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Snowboarders fight to lift ban at Utah ski resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 9:43am

A group of snowboarders have reasserted their claim that a ban at Utah's Alta Ski Area amounts to discrimination, with a new appeals court filing that pushes back against the notion that their lawsuit would set off a string of discrimination suits.

U study: Overprescribing antibiotics leading to rise in 'superbug'

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 9:12am

Health care providers tend to over-prescribe antibiotics to their patients, according to a new study from the University of Utah, with wide variation between individual providers.

Community celebrates Pacific Islander heritage in August

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Aug 1st - 8:23am

August is Pacific Island Heritage Month, and it's filled with free events to help the community learn about the culture.

Man critically injured in auto-pedestrian crash in South Salt Lake

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 10:27pm

Police were investigating the scene of an auto-pedestrian crash Friday night that left a man in extremely critical condition.

911 call documents tense moments for woman stuck under house

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 10:20pm

Dramatic 911 audio documents several tense minutes for a St. George woman, who called for help after getting stuck underneath her house.

Utah woman found dead in duffel bag in Seattle

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 10:19pm

A Utah woman visiting Washington was found dead inside a duffel bag outside an apartment near Seattle Monday morning, police said.

42 'documented gang members' go on hunger strike at prison

Tracie Snowder  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 10:18pm

Forty-two inmates at Utah State Prison went on a hunger strike Friday morning and said they won't eat until their demands are met.

Man who illegally owned 13 firearms told officers he wanted a gunfight

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 9:22pm

A man who illegally owned 13 firearms told police after his arrest that he wanted to either go to jail or die in a shootout with officers, according to charges filed Friday in 2nd District Court.

'Gut-wrenching' decision: Search for teens suspended

Matt Sedensky and Marisol Medina, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 8:51pm

After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search for two teenage fishermen ended Friday, a heart-rending decision for families so convinced the boys could be alive they're pressing on with their own hunt.

Special Olympics: Largest service project in LDS Church's history

Carole Mikita  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 8:47pm

Over 10,000 volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are participating in the biggest service project in the Church's history: helping out at this year's Special Olympics. They join people of many faiths and community organizations to welcome and provide for the athletes in the largest sporting event in the world this year.

Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 8:42pm

Zimbabwe will seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage, a Cabinet minister said Friday.

A sleep to remember: Memories tied to a night's rest

Liza Lucas, Special to CNN  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 8:31pm

Having trouble remembering a new acquaintance's name or the correct response to that test question? A new study suggests the answers you're stumped to remember while awake, may be easier to recall after a night's sleep. And it's not just because you're sleepy.

Vivint, SolarCity to create 7,000 full-time jobs over 10 years

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 8:17pm

The Governor's Office of Economic Development board approved tax incentives for energy firms SolarCity and Vivint Solar projected to result in the creation of nearly 7,000 new full-time positions in Salt Lake and Utah counties.

Bhutanese community to hold first traditional event in Utah

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 8:03pm

In an effort to pass their values and traditions on to a younger generation, the local Bhutanese community will host a week-long religious event beginning this weekend.

Once a sideshow, former preemies praise doctor years later

Frank Eltman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 7:31pm

At age 95, Lucille Horn often reflects on her long, full life, with a husband and five children, and how it might not have happened if not for the renegade doctor who put her in a Coney Island sideshow when she was just days old.

Mayor Becker's spokesman placed on administrative leave after online comments

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 7:02pm

The spokesman for Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker was placed on paid administrative leave Thursday while city officials investigate online comments he allegedly posted criticizing the mayor's campaign opponents.

Utah Rocket Club to launch hundreds of rockets for 20th year

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Jul 31st - 6:29pm

Hundreds of rockets will launch Saturday at the Utah Rocket Club's 20th annual Hellfire Rocket Launch.

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