• About Utah: He's in it for the real long — and safe — haul

    HEBER CITY — Since Utah Truck Driver of the Year Steve Webb has driven 7 million miles without causing an accident, and since I’m thinking it's safe to assume none of the rest of us can make such a claim, the first question to him is obvious:How in the world …?His answer is just as obvious:“Plan ahead.”When you’re out there on the highway, “always drive ahead of yourself,” Steve says in a tone as matter of fact as using your turn signal and turning
  • It's finally party time for 'The Great American Eclipse'

    SALT LAKE CITY — A retired Salt Lake City schoolteacher has been planning a huge party for more than a quarter-century — and this year it's finally party time.Bill Christiansen is trying to reconnect with thousands of former students so he can reinvite them to a rendezvous in Idaho for what's been dubbed "The Great American Eclipse.""It's going to be terrific," Christiansen said, stabbing his finger at a recent visitor to his home office. "And you had better be there."The upcoming ev
  • About Utah: Utah Guard's first female general takes one learning curve at a time

    SALT LAKE CITY — For the record, the first female general in the history of the Utah National Guard did not grow up dreaming of being one. And it had nothing to do with the fact that in 1966, the year she was born, there were exactly zero women generals in the entire United States armed forces.It’s just that for Christine Burckle, life has always been more about the flight than the landing. The places she’s been, the things she’s accomplished — becoming drum major i
  • About Utah: The circuitous route of Utah Guard's first female general

    SALT LAKE CITY — For the record, the first female general in the history of the Utah National Guard did not grow up dreaming of being one.And it had nothing to do with the fact that in 1966, the year she was born, there were exactly zero women generals in the entire United States armed forces.It’s just that for Christine Burckle, life has always been more about the flight than the landing. The places she’s been, the things she’s accomplished — becoming drum major in
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  • About Utah: She's a general now

    SALT LAKE CITY — For the record, the first female general in the history of the Utah National Guard did not grow up dreaming of being one.And it had nothing to do with the fact that in 1966, the year she was born, there were exactly zero women generals in the entire United States armed forces.It’s just that for Christine Burckle, life has always been more about the flight than the landing. The places she’s been, the things she’s accomplished — becoming drum major in
  • New technology gives doctors a better look at prostate cancer

    SALT LAKE CITY — Tommy Tanzer spent years expecting a cancer diagnosis, but simple blood results never delivered such news, thus delaying necessary treatment."We won't treat a patient unless we have a pathologic diagnosis," said Dr. Jonathan Tward, a radiation oncologist at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. "We just thought we were watching it grow in a patient when we could be treating it."Tanzer, 67, had endured three prostate biopsies that all came back negative for cancer, but also had an
  • Park City man involved in domestic dispute killed in crash

    PARK CITY — A man who was involved in a domestic dispute was killed in a crash Sunday morning shortly after leaving his home.David Cook, 52, of Park City, was involved in a "domestic situation," according to the Utah Highway Patrol. The Summit County Sheriff's Office was called, but Cook left before deputies arrived.Cook drove on a dirt road that links Jeremy Ranch to state Route 65. Once on a paved state road in East Canyon, he accelerated to a high rate of speed and drove off the straigh
  • Viral fundraising catapults Democrat Kathryn Allen over Rep. Jason Chaffetz

    Democrat and first-time candidate Kathryn Allen has leapfrogged Rep. Jason Chaffetz in nearly every metric of campaign fundraising: She raised more money, received contributions from more people and after expenses, has more cash available to spend.
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  • London attack victim returns to Utah, continues recovery

    SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah woman who suffered a broken leg in a high-profile London attack that left five people dead, including her husband, has returned to her home in West Bountiful.Melissa Cochran's brother, Clint Payne, says doctors cleared her to fly back home last week and she is healing faster than expected. She was taken to a local hospital for a minor surgery to clean her leg wound and later released.Cochran and her husband, Kurt Cochran, were on Westminster Bridge when they were st
  • 1 injured, 4 arrested in early morning Midvale shooting

    MIDVALE — Four people were arrested early Sunday after multiple shots were fired inside an apartment and one of the rounds hit a woman sleeping in another unit, according to police.About 2:15 a.m., a Unified police officer at the Midvale precinct heard a shot fired next door at the Calaveras Apartments, 7940 S. Main, followed by a 20-second pause and then several more shots, said Unified Police Lt. Brian Lohrke.Investigators believe there was a party going on inside the apartment where the
  • Report: Utah taxpayers donate more to homelessness than education

    Utah taxpayers donated twice as much to fight homelessness than to support education and seem to have a soft spot for body armor for police dogs, according to the most recent report examining donations on tax returns in 2015.
    With Tax Day approaching...
  • How The Trib won its first Pulitzer - covering a dramatic, deadly midair collision over the Grand Canyon

    Editor's note :The Salt Lake Tribune won the second Pulitzer Prize in its nearly 150-year history last week for its investigation of campus sexual assaults. So what about the paper's first Pulitzer? This story looks back at that honor, awarded in 19...
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  • Changing China: A Trump-led trade war? It could hurt Utah and rapidly growing Beijing

    Beijing :However loudly President Donald Trump and his supporters call for putting "America First," the voices across the Pacific Ocean pressing for China are louder.
    With 1.35 billion residents - equivalent to the U.S. population plus a billion peo...
  • Kirby: Personal revelation? It's God speaking to me, not you - or to you, not me

    One thing Mormons are big on is the right to personal revelation. We fully expect that behaving a certain way will allow our creator to personally influence our life decisions.
    In theory, it makes sense. Personal revelation could provide a stronger ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
  • Deseret News wins 33 awards in 2017 Top of the Rockies contest

    DENVER — The Deseret News won 33 awards — including eight first-place honors — in this year's Top of the Rockies journalism contest.The Deseret News took home more awards than any other newspaper in its category and more than any Utah newspaper.Top of the Rockies is a regional competition between journalists in the Society of Professional Journalists' Region 9 — Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico.The Deseret News competed against publications with a circulation of 75,
  • Man falls roughly 1,000 feet while paragliding

    A man is in serious condition after falling while paragliding off a mountain near Centerville.The 50-year-old man had been paragliding off a rock near the "V" on the mountain east of Centerville just before 3 p.m., when he fell an estimated 1,000 f...
  • When Christians confront the pain of death vs. the promise of Easter

    Resurrection may be easier to believe before your first-grader is gunned down at her school or your adult son is stabbed to death in a faraway airport.What you once embraced as an abstract theological notion, you now desperately yearn to be real.
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  • Paraglider in serious condition after crash-landing near Centerville

    CENTERVILLE — A paraglider was hospitalized in serious condition Saturday after falling an estimated 1,000 feet and crashing near Centerville.The 58-year-old man was transported to the University of Utah hospital with back and leg injuries.Search and rescue crews were dispatched at 3 p.m. when they received reports of the incident. Within about an hour, emergency responders were able to hoist the man into a helicopter and transport him for treatment, Davis County Sheriff's Sgt. DeeAnn Serv
  • Digital defenders get top training at Utah schools

    SALT LAKE CITY — Cybersecurity expert Robert Kendall has a simple but chilling analogy for how vulnerable we all are to being taken advantage of by would-be digital criminals."We all see the news reports of gangs of criminals coming into a neighborhood and just sweeping down the streets, checking every car. When they find open doors, and they do because we tend to leave our cars open when they're parked in the driveways in front of our houses, they clean out whatever they can grab," Kendal
  • 'Shocking' contracts for 2 ex-UTA execs valued at $1.1M each

    SALT LAKE CITY — Employment deals canceled in 2015 for a pair of now-former Utah Transit Authority executives were valued at more than $1.1 million each annually, according to new information obtained by the Deseret News.The details of the 2010 compensation packages for Mike Allegra, then general manager, and Bruce Jones, then general counsel and president of governmental resources, were released by UTA in response to a records request.Federal investigators cited concerns with UTA's execut
  • Utahns join thousands across U.S. in call for Trump to release tax returns

    SALT LAKE CITY — With a backdrop of a 10-foot inflatable white chicken coiffed with a metallic orange hairdo and wings making familiar hand gestures of the current commander in chief, hundreds of Utah voters gathered Saturday at the Salt Lake City-County Building to urge President Donald Trump to stop being "chicken" and release his income tax returns.In recognition of Tax Day, demonstrators walked a 1,040-step loop from Washington Square to the IRS building and back to protest the preside
  • Pleasant Grove group moves forward with 'roads first' push

    Provo :Organizers of a group pushing Pleasant Grove City to earmark $2.65 million - about 18 percent of its general fund budget - for fixing up local roads submitted 1,636 signatures to the Utah County clerk-auditor's office Friday in its effort to ...
  • London terror victim Melissa Cochran returns to Utah as recovery continues

    The Utah woman severely injured in the London terror attack last month has returned to her West Bountiful home and is healing faster than expected, her brother said Saturday.Doctors cleared Melissa Cochran to fly back to Utah on Monday. She was tak... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
  • State&#8217;s economy fueling population growth

    SALT LAKE CITY — After topping 3 million residents in 2016, the Beehive State's population is expected to continue its steady climb for years to come, and researchers predict growth will be driven in large part by Utah's economy — one of the strongest in the nation.According to data from the University of Utah's Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, the state’s population is projected to increase from 3 million last year to 5.5 million in 2065. In the meantime, the next major popula
  • With Trump-chicken as their mascot, hundreds rally for president to release tax returns

    A 10-foot chicken resembling President Donald Trump stood on the Salt Lake City and County Building steps on Saturday.
    Organizers of the afternoon Tax Day March said the inflatable Trump-chicken represented a question many Americans are asking: "Why ...
  • Summit speakers encourage blacks to run for office, participate in policymaking

    Blacks in Utah have a right to be outraged by cases of police brutality, the high school dropout rate,and the over-representation of blacks in jails and prison.
    But rather than sit on the sidelines and complain, Rep. Sandra Hollins, D-Salt Lake Cit...
  • Huntsville man works to save monastery land from development

    HUNTSVILLE, Weber County — A Huntsville man has bought the land where a monastery is closing after 70 years in hopes of preventing future development and preserving the legacy of the local landmark.Bill White purchased Abbey of Our Lady of the Holy Trinity in 2016 for an undisclosed price. The Trappist monastery, founded in 1947, has seen a declining monk population and will likely close in September, the Standard-Examiner reported.White is now working to save the property from becoming a
  • Bomb squad detonates hand grenade found near Helper

    HELPER — Officials are trying to determine how a live hand grenade ended up in a rock pile near a recreational vehicle dealership in Carbon County.Deputies responded after receiving a report of the grenade being found Wednesday near Helper. A bomb squad was called, and two robots were used to transport the grenade from the rock pile to an 8-foot-deep hole, where it was detonated.Investigators suspect the rocks had recently been delivered from Utah County but have not yet nailed down an exa
  • Utah man works to save monastery space from development

    Huntsville, Utah :A northern Utah man has bought the land where a monastery is closing after 70 years in hopes of preventing future development and preserving the legacy of the local landmark.
    Bill White of Huntsville purchased Abbey of Our Lady of ...

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