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Washington • President Donald Trump this week will order a review of national monument designations — including southern Utah’s Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante — as part of a wide look at a century-old law that allows presidents to set …

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  • (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)   Students in a Spanish class at Jordan School District’s South Jordan Middle School in 2015.  Some of the district’s teachers are unhappy with elements of a new salary reform package. Teachers sign off on salary changes ahead of votes in Salt Lake County
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  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah’s Hogle Zoo introduces their new baby zebra. Born April 11, the little striped gal has been bonding with mom, Zoey. Yet to be named, she weighs roughly 87 pounds and is the first Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra ever born at Utah’s Hogle Zoo. Weather permitting visitors can get a glimpse 2 hours a day as staff tries to keep the stress levels low on the protective mother.  Born to run: Hogle Zoo’s baby zebra enjoys a dashing debut
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  • Rolly: Big Diehl — indicted developer has all the right friends in all the right places
    Terry Diehl — the indicted controversial millionaire developer who has filed for bankruptcy despite a lavish lifestyle — may have made questionable sp...
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    A fight is erupting over how to develop the land around the Clearfield FrontRunner Station. It had long been proposed as a transit-oriented development that would be a regional center for growth with apartments, retail and offices. Now, much of it may become a train car manufacturing plant for Stadler, a company that has been at the center of some UTA scandals. 'Town centers' and train cars: UTA navigates transit project haunted by ghosts of past scandals
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  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)    The Salt Lake City skyline is visible through the hazy air in Salt Lake City Tuesday January 31, 2017. Study: Utahns are still burning wood during inversions
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  • FAITH
    Pope Francis delivers his speech as he looks at a banner reading ’I Care’, during his appearance at an Earth Day event in Rome, Sunday, April 24, 2016. Francis made a surprise appearance at the Earth Day event getting up on stage to give an unscheduled address to the delight of the audience in the Villa Borghese park. (Claudio Peri/ANSA via AP) ITALY OUT Earth Day plea for Catholics in Utah and around the world: Show mercy to our terrestrial home
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  • FILE - In this April 14, 2016 file photo, a drone operated captures videos and still images of an apartment building in Philadelphia. Routine commercial use of small drones was cleared for takeoff by the Obama administration Tuesday, June 21, 2016, after years of struggling to write rules that would both protect public safety and free the benefits of a new technology.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) Utah man — charged with peeping in bedrooms with a drone — is accused of threatening a witness
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     The Rev. France A. Davis smiles as he and his wife Willene Davis watch dancers as Davis celebrates his 43rd anniversary at a special Anniversary Service at Calvary Baptist Church in Salt Lake City Sunday April 23, 2017. Davis arrived in Salt Lake City in 1974 and has had uninterrupted service as the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church since his appointment.  Calvary congregation serves more than 700 members. Utah civil rights legend France Davis marks 43 years as Calvary’s pastor
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