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From foster care to the White House, Mickey Ibarra urges Latinos to 'dream big'

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:40pm

Mickey Ibarra's improbable journey from foster care in Utah to become a White House adviser is a lesson in dreaming big, the Latino leader and author told attendees of Latino Leaders Network luncheon Thursday at Grand America.

West Bountiful police searching for missing man

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:21pm

Police in West Bountiful are searching for John Page, who was last seen Monday at the Maverik Gas Station at 1265 W. Parrish Lane in Centerville, according to a press release.

Public lands enthusiasts march, sing and chant at state Capitol

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:14pm

In a show of support for public lands, about 3,000 people marched from the Salt Palace Convention Center to the state Capitol and held a rally afterward. More than a half dozen speakers extolled Utah's landscapes and said they must be protected.

What is Medicaid and how would reforming it affect Utahns?

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 8:03pm

Medicaid cuts and caps have been discussed as a part of the new health care reform. Here's how Utahns use Medicaid.

Cove Fort celebrates 150 years with historic fun, recalling pioneer heritage

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:33pm

Built as a weigh station between Fillmore (Utah's then capital) and Beaver, Cove Fort has been around for 150 years. It's now a historic site and will celebrate its sesquicentennial anniversary with a celebration in August.

‘Wildlife are really resilient:’ Collared big game animals safe after Brian Head Fire

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:31pm

While the Brian Head Fire torched more than 100 square miles, cost $34 million to fight and forced some 1,500 people from their homes last month, one demographic has been surprisingly resilient: the wildlife.

More than 68,000 mistakenly sent GOP ballots in Utah County

Katie McKellar  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 7:07pm

It turns out not some, but all unaffiliated voters in Utah County were mistakenly sent ballots intended only to go to Republican voters thanks to an "unfortunate clerical error," Utah County Clerk Bryan Thompson confirmed Thursday.

A cutting edge approach to save your knees

Erin Goff  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 6:32pm

A 35-year-old St. George woman was told she has the knees of a 50-year-old person. Rather than a total knee replacement, she chose a high-tech solution, regeneration of her own knee cartilage.

FBI: Santa Clara man killed wife on cruise after she wouldn't stop laughing at him

Rachel D'Oro and Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:43pm

A Santa Clara man killed his wife aboard an Alaska cruise and told an acquaintance who later walked into the couple's blood-splattered room that he did it because she laughed at him, the FBI said in documents released Thursday.

Police ID victim of Sardine Canyon crash

Jacob Klopfenstein  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 5:07pm

Police have identified the victim of a fatal crash that took place near the intersection of U.S. 89 and State Route 101 on Wednesday.

Friends mourn couples killed in I-15 plane crash as generous, inspirational

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 4:09pm

A day after a shocking plane crash killed two Weber County couples, friends remembered them as unfailingly generous, deeply spiritual and committed to their children.

39 lives lost in Utah plane crashes in last 5 years; I-15 crash most deadly

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 3:57pm

Commuters and passers-by alike were shocked when a small plane crashed down onto I-15 in Riverdale Wednesday, killing two Weber County couples aboard the aircraft and making the crash the deadliest Utah has seen in five years.

Hobby has travelers looking for spots where 3 states touch

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 3:03pm

Brian Butler is a tripointer.

Herbert: Goal is to be able to play tennis at Pioneer Park a year from now

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:49pm

Gov. Gary Herbert said he intends to bring state resources to bear on cleaning up the Rio Grande area of its crime and homeless problem, and wants to be able to play tennis at Pioneer Park a year from now. He's also willing to call a special session.

4 great places to river raft in the Flaming Gorge area  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:31pm

If you have been wanting to take a whitewater river rafting trip, here are some good local options.

Utahns denounce Trump's ban on transgender troops in US military

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 1:07pm

Utah Republicans in Washington and local LGBT advocacy groups spoke out against President Donald Trump after the commander in chief declared a ban on transgender troops serving in the U.S. military.

Utah's Purple merges with N.Y. company in $1.1 billion deal

Art Raymond  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 12:50pm

Alpine-based Purple, a company that's made waves in the business of direct-to-customer mattresses, pillows and other comfort products, announced Thursday a tentative merger deal worth $1.1 billion with Global Partner Acquisition Corp.

911 calls show moments after I-15 plane crash

Carter Williams,  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 11:38am

Calls to the control tower and 911 show the surprise and chaos following a plane crash that killed four people Wednesday afternoon.

Fruit Heights resident fears houses will slide following flood

Jed Boal  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:05am

A homeowner in Fruit Heights fears his house may slide after floodwater caused a retaining wall to collapse Wednesday. A lawsuit is already pending over a portion of the wall that collapsed in October.

10-year-old girl boosts summer reading by saving Bookmobile

Nadine Wimmer  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 9:42am

When October Hamilton writes what she did last summer, she can truthfully say she kept kids in her community reading by saving the Bookmobile.