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  • Biskupski announces new approach to capital's economic development February 12, 2016
    Wanted: Economic development genius with people skills to oversee the bolstering of Salt Lake City’s business climate while coordinating growth with the redevelopment agency, international airport, arts and culture groups and educational institutions. Salary: Yet to be determined. Mayor Jackie Biskupski rolled out the big guns in business and economic development Thursday to join her […]
  • Legislative committees, Friday, Feb. 12 February 12, 2016
    Social Services Appropriations, 8 a.m., House Building, Room 30 8 a.m. Unfinished Items from the Previous Agenda 8:05 a.m. Public Input on Topics on Today’s Agenda 8:25 a.m. FY 2016 and FY 2017 Budget Discussions, Prioritizing, and Voting 10:50 a.m. Other Business Executive Offices and Criminal Justice, 8 a.m., House Building, Room 25 FY 2016 […]
  • Raw-milk bill clears first hurdle in Utah Legislature February 12, 2016
    Raw milk could be sold next to its pasteurized sibling at Utah dairy farms, if a proposal moving through the Utah Legislature is approved. Currently, the side-by-side sales of raw and pasteurized milk are forbidden on Utah dairy farms and when the idea was proposed last year, it caused angst among farmers, dairymen and officials […]
  • Utah House approves $10M boost to full-day kindergarten February 12, 2016
    Members of the Utah House on Thursday voted 58-16 in favor of a proposal to provide $10M in additional funding for full-day kindergarten classes. Full-day kindergarten, also known as “enhanced” kindergarten, currently receives $7.5 million each year from the state. The bill, sponsored by Santa Clara Republican Rep. Lowry Snow, would bring that total up […]
  • Living history: Prohibition was 'godsend' for some Utahns, inconvenience for others February 12, 2016
    On April 6, 1917, the United States entered World War I. President Woodrow Wilson called for a temporary prohibition on the manufacture of liquor to ensure enough wartime grain production for food. At the stroke of midnight on August 1, 1917 — eighteen months before the 18th Amendment was ratified — Utah became a “booze-less […]
  • Video: Helping out each other for the betterment of the bike February 12, 2016
    Volunteers and mechanics work on reconditioning donated bikes during Women's Only night at Salt Lake Bicycle Collective. Women's Only night runs from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday nights where women can work on their own projects or recondition used bicycles. The Salt Lake Bicycle Collective is at 2312 S. West Temple. The collective's mission is […]
  • Watchdog group claims e-cigarette company back to old, illegal tricks February 12, 2016
    Utahns behind an e-cigarette company that was cited by the state in 2014 for misleading advertising may be at it again under a new banner. Truth in Advertising, a non-profit consumer watchdog group, filed a complaint with the state after being contacted by consumers about a new Utah company known as O2PUR. Consumers complained of […]
  • Hate crimes bill headed to full Utah Senate February 12, 2016
    A legislative committee on Thursday advanced a bill to strengthen Utah’s hate-crimes laws, giving prosecutors a mechanism for enhancing the penalties against defendants whose actions are motivated by bias. “I voted against these bills in the past,” the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Steve Urquhart, R-St. George said as he introduced the proposal. “I falsely believed that […]
  • Unified Police Department says body found near Saltair February 12, 2016
    The body of a man was found Thursday near Saltair and police are calling the situation suspicious. A couple hiking about a mile east of Saltair found the body about 5 p.m. in the area of 9800 West and the Interstate 80 frontage road, Unified Police Department Officer Lex Bell said. The body was about […]
  • Utah bill to ban non-compete clauses gets unanimous endorsement February 12, 2016
    Employers would be prohibited from including “non-compete” clauses in their workers contracts, potentially freeing the employee to go work for other companies in the field, under a bill that got unanimous approval Thursday from a House committee but some opposition from businesses. “Utah is a right-to-work to state,” said Rep. Mike Schultz, R-Hooper, the sponsor […]

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  • Wildlife refuge occupier arrested in Utah, 4 others surrender to FBI in Oregon February 12, 2016
    Burns, Ore. • With the FBI tightening its ring around them, the last four holdouts in the armed takeover of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon surrendered Thursday, ending a 41-day standoff that left one man dead and exposed simmering anger over the government’s control of vast expanses of Western land. Federal authorities in six […]
  • Study: Neanderthal DNA may influence modern depression risk February 12, 2016
    New York • A new study says a person’s risk of becoming depressed or hooked on smoking may be influenced by DNA inherited from Neanderthals. Researchers found evidence that one bit of Neanderthal DNA can boost the risk of tobacco addiction, while others can slightly raise or lower the risk of being diagnosed with depression. […]
  • Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters February 11, 2016
    Washington • Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has campaigned against government spying on law-abiding citizens, but his campaign is testing the limits with personal data from his supporters. His “Cruz Crew” mobile app is designed to gather detailed information from users’ phones — tracking their physical movements and mining contact information of friends. That information […]
  • Iranians rally to celebrate anniversary of 1979 revolution February 11, 2016
    Tehran, Iran • Iranians held nationwide celebrations Thursday to commemorate the anniversary of the 1979 revolution that ousted a pro-Western monarchy and brought Islamists to power, with some making a point of taunting the U.S. despite Iran’s landmark nuclear deal with world powers. State television aired footage of rallies in Tehran and other cities and […]
  • Cleveland files claim against Tamir Rice's estate for $500 ambulance fees February 11, 2016
    Fifteen months after 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer, the city has filed a claim against his estate for the cost of his ambulance ride to the hospital. The creditor’s claim, filed in Cuyahoga County Probate Court on Wednesday, states that Tamir’s estate is overdue on a $500 payment […]
  • Breakthrough: Scientists detect Einstein-predicted ripples February 11, 2016
    Washington • In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago. Scientists likened the breakthrough to the moment Galileo took up a telescope to look at the planets. The discovery of these […]
  • Woven of dignity: Black seamstress' legacy on display February 11, 2016
    Raleigh, N.C. • For generations, any woman who owned a dress made by Willie Otey Kay owned an heirloom, a coveted gem, a treasure beyond price. Throughout much of the 20th century in North Carolina, the black seamstress worked in silk, satin and lace to design original wedding and debutante gowns worn by wealthy white […]
  • 52 dead in riot at northern Mexico prison February 11, 2016
    Monterrey, Mexico • A brutal fight between rival factions killed 52 inmates and injured 12 at a prison in northern Mexico on Thursday, the state governor said. Nuevo Leon Gov. Jaime Rodriguez said there were no reported escapes and the battle, which sent flames billowing into the pre-dawn sky, didn’t involve guns. Mexico’s deadliest prison […]
  • FBI arrests Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy in Portland February 11, 2016
    Las Vegas • The father of the jailed leader of a group that occupied an Oregon federal wildlife refuge was charged Thursday with conspiracy, assault on a federal officer, obstruction, weapon and other charges stemming from his role at the center of a tense April 2014 armed standoff with federal officials near his ranch in […]
  • FBI says it has surrounded last occupiers at Oregon refuge February 11, 2016
    Portland, Ore. • The FBI surrounded the last four occupiers of a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon on Wednesday night as the holdouts argued with a negotiator and yelled at law enforcement officers in armored vehicles to back off. The tense standoff between law enforcement officers and the four occupiers was being livestreamed on the […]