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    Utahns behind product promoted by pooping unicorn in viral video aimed to educate and amuse

    SOUTHERN UTAH — A Utah company with a product associated with a taboo topic is enjoying some viral success after they sidestepped the gross factor involved with explaining the “Squatty Potty” by turning to a mythical creature voiding rainbow-colored excrement. A YouTube video posted earlier this week has amassed a million views in just a few days, […]

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    Utah State School Board approves policies for opting students out of state-mandated tests

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Members of the Utah State School Board gave a final vote Friday to approve policies for parents who want to opt their children out of state mandated testing. Legislators passed two bills in the last session–one that allows parents to opt their children out of standardized tests and another that […]

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    Tourism conference focuses on ways to keep folks coming to Utah

    BRYCE CANYON, Utah – Utah governor Gary Herbert says 2016 is the year of the Chinese tourist. Predictions are that more international visitors are planning trips to the Beehive State. This week, Herbert spoke as part of the 2015 tourism convention held at Bryce Canyon. Tourism directors say the industry is the fastest growing in […]

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    Woman fights back after her face becomes cruel Internet meme

    TACOMA, Wash. — A college student is fighting back after a stolen Instagram photo of her was turned into a cruel online joke. Ashley VanPevenage, 20, attends Tacoma Community College. In January, she suffered a severe reaction to benzoyl that inflamed the skin all over her face. “I knew I needed help to cover my acne,” […]

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    One killed, 3 injured in shooting at Northern Arizona University

    (CNN) — [Breaking news update at 9:28 a.m.] The shooting overnight at Northern Arizona University was the result of a confrontation between two groups of students, the school’s police chief, Gregory T. Fowler, said Friday. One student pulled a gun and shot four others, Fowler said. [Previous story, posted at 9:06 a.m.] (CNN) — One […]

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    Data suggests teachers in two major Utah cities struggle to afford homes

    SALT LAKE CITY – If you’re a teacher or a construction worker, you might want to think twice before deciding where to live in Utah. According to Zillow, a data collection agency highly revered in the real estate industry, both occupations have fewer opportunities to buy affordable homes than almost anywhere else in the country. […]

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    Elderly man driven to suicide by phone scammers, ‘I’m in too deep’

    The phone calls wouldn’t stop. The man on the other end of the line made promises of a big payoff: millions of dollars in prize money. But first the IRS needed $1,500 in taxes, he insisted, then the jackpot would arrive at the family home, a camera crew ready to capture the excitement. The calls […]

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    Children find mother dead in camper, Weber County authorities find drugs nearby

    FARR WEST CITY, Utah – Authorities have identified the mother who was found dead in Farr West City, Utah, Tuesday as 33-year-old Britney LouAnn Hansen. Deputies said her death is suspicious but they do not have enough evidence to confirm it was homicide. Authorities said Hansen’s body was found inside a camp trailer near 1502 […]

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    Tips to police help find, arrest Hurricane man accused of kidnapping, sexual assault

    WASHINGTON COUNTY, Utah — A man accused of kidnapping then sexually assaulting a developmentally disabled female in St. George was arrested Tuesday afternoon. The alleged assault occurred in mid-September. With the assistance of the public, St. George police say they were able to establish leads that led them to the home of Cherokee Miles Williams. […]

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    New Salt Lake County ordinance aims to eliminate crowded animal shelters

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — A new Salt Lake County ordinance aims to eliminate crowded numbers in animal shelters, and put puppy mills out of business. With a 6-1 vote Tuesday, Salt Lake County Council passed an ordinance, which states all dogs, cats and rabbits sold by commercial businesses must come from local animal shelters. The […]

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    ‘No yolk,’ high egg prices busting restaurant budgets

    SALT LAKE CITY — It’s been nearly four months since the last commercially reported case of bird flu in the United States; yet, prices for eggs continue to remain high throughout the country, and have a trickle-down effect on local restaurants as a result. More than 48 million birds have died from the bird flu […]

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    Sweden flirts with six hour work day

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The world has come to love Swedish massage, Swedish meatballs, even IKEA. The world may love the next big thing coming out of Sweden — the six hour work day. The 40 hour work week for a full-time employee has been trimmed to 30 hours at some Swedish firms, and studies […]