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  • 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'

  • PROVO — Spurred in part by allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men across the country, three former teenage employees of a youth symphony orchestra in Utah County say one of its longtime leaders either sexually abused them or inappropriately touched them years apart.

  • LEHI — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert took a moment to show off his piloting skills at an event Wednesday to kick off a massive, $430 million I-15 expansion project in the north end of Utah County.

    Herbert flew a camera-equipped drone over a segment of the project — one that will likely contribute to some additional commuter challenges before helping ease traffic snarls when it's completed in about three years.

  • ST. LOUIS — Prior to the NCAA women’s gymnastics championship, Utah co-head coach Megan Marsden was confident about how her team matched up with the competition — that is, against the competition with which the Red Rocks are familiar.

    “We know how we compare to UCLA. We’ve seen them multiple times this season,” said Marsden. “We are pretty evenly matched with them. They’ll win one and we will win one.”

  • Conservationist, explorer, author and environmental philosopher John Muir was born nearly two centuries ago on April 21, 1838, in a small coastal Scottish town.

  • BANGKOK, Thailand — During his first trip to Thailand in 1966, President Russell M. Nelson traveled by boat through the canals and klongs of Bangkok.

    He watched women gather water for their daily needs from the same river as their children bathed. He shopped at floating markets. And he visited the home of a medical colleague, spotting geckos on the walls controlling the insect population.

  • OGDEN — Police say a woman called in three bomb threats to an Ogden courthouse in order to keep her boyfriend from going to jail.

    The calls came a week apart from each other, on April 5, 12, and on Thursday, when the man, Jerry Larkin, was due in court in a DUI case. Each time, police swept the courthouse and determined there were no explosives.

  • OREM — Residents angry about a proposed housing project near Utah Valley University learned Friday that they won the first skirmish in their battle by gathering enough signatures to force a citywide vote.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Soon after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Brynna Dow's school was evacuated for a fire alarm.

    As the Skyline High School sophomore and her classmates exited English class, their substitute teacher said, "Oh no, this just happened in Florida. I hope there's not a shooting here," Brynna recalled.

  • OREM — Astrid S. Tuminez, who was raised in poverty in the Philippines and went on to earn graduate degrees at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been selected the next president of Utah Valley University.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — A tax expert testified Friday he visited the Delta site of a purported solar energy facility, walked into a home and flipped the switch on and off, believing solar lenses were generating the power.

    "I did not think it was connected to the grid," said Richard Jameson, a specialist in federal tax law who filed tax returns to the IRS on behalf of RaPower3 clients.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — The Beehive State ranked first in overall and private sector job growth for the month of March, according to the Utah Department of Workforce Services.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — Chris Mautz and Darin Piccoli, owners of the popular downtown music venue the State Room, are opening a new venue in Salt Lake City.

  • SALT LAKE CITY — The rising number of deaths from suicide and substance abuse is creating secondhand suffering among children who might be helped if schools were able to take a more active role in students' mental health, a new report says.

    If this happens, it would be a marked change in how schools have traditionally dealt with behavioral-health issues, which has often been through discipline.

  • CEDAR CITY — Best-selling author and former CIA operative Jason Hanson wants people to know that working for the CIA is not quite like a Jason Bourne movie.

  • OKLAHOMA CITY — Seeing how the Utah-Oklahoma City playoff series involves only small-market teams, can we speak in country talk? Toby Keith and Garth Brooks are Oklahoma natives. SHeDAISY is from Magna and Julianne Hough from Orem.

    Jeans are fine for the theater in both places, especially if “Oklahoma!” is playing.

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