Salt Lake City

Westminster College

Dale and Sheri Holt recently donated their home to Westminster College. The historic building will be used to host gatherings and to house future university presidents.

Standing on a field of grass a child holds a sign that says "End family concentration camps." The child's face is hidden by the sign.
Tamsen Maloy

In response to the Trump administration’s family separation policy, at the end of June, a California judge ruled border separations must stop, and families must be reunited. In cities across the United States, many residents think this ruling is good but doesn’t do enough for families and migrants.

Darius Gray Speaking At The Black, White, And Mormon Conference In Salt Lake City
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A Utah scholar has released a database for tracking the history of African American members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Adult Red-tailed Hawk cares for its young.
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An old cottonwood tree that is a nesting home to red-tailed hawks near the Salt Lake City airport has been spared demolition after a neighbor persuaded the property owners to leave it alone.

Catherine Kirby has been visiting the urban nesting area for years and sprang into action after hearing four trees would be torn down to make way for an expansion of an auto recycling business.

Timothy Lutes fatally shot Thomas Stanfield after an altercation.
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  A security guard who police say fatally shot a man in the back after an altercation has been charged with murder. He and his employer are also being sued by the victim's family.

Prosecutors say in charging documents that surveillance video shows 26-year-old Timothy Lutes shooting 54-year-old Thomas Stanfield in the back after Stanfield tried to walk away from a fight that started after Lutes asked him to leave the area.

Seated attendees listen to speakers at the vigil holding unlit candles.
Tamsen Maloy

In response to the separation of migrant families crossing the U.S./Mexico border, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement in support of keeping families together. A non-partisan group of Mormon women held a vigil in Salt Lake City last weekend for families affected by the separations.

Facebook To Build Data Center In Utah

May 31, 2018
Facebook To Build Data Center In Utah
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Facebook will build a nearly 1 million-square-foot data center in Utah that officials say will bring millions of dollars to the region.

Gov. Gary Herbert and other state officials unveiled plans for the project Wednesday, after days of speculation about a mysterious company interested in a facility 40 miles (64 kilometers) south of Salt Lake City. Utah County had previously approved $150 million in tax incentives for the project without divulging the company's identity.

Pizza blamed for dip in fine revenue.
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A pizza-for-parking scheme is mostly to blame for a dip in the number of parking tickets issued and fines collected in Salt Lake City.

The city's parking officers have written 40,000 fewer tickets this year and collections from overtime fees are down $1.2 million.

Mom speaks out after fatal attack of daughter
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A Utah mother who was on the phone with her 15-year-old daughter when she was murdered says they were talking about the mail when the girl started screaming.

Shauna Bagshaw said that she and her daughter Baleigh Bagshaw talked every day after school, including on May 7, the day a normal conversation turned into incomprehensible screaming.

The University of Utah.
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Two people were burned in a chemical explosion that forced the evacuation of a laboratory at the University of Utah.

Salt Lake City firefighters responded to a Hazmat incident at the Emma Eccles Jones Medical Research Building at about 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Gasoline prices in the Salt Lake City area have increased more than 2 cents in the past week.

GasBuddy.com reports the average retail price of a gallon of gas in the area is $2.32. That's according to a survey of 380 gas outlets.

Women Unite at Utah State Capitol

Mar 9, 2018
On the final day of the 2018 Utah State Legislative Session a group gathered in the rotunda so support Internal Women's Day.
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Joining in solidarity with women across the world, around 200 Utahns celebrated International Women’s Day by rallying at the State Capitol on Thursday, the last day of the 2018 legislative session.

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Community members voiced their concerns over a proposed bill to create an Inland Port Authority to oversee development in Salt Lake City's northwest quadrant.

Westpointe Community Council Vice Chairman Terry Thomas says the council believes the Legislature's late introduction of the bill is "by design to impede fair and proper citizen and stakeholder due process."

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Community members voiced their concerns over a proposed bill to create an Inland Port Authority to oversee development in Salt Lake City's northwest quadrant.

Westpointe Community Council Vice Chairman Terry Thomas says the council believes the Legislature's late introduction of the bill is "by design to impede fair and proper citizen and stakeholder due process."

The Salt Lake Tribune

Utah state senators pass a bill to overhaul the Utah Transit Authority, starting with its name. The Utah House votes to require state universities to share allegations of sexual assault with police, regardless of the survivors' wishes. And state officials plan an inland port in Salt Lake City's Northwest Quadrant, but the city expected to have greater input in that decision.

West Valley Fire Department
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Fire officials in suburban Salt Lake City are investigating the cause of a brush fire that forced the evacuation of a homeless camp in West Valley City.Firefighters from several agencies responded to the fire in a field near the Jordan River Parkway Trail at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Salt Lake County prosecutors have filed criminal charges against the owner and former workers at a funeral home that was fined $10,000 last year for misconduct, including allegations the mortuary mixed ashes, stole jewelry from bodies and left bodies unrefrigerated.The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing suspended the Carver Mortuary's license in November but allowed it to remain open on probation after it agreed to pay the fine.

Utah police say one person is dead and three others were injured in separate shootings in the Salt Lake City area.

Police say a teen boy and a man were hospitalized after suffering serious injuries during a Tuesday afternoon shooting in West Valley City followed by some sort of disagreement.

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Join us on Monday at 9:00 a.m. for our annual live broadcast from the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City on the opening day of the Utah Legislature. Tom Williams will be talking with Governor Gary Herbert and majority and minority leaders from the Utah Senate and House of Representatives. We’ll take questions via email for the governor and legislative leaders. We want to know what’s on your mind as the 2018 Utah Legislature gets down to business.

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Salt Lake City was ranked seventh in the nation for being the best metropolitan area for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) professions, according to a WalletHub study. The report ranks 100 of the largest metro areas in the nation on their suitability for STEM professionals and includes over a dozen metrics which range from per-capita job openings for STEM graduates to annual median wage growth for STEM jobs.

Cat Cafe Opens In Salt Lake City

Dec 1, 2017
Tinker's Cat Cafe

Earlier this month, Tinker’s Cat Cafe opened in Salt Lake City. The cafe offers a full espresso bar, local baked goods and a cat room.

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Salt Lake City has hit record-high temperatures two days in a row.

The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City says the city hit 68 degrees at 2:20 a.m. Monday, breaking the 1998 mark of 67 degrees.

The Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams announces plans to sue the pharmaceutical industry over effects of the opioid crisis, but his decision catches county council members off guard. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke considers moving the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management to Salt Lake City. And a state lawmaker proposes moving sex-education classes out of the classroom and onto the internet.

On Thursday, the Human Rights Campaign released LGBTQ equality scores for 506 U.S. cities, including eight in Utah. The average score for Utah cities was 40 out of 100.

On Tuesday, the the Salt Lake City Council unanimously decided to observe Indigenous Peoples Day in Salt Lake City on the second Monday of October. 

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