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  • Slick roads, snow lead to crashes, oil spill November 29, 2015
    Bundle up and drive carefully — it’s going to be a cold weekend in Utah, and snow has made roadways slick and dangerous. A crash in Iron County claimed one life Friday night. The driver of a northbound Toyota Tacoma slid off Interstate 15 just north of Cedar City, where the highway was slick because […]
  • Mural encourages shoppers to support local Utah merchants November 29, 2015
    A new mural that was unveiled in a Saturday ceremony highlights Salt Lake City’s culture, while encouraging the community to shop small. The 13-by-70-foot artwork at 18 E. 800 South includes the LDS Temple, a giraffe representing Hogle Zoo, a book in recognition of libraries and a basketball as a nod to sports teams — […]
  • Gallivan Center, Temple Square, others illuminate downtown Salt Lake City November 29, 2015
    The lights downtown, including at Temple Square, were switched on Friday, signaling the beginning of the Christmas season.
  • Condolences for former Gov. Olene Walker November 29, 2015
    Gov. Gary Herbert • “First and foremost she was a fearless champion of education, recognizing that Utah’s future success was directly connected to the important, often unnoticed, work that takes place in our neighborhood schools.… Wherever she went, she broke down barriers so future generations could follow her lead. “ Former Gov. Jon Huntsman • […]
  • County health officials warn of food poisoning November 29, 2015
    Those Thanksgiving leftovers will look luscious in the days to come, but looks could be painfully deceiving if the food isn’t handled right. “We’re issuing a ‘leftover alert’ to remind holiday chefs that food safety doesn’t stop once the meal is prepared,” said Andrea Gamble, food-protection supervisor for the Salt Lake County Health Department. “How […]
  • 'Sweet,' 'tough' Olene Walker was a pioneer and an advocate for bettering lives in Utah November 29, 2015
    Olene Walker, Utah’s first and only female governor, leaves many namesake legacies — from an institute of politics and public service at Weber State University in her hometown of Ogden to a housing loan fund that has helped build affordable shelter for thousands of people with low incomes. But when asked in a recent interview […]
  • Trial to explore how Warren Jeffs runs polygamous sect from prison November 29, 2015
    On March 2, 2013, Isaac and Nephi Jeffs went to the prison in Palestine, Texas. They were visiting their brother Warren Jeffs, president of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Among the discussion that day, according to a filing in federal court, Isaac told Warren that his loyalists had retrieved church […]
  • Draper home to serve as refuge for families fleeing polygamy November 29, 2015
    Draper • An organization that assists women and children fleeing polygamy is offering refuge in a newly remodeled home in Draper. Officials with Holding Out Help tell Salt Lake City’s KUTV that the home will serve families transitioning into secular society. The 4,600-square-foot home has six bedrooms and will also be the setting for counseling […]
  • Thousands take a turkey trot to help fight hunger in Utah November 29, 2015
    The Utah Food Bank hosted its 10th annual Utah Human Race on Thursday morning to boost its Holiday Food and Fund Drive. About 5,400 people ran the race in Draper. The food bank says every sponsorship dollar and registration fee raised from the race directly benefits its fight against hunger.
  • Science standards to go before Utah school board with climate-change clarification November 28, 2015
    State education managers say they have revised a set of new science standards to clarify the impact of human activity on climate change. This version of the long-delayed standards incorporates public feedback from a recent 30-day review of the changes proposed for the state’s middle school science education, said Utah Office of Education science specialist […]

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  • Suspect allegedly said 'no more baby parts' after attack November 29, 2015
    Colorado Springs, Colo. • The man who police say staged a deadly shooting attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic that offers abortion services said “no more baby parts” after his arrest, a law enforcement official said Saturday. The official could not elaborate about the comment by Robert Lewis Dear, 57. Planned Parenthood said late Saturday […]
  • Wisconsin school nixes reading of book about transgender kid November 29, 2015
    Mount Horeb, Wis. • An southern Wisconsin elementary school cancelled a planned reading of a children’s book about a transgender girl after a group threatened to sue. The Mount Horeb Area School District released a statement Wednesday saying it will not proceed with its planned reading of the book “I am Jazz,” the Capital Times […]
  • Phoenix transit CEO resigns amid probe into expense reports November 29, 2015
    Phoenix • The CEO of the Phoenix area’s bus and light-rail systems announced his resignation Tuesday amid a newspaper’s investigation into his expense reports, which included first-class flights and expensive dinner and hotel tabs. Valley Metro officials announced Steve Banta will be leaving the company in January, but they didn’t immediately give a reason. The […]
  • Iran unveils upgraded model for oil contracts November 29, 2015
    Tehran, Iran • Iran unveiled a new model of oil contracts Saturday aimed at attracting foreign investment once sanctions are lifted under a landmark nuclear deal reached earlier this year, and said U.S. companies would be welcome to participate. The new Iran Petroleum Contract replaces a previous buyback model, in which contractors paid to develop […]
  • Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb November 29, 2015
    Cairo • Egypt on Saturday said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun’s tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum. Researchers say the discovery of a new chamber could shine new light on one of ancient Egypt’s most turbulent times, […]
  • An act of terror all too familiar for Colorado November 29, 2015
    Colorado Springs, Colo. • A gunman killed three people, including a veteran police officer, at a Planned Parenthood clinic here Friday, the latest act of bullet-riddled mass terror to strike a state achingly familiar with it. The shooting and subsequent standoff spanned five hours, and, by the end, nine other people had been transported to […]
  • Pennsylvania chief resigns over slur before new police department opens November 29, 2015
    Farrell, Pa. • A Pennsylvania police chief who used a racial slur in a fundraising email unrelated to his police job has stepped down— before his newly minted department even began operating. Thomas Burke agreed to resign Wednesday, Farrell Mayor Olive McKeithan told The (Sharon) Herald (http://bit.ly/21lAUvf ) on Friday. Burke, who is white, was […]
  • In medical marijuana states, 'pot doctors' push boundaries November 29, 2015
    Chicago • The green-typeface slogan “WE’ED like to be your doctor!” —unmistakably weed-friendly — has attracted hundreds of medical marijuana patients in less than a year to Dr. Bodo Schneider’s clinics in southern Illinois and suburban Chicago. In New Jersey, Dr. Anthony Anzalone has a similar following at his three clinics, marketed online with a […]
  • Hogs, residents compete for Kansas county's water supply November 29, 2015
    Tribune, Kan. • Only 1,200 people live in Kansas’ smallest county, where using irrigation to quench thirsty crops is no longer an option for many because the water source underneath this flat, arid prairie is nearly exhausted due to decades of overuse. Recognizing that economic development was at a standstill, county residents narrowly voted five […]
  • Utah Planned Parenthood assures facilities are secure November 29, 2015
    Planned Parenthood officials in Utah issued assurances about security at its facilities in the wake of a clinic shooting in Colorado. Planned Parenthood Association of Utah CEO Karrie Galloway said in a statement late Friday that the organization has “robust security measures” in place and works closely with law enforcement. Galloway says health centers in […]

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