Smithfield Boys To Be Tried For Aggravated Attempted Murder

A second teenager has been ordered to stand trial in a case involving the shooting of 14-year-old Deserae Turner. First District Juvenile Court Judge Angela F. Fonnesbeck listened Tuesday and Wednesday as state prosecutors argued there is sufficient evidence to suggest two 16-year-old boys planned to kill the girl with a knife and a gun.

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The director of the film ‘Deidra and Laney Rob a Train’ was in Utah where the film was made. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was shown on Wednesday in Ogden.

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UPDATE: On Wednesday, First District Juvenile Court Judge Angela F. Fonnesbeck considered testimony in the preliminary hearing of the boy accused of aiding in the shooting of Deserae Turner. The judge found that there was enough probable cause in the evidence provided by the state and has called for a trial in that case.

Johnson Laments Tax Increases In Times Of Surplus

Mar 21, 2017
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With the Utah legislative session in the books, the state is boasting an $88 million surplus and a rainy day fund of nearly a half a billion dollars. But in his op-ed piece in the Salt Lake Tribune, Jonathan Johnson, chairman of overstock.com, laments that the legislature still came up with at least 5 new ways to separate Utahans from more of their money.

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Education advocates are raising concerns over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s judicial record on students with disabilities.

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UPDATE: On Tuesday, First District Juvenile Court Judge Angela F. Fonnesbeck considered testimony in the preliminary hearing of the boy accused of actually shooting Deserae Turner. The judge has called for a trial in this case. The other defendant's updates can be found here.

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So far, Governor Herbert has signed 136 of the 535 total passed bills during the 2017 legislative session. One of those bills signed will gradually wind down the $2,000 tax credit that homeowners can receive when they install rooftop solar panels. 

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Demographic trends suggest that minorities may soon make-up a majority of the U.S. population. In 2014, white children made up less than 50% of the population in public schools. However these demographic trends are not represented in some academic fields, which remain overwhelmingly white.

The Logan River June Bug on Wild About Utah

Mar 17, 2017
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“Darling, I’m having a struggle with the trout. They are too much for me in the swift, rushing river. I lose ‘em. Went out yesterday… and lost two—one a large fish. The ‘June Bugs’ – a red bodied insect, as big as the biggest grasshopper you ever saw, fall from the leaves on to the river and are such large juicy mouthfuls that the trout have abundant food, and don’t care much for a fly."

AARP Mobilizes Against GOP Health Plan

Mar 17, 2017
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Opposition to the GOP's proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act is swelling, and the nation's largest advocacy group for people age 50 and older is stepping into the fray.

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An increase in the Transient Room Tax (TRT) - a tax guests pay to stay in Cache Valley hotels - has been approved by the Cache County Council. Members of the local lodging association are wondering how they will compete with nearby hotels that can charge guests less.  

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