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Dan Bammes

Supporters and critics of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan have only begun to size up what the new carbon-pollution controls might mean in Utah , and their first impressions differ.

Utah Department of Corrections

The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah is supporting a group of state inmates currently on hunger strike.

Utah Taxpayers Association

Residents of South Salt Lake City pay more for city government per than the rest of Utah’s 50 largest cities. Riverton residents pay the least. That’s according to a new report from the Utah Taxpayers Association.

Brian Grimmett

A long-time spokesperson for Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has been placed on paid administrative leave for making political statements under a pseudonym on the comment section of the Salt Lake Tribune’s website.

A Southern Utah electrical contractor has been fined for employing children and violating labor laws. An investigation by the US Labor Department found that children in Hildale were unlawfully employed by Reliance Electric Inc.

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At PAC-12 media day in Southern California, University of Utah football head coach Kyle Whittingham says the future looks bright for the Utes as they enter their fifth season as part of the PAC-12.

Brian Grimmett

A state panel signed off on new commitments this week to track the pollution that leaves National Park vistas hazy. But the controversy over the state’s cleanup plan is expected to continue.

Whittney Evans

In January 1982, Salt Lake City Police Officer Ronald Heaps was shot and killed during a routine investigation. Now, 33 years later, Heap’s loved ones and residents of the Central City Neighborhood where he died are getting a chance to honor him in a big way.

Andrea Smardon / KUER

Tribal leaders convened at Utah Valley University Thursday for the 10th Annual Governor’s Native American Summit.

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The Salt Lake City council may vote to scale back a $150 million dollar recreation bond proposal. Council members discussed the bond and heard public comment on the issue during Tuesday night’s city council meeting.

Screen shot from promotional video, AARP

AARP has launched a new campaign aimed at reducing the risks of using free Wi-Fi networks.

File: Utah Solar Energy Association

The world’s largest alternative energy development company, SunEdison Inc., announced last week it’s buying a Utah rooftop solar company in what some people see as a sign of a power revolution.

With a little more than a week left before the deadline to send in vote by mail ballots for municipal primary elections, Salt Lake County officials says they’re already seeing higher voter participation.

The Boy Scouts of America’s decision Monday to do away with its ban on gay scout leaders has prompted the creation of a gay-friendly Boy Scout troop in Salt Lake City.

Broadway Across America

The musical “Book of Mormon” opened at the Capitol Theatre Tuesday night, just two blocks from the headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Judy Fahys/KUER

Jeff Burton’s family has seen highs and lows in the home-building industry at Burton Lumber, so knowing that the Consumer Attitude Index in Utah dipped a bit from highs recorded in May and June doesn’t bother him much.

Judy Fahys/KUER

Steve Thon works for Provident Energy, and he’s showing off an exterior wall in a highly efficient home at the Daybreak development.

Brian Grimmett

Salt Lake City’s new police chief has unveiled a new strategy to deal with public safety issues in the Rio Grande area of downtown.

The National Governors Association

Utah Governor Gary Herbert, the National Governors Association’s new leader, talked Monday about his goals for the group in the year ahead

Citizens for Independent Government has no plans to remove any billboards endorsing candidates for Salt lake City Mayor, despite at least one candidate rebuking the endorsement.

Courtesy Berkshire Hathaway Energy

Rocky Mountain Power has committed to reduce emissions and use more clean energy. Its parent company Berkshire Hathaway Energy took part in an Obama Administration climate pledge signed by 13 major companies on Monday.

Pool: Salt Lake Tribune

Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow pleaded not guilty to public corruption charges Monday setting the stage for a jury trial next year.

Sounds from the Days of '47 Parade

Jul 24, 2015
Nicole Nixon

Thousands of people lined the streets of downtown Salt Lake City Friday to watch the annual Days of ’47 Parade.

Brian Grimmett

New car manufacturers like Tesla have begun disrupting the new car sales industry. They’re trying to sell directly to consumers without using independent dealers, and that’s caused some controversy across the county, including here in Utah.

Judy Fahys/KUER

If you’ve spent any time in the bustling heart of Salt Lake City anytime lately, it probably sounded lively and full of people, like Main Street during lunch hour. Compare that to the lone footsteps of a man walking just a few blocks away, behind the Salt Palace.

Restaurant Mural Causes Stir in West Jordan

Jul 23, 2015
Nicole Nixon

A large mural covering a Mexican restaurant in West Jordan is causing some controversy between city officials and residents.  

Brian Grimmett

Salt Lake County officials have discovered more than 100 trees that were cut down illegally in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Whittney Evans

Homeless outreach teams from Volunteers of America and The Road Home shelter were out in full force Wednesday trying to find out why many of the homeless downtown have stopped seeking services and started camping more along city streets.

Judy Fahys/KUER

  Katie Montenegro is a vector control technician at the Salt Lake City Mosquito Abatement District. She’s in the lab, peering through a magnifying glass at a pile of dead mosquitos. She picks one.

Democratic State Representative Patrice Arent wants to put more restrictions on how county candidates can spend campaign money.

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