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Leaders of an ATV ride into a closed canyon last year asked a court to dismiss the charges against them. But a federal judge ruled Wednesday that the trial will go forward.

San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman and three others behind last May’s Recapture Canyon protest ride declined to comment after Wednesday’s court hearing.

Nicole Nixon

Salt Lake City mayor Ralph Becker came together with public utilities and infrastructure experts on Wednesday to discuss planning and building in a way that conserves land, water and natural resources along the Wasatch front.

West Valley City

Wednesday marks the launch of an annual campaign in Utah to change the way people respond to reports of rape and sexual assault. It calls on law enforcement, family and friends to “Start by Believing”. 

Cornell University

More Utah children with autism will soon have access to behavioral therapy. The state is preparing to expand its Medicaid program to include autism services.

Nicole Nixon

 A new report by the non-profit Utah Foundation examines several areas where the state could improve safety on the roads.

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Utah lawmakers and educators have set out on a path to improve education for Native American Students across the state. Governor Gary Herbert signed a bill into law Monday that brings state and tribal leaders together to hash out a plan over the next year. 

Brian Grimmett

  Historical Arts and Casting is a small Utah company you’ve probably never heard of, but right now they’re working to help restore the dome on the United States Capitol in Washington D.C.

The house is rehabilitated through NeighborWorks. It's a private, non-profit group that brings together at-risk youth, contractors, realtors and banks to revitalize targeted neighborhoods.
Bob Nelson

The March Consumer Attitude Index increased nearly 8 points to 114.4 in March. The Zions Bank CAI number soared above the 110 mark for the third time in five months.

Lassonde Institute

A student startup from Brigham Young University won the $40,000 grand prize in the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge over the weekend.

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The West used to solve its water troubles with dams. But now Dan Beard, a man who used to lead the nation’s dam-building agency, wants to shutter it.

Beard once oversaw the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s vast water network in the West, and he helped Congress decide on one billion dollars worth of finishing touches for the Central Utah Project.

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