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Report: Salt Lake City cop in nurse-arrest video wants to apologize

2nd officer placed on leave after arrest of Utah nurse The Salt Lake City police officer who was filmed earlier this month arresting a nurse wants to apologize, his lawyer reportedly said Tuesday. Det. Jeff Payne’s attorney said his client would “love the chance to sit down and apologize for what happened here," KTVU.com reported. "If he could do this over, he would do it differently.” The video of Payne arresting the nurse, Alex Wubbels, on July 26 went viral. Payne handcuffed the nurse after she refused to allow blood…

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Real Salt Lake: Connor Sparrow advances soccer dreams while maintaining RN license

Real Monarchs goalkeeper Connor Sparrow was signed by Real Salt Lake on Monday and will be promoted to the first team. Photo courtesy of Real Salt Lake. Sandy • Connor Sparrow always wanted to be a professional soccer player, but his mother convinced him he needed a backup plan when he entered college. “I got to see what nurses do firsthand,” he said. “I really liked the work they did, the connections they made with people and the way they were able to help people back to health.” Sparrow, whose…

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Apartment vacancy rates in Salt Lake area at all-time low

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — For the eighth straight year, vacancy rates for rental apartments in the Salt Lake metro area have declined — down to the lowest rates ever. New research from Cushman & Wakefield indicates that the apartment market is currently at historic levels with mid-year figures showing the vacancy rate of just 2.6 percent — the lowest ever reported, according to Kip Paul, executive director of investment sales at Cushman & Wakefield’s Salt Lake office. Current data in the "Apartment Market Report for the…

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Benjamin Booker ready to expand his horizons in Salt Lake City

Benjamin Booker is 28 years old, but a conversation with the punk rock-infused blues singer-songwriter reveals an old-soul wisdom that is at the root of his powerful music. Booker is a Florida native who grew up in the punk rock music scene. After graduating from the University of Florida in Gainesville, he moved to New Orleans and pursued a musical career. He released his sophomore album, “Witness,” in June. The album, which features the unmistakable vocals of gospel singer Mavis Staples, has enjoyed rave reviews. But Booker isn’t quite ready…

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Smart apartments provider Dwelo attracts $4.9 mln

Salt Lake City-based Dwelo, a smart home platform for apartments, has raised $4.9 million in funding. Peterson Ventures led the round. PRESS RELEASE SALT LAKE CITY, August 30, 2017—Dwelo, a leading provider of smart apartments, today announced the close of a $4.9 million funding round led by Peterson Ventures. This funding is being used to expand the company’s geographic reach and to invest in both the resident and manager experience on the platform. Since its launch, Dwelo has expanded its offering to nearly 100 communities across the Western U.S. “We’ve…

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Utah plan ‘not mindless compliance’ to federal education act, state superintendent says

Laura Seitz, Deseret News FILE – Superintendent Sydnee Dickson speaks with students at Lincoln Elementary School in Salt Lake City on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Utah’s plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act is "not mindless compliance" to federal mandates, according to the state superintendent of public instruction. On Sept. 8, the Utah State Board of Education is expected to act on the plan. SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act is "not mindless compliance" to federal mandates, according to the state superintendent of public…

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In our opinion: Utah needs expanded infrastructure and a balanced housing market

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News Equity Utah President Troy Peterson looks over a house he is selling in Holladay on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. The Salt Lake Board of Realtors reported Thursday that Wasatch Front existing home prices reached their highest point ever during a second quarter period, with the median single-family home price climbing to $300,000 — up from $275,000 the same time last year. The price for a single-family home along the Wasatch Front is at an all-time high. Last year the median cost hovered around $275,000, and,…

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Taking A Trip To Salt Lake: Plan For A Great Time

Visiting the great city of Salt Lake City, Utah is a great option for so many different reasons. Whether you are taking a trip to visit friends or family, explore the area, or any other reason, by choosing to prepare for your trip, you can ensure that you make the most of your time. Continue reading to learn some tips that you can use as you plan your trip to Salt Lake. First of all, decide where you want to stay while visiting Salt Lake. If you are visiting people…

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Utah medical marijuana signature gathering under way

SALT LAKE CITY — Signature gathering is under way to put medical marijuana on the 2018 ballot in Utah. As people waited in line for lunch at the popular “Food Truck Thursday” event at the Gallivan Center, volunteers with the Utah Patients Coalition hit them up to sign in support of putting the issue before voters in the 2018 election. Some of those soliciting signatures are those who would benefit if medical cannabis were legalized in Utah. “I did the illegal thing. I went to Colorado and got what I…

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