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Last Updated Jan 16, 2017 10:39AM

The snow is deep, and the air is bitter cold, but Ali Mohammad Al Soufani, 30, and his young family couldn’t be happier to be in Utah. They arrived in Murray on Dec. 23 from Jordan, where they lived for …

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  • Photo courtesy of Utah State Historical Society This photo shows the board of directors of the Deseret Hospital. Many of the women in this photo participated in an 1870 meeting defending polygamy. The meeting was referred to as the ’Great Indignation Meeting.’ Front row, left to right: Jane S. Richards, Emmeline B. Wells.  Middle row: Phoebe Woodruff, Isabelle M. Horne, Eliza R. Snow, Zina D. Young, Marinda N. Hyde.  Back row: Dr. Ellis R. Shipp, Bathsheba W. Smith, Elizabeth Howard, Dr. Romania B. Pratt Penrose. New book explores an early Mormon dichotomy: Women defending polygamy while pushing a feminist agenda
    Mormonism may be a faith with men in the top tiers, but without the earnest involvement of women, especially during the dicey days of polygamy, it wou...
    Updated Jan 09 2017 11:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Jud Burkett special to The Salt Lake Tribune)    Kaitlyn, who was sexually assaulted as a freshman at Southern Utah University, kisses her 5-month-old son at the Cedar City home they share with her husband. She agreed to the use of her first name. Unlike many college students who are assaulted, Kaitlyn stayed in classes at her school, and she graduated in December. Cedar City police told her that her assailant had been banned from campus, which she said helped her feel safe and focus on school. ‘I don’t want to be held back by this’: Sexually assaulted when she was a freshman, this Utah student is now celebrating graduation
    Lori’s gut twisted as she answered her daughter’s unexpected phone call, the flurry in Cedar City’s Garden House restaurant fading into the background...
    Updated Jan 08 2017 03:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   A 17-year-old was left with the clothes on his back and shoes on his feet after he was emancipated from his mother, 14 days prior to this photo being taken. Pictured in his bedroom, December 23, 2016, of his best friend’s home in which he now lives, he said having a court-appointed attorney helped him immensely in resolving his misdemeanor cases and journey of becoming emancipated. Many Utah juveniles charged with crimes don’t have lawyers. That needs to change, group says
    As he stood inside a West Jordan juvenile courtroom in October, the 17-year-old boy realized he had a problem: He needed a lawyer. He had already save...
    Updated Jan 09 2017 03:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Heidi Redd, owner of the Indian Creek Cattle Company, on her ranch inside the newly designated Bears Ears National Monument on Thursday, December 29, 2016. Bears Ears backers say work is needed to ensure designation results in protection — not degradation
    A few miles from Bluff • A 20-minute walk from an unmarked trailhead on Butler Wash Road sits one of many ancient dwellings in the small canyons that ...
    Updated Jan 12 2017 09:13 pm   |     |   Share


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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Multiple bullet holes speckle the side of a VW in the far end of an American Fork Wal-Mart parking lot near 900 West and 300 South, where a woman was shot and killed on Dec. 4, 2016. The suspect was soon pursued to a nearby movie theater where he died in a confrontation with police. Domestic violence accounted for nearly a third of Utah homicides in 2016
    On the night of Dec. 4, Utah Valley dispatchers received a frantic 911 call from a woman begging for help in the last moments of her life. Sue Ann San...
    Updated Jan 03 2017 01:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   The Double Tree Suites at 110 West 600 South is one of several local prominent businesses delinquent on property tax.  Unpaid taxes act as easy loans for many Utah developers
    It’s an unusual type of real-estate “loan.” No application or screening is required. Acceptance is guaranteed, regardless of amount. The cost is reaso...
    Updated Jan 03 2017 03:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • President Barack Obama arrives to speak at an event in Chicago, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, to designate the Pullman neighborhood a national monument, to commemorate African-Americans who served as porters, waiters and maids on the iconic Pullman sleeper cars. In the process, the president’s trip to his hometown could help boost turnout for his former chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, who is running for re-election in Tuesday’s contest. Obama also announced Browns National Monument in Colorado and Honouliuli National Monument in Hawaii. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Inside Obama’s decision to name the Bears Ears National Monument
    Washington • The U.S. Interior Department and the National Park Service thought they had found an undeniable gem of treasured lands that deserved prot...
    Updated Jan 04 2017 03:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Gail Miller poses for a portrait at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. Gail Miller plays to win the game of life — and helps others do the same
    Gail Miller still owns the first car she ever bought. It wasn’t the Ford T-bird she had seen advertised in the paper, the one she really wanted. Inste...
    Updated Jan 02 2017 09:50 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Union Pacific engines pull coal cars past Carbonville towards Helper. Railroads and coal have had a relationship for decades in supporting the Carbon County economy. With the election of Donald Trump people in Carbon and Emery County are hopeful that the coal industry can be saved. It’s an open question if Trump can restore coal-country jobs — but he’s brought hope
    Price • The day after Donald Trump was elected president, Andy Urbanik was visiting businesses around Carbon and Emery counties, selling ads for KOAL ...
    Updated Dec 27 2016 03:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • courtesy photo  Clubgoers at Confetti, which was the epicenter of Salt Lake City’s gothic music scene. Whatever happened to Confetti, Salt Lake City’s goth haven?
    Linda Staker has this recurring dream. Except to her, it’s more of a nightmare. She’s outside Confetti, the long-demolished Sugar House dance club she...

    Updated Dec 24 2016 04:07 pm   |     |   Share