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  • In this June 21, 2016 photo, signs in Burns, Ore.,  urge voters to keep Harney County Judge Steve Grasty. Activists who didn’t like the way he treated armed occupiers of a federal wildlife refuge want him recalled in a June 28 recall election. Grasty sees this election as a referendum on the county’s handling of the crisis. Winter and spring have passed since an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge ended, but its aftershocks are still shaking this high desert region. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky) Oregon refuge takeover is over, but aftershocks remain
    Burns, Ore. • Winter and spring have passed since an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge ended, but its aftershocks are still shaking this h...
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  • FILE - In this July 13, 2008 file photo a livestock helicopter pilot rounds up wild horses from the Fox & Lake Herd Management Area from the range in Washoe County, Nev., near the town on Empire, Nev. The Bureau of Land Management is on a path to sterilize wild horses on U.S. rangeland to slow herd growth _ a first-time approach condemned by mustang advocates across the West. (AP Photo/Brad Horn, File) BLM to sterilize wild horses for first time to slow growth
    Reno, Nev. • A federal agency is on a path to sterilize wild horses on U.S. rangeland to slow the growth of herds — a new approach condemned by mustan...
    Updated Jun 26 2016 09:56 am   |     |   Share
  • Becky Moss Silvestrini may be the one to beat in packed Millcreek mayor’s race
    Even before contender Fred Healey’s health became a major issue, the money was squarely on Jeff Silvestrini to become the first mayor of Millcreek Cit...
    Updated Jun 27 2016 07:53 am   |     |   Share
  • Rolly: The hidden question on Tuesday’s primary ballot: Will Utah GOP flock follow their shepherds — or stray?
    Tuesday’s primary election has some intrigue — perhaps more than the typical ho-hum runoffs in Utah where Republican incumbents usually face no primar...
    Updated Jun 26 2016 08:00 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Infinity Event Center, Friday, March 18, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Utah’s not the only place where Trump has a Mormon problem
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, The Thunderbirds F-16 Fighting Falcons, ended Saturday’s show with a demonstration at the 2016 Hill Air Force Base Warriors Over The Wasatch open house and air showJune 2, 2016, Gallery: Air Force Thunderbirds are highlight of Utah show
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  • Gov. Gary Herbert Tuesday’s primary will pick nominees and, in some cases, final victors
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  • (Al Hartmann  |   Tribune file photo)   Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, pictured here in January speaking to the state Legislature, is the state’s least-known member of Congress. Nearly two-thirds of voters come up empty when asked their opinion of him. Utah’s Congressman Who? Rep. Chris Stewart is the state’s unknown politician
    Washington • Can you name the U.S. House member who represents Salt Lake City? Or St. George? How about the one who represents Bountiful or Farmington...
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    Washington • Sen. Mike Lee said that the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union mirrors a sentiment shared by many Americans and he wil...
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  Tribune file photo)   Rep. Brian M. Greene, R-Pleasant Grove, is under attack in a mailer that revives his 16-year old comments about rape. Republican Primary opponent Xani Haynie says she had nothing to do with the piece sent by the Alliance for a Better Utah. Hard-hitting mailer targets Utah Rep. Greene’s comments on spousal rape, but is it too much?
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Doug Owens at the end of his very short speech at the Democratic state Convention where delegates voted on nominees for governor, congressional and other offices, Saturday, April 23, 2016 Utah GOP attacks Democrat Doug Owens over late father’s misstep 24 years ago
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    Updated Jun 24 2016 10:34 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo)   Mia Love was a prime-time speaker at the 2012 Republican National Convention. Not this year -- she’s decided not to go. The Tribune is seeking an interview to ask if her plan is due to the expected nomination of Donald Trump. Utah’s Rep. Mia Love will skip Republican National Convention
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    Updated Jun 24 2016 09:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)    About 100 Delta Airlines pilots participate in a national picket to protest salaries at the Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, June 24, 2016. Pilots picket Delta — world's most profitable airline — for better pay at Salt Lake City airport
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth | Tribune file photo)   A gondola reveals a combination of the two logo’s from the former Park City Mountain Resort and the Canyons Resort that have been combined by owner Vail Resorts. The company has now moved to trademark the Park City name, alarming some residents and businesses. Some Parkites see bid to trademark Park City name as identity theft
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  • Rolly: Utah fed fighter’s vanishing act from federalism group a mystery
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Despite trailing by large margins in independent polls, Republican governor candidate Jonathan Johnson holds a press conference Thursday June 23 at the Utah state capitol to announce his plans for first 100 days in office. Here’s what a Gov. Jonathan Johnson adminstration would look like
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  • Jacquelyn Martin  |  AP Photo In this June 29, 2015, file photo, members of security stand outside of the Supreme Court in Washington. ‘You can’t imagine how much this hurts’: Supreme Court decision on immigration saps hope, angers Utah Latinos
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  • Fred Healey ï Millcreek mayoral candidate. Millcreek mayoral candidate has cancer
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Budget
State looking to build new 10,000-seat, $17M arena at Utah Fairpark with help from Mormon church
Updated Jun 16 2016 10:50 am

SLC passes tight budget without fixing golf deficit, other big-ticket problems
Updated Jun 16 2016 10:53 am

Impact fee cash piles up even as Salt Lake City faces budget squeeze
Updated Jun 06 2016 11:09 am

Salt Lake County budget in sound shape at midyear
Updated Jun 08 2016 12:29 pm

Study: Utah’s fiscal health ranks No. 7 among state governments
Updated Jun 02 2016 10:57 am

The big green — 9 parks projects, maybe more, proposed for Salt Lake County
Updated May 31 2016 10:54 pm

Parks, streets still hurting in tight Salt Lake City budget
Updated May 31 2016 05:30 pm

Jon Huntsman, Jim Matheson lead group pushing for more foreign aid
Updated May 19 2016 04:26 pm

State’s economic development partner failed to file tax returns for five years
Updated May 14 2016 01:42 pm

Audit: State doing poor job tracking job training and education cases
Updated May 12 2016 11:59 am


Crime
Utahns want hearings for Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, poll shows
Updated Jun 16 2016 09:52 pm

Death penalty debate on again in Utah Capitol
Updated Jun 17 2016 07:58 pm

Utah’s Stewart: Orlando shooter may not have acted alone
Updated Jun 25 2016 04:53 pm

On criminal justice reform, Sens. Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch are at odds
Updated May 31 2016 07:35 am

Potentially toxic dust could delay building Utah’s new prison
Updated Jun 01 2016 11:47 am

Salt Lake County celebrates 20 years of drug court success
Updated May 26 2016 10:45 am

UCA board grapples with funding freeze in wake of fraud, audit
Updated May 24 2016 10:24 pm

Utah’s Chaffetz testifies in push to impeach IRS chief
Updated May 25 2016 10:34 am

Two prostitution or massage busts in a year to cost a business license
Updated May 23 2016 02:18 pm

Utah federal court nominee, Ronald Russell, gets Senate committee support
Updated May 20 2016 07:13 pm


Culture
‘Gavel gap’ — Utah’s bench least diverse in nation with white men holding 79 percent of judgeships
Updated Jun 22 2016 10:45 pm

Video: Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox tells gay community his ‘heart has changed’
Updated Jun 22 2016 12:13 pm

Utah one of 11 states suing over transgender bathrooms
Updated May 25 2016 10:48 pm

Utah ban on alcohol sales and nudity does not infringe free speech, say governor, state attorneys
Updated May 19 2016 10:31 pm

Herbert says transgender restroom directive may harm children
Updated May 20 2016 10:57 am

In wake of governor fundraising controversy, Utah House speaker urges caution
Updated May 18 2016 10:57 pm

Bipartisan send-off for former Sen. Bennett
Updated May 16 2016 11:16 am

Brewvies seeks restraining order against state liquor regulators
Updated May 03 2016 03:56 pm

Utah lawmaker who helped lead prison move built town homes near prison
Updated May 02 2016 10:57 am

After overcoming mountains, deserts, early explorers now navigate state rules
Updated Apr 27 2016 11:08 am


Elections
Silvestrini may be the one to beat in packed Millcreek mayor’s race
Updated Jun 27 2016 07:53 am

Utah’s Congressman Who? Rep. Chris Stewart is the state’s unknown politician
Updated Jun 25 2016 10:31 pm

Tuesday’s primary will pick nominees and, in some cases, final victors
Updated Jun 25 2016 09:08 pm

Utah’s Rep. Mia Love will skip Republican National Convention
Updated Jun 24 2016 09:30 pm

Utah GOP attacks Democrat Doug Owens over late father’s misstep 24 years ago
Updated Jun 24 2016 10:34 pm

Hard-hitting mailer targets Utah Rep. Greene’s comments on spousal rape, but is it too much?
Updated Jun 24 2016 07:25 pm

Here’s what a Gov. Jonathan Johnson adminstration would look like
Updated Jun 25 2016 06:13 pm

Millcreek mayoral candidate has cancer
Updated Jun 24 2016 12:19 pm

Utah candidate hopes to serve with senators seeking to defeat him
Updated Jun 23 2016 11:16 am

Governor’s primary racking up big-time donations
Updated Jun 22 2016 02:31 pm


Education
Utah committee has fun ‘ripping up’ school funding bill
Updated Feb 29 2016 02:32 pm

A rainy day fund for Utah’s higher education buildings?
Updated Feb 28 2016 09:50 pm

Senators reject bill to raise income tax on richest 1.5% of Utahns
Updated Feb 17 2016 10:40 pm

House OKs bill aimed at expanding kindergarten
Updated Feb 08 2016 09:26 pm

Bill advances to boost charter school funding by $40 million
Updated Feb 29 2016 06:47 pm

Battle over sex education returning to Utah Legislature
Updated Feb 03 2016 07:47 am

Utah’s Guv plugs solutions for health care, increases in school funding
Updated Feb 17 2016 05:19 pm

Longtime Utah Sen. Bob Bennett inducted into Hinckley Hall of Fame
Updated May 20 2016 06:06 pm

Defamation suit filed in closure of unaccredited Utah college
Updated Dec 15 2015 11:29 am

Diploma mill is biggest case for Utah Consumer Protection
Updated Nov 29 2015 10:24 am


Environment
Bears Ears book will be sent to members of Congress
Updated Jun 23 2016 07:35 pm

Lands lawsuit unlikely until next year, a few expense details emerge
Updated Jun 15 2016 10:31 pm

Utah’s lawsuit over federal lands nearly ready, expenses questioned
Updated Jun 15 2016 01:31 pm

Kennecott wells aim to keep tailings in place
Updated Jun 03 2016 11:13 pm

Monument plan a grass-roots movement, supporters say
Updated Jun 02 2016 09:35 pm

California Senate moves to delay Oakland coal-export plant
Updated Jun 02 2016 11:31 am

Legislature expresses opposition to Bears Ears monument
Updated May 19 2016 09:04 am

White House urges Utah delegation to find consensus on Bears Ears
Updated May 09 2016 10:55 am

Companies to replace scores of trees illegally cut in Big Cottonwood Canyon
Updated Apr 22 2016 10:22 pm

Ahead of Jewell visit to Utah, speculation about Bears Ears monument
Updated Apr 19 2016 11:05 pm


Health
House passes Chris Stewart-led Zika bill, White House threatens veto
Updated May 20 2016 10:54 am

University of Utah named Olympic medical center
Updated May 13 2016 10:48 am

Compliance with Utah's new abortion law is medically impossible, critics say
Updated May 10 2016 09:20 am

Sim Gill finds ‘nothing worth celebrating’ over Utah Medicaid funding
Updated May 05 2016 10:21 pm

State commission grants $135,000 to fight against drug overdose
Updated Apr 06 2016 10:57 am

Obama to Utah: Fully expanding Medicaid would help 42,000 with mental-health needs
Updated Mar 29 2016 10:53 am

Money runs out for Utah medical-marijuana bill; ballot initiative looms
Updated Mar 12 2016 12:07 pm

Tobacco bills vaporized this year
Updated Mar 12 2016 04:42 pm

Fetal anesthesia bill headed to governor, who will sign it
Updated Mar 15 2016 10:55 am

Long fight over: Small-scale Medicaid expansion wins final approval
Updated Mar 08 2016 11:07 pm


Immigration
‘You can’t imagine how much this hurts’: Supreme Court decision on immigration saps hope, angers Utah Latinos
Updated Jun 24 2016 07:48 am

Census: Utah’s Latino population grows to more than 400,000
Updated Jun 23 2016 08:26 am

Chaffetz scolds Obama administration for failure to deport undocumented criminals
Updated Apr 28 2016 10:13 pm

Senate votes to extend implementation date of controversial immigrant program
Updated Mar 07 2016 10:19 pm

Utah’s guest worker law, never implemented, may be repealed
Updated Feb 08 2016 02:16 pm

Immigrants more likely than U.S.-born to work in 5 Utah industries
Updated Dec 21 2015 10:09 pm

Salt Lake City joins in defending Obama’s immigration actions
Updated Dec 07 2015 01:53 pm

White House asks Herbert to use his position to funnel refugee info
Updated Feb 17 2016 03:01 pm

Utah activist makes app to help ‘dreamer’ undocumented immigrants
Updated Nov 28 2015 04:32 pm

Most Utah GOP House members push for hold on Syrian refugees
Updated Feb 25 2016 06:33 pm


Local
Taylorsville celebrates 20th anniversary with optimism for future
Updated Jun 24 2016 12:21 pm

West Jordan City Council considers electronic-tracking sensors amid privacy concerns
Updated Jun 24 2016 12:22 pm

South Salt Lake mayor, city council settle on compromise budget
Updated Jun 25 2016 10:53 pm

Whistleblower alleges fraud, fire code violations and cover-ups at SLC Fire Department
Updated Jun 22 2016 04:45 pm

Chairwoman of RDA laments ‘rookie mistake’ of Utah Jazz-arena fast break
Updated Jun 17 2016 11:28 am

Cemetery gift shop? Salt Lake City hopes to preserve, improve cemetery with new master plan
Updated Jun 24 2016 10:54 am

Salt Lake City residents invited to cemetery master plan open house
Updated Jun 13 2016 09:08 pm

Ceremony Saturday to honor Emery County miners
Updated Jun 10 2016 12:43 pm

Tactical toilets produced locally could solve Salt Lake City's potty problem
Updated Jun 09 2016 02:47 pm

Dimple Dell development moratorium will lift with new standard
Updated Jun 09 2016 11:12 am


Poverty
Midvale family shelter a world away from chaotic downtown homeless scene
Updated Jun 22 2016 07:34 am

No quick fix in Pioneer Park area for homeless, residents or businesses
Updated Jun 13 2016 09:15 am

Feds to fund rents for more homeless vets in Utah
Updated Jun 04 2016 10:42 am

Volunteers of America open Salt Lake City youth center
Updated May 25 2016 03:57 pm

Homelessness rose 7% in Utah last year, even as economy grew
Updated Jun 02 2016 07:25 pm

Site selection begins for new homeless shelters in Salt Lake City
Updated Apr 19 2016 07:32 am

Utah has second-widest wage gap between women, men
Updated Apr 04 2016 11:07 pm

New homeless-youths shelter will offer security, counseling and education
Updated Mar 30 2016 10:36 pm

Help is on the way as Herbert signs bills for homeless aid
Updated Mar 28 2016 03:33 pm

Legislature allocates $9.2 million for homeless facilities and services
Updated Mar 12 2016 08:42 pm


Security
Utah’s members of Congress blast Obama for plan to close Gitmo
Updated Feb 25 2016 02:27 pm

Utah law enforcement to welcome Syrian refugees and help them assimilate
Updated Dec 07 2015 10:14 pm

Utah’s Chaffetz: Obama’s safety ‘is in jeopardy’ with Secret Service lapses
Updated Feb 17 2016 04:29 pm

Utah Congressman Chris Stewart calls Edward Snowden a traitor
Updated May 30 2016 06:40 pm

America is key to world peace, two ambassadors tell Utah audience
Updated Oct 14 2015 09:05 am

Utahns sue over government spying during 2002 Olympics
Updated Feb 17 2016 04:36 pm

Rocky Anderson threatens suit over alleged spying during 2002 Olympics
Updated Aug 11 2015 09:37 pm

Ex-Qwest CEO: Likely the NSA snatched emails, calls during Salt Lake Olympics
Updated Jul 29 2015 10:28 pm

Utahns in Congress angry over Iran deal
Updated Sep 15 2015 06:37 pm

Senate passes Utah Sen. Mike Lee’s domestic spying reforms
Updated Jun 02 2015 10:23 pm


Transportation
Pilots picket Delta — world's most profitable airline — for better pay at Salt Lake City airport
Updated Jun 24 2016 09:10 pm

SLC seeks $65 million project to elevate, extend TRAX at airport
Updated Jun 22 2016 09:48 pm

Development near transit considered key to handle Utah growth
Updated Jun 13 2016 10:16 pm

Salt Lake County Council looks to influence UTA collaboratively
Updated Jun 14 2016 03:22 pm

Provo, Orem petitioners push forward on transit fight
Updated Jun 13 2016 01:20 pm

Provo, Orem officials fined for illegally fighting citizen referendum
Updated Jun 10 2016 07:13 pm

Study: Different Utah ZIP codes bring very different car insurance rates
Updated Jun 04 2016 10:43 am

Unique internship: Travel 10,000 miles in 38 days in 15 states
Updated Jun 01 2016 10:38 am

TSA vows to keep security lines manageable at Salt Lake City International Airport
Updated May 25 2016 10:46 pm

Transparency hiccup: UTA Board adopts service plan for minorities before hearing criticism of it
Updated May 26 2016 07:40 am