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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jackie Biskupski has been sworn in as Salt Lake City's mayor, becoming the first openly gay person to hold the office. The 49-year-old former Utah lawmaker says she is humbled by her history-making election but said more needs to be done for LGBT rights. Biskupski defeated two-term incumbent mayor Ralph Becker in November.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A light rail train and a car collided in downtown Salt Lake City this morning, killing the driver of the car. Police say nine people aboard the TRAX light rail train were taken to a hospital with minor injuries. The train derailed.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz is considering running for governor when he reaches his committee term limit in 2020. The Deseret News reports that Chaffetz will reach the maximum six years as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in 2020. He says he intends to return home to Utah at that time.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah authorities say two teenage girls found after more than year on the run with their mother will return to their father's care, though they may investigate abuse allegations against him. Orem police say they had long suspected 16-year-old Sydney and 15-year-old Danielle Wolferts were in hiding with their mother, but couldn't track her down until someone called 911 early Sunday morning.
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