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September 21st, 2014
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Skier, 65, dead after hitting tree in Park City

01/29/2014 12:14am
A 65-year-old skier from Florida is dead after hitting a tree at Utah's Deer Valley Resort.

Obama paid lip service to 'inequality crisis,' Sen. Lee says

01/29/2014 6:57am
Delivering the tea party's response to the State of the Union address Tuesday, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, says President Obama has paid lip service to nation's "inequality crisis."

Marriage, nondiscrimination bills likely to be put on hold, GOP says

01/29/2014 7:14am
Republican leaders say there's a "strong possibility" the Utah Legislature will put on hold bills related to marriage and nondiscrimination laws this year.

Scientists find ancient plague DNA in teeth

01/29/2014 7:52am
Scientists say two of the deadliest pandemics in history were caused by strains of the same plague and warn that new versions of the bacteria could spark future outbreaks.

Utah is the 10th 'freest' state, new study finds

01/29/2014 8:01am
A recent study ranked how free each of the 50 United States are based on a detailed set of criteria.

Arthritis is unexpectedly common in children, expert says

01/29/2014 8:30am
Arthritis is commonly associated with elderly people. You might be surprised how often it affects children, too.

Bill aims to lessen fear of calling for help with overdose

01/29/2014 9:29am
Hundreds of Utahns die each year from accidental overdoses. That has prompted one state lawmaker to offer an olive branch to addicts who fear by reporting overdoses, they could end up in legal trouble.

Toddlers love selfies: Parenting in an iPhone age

01/29/2014 10:02am
Every so often, Brandi Koskie finds dozens of photos of her 3-year-old daughter, Paisley, on her iPhone _ but they aren't ones Koskie has taken.

Why Ammon Olsen's transfer may be a bigger deal than most think

01/29/2014 10:33am
Last week, BYU back-up quarterback Ammon Olsen transferred to Southern Utah University. While Olsen was used very sparingly, his transfer may have a major affect on BYU's football program in 2014 and beyond.

Getting money back after debit card theft takes time, man discovers

01/29/2014 10:42am
Imagine having $500 taken out of your bank account from a store you've never visited. And, worse, nobody will give you your money back.

Positive commercial real estate trends expected to continue in 2014

01/29/2014 10:46am
Commercial real estate markets ultimately reflect the health of local economies. At the firm where I work (full disclosure: I'm a senior research analyst at CBRE), commercial real estate (CRE) is often referred to as "the economy in a box". If you think about it, that's all it (CRE) is – structures that house commerce. So, what does the performance of Salt Lake's commercial real estate market tell us? Looking at the basic indicators, it tells us the local economy is healthy.

Why every Utahn should try skiing

01/29/2014 11:01am
A 43-year-old native Utahn who has skied only once in his life, goes skiing for the first time in 30 years. Even if you have never been skiing or haven't gone in a long time — try it.

Norway lawmakers nominate Snowden for Nobel

01/29/2014 11:17am
Two Norwegian politicians have jointly nominated former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, saying his disclosures of secret U.S. documents have contributed to making the world more peaceful.

Why hasn't Bronco Mendenhall produced many NFL players?

01/29/2014 11:28am
During Bronco Mendenhall's nine years as head coach at BYU, NFL teams haven't shown much interest in his players. One former player speculates that Mendenhall hasn't cultivated relationships with NFL people. But the good news is it's changing.

Girl Scout cookie bracket: vote for your favorite

01/29/2014 11:46am
Clearly the classics win. We asked you to tell us which Girl Scout cookies were your favorite, and you enthusiastically said the old standbys were best.

Local charity helps Ugandan women end cycle of poverty

01/29/2014 11:55am
Musana Jewelry aims to end the cycle of poverty for women in Uganda by giving them employment and training on how to start their own businesses.

Have You Seen This? Super Bowl ticket surprise

01/29/2014 1:12pm
A son surprises his mom, who is a die-hard Seahawks fan, with Super Bowl tickets. Her reaction was well worth the price.

Obama said what?! State of the Union explained

01/29/2014 1:34pm
Just think of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address as a Rorschach of sorts. Sure, there were plenty of feisty proclamations and bold promises for action. But the political context behind the swagger reveals a President who is keenly aware that his time in the Oval Office has hit more than a few bumps. Here's a decoder of Obama's speech.

Utah woman strikes a deal on 'Shark Tank'

01/29/2014 3:35pm
When Susan Petersen began her business, she recycled old window frames to create capital. Now, Freshly Picked is expected to sell between 20,000 and 30,000 pairs of baby moccasins this year and struck a deal on the TV show "Shark Tank."

BYU teams up with Library of Congress to rescue reading

01/29/2014 4:30pm
Children have to rescue famous characters from a thief in a new interactive game developed to promote literacy.

Woman arrested, questioned about burglaries in 3 counties

01/29/2014 4:43pm
A woman charged with burglarizing a Salt Lake home in October was arrested Tuesday.

Man calls to make court date 2 1/2 years after alleged shooting

01/29/2014 5:17pm
A man charged in a drug-related shooting in a grocery store parking lot nearly three years ago was arrested Tuesday after he called the court to say he had been living in Texas.

Ogden social worker charged with abusing friend's children

01/29/2014 5:51pm
An Ogden clinical social worker who promotes himself as having an expertise in dealing with children with autism has been charged with sexually abusing two young girls.

Woman has purse, car stolen while visiting cemetery

01/29/2014 5:54pm
A grieving woman had her purse, keys and identification stolen out of a truck at a West Jordan cemetery, and then the crooks promptly went to her house in Taylorsville and stole her car.

Sears store at Fashion Place demolished for revitalization efforts

01/29/2014 6:16pm
The Sears store at the Fashion Place Mall in Murray was demolished Wednesday to make way for a newer and bigger site for Dillard's, which will be moving from the north to the south end of the mall.

School rescues, sleeping in cars among storm tales

01/29/2014 6:19pm
They crept through traffic that makes an ordinary Atlanta rush hour feel like a drag race, trudged home through ice and snow while watching cars skid and slide through intersections and spent the night taking care of young children stranded at school. Some even slept in their cars.

Utah world-class athlete receives Firefighter of the Year Award

01/29/2014 6:32pm
A former world-class athlete received South Salt Lake's Firefighter of the Year Award.

Tabiona teacher fired for 'inappropriate physical contact', district says

01/29/2014 7:03pm
A Tabiona High School teacher who is the subject of a police investigation has been fired by the Duchesne County School District for having "improper or unlawful physical contact with students," according to a termination letter.

5 things happy women do

01/29/2014 7:32pm
What are happy women doing that maybe you aren't?

Safe full of cash stolen from Discovery Gateway Museum, police say

01/29/2014 7:44pm
The Discovery Gateway: The Children's Museum of Utah reported a break-in that allegedly took place sometime after 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan 26.

Police say Salt Lake City man tried to run over mother's boyfriend

01/29/2014 8:10pm
A Salt Lake City man faces an attempted murder charge after police say he tried to kill his mother's boyfriend with his truck.

Man's murder, decapitation stymies Wyoming police

01/29/2014 8:13pm
The discovery of an unidentified murder victim's headless body nearly three weeks ago on a remote, dead-end dirt road in Wyoming has stymied investigators and led some residents to speculate that big-league drug violence has reached a rural county just east of Yellowstone National Park.

Rediscover your strengths, talents in 12 questions

01/29/2014 8:35pm
As parents we can lose sight of our personal strengths and gifts. Has it been a while since you took time to remember your talents? Here are 12 questions help you understand your strengths.

Family sues Dr. Phil, Utah treatment center

01/29/2014 8:50pm
The family of a teen girl who claims she was berated on television by Dr. Phil and then sent to a Utah residential treatment center where she was falsely imprisoned, has filed a civil complaint in federal court.

The Purple Turtle to reopen Friday after fire damage repairs

01/29/2014 9:12pm
The owner of the Purple Turtle restaurant in Pleasant Grove restaurant isn't letting a fire keep him out of business for long. The restaurant will reopen Friday.

Skier killed in accident identified by resort

01/29/2014 9:33pm
The skier who died Tuesday at Deer Valley was identified by the resort Wednesday.

Deseret News National Edition now available in Utah

01/29/2014 10:48pm
A print version of the Deseret News National Edition is now available in Utah. Based on results from a reader survey, the National Edition focuses on six areas: family, faith, education, culture, care for the poor and financial responsibility.

Kids going without lunch because of unpaid bills, parents say

01/29/2014 10:53pm
A few dozen students at Uintah Elementary School in the Salt Lake City School District went without lunch Tuesday after they were told they did not have enough money in their school accounts.

'No place for hatred and bigotry,' Herbert says in State of State address

01/29/2014 11:01pm
Gov. Gary Herbert laid out a trio of challenges facing Utah in his annual State of the State address Wednesday evening, but also offered assurances that "the state of our state is strong."

Sandy officials use Web resources to keep residents up to date

01/29/2014 11:01pm
Decisions being made in the Legislature will impact some laws more than others, and Sandy residents can find out that information on a new website.

Bomb squad responds to reports of explosives — turns out to be soap

01/29/2014 11:12pm
Two boxes of old soap created a bomb scare in a Tooele neighborhood Wednesday night.
 
   
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