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A first attempt at greater transparency by the Utah Transit Authority Board on Wednesday had a hiccup when the board adopted a plan on how to serve minorities before it managed to hear some significant public criticism of the data …

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  • Courtesy  |  Provo Police Department  Tyson Cook has been missing since Wednesday 05/25/2016. He drives a 2002 Black Toyota Tacoma with UT plate G193 B. If you see Tyson or his vehicle or have any information of his whereabouts, please contact us at (801)852-6210. Provo police seek missing man
    Provo police are looking for a man who has been missing since Wednesday and is considered endangered. Tyson Cook drives a 2002 black Toyota Tacoma wit...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah man cited for allegedly running naked with bells on his genitals in canyon
    A 64-year-old Riverton man was cited Thursday afternoon for lewdness after he allegedly ran naked in Spanish Fork Canyon with bells hanging from his g...
    Updated May 26 2016 09:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • Interim police chief appointed in American Fork
    Lt. Darren Falslev has been appointed interim chief of the American Fork Police Department, the city announced Thursday. Falslev, who has been on the ...
    Updated May 26 2016 09:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • SPONSORED ARTICLE
    Utah Arts Festival Opens with Free Day
    In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Utah Arts Festival is offering free admission on its opening day, Thursday, June 23. “We’re so excited abo...
    Updated May 25 2016 12:00 pm   |     |   Share

  • TRIBTALK
    Behind the Headlines: Transgender bathroom use, Grand Canyon pollution, UTA meetings, tea-party-group endorsement
    Utah is suing the federal government over the White House’s transgender restroom directive. Arizona business owners push for more air pollution contro...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:32 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah fraudster pleads for release, gets up to 30 years in prison
    Victims of a conman streamed to a courtroom podium Thursday with tales of how he repeatedly lied, forged documents and cheated them out of millions of...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy Josh Ewing  A piece of southern Utah’s Comb Ridge could go on the auction block. The Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration is weighing a proposal to sell a section covering the southern tip the famous land form (pictured here) west of Bluff that is included in the proposed Bears Ears National Monument. Hole in the Rock Foundation asks Utah lands agency to auction area near Bears Ears
    State trust lands officials reaped nearly $3.7 million Wednesday in a land auction that included 2,491 acres of farmland straddling the Emery-Grand co...
    Updated May 26 2016 09:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Craftsman Thomas Larsen poses for a portrait with custom banjos he has built in his basement workshop in American Fork Thursday May 12, 2016. Larsen started Blackberry Banjo Co. in 2009 and says about making banjos, ’My favorite part is the hands-on experience. I get to take pieces of wood and turn it into something that sounds good and makes somebody happy. It brings me joy to make it and then it makes me happy when other people are playing them.’ ‘I Love’ video: Thomas Larsen crafts banjos by hand
    Craftsman Thomas Larsen, 28, started Blackberry Banjo Co. in 2009 and has made a dozen custom banjos in his basement workshop in American Fork. “My fa...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:59 pm   |     |   Share
  • POLITICS
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump applauds after singing the National Anthem during a rally at the Anaheim Convention Center, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) News roundup: With Trump angering some in GOP, Libertarians say it’s their time
    With Trump angering some in GOP, Libertarians say it’s their time. Utah joins states suing Obama over bathroom issue. Poll: Utahns want Tribune to sur...

    Updated May 26 2016 10:40 am   |     |   Share

  • Rolly: Utah candidate representing Ammon Bundy loses earlier court fight, must pay nearly $6,000
    It has been an interesting couple of weeks for former state lawmaker and one-time congressional candidate Morgan Philpot, who hopes to rejoin the Utah...
    Updated May 26 2016 08:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • Softball Hall of Fame seeks nominees
    Nominations are due Wednesday for the 2016 Class of the Utah Softball Hall of Fame, which is part of the Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation Departm...
    Updated May 26 2016 04:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |   Tribune file photo)   Sen. Lincoln Fillmore, R-South Jordan, gives his speech for the Senate District 10 seat at the Salt Lake County Republican Convention, April 16, 2016, at Cottonwood High School. He defeated challenger Rich Cunningham but because of SB54 will face him in the June 28 primary. Salt Lake, Davis GOP picking favorites before primary election
    Following the lead of the Utah County Republican Party, GOP officials in Salt Lake and Davis counties are abandoning tradition and taking sides in con...
    Updated May 26 2016 09:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • FAITH
    (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brigham Young statue at BYU in Provo. Defining what ‘rape culture’ means, and doesn’t mean, at Mormon-owned BYU and beyond
    In the ongoing debate about sexual assault at LDS Church-owned Brigham Young University, this much is clear: Many readers and observers do not underst...
    Updated May 25 2016 06:03 pm   |     |   Share

  • DATC graduates largest-ever class
    More than 400 students are expected to graduate from the Davis Applied Technology College on Thursday, the largest class in the school’s history. An a...
    Updated May 26 2016 09:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • Pedestrian struck and killed by FrontRunner train in Provo
    A pedestrian was killed Thursday afternoon in an accident involving FrontRunner. The Provo Police Department said a southbound train struck and killed...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Morgan Philpot at the Salt Lake Hilton Hotel Tuesday November 2, 2010.  Ammon Bundy hires Utah’s Morgan Philpot as his attorney
    Ammon Bundy has hired Utah Republican politician Morgan Philpot to defend him against federal charges tied to the occupation of the Malheur National W...
    Updated May 26 2016 09:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • POLITICS
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Albuquerque, N.M., Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) News roundup: Trump aides: Ryan will endorse; Ryan aides: Not so fast
    Trump aides: Ryan will endorse; Ryan aides: Not so fast. UTA re-opens meetings after outcry. Chaffetz pushes to impeach IRS commissioner. Happy Wedn...

    Updated May 25 2016 11:04 am   |     |   Share

  • Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, left, and Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., center, listen as President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, before signing the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA). Coons and Hatch cosponsored the bill that would establish a Federal civil private cause of action for trade secret theft that would provide businesses with a more uniform, reliable, and predictable way to protect their valuable trade secrets anywhere in the country. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Hatch op-ed on Supreme Court nominee is posted early on Utah newspaper site
    Sen. Orrin Hatch was scheduled to meet Thursday with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, but a guest essay he wrote for the Deseret News mistakenly...
    Updated May 26 2016 08:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)    Paul Huntsman shakes hands with Salt Lake Tribune Editor and Publisher Terry Orme, left, after he and his father Jon Huntsman, right, addressed the Salt Lake Tribune staff following a transition of employee benefits meeting at the Tribune offices in Salt Lake City Thursday May 26, 2016. Paul Huntsman recently purchased the newspaper and the sale should be finalized next week. Huntsman expects to cinch Tribune purchase next week, will keep current top editor in place
    Paul Huntsman expects to complete his purchase of The Salt Lake Tribune by Wednesday, he told staffers Thursday during a visit to the Utah daily’s new...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   What little water from snow runoff from Big Cottonwood Canyon flows down Big Cottonwood Creek Monday May 11.  The canyon is a protected watershed area under strict management since it’s a major source of drinking water for Salt Lake City.  Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District  and  Salt Lake County Council are urging residents, businesses and governmental agencies to follow principles of good water conservation during this record-breaking year of the warmest, lowest snow-packed winter on record. Police remind hikers of Utah watershed laws
    As the hiking and camping season opens, the Unified Police Department and Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities Watershed Management hope that...
    Updated May 26 2016 09:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • POLITICS
    News roundup: Romney would take third in a Clinton-Trump-Romney general election
    Romney would take third in a Clinton-Trump-Romney general election. Utah politicos mourn the death of Neil Ashdown. Poll: Utah Republicans don’t want ...

    Updated May 24 2016 04:42 pm   |     |   Share

  • Last Mormon missionary wounded in Brussels airport bombing released from Utah hospital
    A senior Mormon missionary who suffered severe burns in the March terrorist bombing at a Brussels airport has been released from a Salt Lake City hosp...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • Bill McGuire  |  Special to The Tribune Zion Canyon seen from Observation Point on May 20, 2016. Cataclysmic landslide created ‘flat and tranquil’ valley enjoyed today in Zion National Park
    The Sentinel, a sandstone formation on Zion Canyon’s western wall, was once much larger. But over the course of a cataclysmic minute 4,800 years ago,...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Tribune file photo)   Taxi cabs llined up outside the Salt Palace. City Council skeptical of request for unlimited height at Salt Palace
    How high is unlimited height? That’s what the Salt Lake City Council would like to know in the wake of a request by Salt Lake County to remove height ...
    Updated May 25 2016 10:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Utah Highway Patrol  One man died in a weather-related crash on southbound Interstate 15 at mile post 398 Wednesday afternoon. Man hit and killed after exiting his car on I-15 in Box Elder County
    A 50-year-old man was killed on Interstate 15 Wednesday afternoon in Box Elder County when — after crashing his van — he got out and was hit by anothe...
    Updated May 26 2016 09:37 am   |     |   Share
  • Salt Lake County celebrates 20 years of drug court success
    The second time Mindy Vincent lost custody of her son she knew it was time to get serious in dealing with her methamphetamine addiction. Lucky for her...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:45 am   |     |   Share
  • Photo courtesy of the Utah Department of Corrections  Kevin Russell Humphreys Utah man indicted for mail and identity theft
    A Utah man arrested last November — whom police said was responsible for stealing mail from thousands of Salt Lake County residents — has been indicte...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:45 am   |     |   Share
  • Jae C. Hong  |  AP File Photo In this photo taken in 2015 in Burbank, Calif.,  food truck Peaches’ Smokehouse & Southern Kitchen co-owner Diana Lamon hands a credit card back to a customer after taking an order. Orem City, Utah, has extended a prohibition on food trucks near key venues during its annual Summerfest, June 7-11. Orem food truck ban for Summerfest expanded
    Orem • The City Council adopted an ordinance amendment to prohibit food trucks from being on public streets within 1,000 feet of Scera Park during Ore...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:39 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo)   Many Utah school districts are unfazed by new federal rules regarding bathroom accommodations for transgender students. Mount Jordan Middle School in Sandy has unisex-bathrooms located in every hallway. But Utah has joined a federal lawsuit against the Obama administration, saying the issue is one of federal overreach, not bathrooms. Utah one of 11 states suing over transgender bathrooms
    Utah is one of 11 states that sued the administration of President Barack Obama on Wednesday over a memo that threatened federal education funding if ...
    Updated May 25 2016 10:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Jake Bradford, 12, gets a fist bump from Chief PAWSitivity Officer Ollie at the Ronald McDonald House on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Ollie is a certified facility therapy dog, trained to offer therapeutic relief to guests and the group’s smallest pediatric patients. The labradoodle puppy arrived at the Ronald McDonald House in Salt Lake City on May 10 knowing commands that will help him interact with guests and work with and around medical equipment and special needs.  “Ollie will be able to brighten a child’s day or ease a parent’s stress by offering a wag of the tail, a high five or a cuddle.” said Carrie Romano, executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area. “A dog can bring a bit of normalcy to families who miss their own pets while they are staying at the hospital or at the Ronald McDonald House.” Photos: Puppy brings ‘PAWSitivity’ to job at Ronald McDonald House in Salt Lake City
    Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area is welcoming its newest staff member — Chief PAWSitivity Officer Ollie. Ollie is a certified...
    Updated May 25 2016 01:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Preschoolers donate money for all-inclusive playground
    Orem • A group of preschoolers handed a check Tuesday to City Council members to build a new, all-abilities playground. Preschool students from the P...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:40 am   |     |   Share