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Tax Freedom Day still to come in Utah

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 8:49am

The Tax Foundation reported Tuesday that Americans work nearly five months a year to earn enough to cover the state, local and federal taxes owed collectively. Nationally, Tax Freedom Day falls on April 23, while in Utah, Tax Freedom Day is April 21.

Lehi man killed in crash near Saratoga Springs during fundraiser ride

Yvette Cruz  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 10:52pm

A motorcyclist participating in a fundraiser ride Saturday morning was killed after colliding with an SUV, according to Saratoga Springs police.

Minor earthquake shakes southeastern Utah

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 10:51pm

Seismologists say a minor earthquake shook an area in southeastern Utah late Friday night, but no damage or injury was reported.

Sandy homeowners safely evacuated when neighbors warned them of fire

Ryan Morgan  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 10:06pm

Homeowners in Sandy were able to evacuate from their burning home after neighbors warned them of a fire.

PHOTOS: Volunteers celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up beaches of Utah Lake

KSL.com  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 9:34pm

Bela Perkins shows her father trash she picked up from the beaches of Utah Lake as a part of an Earth Day project in Vineyard on Saturday.

Fallen police officers honored in off-road memorial ride in Moab

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 9:02pm

It’s no secret the riding trails in Moab are busy year-round. But on Saturday, one trail was busier than it normally is and there’s a good reason why.

Majority of Granite school patrons support tax hike for building needs, poll shows

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:06pm

A majority of likely voters in the Granite School District would support a property tax increase to maintain, renovate and build new schools, a public opinion poll shows but most want to keep the tax increase to about a $200 hike on an average home.

Volunteers, Fidelity employees help revitalize Utah's oldest school

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 5:21pm

Volunteers with local Fidelity Investments firms worked Saturday to enhance the environment at West High School, the oldest public high school in the state of Utah.

Utah unemployment holds at 3.1%

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 4:47pm

The Beehive State continued its streak of robust job growth as nonfarm payroll employment for March 2017 added 45,700 jobs to the economy since March of last year. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 3.1 percent.

State asks judge to dismiss Shurtleff claim for $1.1M in attorney fees

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 4:03pm

State attorneys asked a 3rd District judge Friday to dismiss former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff's claim for more than $1 million in attorneys' fees in the abandoned criminal case against him.

Cedar City man killed in rollover crash near Kanarraville Saturday

Wendy Leonard  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 3:29pm

A Cedar City man was killed when he was thrown from his pickup truck after it drifted off I-15 early Saturday.

Jazz update: Clippers PF Blake Griffin out for playoffs with toe injury

Andy Larsen  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 2:30pm

The L.A. Clippers announced Blake Griffin will be out for the rest of the playoffs with a toe injury. That, and more news and quotes from the Jazz's media availability after Game 3.

Officials ask for public's help in finding 2 people involved in road rage incident

Freeman Stevenson  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 11:51am

Officials are asking for the public's help in locating two people after shots were fired in a road rage incident on Friday.

Salt Lake City ranked sixth best city in nation for jobs for college graduates

Mike Anderson  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 11:26am

Salt Lake City is the sixth best city in the country for finding jobs as a college graduate one job-search company says, and tech companies are getting a lot of the credit.

Australian investigation of Russian porn site lands Ogden man in prison

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 9:47am

An Ogden man nabbed in an Australian undercover operation on a Russian photo-sharing site known for trading child pornography is heading to prison.

L.L.Bean to open first Utah store in Park City

Jasen Lee  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 8:44am

L.L.Bean announced Friday that it will open its first Utah store in Park City later this year or early in 2018. When it opens its doors, it will be the Maine-based retailer’s westernmost store in the U.S.

Woman decorates yard with hundreds of stuffed animals, honors late pet pig

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 11:07pm

If homes are judged by their character, this house has plenty – as in, plenty of characters...

Angry Jon Huntsman Sr. calls for ousting of U. president

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 10:56pm

An angry Jon Huntsman Sr. on Friday called for the ousting of University of Utah President David Pershing, saying he "should have been let go a long time ago."

Car rolls into Hyrum Reservoir; woman and child OK, police say

Linda Williams  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 10:54pm

Crews worked to rescue a woman and a young child after their car missed a turn and went into the water near Hyrum Dam Friday night.

After-school programs make a difference for kids and community, group says

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 10:04pm

The Utah Afterschool Network brought about 100 educators, business leaders and local politicians together Friday at the Columbus Community Center to talk about the need for investing in after-school programs in Salt Lake County.