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A state lawmaker says Gov. Gary Herbert told him the prison should be relocated near the Salt Lake City International Airport. Rep. David Lifferth, R-Eagle Mountain, released details of a 10-minute conversation he had with Herbert this week at an …

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  • Courtesy  |  Hogle Zoo

In his debut as Super Bowl prognosticator for Utah's Hogle Zoo, Vulcan the lion picked the New England Patriots to beat the Seattle Seahawks. Vulvan's late predecessor, Eli the orangutan, picked seven winners in a row before passing away in the off-season to breast cancer.

Photo courtesy of Utah's Hogle Zoo Vulcan picks Patriots to win Super Bowl
    For a rookie, Vulcan the lion wasn’t a bit tentative. He burst out of his pen Thursday at Utah’s Hogle Zoo and went directly to a New England Patriots...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 03:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • Man who admitted 1997 Utah beating death, robbery gets up to life in prison
    Alan Lee Marx told the judge multiple times on Friday that he was sorry. Marx also said he wished he could have changed what happened to Ward “Hank” ...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 02:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Democrats say Utah would be different if they were in charge
    Pristine air, well-funded schools and health care for the needy. That’s what Utah Democrats say residents could expect if they were in charge. “Utahns...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 02:33 pm   |     |   Share
    5 Aphrodisiacs to Make your Honey Melt
    Forget the inversion, love is in the air! Especially at zest kitchen & bar, Salt Lake City’s sexiest vegetarian downtown restaurant. What could be ...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 02:55 pm   |     |   Share

    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
LDS Apostle Dallin H. Oaks makes a public statement for religious freedom and nondiscrimination in Salt Lake City Tuesday Jan. 27, 2015. He was one of four LDS leaders that called for legislation that protects vital religious freedoms while at the same time supporting protections in housing and employment for LGBT people. No apology? Really? Mormons question leader Dallin H. Oaks’ stance
    LDS apostle Dallin H. Oaks set off a global chain reaction among Mormons this week, when he said he wasn’t sure apologizing for the faith’s past rheto...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 03:08 pm   |     |   Share

  • Lawmakers question governor’s highways-to-schools funding shift
    Lawmakers wondered aloud Friday how Gov. Gary Herbert can pull off an apparent magic budget trick. Herbert wants to take $94.2 million a year in sales...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 02:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo)  
Gov. Gary Herbert favors moving the Utah State Prison to a site near the Salt Lake City International Airport, according to state Rep. David Lifferth, R-Eagle Mountain. A spokes for the governor says he hasn't taken a position but had a Utah Gov. Gary Herbert favors moving prison to Salt Lake City, lawmaker says
    A state lawmaker says Gov. Gary Herbert told him the prison should be relocated near the Salt Lake City International Airport. Rep. David Lifferth, R-...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 03:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy Utah Department of Corrections)
Danny Leroy Logue 2 witnesses held in contempt for refusing to testify in Utah murder trial
    Two co-defendants of a man on trial for a drug-related murder in Provo have been held in contempt for refusing to testify. In plea agreement documents...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 02:03 pm   |     |   Share
    Utah Lit: ‘The Year of Living Virtuously (Weekends Off)’
    In her latest book, Utah author Teresa Jordan turns a year-long blog experiment into a thoughtful and personal exploration of virtue and vice. On Frid...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 12:41 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah Symphony, Senate serenade each other
    The Utah Senate and the Utah Symphony serenaded each other on Friday. The Senate praised the symphony on its 75th birthday, while a brass sextet from ...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 12:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Dirt biker remains critical after Weber County crash
    A 31-year-old dirt biker remained in critical condition Friday, the day after he suffered multiple skull fractures during a crash in Washington Terrac...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 12:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Nanette Wride, widow of Cory Wride touches her hand to sign at First Anniversary Memorial Event and Park Dedication for Utah County Sheriff Sgt. Cory Wride, who was fatally shot in the line of duty on Jan. 30, 2014.   
Eagle Mountain City renamed Mid-Valley Regional Park as Cory B. Wride Memorial Park so that Sgt. Wride’s service and sacrifice will always be remembered.  

Eagle Mountain City rename park for fallen police officer
    Eagle Mountain • City officials on Friday renamed Mid-Valley Regional Park as Cory B. Wride Memorial Park, after the Utah County sheriff’s sergeant ki...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 01:30 pm   |     |   Share
    Behind the Headlines: LGBT rights and religious freedom, legislative update, Sundance
    The LDS Church pushes for laws that protect both LGBT rights and religious freedom. Gov. Gary Herbert asks the legislature to boost funding for educat...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 12:16 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and wife Ann take the stage with college officials at the BYU Marriott Center Tuesday November 18, 2014.  Mitt Romney spoke to guests and students in a forum  titled Reaction to Romney’s decision not to run in 2016
    Mitt Romney’s decision not to run for president in 2016 drew reaction from around the political world Friday. Here is a sampling of the reaction from...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 02:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • Text of Romney’s statement saying he won’t run for president in 2016
    Mitt Romney announced Friday that he will not run for president in 2016. Here is his statement, which he posted to medium.com: Let me begin by letting...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 11:42 am   |     |   Share
  • Kirby: Mormon reality. It shows.
    Given their popularity (and controversy), the LDS Church should get into the business of reality show TV. What better way of spreading the message abo...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 11:39 am   |     |   Share
    Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, second from left, former Mississippi Republican Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck, left, Megan Mullen, wife of Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen and Dan Mullen, right, talk as they have dinner at Little Dooey, a barbecue restaurant in Starkville, Miss., Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Romney hasn't officially declared himself a presidential candidate again, but the 2012 Republican nominee looked and sounded like one during the stop in Mississippi. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) News roundup: Mitt Romney to offer ‘an update’ on 2016 this morning
    Mitt Romney to offer ‘an update’ this morning on 2016. Poll: Two thirds of Utahns say police treat everyone fairly. LDS leaders answer critics questio...

    Updated Jan 30 2015 12:15 pm   |     |   Share

  • Fairpark asks lawmakers to endorse stadium deal
    Utah State Fairpark officials urged lawmakers Friday to approve legislation needed to allow Real Salt Lake to build an 8,000-seat minor league soccer ...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 11:27 am   |     |   Share
  • (Tribune file photo)  

A skier takes flight at Ecker Hill, near Parley's Summit, in this photo from Feb., 1937. The venue was a world class ski jumping venue and hosted a number of high profile competitions in the 1930s and 1940s. A Look Back: Ecker Hill ski jump near Parley’s Summit
    The Salt Lake Tribune presents a series of historic photos in a series called A Look Back each Friday. This week’s installment features photos of Ecke...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 11:12 am   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Utah Highway Patrol 

A West Jordan woman, 50-year-old Jill Houston, died Friday when her car collided with a pickup truck on Redwood Road. Longtime employee of Salt Lake County sheriff’s office dies in crash
    A longtime Salt Lake County jail employee died Friday after her white Buick Regal was T-boned by a black Dodge Ram pickup truck in the intersection of...
    Updated Jan 30 2015 03:15 pm   |     |   Share
    (Screen shot) The LDS Church has posted a video and photos explaining these temple garments, which faithful members where beneath their clothes. LDS Church asking Mormons for input on temple garments
    In October, the LDS Church added a video and photos to an essay about its temple clothing — including two-piece underwear known as “garments” — as a w...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 02:31 pm   |     |   Share