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Utah lawmakers to again consider 'constitutional carry' gun bill

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:08:01 GMT

A state lawmaker wants to allow people to pack a concealed gun without a permit in Utah, a controversial proposal that has failed to become law the past few years. Rep. Lee Perry, R-Perry, opened a bill file for the 2017 Legislature that would decriminalize carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.




Utah jury finds man caused teen's 1995 death, but continues to mull verdict

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:04:02 GMT

Heber a A jury deliberated about three hours on Thursday before finding that a Utah parolee who had killed before had also killed a 17-year-old prostitute by bashing her with rocks on the banks of the Provo River two decades ago. The 4th District Court jury found that Joseph Michael Simpson, now 49, caused the death of Krystal Lynn Beslanowitch on Dec. 15, 1995.




A look at the candidates for Utah House Districts 21 and 68

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:04:01 GMT

District 21: Rick Pollock and Doug SagersAmong the candidate choices on the general election ballot this fall are two seats in the state House of Representatives that represent Tooele County.The entire boundary of House District 21 is in Tooele County.




U.S. raises concerns to Venezuela about jailed Utah man

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:02:24 GMT

The Salt Lake Tribune) Thamara CaleA o and Josh Holt, who are currently jailed in Venezuela, appear in a family photo displayed at a rally on the east steps of the Utah State Capitol, Saturday, July 30, 2016. The Salt Lake Tribune) Thamara CaleA o and Josh Holt, who are currently jailed in Venezuela, appear in a family photo displayed at a rally on the east steps of the Utah State Capitol, Saturday, July 30, 2016.




ACU Foundation Announces Ratings for the 2016 meeting of the Utah State Legislature

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:49:36 GMT

The American Conservative Union Foundation released its 2016 ratings of the Utah State Legislature. In our second year of rating the Beehive State, ACU found that Republican legislators tended to vote slightly more conservatively compared to last year, with the overall Republican average increasing by 2.5 points- from 59 out of 100 in 2015, to 61.5 out of 100 in 2016.




Shrinking Utah County farms: How to keep pavement at bay

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:49:35 GMT

A yearlong collaborative effort unveiled a bevy of recommendations aimed at keeping Utah County farmland from being paved over, including zoning changes and financial incentives that could serve as a blueprint for action throughout the state. The Agriculture Toolbox released Thursday by Envision Utah says Utah County farmland is worth saving; it's the No.




Report: 1/3 of impoverished Utahns spend 1/2 of their income on housing

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:49:34 GMT

One-third of Utahns experiencing intergenerational poverty are spending half of their household incomes on housing - yet another indication of the affordable housing pinch affecting the Beehive State. This was just one finding of the state's latest report on intergenerational poverty released Thursday.




Jury finds Utah man guilty of only some charges in "better than Netflix" fraud case

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:32:17 GMT

Following a three-day jury trial, a Utah man has been found guilty of only some of allegations against him for selling shares in companies supposedly developing a movie rental technology that was "better than Netflix," while he instead allegedly used investor funds for personal expenses that included fast food meals. David Bruce Buttars, 56, and co-defendant Mark Whitney Keith La Count, 59, defrauded six victims, including several Park City neighbors, out of $69,500, according to charges filed against them three years ago in 3rd District Court.




Agencies lift fire restrictions in SE Utah

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:32:16 GMT

Fire restrictions have been lifted for the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and state lands in Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan Counties. According to the Utah Interagency Fire Team, monsoon moisture has moderated wildfire behavior, growth and indices.




Time capsule from 1914 recovered from Capitol, set to be opened Monday

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:03:01 GMT

More than 100 years after being placed inside a column of the Utah Capitol, a time capsule was removed late Tuesday night still intact. And on Monday, the long wait to examine its contents will be over, said Allyson Gamble, executive director of the Capitol Preservation Board.




Board of Education candidate pledges to quit campaign if Common Core was developed by Utah teachers

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:31:47 GMT

The Salt Lake Tribune) candidates for state school board District 10, Gary Thompson speaks during a debate with Kathleen Riebe, at Channing Hall in Draper, Wednesday, September 28, 2016. The Salt Lake Tribune) candidates for state school board District 10, Gary Thompson speaks during a debate with Kathleen Riebe, at Channing Hall in Draper, Wednesday, September 28, 2016.




University of Utah launching new refugee research center

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:25:42 GMT

Valentine Mukundente, left, talks with Stacy Shaw as they join with The University of Utah's College of Social Work in Salt Lake City at a welcoming ceremony to celebrate the launch of the Center for Research on Migration & Refugee Integration on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016.




Mystery Zika case in Utah was likely spread by virus victim to son through sweat or tears

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:16:34 GMT

An undated handout picture made available by the Euroimmun AG on Feb. 4, 2016, shows cultured cells that have been infected with the Zika virus in Luebeck, Germany. An undated handout picture made available by the Euroimmun AG on Feb. 4, 2016, shows cultured cells that have been infected with the Zika virus in Luebeck, Germany.




Utahns don't think the election will be rigged

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:07:18 GMT

Donald Trump may get Utah's vote come November, but that doesn't mean those from the Beehive State support all of his ideas. Only about one-third of Utahns feel that a Trump loss would indicate the election was rigged.




Want to cut YOUR chances of getting breast cancer? Do 30 minutes...

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:55:02 GMT

Revealed: Autistic 22-year-old rescued from doomed fishing trip in which his mom is believed to have 'accidentally' drowned was a suspect in the murder of his rich grandfather three years ago Marilyn Monroe DID have an affair with Bobby Kennedy: Newly unearthed letter reveals RFK's sister said the pair were an 'item' in the early Sixties Naked man 'high on Molly' is found ranting about his manhood at Queens park where jogger Karina Vetrano was raped and murdered Two thirds of voters say they think Hillary is secretly in poor health despite her efforts to shrug off pneumonia concerns FBI Director warns of a massive 'terrorist diaspora like we've never seen before' as ISIS flee Syria to attack the West 'Don't you think I'm gonna find out where you live at?': Man accused of killing two teenagers threatens to track down judge's family during profanity-laced tirade in court 'Very drunk' Jimmy ... (more)




Letter: Love's ad does Owens a favor

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:34:39 GMT

Rep. Mia Love recently released a TV ad criticizing Doug Owens for his involvement 15 years ago in the lawsuit over the Legacy Parkway. That the lawsuit "delayed construction of Legacy Parkway" is the heart of the ad.




Consumer Attitude Index: Utahns More Confident About Economy

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:09:32 GMT

The Present Situation Index, the sub-index of the CAI that measures how consumers feel about current economic conditions, increased 1.5 points since last month and is 8.0 points higher than it was at this time last year. Utahns believe the general business environment continues to be favorable, with 58 percent of them rating business conditions in their area as good - a 1 percent increase from last month.