky and fireworks coming to Weber State July 12
    An annual outdoor concert and fireworks show is returning to Ogden next week. It’s the 37th year of the Lindquist Family Symphony Pops and Fireworks ...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 10:36 am   |     |   Share
    (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Brigham Young statue at BYU in Provo. BYU conference to examine religious-freedom issues
    In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s legalization of gay marriage and Utah’s recent passage of anti-discrimination protections for people of faith,...
    Updated Jul 01 2015 03:03 pm   |     |   Share

  • Courtesy of SUU
Governor Gary R. Herbert appointed Southern Utah University student Bailey Bowthorpe on June 30 to serve as the 2015-2016 student representative for the Utah State Board of Regents. SUU grad wants to help fellow Utah college students graduate faster
    A new appointee to the Utah Board of Regents has a little less experience than the rest of the group. Even so, board newcomer Bailey Bowthorpe has big...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 10:33 am   |     |   Share
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Golden Spike Hotel, Promontory Station, purchased in 1907 by Frederick Houghton. Living history: In 1910, an English immigrant found a new life on Utah’s Promontory
    In the summer of 1910, Katie Nurse and her young son, Bernard, left Norfolk, England, to begin a new life in what the locals in Utah called Promontory...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 10:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Federal grant to help fight white-nose syndrome in bats
    White-nose syndrome seems to be flying west. Utah, Colorado and Nebraska each received $25,000 grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this we...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 09:54 am   |     |   Share
    Trib Talk: What’s next for The Salt Lake Tribune?
    Starting today, The Salt Lake Tribune is launching a new membership program with perks for online subscribers. On Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., Tribune Edi...
    Updated Jul 01 2015 01:58 pm   |     |   Share

  • Jeremy Harris, KUTV
Salt Lake City firefighters are investigating two fires that started at University of Utah fraternity houses Friday morning. Small fires flare up at two U of U frat houses
    Firefighters are investigating two small fires that sparked up Friday morning in University of Utah fraternity houses. Fire investigation dogs “receiv...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 11:37 am   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy KUTV Channel 2

Lynette and Graham Ambrose UHP identifies man hit and killed while changing a tire
    Troopers have identified a Sandy man, Graham Ambrose, as the man who died after a car hit him on State Route 201 in West Valley City. Ambrose, 67, was...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 03:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • Forecast: Hot statewide, and hazy along the Wasatch Front
    While a lot of people are celebrating America’s freedom, Utahns won’t be free from the heat. Sunny Salt Lake City can expect a high temperature of 97 ...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 09:36 am   |     |   Share
  • Taylorsville, Utah--8/27/2005--
Senator Orrin Hatch, left, talks with Dave Hansen back stage before Hatch's speech before the Utah Republican Party Convention held at Salt Lake Community College Saturday afternoon. Rolly: Gov. Herbert complains to Mia Love about campaign manager’s double duty
    Gov. Gary Herbert might be feeling some heat from the challenge to his re-election bid next year from Overstock.com Chairman Jonathan Johnson. Herbert...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 01:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Valorie Shimoda participates in the 9th annual Prayers for Compassion at Urgyen Samten Ling Gonpa Thursday July 2, 2015.  Utah Buddhists at this traditional Tibetan temple in Salt Lake City will chant more than a million mantras in annual around-the-clock Prayers for Compassion for 2015, this year dedicated to helping rebuild earthquake-damaged Nepal. Utah’s Tibetans will spend weekend praying for Nepal with a million mantras
    While many Americans spend this weekend waving flags and watching fireworks, Utah’s Tibetans are turning to prayer — more than a million mantras, in f...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 04:35 am   |     |   Share
  • Man changing tire on SR201 hit, killed by another vehicle
    A man who was changing a tire in the emergency lane of eastbound State Road 201 at 5600 West died Thursday night died after being struck by another ve...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 11:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

West Valley City police Officer Dana Pugmire measures the temperature of the dashboard, as he sits in his car for 15 minutes in the heat of the day, during a press conference to illustrate the dangers of leaving children and pets in hot cars, Thursday, July 2, 2015. West Valley cop sweats it out in hot car to demonstrate dangers of leaving animals, children inside
    Every summer, authorities warn about the danger of leaving children and pets in parked cars in hot weather. Yet every year, they get calls about kids ...
    Updated Jul 03 2015 09:44 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah man ordered to stand trial in alleged $72 million Ponzi scheme
    A Kaysville insurance agent was ordered Thursday to stand trial in connection with an alleged Ponzi scheme that took more than $72 million from about ...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 09:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • Cholera ruled out as illness afflicting two older Salt Lake County residents
    The Salt Lake County Health Department is ruling out cholera in the cases of two older county residents who came down with severe diarrhea. Test resul...
    Updated Jul 02 2015 09:53 pm   |     |   Share
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