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Salt Lake school receives $500K grant from Apple

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 11:12am

Jackson Elementary became just the second school in the state to receive a grant from Apple Inc. as part of the nationwide ConnectED program. The $500,000 grant provides hardware, software and services to every student and teacher at the school.

S.L. County may close South Jordan equestrian facility

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 14th - 10:17am

The future of the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park in South Jordan is on shaky ground. County Council members are questioning whether the park is worth its cost to taxpayers and considering whether to downsize the facility or shut it down altogether.

Scalia's death leaves major void in high court, Utah legal experts say

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:44pm

The death of one of the U.S. Supreme Court's strongest conservative voices is likely to have a major impact on cases currently under review by the nation's top judicial panel, a University of Utah legal expert says.

Utah man killed in 2-vehicle crash in Idaho

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:43pm

A two-car accident in Idaho involving two Utahns left one dead and the other taken to the hospital.

Major accident closes part of I-15 near American Fork

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:31pm

A major accident closed northbound I-15 near American Fork on Saturday afternoon.

Giant Kennecott dump trucks are sporting an unusual new look

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:15pm

Kennecott engineers started installing lightweight beds on its dump trucks so more material can be carried. But it's the color of the new beds getting a lot of attention.

Lawmaker proposes new statue for Capitol

Emily Larson  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 8:05pm

Rep. Mark Wheatley, D-Murray, has proposed a new statue for the state Capitol honoring Father Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Father Silvestre Velez de Escalante.

Washington County's economy gets boost thanks to visitors from colder climates

Ladd Egan  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 7:27pm

Washington County's economy is getting a boost this weekend thanks to thousands of youth athletes and their families who are in town for early season soccer and baseball tournaments.

France bestows highest honor on Utah veteran

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 6:48pm

A local World War II veteran on Saturday received France's highest honor, the Legion of Honor.

'Controversial' Antelope Island mule deer permit sells for world record $410K bid

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 6:30pm

Attendees of the Friday night auction at the 10th annual Western Hunting and Conservation Expo didn't just enjoy dinner and a keynote speech by "American Sniper" wife, Taya Kyle — they also witnessed a world record.

Police identify 90-year-old man hit and killed in Sandy

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 6:00pm

The 90-year-old man who was hit and killed while looking for his dog Friday night has been identified as David Feldman.

In this case, wild horses drag them together

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 5:25pm

A cooperative management agreement struck by the Bureau of Land Management in Utah and the School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration shelves a lawsuit and means certain wild horse populations will be more closely managed by the agency.

Utah Foster Care Foundation lives on; 'Constitutional carry' bill shelved for the year  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 4:24pm

The Utah Foster Care Foundation will live on thanks to a vote from lawmakers, a new "constitutional carry" bill has been shelved for the year, and a committee vote on a vote on a gay adoption bill was unexpectedly postponed Friday.

Arizona man charged in Oregon standoff appears in Utah court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 12:47pm

One of the people charged in connection with the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge has appeared in a Utah court.

Orem mom prompts city to build wheelchair-accessible playground

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 11:55am

Finding a playground for 7-year-old Presley Gleason, who is wheelchair-bound, is a struggle for her family. But Orem City is planning to build a wheelchair-accessible thanks to a petition from Presley's mom.

Foster Care Foundation 'to remain open' thanks to legislative help, CEO says

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 2:35pm

Utah Foster Care Foundation will "remain open," thanks to a $400,000 recommendation by budget subcommittee of the Utah Legislature, its CEO says. The funds still require the OK of the Executive Appropriations Committee and ultimately, all lawmakers.

State senator shelves 'constitutional carry' gun bill

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 2:13pm

A controversial bill allowing people to carry concealed guns without a permit in Utah won't get off the firing line this year.

Bill beefing up hate crime statute passes Senate committee

Emily Larson  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 2:10pm

A bill that would define the parameters for a hate crime and increase the penalties for it passed a Senate committe Thursday before a packed committee room.

Bill introduced to tax e-cigarettes to pay for rural health care

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 1:49pm

A bill adding a tax to e-cigarettes that would be used to pay for rural health care needs was introduced Friday, but the sponsor acknowledges it will be a hard sell to the Utah Legislature.

Lawmakers postpone vote over gay couples adoption bill

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 1:43pm

The House Judiciary Committee adjourned Friday without taking a vote on a bill the sponsor says is intended to ensure all married couples are treated equally in adoptions and placements of children in the state custody.