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Photos: With rain gone, fall colors shine in the sun  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 9:35pm

Days after rain pounded the Wasatch Front, clear skies and a near perfect fall day returned to the Wasatch Front on Sunday. The good weather is expected to continue through Wednesday, when the next low pressure system rolls through.

Lawmakers consider creating board exam for teachers in effort to keep standards high

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 9:04pm

Lawmakers are looking at creating a standardized assessment for teachers amid concern over a Utah State Board of Education rule adopted in June that allows schools to hire people without formal training to be teachers.

Foster parents, agency heads urge Senate to act on Family First Prevention Services Act

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 8:33pm

A diverse coalition is urging the Senate's immediate action on the Family First Prevention Services Act, which would allow states to use federal foster care funds for in-home services to help preserve families. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is a sponsor.

Researchers: Utah firefighters may be at higher risk for skin cancer

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 7:31pm

Firefighters can have up to an 80 percent increased risk of melanoma as compared to the general population, likely due to increased midday sun exposure both on and off the job.

Utah senator revives proposal to beef up state's hate crime laws

Daphne Chen  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 7:00pm

A state senator is reviving a bias-crimes bill that was shot down by the Utah Senate last year.

Salt Lake man shot in leg

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 6:25pm

A 34-year-old Salt Lake man was shot in the leg early Sunday, police say.

Man fires gun at Sandy gun show, injuring 2 teens

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 5:21pm

Two juveniles suffered minor injuries Saturday when a potential buyer at a gun show in Sandy accidentally fired a weapon he was looking at.

Man leads UHP on multiple chases before being arrested

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 4:40pm

A man who led authorities on several high speed chases to avoid being arrested — even driving at one point the wrong way on I-80 with no headlights at night — was eventually captured by troopers late Saturday.

Burglars caught on camera inside Murray home

Geoff Liesik  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 4:08pm

Two men who kicked in the front door of Murray home needed only three minutes inside to make off with thousands in electronics and jewelry Saturday, in a daylight burglary that was caught on camera.

Sandy man charged in Duchesne County human trafficking case

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 2:52pm

A man wanted in Duchesne County for alleged human trafficking has been arrested in Sandy.

Layton woman found dead at bottom of cliff

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 1:02pm

Davis County sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of an 18-year-old Layton woman found early Sunday at the bottom of a 70-foot cliff in Adams Canyon near Layton.

St. George man caused crash that injured 4, then left note on car, police say

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 12:28pm

A St. George man is in custody and a family heading to a wedding in Toquerville recovering following a bizarre hit-and-run DUI crash early Saturday.

University of Utah unveils a place to live, think and innovate

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 10:09am

The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute officially dedicated the newly opened $45 million Lassonde Studios, a unique facility that allows business-minded students to express their creative ideas and launch companies in state-of-the-art living spaces.

10th Circuit vacates Utah man's deportation order

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 9:01am

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated the deportation order of Utah man. The court found a portion of federal immigration statute on deportable offenses is "unconstitutionally vague," precluding its use in the circuit.

Earned income tax credit presented in Utah as solution to rising income inequality

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 8:24am

Rising inequality between the top wage earners in the country and the working poor is a growing issue for economic policy analysts and something governments have been attempting to tackle for years.

General Women's Session: Latter-day Saints urged to be strong in their faith

Carole Mikita  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 10:29pm

Latter-day Saint women, young women and girls were urged to be strong in their faith during the General Women's Session of the 186th Semiannual General Conference.

Councilwoman pushes for 3-digit suicide crisis hotline number

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 10:00pm

Salt Lake County Council member Aimee Winder Newton said an experience with her own child deepened her resolve that Utahns need an easy-to-remember three-digit phone number to access suicide prevention services. The council discussed options Tuesday.

Cleanup continues into weekend following storm, tornadoes

Alex Cabrero and Ashton Goodell  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 8:02pm

Cleanup from Thursday's violent storm Saturday included clearing neighborhood streets and cleaning up massive trees that were snapped in the wind.

Utahns celebrate 'dream come true' for Syracuse Paralympian

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 7:31pm

Two-time Paralympic medalist Hunter Woodhall celebrated his homecoming with hundreds of Utahns who watched his progress from Rio and turned out Saturday to honor him.

More parks on horizon if S.L. County voters approve $90M bond

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Sep 24th - 7:00pm

Salt Lake County leaders celebrated the grand opening of Lodestone Regional Park on Tuesday, and county residents may see more parks like Lodestone open in coming years — that is, if they give Proposition A the thumbs up during the upcoming election