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  • Utah lawmaker evaluating needs of SLC’s homeless witnesses assault; cops seize heroin, crack and cash

    SALT LAKE CITY — A drug bust in downtown Salt Lake City played out right in front of Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes. Tuesday, Hughes was taking a walking tour of the Rio Grande district when authorities said he and police stumbled upon an alleged dealer. “It is shocking to me,” Hughes said. “I was in a suit and tie and shirt, with a fully uniformed police officer, and it didn’t seemed to deter some of the activity going on […]

  • Proposed policy for Ogden School District would prohibit memorials for students who die

    OGDEN, Utah — A new policy proposal in the Ogden School District would prohibit memorials for students who have passed away. The plan was brought before the Ogden School Board on Thursday. According to district spokesman Zac Williams, who addressed the board, the proposal falls in line with district’s suicide prevention work, which highlighted concerns about the impact memorializing suicide could have on some students. “There may be other students at risk in the school for depression or even suicidal […]

  • Lack of funding threatens future of medical research, doctors say

    SALT LAKE CITY — In March of 2014, Dr. Vivian Lee testified before Congress about the growing financial problem plaguing the medical community. Fast forward to today — that problem only seems to be getting bigger. “We have the brain power. We have the expertise. We have the strong desire to solve all those problems. We just need some more funding,” Lee said. It’s why the Dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Utah co-authored a new […]

  • High school hockey team holds moment of silence in memory of former teammate

    SALT LAKE CITY — It was a somber night at a Viewmont High School hockey game Tuesday, where a team paid their respects to a former teammate. Cade Galbraith, 17, died Friday from a drug overdose, according to police. While Galbraith had not shared the ice with Viewmont’s team in about a year, they made sure he was remembered. “It’s actually really pretty hard because he was always a good kid. I never saw him do anything wrong. He was […]

  • Veterans, police officers stood in remembrance of veterans lost to suicide

    SALT LAKE CITY — Above Interstate 15 in American Fork, motorists may have passed right by them. A family, minus one, stopped at an overpass, with American flags in hand. “This is the least I could do,” said 11-year-old Connor Sturgeon. For a couple hours, the Boy Scout took a break from Memorial Day festivities to stand in uniform with his mother and younger brother. “I’ve got three boys. My oldest is the military one,” said Angela Sturgeon. “We need […]

  • U of U researcher: American Indian students face brunt of inequality regarding discipline in schools

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah schools are pushing American Indian students out the door and into trouble, according to a new study from the University of Utah, Researchers from the Public Policy Clinic at the S.J. Quinney Law School researched the disciplinary actions American Indian students face around the state.  Based on 2011 data from the U.S. Department of Education, they found great disparities in discipline when compared to white students. “American Indian students in Utah are just feeling the brunt […]

  • Classmates mourn Hillcrest High School students killed in car accident

    SANDY, Utah – Students from Hillcrest High School are mourning the loss of two classmates who were killed in a car accident. According to authorities, 17-year old Hunter Kelson and 16-year old Cheyenne Bagley died after an SUV hit their car along 700 East in Sandy. A third teen in the car had minor injuries. “We’re supposed to hang out with him today, and we’re never going to be able to see him again, and that’s really hard,” said Mary Golub, […]

  • Food truck frenzy: Mobile restaurants become increasingly popular in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — In the heart of Sugar House, along 2100 South, shops and restaurants are always bringing in traffic. But, lately, customers have been turning off the main drag and stopping just down the road, where every Monday they can find a market that is only getting bigger. “The food truck business, if you’re not doing well, you can move. A brick and mortar, you’re stuck there,” said Kym Taylor, who started a food truck with her husband […]

  • PETA names man from West Valley City ‘Sexiest Vegan Next Door’

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah –You’ve probably heard of People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man” or “Sexiest Woman” alive lists, but what about the sexiest vegan? The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals recently crowned two winners in the much narrower category, and one of them is from Utah. That man is Victor Barragan, and he said the title of Sexiest Vegan Next Door is about more than just looks. “There’s so many things that veganism can help with,” he said. […]

  • Mom says daughter with special needs excluded from yearbook; school district explains change

    TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — There’s a yearbook to mark every year 21-year-old Amber Bailey has completed in the classroom in Tooele County. But this year, the special needs student is missing from her copy. “It’s kind of like they singled out the students who were in the transition program and said, ‘We don’t want you in our yearbook,’” said Amber’s mother, Leslee Bailey. She was shocked to see her daughter’s picture missing from the Blue Peak High School yearbook this […]

  • Former trooper accuses Utah Highway Patrol of ‘needlessly’ and ‘publicly’ humiliating him

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — A former Utah Highway Patrol trooper who resigned amidst accusations of misconduct fired back at his former bosses Thursday. An attorney for Neil Green sent a letter to UHP, accusing the agency of “needlessly” and “publicly” humiliating Green when they stated he had been dishonest about an arrest he performed in 2013. The full letter is embedded at the bottom of this story. “Your statements regarding Neil’s 2014 investigation and resignation from UHP were callously […]

  • 9 of 9 food trucks at event found to have health code violations; 1 truck temporarily closed

    SALT LAKE CITY — As hundreds crowded into Sugarmont Plaza for dinner Monday, a small team from the Salt Lake County Health Department joined them. However, their visit was for work not food. “It’s a great opportunity,” said Tom Trevino, a supervisor of food protection for the health department. The event, hosted by the Food Truck League, was a chance for Trevino’s staff to visit a handful of the county’s 80 permitted food trucks. A crew of four inspectors split […]

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