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  • SALT LAKE CITY — The West's most controversial bird species continues to be the target of multipronged conservation strategies and the recipient of millions of dollars to boost its population.

    The latest development in the saga of the greater sage grouse came Friday when the Bureau of Land Management officially released proposed revisions to resource management plans for the bird, including strategies for Utah.

  • SPRINGVILLE — As Rita Wright, director of the Springville Museum of Art, looked at the 849 submissions for this year's Spring Salon show, she had a realization.

    "We only have one Jesus," she told the jurors.

    No, Wright wasn't proselytizing. As juror Beth Krensky recalled, of all this year's submissions, there was only one overt depiction of Jesus Christ.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Keziah Daum, a Woods Cross High School senior, came down to the Deseret News and KSL newsroom last week to talk about prom, a red dress, and the series of events that launched an international conversation about, well — you be the judge.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — President Donald Trump's recently announced White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative gives old drama a new name, according to religious liberty advocates.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — The power to resurrect the once-failed $58 million sales tax hike for transportation projects lies in the hands of city leaders. And while Salt Lake County's biggest city expects to throw its weight behind the measure, some leaders from smaller cities are hoping to start a movement to stop it.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — In a sports arena full of college students with newly minted degrees and career aspirations, a best-selling author advised University of Utah graduates not to get so buried in their responsibilities that they forget their dreams.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — That marriage will at times be a struggle is as inevitable as tax time and utility bills. And some couples will call it quits.

  • FARMINGTON — After a public hearing packed with angry residents coming to the defense of a local farmer at risk of losing his 22-acre farm, the Farmington City Council voted this week to grant his property agricultural protections.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — "Off and on" for three years, Aaron Christopher Hornok lived on the streets of Salt Lake City.

    At times he lived out of his car. Other times he stayed with friends, at a shelter or he camped near streams so he could fish for food.

    He watched fellow homeless veterans die on the streets "and I was the only one with them."

  • SALT LAKE CITY — When the Houston Rockets visit Vivint Arena Friday night, Utah Jazz officials are expecting a few things from a fan base that’s been in the public spotlight this postseason.

    The good reasons: They’re extremely loud and proud.

    The not-so-good reasons: Some have been accused of being vulgar and disrespectful.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Linda Lemieux was living on the streets — "on the sidewalks, under jungle gyms at parks" — and being taken to the hospital two to three times a month out of an urgent need to have fluid drained from her stomach.

    Lemieux is dying of hepatitis C, and until six months ago, she was prepared to die alone.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — A Mormon leader asked God to help America become a land of Good Samaritans as she prayed in the Rose Garden of the White House on Thursday as part of the National Day of Prayer.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Law enforcers from across the state gathered on the grounds of the state Capitol Thursday to remember their fallen brothers and sisters.

    But while the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service was a somber occasion, Kaysville Police Chief Sol Oberg told the crowd there was a bright spot this year.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — It should come as no surprise that Quin Snyder would look smart in these playoffs. He has two fancy degrees, one in law, the other an MBA. But figuring out James Harden and the Houston Rockets is an education all its own.

    Apparently Snyder is magna cum laude in basketball, too.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — As a fully professional theater company that produces seven shows a season, Pioneer Theatre Company is a revolving door for actors and actresses from across the country.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — It's National Concert Week, and that means several concerts at various venues in Utah are on sale for $20. To help you narrow down your May concert schedule, we've picked 21 (OK, really 29) shows we feel deserve special mention.

  • In NBA circles they’ve become known as The Bench Mob, a nickname earned by the Toronto Raptor reserve players. Augmented by two former University of Utah players, they are the best bench in the NBA this season on the best team in the Eastern Conference.

  • NEW YORK — For 108 years, the Boy Scouts of America's flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts. With girls soon entering the ranks, the group says that iconic name will change.

    The organization on Wednesday announced a new name for its Boy Scouts program: Scouts BSA. The change will take effect in February.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — He believed a teenager was being abused, and having been an abused child himself, he decided to help, using the computer skills he'd been honing since he attended a New England prep school with a guy named Mark Zuckerberg.

    Zuckerberg would graduate from Phillips Exeter Academy, attend Harvard and eventually become the founder of Facebook. Martin Gottesfeld would became a hacker — in his view, an ethical one.

  • SPANISH FORK — Skyridge benefitted from some high pressure early, and then did enough to withstand a second-half lapse to get by Maple Mountain 3-1 on Tuesday.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — The last-minute addition of a citizenship question, lack of funding and ongoing uncertainty about federal immigration policy are all factors that could make the 2020 Census effort one of the toughest in years, according to experts and community leaders.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — A purpose of LDS Church President Russell M. Nelson's recent Global Ministry Tour was to "get the love of Christ in our minds and then take that love of Christ around the world," he told Latter-day Saints in Hong Kong.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Utah continues to negotiate with Big Pharma over the proliferation of addictive painkillers, while preparing for a lawsuit if a settlement can't be reached.

    The Utah Attorney General's Office is seeking information from private law firms about handling possible litigation.

  • SPANISH FORK — After two decades of futility, Rich Davis still prays for the same things, morning and night. He prays that God will tell Kiplyn that he loves her, and he prays that he will help him to find her body.

    "I think about her every day," says Davis.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — For a time, Brent Haupt's cardiomyopathy robbed him of the heart he was born with, but it never deprived him of his sense of humor.

    While Haupt spent much of 2015 cooped up at Intermountain Medical Center with an entirely artificial heart, he kept a statue of the Tin Man from "The Wizard of Oz" in his hospital room as a reminder of his end goal.

    "I was just a man in search of a heart," Haupt says wryly.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — The father of a young man who was brutally killed and thrown down a mine shaft near Eureka asked Sen. Mike Lee on Tuesday if he could find some money to close abandoned mine openings.

    "There's a lot of danger out there, and we don't want anybody going in these holes, so we need to get them covered up one way or another," said Eureka resident Bill Powell, adding many people ride four-wheelers in the area.

  • WOODS CROSS — When Keziah Daum went shopping for her senior prom dress at a local vintage store, she was looking for something both modest and classy.

    "I remember being there, and I'm like, 'I want to find something that's a little more modest. Don't want to send the wrong message,'" the senior at Woods Cross High School told the Deseret News Tuesday.

  • Access to many social media sites will no longer be available in meetinghouses after a change to the Church's internet configuration in meetinghouses beginning in May.

    Meant to be a way to further the purposes of the Church, enhance worship experiences and support administrative functions, internet access in meetinghouses will be limited and not include non-Church-related internet use.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints show low support for same-sex marriage but high support for LGBT nondiscrimination protections — a disparity that's unique among America's faith groups, according to a new Public Religion Research Institute report.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — May is a month for musicals in the Beehive State, including three musical comedies, one featuring '70s and '80s pop songs, one with an Elvis-type heartthrob and another based on a well-loved fairy tale. Top that off with a play that turned into a film that was one of Julia Roberts' early big breaks and you have a wide variety of options for a date night or family night out.

    'Steel Magnolias'

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