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  • Mormon women salute historic step, envision even greater strides toward equity August 27, 2015
    Mormons across the globe Wednesday praised LDS leaders for adding the faith’s top female officers to three high-level councils, calling the historic move a moment to savor. “This allows women to join their brothers — and to include their perspective, talents, spiritual gifts and leadership abilities — in church governance,” said Suzette Smith, a Mormon […]
  • Utah Scout leaders breathe easier; Mormon church is sticking with the group August 27, 2015
    Like a loyal Scout and a good Mormon, Stan Lockhart was prepared. In this case, he was ready to leave behind a boys program that he loves — if his faith followed through on its threat last month to form its own system. Lockhart, president of the Scouts’ Orem-based Utah National Parks Council, learned Wednesday […]
  • New bike lane project on 200 West moving toward completion August 27, 2015
    Salt Lake City’s 200 West Street is taking on a new look between South Temple and 900 South with new bike lanes and a reduction in automobile lanes. The project is expected to be completed by mid-September. A statement from the administration of Mayor Ralph Becker said the new alignment will create “a safer, more […]
  • UTA says tax hike would help it increase bus service August 27, 2015
    The Utah Transit Authority Board on Wednesday approved a general plan on how it would spend money from a proposed sales-tax hike for transportation. A major focus is expanding its bus service. A board resolution said it will continue to work in an “open, transparent and public process” to fill in the plan with specifics […]
  • Ag secretary promises more sage grouse spending across West August 27, 2015
    Billings, Mont. • The federal government plans to spend more than $200 million over the next three years on programs to protect greater sage grouse in Western states — regardless of whether the bird receives federal protections, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said. Vilsack told The Associated Press that he wants to almost double protected […]
  • Salt Lake Greek Festival marks 40 years of fabulous tradition August 27, 2015
    Salt Lake City’s largest ethnic event is celebrating its 40th Anniversary and is rejoicing in style. From the humble beginnings in the basement of Holy Trinity Cathedral, to a sprawling fair that reaches across blocks of Downtown Salt Lake City, the Greek Festival is poised to ring in its anniversary with thousands who make the […]
  • West Haven man killed in I-80 crash near Delle August 27, 2015
    Utah Highway Patrol troopers confirmed that a 61-year-old West Haven man was killed in a rollover crash on Interstate 80 near Delle in Tooele County. UHP Sgt. Todd Royce said that Gerald D. Bastian was a passenger in a Dodge Dakota driven by Ann M. Fearn, 48, of Hooper, when the vehicle went out of […]
  • Santaquin Canyon fire containment expected Thursday night August 27, 2015
    Crews hoped to complete containment lines around the 340-acre Santaquin Canyon Fire by nightfall Thursday. “It looks like things finally are winding down out there,” Fire Information Officer Reid Shelley said. “The rain we got overnight helped, and they are releasing some of the crews for duty elsewhere.” As of dawn Thursday, about 75 firefighters […]
  • UHP identifies victim of U.S. 40 head-on crash as Ibapah man August 27, 2015
    The Utah Highway Patrol has identified the dead and injured in a Wednesday afternoon crash on eastern Utah’s U.S. Highway 40. UHP Sgt. Todd Royce said 29-year-old Uriah R. Greyeyes, of Ibapah, was driving a 2008 Dodge Dakota pickup eastbound, about 4 miles west of Roosevelt, when he began hydroplaning on the wet roadway. The […]
  • "I Love" video: Wendell Nope and Richard Lamb's discovered cave-diving destination August 27, 2015
    Wendell Nope and Richard Lamb surface in July from the pool in Logan Canyon’s Ichiban Cave, which they discovered and named in 2007. They say it’s Utah’s first diveable alpine cave and has a 2,100-foot-long passage — and floating through it is like “BASE jumping in slow motion.” Nope and Lamb are the subjects of […]

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  • What killed Knut? Riddle of polar bear's death solved August 27, 2015
    Berlin • Scientists in Germany say they have finally figured out what killed Knut, the polar bear who was a worldwide celebrity. Knut drowned four years ago after swelling of his brain caused him to collapse and fall into his enclosure’s pool at Berlin Zoo. In an article published Thursday by the journal Nature Scientific […]
  • McDonald's, Tyson cut ties with farmer tied to abuse video August 27, 2015
    New York • McDonald’s and its supplier Tyson Foods say they’ve cut ties with a chicken farmer after an advocacy group released a video taken with a hidden camera that the group said showed abusive practices at its farm. The video was released by Mercy for Animals, an animal rights group that says it has […]
  • Democratic Party lags in money before presidential year August 27, 2015
    Washington • The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor. Its $24 million debt from the 2012 presidential election, only recently paid down, has squeezed investments in the next White House race. Underdeveloped party resources such as voter data […]
  • Idaho student asked to remove Confederate flag from truck August 27, 2015
    BC-ID--Student-Confederate Flag,131 Wilder student asked to remove Confederate flag from truck Eds: APNewsNow. Associated Press WILDER, Idaho • A Canyon County high school student has been asked to remove a Confederate flag from his truck because administrators worry it is a gang symbol. KIVI-TV reports that Cossa Academy student Jordan Beattie says he hung the […]
  • Investigation: EPA, state missed potential for mine blowout August 27, 2015
    Billings, Mont. • Republicans say they’re not satisfied with a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency claim that a 3-million-gallon toxic spill from an inactive gold mine was likely “inevitable,” even though there had been prior warnings that such a spill could occur. An EPA internal investigation determined federal and state regulators mistakenly concluded water pressure inside […]
  • Smoke grounds aircraft battling some Washington wildfires August 27, 2015
    Spokane, Wash. • Smoke from big wildfires burning east of the Cascade Range grounded helicopters and airplanes that have been battling the flames in Washington state. The dense smoke also was causing respiratory problems for people far from the fire lines. In Spokane County, which has nearly 500,000 residents, the air quality was rated as […]
  • Kentucky official must issue marriage licenses, appeals court rules August 27, 2015
    A federal appeals court has ruled that a Kentucky official who refused to issue marriage licenses after the Supreme Court’s historic gay marriage ruling earlier this year must do so while she continues to pursue litigation in federal court. Kim Davis is a court official in Morehead, Kentucky, about 70 miles east of Lexington. After […]
  • Can't we all just get along? Give peace, McWhopper a chance August 27, 2015
    “McDonald’s Ignores Burger King’s Plea for World Peace!” Perhaps that was the headline Burger King had secretly hoped for when it proposed Wednesday to co-host a pop-up with (golden) arch-rival McDonald’s on Sept. 21, the date that the United Nations General Assembly set aside as the International Day of Peace. In full-page ads that ran […]
  • Woman to give birth to conjoined twins in Colorado August 27, 2015
    Aurora, Colo. • An expectant mother of conjoined twins in Colorado has been told by doctors one of her babies won’t survive, but she’s hopeful one can be saved. Amber McCullough, of Hastings, Minnesota, was scheduled to have a C-section to deliver twin girls at the Colorado Fetal Care Center at Children’s Hospital Colorado, but […]
  • Study finds peak months for college students' 1st drug use August 27, 2015
    Chicago • Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis that found that students tend to experiment with specific types of drugs for the first time during certain times of year. College students tend to try stimulants such as Adderall […]