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Salt Lake City voters will decide fate of $87 million bond to fill 'enormous financial pothole'

SALT LAKE CITY — As expected, Salt Lake City leaders have decided to place an $87 million bond on the fall ballot to leave it up to voters to decide whether to pay slightly more in property taxes in order to fund street repairs.

The Salt Lake City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to place the question on the upcoming general election ballot.

Decision about USTAR's fate delayed

SALT LAKE CITY — Decisions about the long-term fate of the Utah Science, Technology and Research initiative were kicked down the road Tuesday, though an interim legislative committee heard an exhaustive rundown of the work being done by the Governor's Office of Economic Development as part of that process.

Jay Evensen: Scooters are everywhere, but don't set fire to them yet

SALT LAKE CITY — At least Utahns haven't taken to setting electric scooters on fire, throwing them in trash cans or vandalizing them with dog poop, the way people have in some California cities.

Not yet, anyway.

How to sum up ‘Crazy Rich Asians’? The title says it all — and that’s a good thing

"CRAZY RICH ASIANS" — 3 stars — Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding; Ken Jeong, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan; PG-13 (suggestive sexual content and language); in general release

Idaho nuclear power plant 'game changing' for Utah?

LOGAN — A small modular nuclear power plant design for a facility in southeast Idaho is winding its way through the federal regulatory framework, a procession a key Trump administration official described Tuesday as historic.

No stars upon thars: Utah drivers' licenses could cause problems at airport

SALT LAKE CITY — Utahns arriving at the airport could soon find that their state-issued driver's licenses won't allow them past security.

Like a new chapter in Dr. Seuss' classic tale of "The Sneetches" — a story of creatures who either had stars on their bellies or didn't — a missing star on Utah driver's licenses could mean the difference between getting on a plane or being turned away.

McDonald’s investing $25M to modernize more than 35 Utah restaurants

SALT LAKE CITY — McDonald's announced Tuesday the company and its franchisees are investing approximately $25 million in Utah throughout 2018 and 2019 on the construction and modernization of more than 35 restaurants.

In total, McDonald's and franchisees are investing $6 billion to modernize most U.S. restaurants by 2020.

The transformed restaurants will feature:

The return of the King: Elvis experts weigh in on the 50th anniversary of his 'Comeback'

SALT LAKE CITY — My dad left Memphis the day Elvis died.

Memphis, Tennessee, was the perfect home for my father, Paul Peterson, who'd been an Elvis Presley fan ever since age 10, when the King of Rock 'n' Roll shook those hips and changed music history with "Heartbreak Hotel" in 1956. But a new job opportunity in Bloomington, Illinois, led him to pack his bags and leave Graceland behind on Aug. 16, 1977.

Veteran Utah firefighter killed battling California wildfire called 'a good, good soul'

DRAPER — A master of his craft. A hero. Bright. Compassionate. An amazing athlete. A decorated career.

All these words were used Tuesday by friends and colleagues of Draper Fire Battalion Chief Matt "Matty" Burchett, 42, in remembering a man who touched so many lives. Burchett died at a California hospital Monday night while fighting one of California's many raging wildfires.

Back-to-school shopping: Bulletproof backpacks, other protection on the to-buy list

Bulletproof protection and safety from shooters is on the mind of parents and students during back-to-school preparations. Companies report higher sales of bulletproof backpacks, bulletproof backpack panels, special glass that can keep a shooter from gaining entry to a school and other products