Lawmakers and education leaders are looking at new funding and policies for early childhood education.
A Utah Transit Authority board member who took an undisclosed trip to Switzerland with state lawmakers and lobbyists in September stepped down Wednesday. Read more »
Rep. LaVar Christensen wants Utah lawmakers to have "open hearts and open minds" as the Legislature considers possible follow-up legislation to anti-discrimination and religious rights bills passed... Read more »
A bill that would allow vote totals to be updated between Election Day and the official canvass two weeks later was unanimously endorsed by lawmakers Wednesday. Read more »
House Republicans fell short Wednesday of enough votes to take a stand against Gov. Gary Herbert's choosing not to join a majority of other governors in refusing to accept Syrian refugees following... Read more »
Utah lawmakers support further discussion on the matter of medical marijuana, and Utahns who might benefit are pushing for a quick decision. Read more »
Heavily armed French SWAT teams swooped in Wednesday and neutralized a cell that was ready to launch new attacks, leaving at least two people dead after firing 5,000 rounds during an hourslong... Read more »
Salt Lake County’s Office of Township Services has appointed Alison Weyher as director of economic development. Read more »
Maybe an amiable gecko could help the Obama administration sell its health insurance overhaul. Read more »
The suicide bomber exploded as truckers were tucking into dinner at the bustling marketplace where vendors urged them to buy sugar cane. At least 34 people were killed and another 80 wounded here... Read more »
Airstrikes on the northern Syrian city of Raqqa and its outskirts have killed at least 33 Islamic State group fighters over the past three days, an opposition group that tracks Syria's civil war... Read more »
The United States and Cuba signed an agreement Wednesday to join forces and protect the vast array of fish and corals both countries separated by just 90 miles (140 kilometers) of water share in... Read more »
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Wednesday called for the U.S. to send more troops to the Middle East to fight the Islamic State. Read more »
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has dropped out of the 2016 race for president, ending a campaign that failed to gain much support among Republicans sifting through a long list of contenders for the... Read more »
The numbers of chronically homeless Utahns are so low, service providers know them by name. And family homelessness is down 10 percent from a year ago, a new state report says. Yet, numbers of... Read more »
The Bountiful City Council voted Tuesday not to support a proposed land swap that would have exchanged two plots of private and U.S. Forest Service land on the outskirts of the city. Read more »
With more than half the nation's governors threatening to block the arrival of refugees, one of the Syrian refugee families in Utah speaks out. Read more »
State lawmakers say they play a role in building relationships with people who can help Utah grow economically, including a September trip to Switzerland that surprised the governor's office. Read more »
Thoughts and remembrances were left on flags surrounding a newly planted tree dedicated to the memory of former Salt Lake City Mayor Deedee Corradini at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake... Read more »
Members of the State Water Development Commission received a briefing from a representative in the Utah Attorney General's Office on the status of the Gold King Mine spill, which sent heavy metal... Read more »
Former Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, shared the great need for leaders who can work together rather than separate themselves to the extremes during a forum address at Brigham Young University on Tuesday. Read more »
Salt Lake County Clerk Sherrie Swensen made the official announcement regarding Proposition 1 on Tuesday during a County Council meeting. The measure failed in the county by approximately 2 percent... Read more »
The Salt Lake City Council, acting as the city's board of canvassers, certified final election results Tuesday, solidifying Jackie Biskupski's victory after a long, hard-fought battle against... Read more »
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A man draped in an American flag climbed over the fence at the White House on Thursday, prompting a lockdown as the first family celebrated Thanksgiving. Read more »
A tug-of-war over a Russian warplane downed by a Turkish fighter jet at the border with Syria escalated Thursday, with Moscow drafting a slew of economic sanctions against Turkey and the Turkish... Read more »
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is in the Middle East this weekend to meet with Syrian refugees. Read more »
The Obama administration is reminding state officials across the country that states do not have legal authority to refuse to accept Syrian refugees. Read more »
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls climate change the greatest threat to national security. Front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton promises to install more than 500 million solar... Read more »
A subdued France paid homage Friday to those killed two weeks ago in the attacks that gripped Paris in fear and mourning, honoring each of the 130 dead by name as the president pledged to "destroy... Read more »
Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. But Wall Street has frequently been a friend to her. Read more »
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Saturday, after visiting a camp for Syrian refugees, that the displaced should be absorbed by Middle Eastern countries, with the international... Read more »
Lawmakers and education leaders are setting their sights on new funding and policies for early childhood education as they prepare for the 2016 legislative session convening in January. Read more »
Russia announced Friday that it will suspend visa-free travel with Turkey amid the escalating spat over the downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet at the Syrian border. Read more »
Turkey has released audio recordings of what it says are the Turkish military’s repeated warnings to the pilot of the Russian plane before it was shot down at the border with Syria _ audio... Read more »
Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow has expanded his request for evidence in the criminal case against him to include anything the FBI and Department of Justice might be withholding. Read more »
At a Paris train station, the zap of a pigeon getting electrocuted on the tracks was enough to send some jittery people scurrying for cover, in the aftermath of the devastating attacks on Nov. 13. Read more »
When forest fires roared through Siberia this summer, so vast that the smoke blocked vast Lake Baikal from satellite view, Russian officials blamed the blazes on arsonists and disorganized fire... Read more »
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill met in Cairo, Egpyt, Nov. 22-26, 1943. Churchill had hoped to persuade Roosevelt to focus on a Mediterranean... Read more »
A couple hundred people gathered at the state capitol building on Saturday, to display various welcoming faiths and mental health or support groups, but also to "rally for love, equality, family... Read more »
A Republican candidate for governor says he's debating a Democratic lawmaker because Gov. Gary Herbert won't debate him this year ahead of the 2016 election. Read more »
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he saw people cheering the Sept. 11 attacks across the river in New Jersey — but there's no evidence that ever happened. Read more »
Francine Giani, the longtime director of the Utah Commerce Department, has earned respect and a couple of nicknames for her outspokenness and fearlessness in the face of political pressure while... Read more »
Michelle Obama's message for high school seniors fretting about their college prospects is simple. Read more »
Some leading Republican presidential candidates seem to view Muslims as fair game for increasingly harsh words they might use with more caution against any other group for fear of the political... Read more »
Brushing aside concerns for his security, Pope Francis arrived in Kenya on Wednesday for his first-ever visit to Africa, including to a country torn by sectarian violence. Read more »
Russia vowed Thursday to work "very actively" with track and field's governing body to eradicate the doping culture that led to its blanket ban from international competition, possibly including... Read more »
Pledging solidarity after the Paris attacks, President Barack Obama promised Tuesday to work with France and other allies to intensify the U.S.-led campaign against the Islamic State, saying... Read more »
Turkey shot down a Russian fighter plane it said had crossed into its territory from Syria on Tuesday, killing at least one of the two pilots and marking the first time in half a century that a... Read more »
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