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7 hrs ago | Utah Business

Salt Lake County Buys Properties for Parks and Public Works Departments

Salt Lake County has purchased land and an industrial property in West Jordan that are planned to be the future home of a centralized operations center for Salt Lake County's Parks Department and County Public Works.

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Related Topix: West Jordan, UT

Sun Apr 20, 2014

KSL-TV

Study: UT population to nearly double by 2050

Utah's population is expected to soar 86 percent by 2050 from 2.9 million to 5.4 million, according to a report.

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Related Topix: Utah, Davis County, UT, Utah County, UT, Provo, UT, Wasatch County, UT

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Man arrested in murder of Taylorsville woman

A man suspected of murdering a retired elementary school teacher was three hours away from boarding a plane to El Salvador when police caught him.

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Related Topix: Taylorsville, UT

KSL-TV

Words carry a lot of weight in battle against obesity, researchers say

Men and women trickled into a small conference room Tuesday morning in Provo. Before they could take their seats, they were asked to step on a scale.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Utah same-sex marriage opponents hope case not undone by technicality

The Salt Lake Tribune) l-r Chantel Buhler and spouse Laura Fernandez are officially married by the Rev.

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Related Topix: Utah, Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, US News, US Supreme Court, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Salt Lake Tribune

Big, pricey future Utah highway projects unveiled

The Utah Transportation Commission on Friday unveiled the next highway projects it plans to fund - including rebuilding a key stretch of Interstate 215 in Salt Lake County, improving the "spaghetti bowl" interchange, and converting more stretches of Bangerter Highway into true freeway.

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Related Topix: Utah, Taylorsville, UT, West Jordan, UT, Riverton, UT, Utah County, UT

Fri Apr 18, 2014

KSL-TV

High court issues narrow ruling regarding secret state grand juries

The Utah Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday as it continues to navigate through new legal ground on how to handle arguments and appeals involving secret state grand juries.

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Related Topix: West Valley City, UT

Utah Business

Salt Lake Awarded Green & Healthy Homes Initiative Challenge Grant

Green & Healthy Homes Initiative has awarded a $100,000 challenge grant to Green & Healthy Homes Initiative Salt Lake to match contributions from several local organizations including Sorenson Legacy Foundation , Wells Fargo Bank , Steiner Foundation , Larry H. Miller & Gail Miller Family Foundation , The George S. and Delores Dolores Dor Eccles ... (more)

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Related Topix: Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Editorial: Transparency builds trust in rape-kit process

A heated exchange involving Salt Lake City's police chief and a member of the City Council has prompted quick action from Police Chief Chris Burbank, and the Salt Lake County Attorney's Office that could bring more rapists to justice.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, Opinion

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Study: Utah to nearly double population by 2050

By 2050, Utah is expected to nearly double its population - adding 2.5 million people to its current 2.9 million, with two-thirds coming from "natural growth" through its high birth rate and a third from immigration.

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Related Topix: Utah, US Governors, Gary Herbert, Utah County, UT, Eagle Mountain, UT, Saratoga Springs, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Supreme Court sides with DA on one point in Danielle Willard case

In a case that appears connected to the Danielle Willard shooting, the Utah Supreme Court on Thursday said the Salt Lake County District Attorney should be given the transcript of its request to convene a grand jury.

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Related Topix: West Valley City, UT

KSL-TV

Massive 'Great Shake Out' drill prepares responders for possible disaster

A major earthquake hit the Wasatch Front Thursday morning - at least it did for the thousands of Utahns participating in the "Great Shake Out" drill .

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake

Salt Lake Tribune

Four Utah cities take aim at improving arts programs

Four cities in Salt Lake County are starting a three-year program to increase their ability to put on arts and cultural programs - and to obtain the Zoo, Arts and Parks tax revenue to help them do it.

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Related Topix: Utah, Cottonwood Heights, UT, Midvale, UT, South Salt Lake, UT, Riverton, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Questions linger in Megan Huntsman investigation

The Salt Lake Tribune) The Pleasant Grove home Sunday, April 13, 2014, where 7 dead babies were discovered on April 13, 2014.

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Related Topix: Pleasant Grove, UT, Violent Crime, West Valley City, UT

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Unified Police say welfare check unveils 'suspicious death'

Taylorsville a Unified Police detectives on Wednesday were investigating a "suspicious death," which is being treated as a homicide, after officers conducted a welfare check at a Salt Lake County home.

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Related Topix: Taylorsville, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Law enforcement officers honored for heroic actions

A husband was pestering his estranged wife in Taylorsville. Brett Miller, a Salt Lake County sheriff's deputy, two years on the job, went to the scene and found the suspect's van - a Ford Econoline with tinted windows.

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Related Topix: Taylorsville, UT, West Valley City, UT

KSL-TV

Police arrest accused bank robber thanks to tip

A man approached a teller at Key Bank, 1500 S. Foothill Drive, and demanded money about 3:20 p.m. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, he fled the scene, according to Salt Lake police detective Veronica Montoya.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Paul Rolly: Candidate blames convention eviction on Mia Love's campaign

A congressional candidate who was kicked out of Saturday's Salt Lake County Republican Convention says he was asked to leave after paying $300 for a booth because the Mia Love campaign insisted he go.

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Salt Lake Tribune

County extends deadline to join committee charting future of townships

Not everyone thought Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams did such a masterful job in crafting legislation that protects unincorporated-area boundaries while the future of that area is discussed.

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Deseret News

Couple arrested in alleged iPhone purchasing scam

William Torres, 22, and Kayla Nunez, 19, both from New York, were arrested Saturday for investigation of communications fraud, theft by deception and possession of forged documents.

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Related Topix: iPod touch App, iPad App, Apple Store, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App

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