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U. students, librarians promote freedom to read during Banned Books Week

Oct 4th - 6:02pm

Students, librarians and community members publicly disclosed their views of the destructive nature of censorship and importance of the freedom to read Wednesday by sharing excerpts from banned and challenged books at the University of Utah.

It's official: Jason Chaffetz to make run for House speaker

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 4:59pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced Sunday he is making a run for House speaker against Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California. Chaffetz said he believes the American people are ready for a change and a more united Republican Congress.

2 businesses charged with dumping concrete mix near Jordan River

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 4:06pm

Felony charges were filed Thursday against two businesses and their owners accused of dumping concrete mix and other materials along the bank of the Jordan River in Bluffdale.

Authorities: Surfer, 14, bitten by shark in Florida waters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 3:18pm

Authorities say a teenage surfer has been hospitalized after being bitten on the left hand by a shark off Florida's coast.

Ridership record for UTA set last week

Jasen Lee  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 1:55pm

The Utah Transit Authority reported Wednesday that more people rode TRAX and FrontRunner trains during the week of Sept. 20 than at any time in the agency's history.

$32M USU grant seeks to prepare middle schoolers for college

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 1:10pm

Professors at Utah State University hope to follow about 3,000 middle schoolers over the next seven years to give them the best chance possible at succeeding in college.

LDS choir sings gospel music to praise Lord

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 12:40pm

A choir within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints beautifully demonstrates the spirit of praise as they perform gospel music.

Utah football breaks Top 5 in AP Poll on bye week

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 12:03pm

While sitting on the sidelines watching the madness unfold, Utah still got some help from some voters who moved them up in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and the Amway USA Today Coaches Poll Sunday.

Pilot program to offer cash to frugal Colorado River water users

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 11:55am

A pilot program will offer cash to Utah users of the Colorado River system if they conserve water destined for Lake Powell. Nearly $1.5 million is being made available to Colorado River Upper Basin states, including multiple basins in Utah.

Davis School District looks to voters for $298M bond, campus upgrades

Morgan Jacobsen  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 11:15am

The Davis School District is hoping voters will approve a $298 million bond to build three or four new schools and make needed upgrades at existing campuses.

Israeli police limit access to Old City of Jerusalem after deadly attack

Jethro Mullen and Michael Schwartz CNN  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 10:24am

Israeli police say they are restricting access to the Old City of Jerusalem after a Palestinian man killed two Israelis on a street in the historic neighborhood.

5 reasons you may be perfect for this unexpected job

Uta  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 10:00am

If you have these qualities, you may be perfect for this unexpected job.

A look at elections in Utah's 5 'other' biggest cities

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 9:55am

A roundup of some of the most notable elections happening in the five biggest Utah cities after Salt Lake City.

Quiz: Do you know who spoke these words at LDS General Conference?

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 9:20am

Once again, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are gathering Saturday and Sunday to listen to General Conference.

Utah team develops alert system for school emergencies

Mike Stapley, Contributor  |  Posted  Oct 4th - 8:00am

There might not be a need for 911 calls from schools during future emergencies, thanks to a Utah company.

Park City teen dies from injuries sustained while skiing in Australia

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 10:54pm

A 16-year-old freeskiing champion from Park City recently died from injuries sustained during an accident in Australia.

Victim identified in Murray TRAX fatality

Ben Dowsett  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 10:42pm

A man killed after being hit by a TRAX train Friday night was identified Saturday by police.

1 dead in Zion National Park canyoneering accident

Ben Dowsett  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 10:39pm

A man is dead after a canyoneering accident in Zion National Park Friday afternoon, officials said.

3 apostles called to LDS Church leadership

Celeste Tholen Rosenlof and Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 10:38pm

Three men were called Saturday morning to join the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and lead The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Doctors Without Borders: 19 dead in Afghan clinic airstrike

Lynne O'Donnell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 10:21pm

Confusion reigned in the wake of the deadly bombing Saturday of a hospital compound in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz that killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens more. It remains unclear exactly who bombed the hospital run by Doctors Without Borders and the international medical charity has demanded an investigation into the incident.

New initiative creates incentives for Utah prison inmates to get out early

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Oct 3rd - 10:20pm

Utah prison inmates could be released at least four months early for finishing programs state officials say are shown to help keep them from committing crimes after they get out.


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