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Lawyers for man facing possible death penalty want to depose Utah prosecutors to prove it is unconstitutional

Lawyers for a southern Utah man facing a possible death penalty sentence are planning to depose all of Utah's 29 county prosecutors in an effort to show capital punishment is unconstitutional. Read more »

Published Nov. 19, 2015

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Census finds about 120 languages spoken in Utah

New U.S. Census data shows that about 120 languages are now spoken in Utah, with Spanish, Chinese and Pacific Island languages among the top in the state after English. Read more »

Published Nov. 9, 2015

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A look at some recent cases of sex crimes involving officers

A yearlong Associated Press investigation uncovered about 1,000 officers in six years who lost their licenses to work in law enforcement for rape, other sex crimes or sexual misconduct. The number... Read more »

Published Nov. 1, 2015


Jury clears cemetery in death of boy crushed by tombstone

A jury found late Thursday that a Utah cemetery association was not negligent in the death of a 4-year-old boy who was crushed by a historic headstone, one of a handful of similar deaths around the... Read more »

Published Oct. 30, 2015


Q&A: How does the House elect a new speaker?

At noon on Thursday, Republicans will gather behind closed doors and vote by secret ballot for their candidate for the most powerful job in the House, a post that's second in line to the presidency... Read more »

Published Oct. 6, 2015


LDS Church names Elder Clayton new senior president of Seventy

The call of Elder Ronald A. Rasband, who had been the senior president of the Seventy, to the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve created a vacancy among the seven presidents of the Seventy. Church... Read more »

Published Oct. 6, 2015


Boehner: House to vote for speaker Oct. 29, other jobs after

Speaker John Boehner on Monday scheduled the House election to replace him for Oct. 29 and delayed votes for lower-level posts until after that — a move widely seen as benefiting his... Read more »

Published Oct. 5, 2015


Stargazers around the world catch rare supermoon eclipse event (+photos)

Stargazers were being treated to a rare astronomical phenomenon when a total lunar eclipse combined with a so-called supermoon. Read more »

Published Sept. 27, 2015


Twin polygamous towns host memorial for 13 who died in flood

HILDALE, Utah — A survivor so young he stepped on a stool to reach a podium microphone, remembered his heart "whacking like a sledgehammer" in the moments before a flash flood swept he and... Read more »

Published Sept. 26, 2015


Dalai Lama cancels US events for health reasons, including U. visit

The University of Colorado says it has been informed that the Dalai Lama has canceled U.S. appearances next month following a checkup at Minnesota's Mayo Clinic. Read more »

Published Sept. 25, 2015

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Utahn among 22 people honored with Carnegie Medals for heroism

Winners of Carnegie Medals being formally announced Thursday: Read more »

Published Sept. 23, 2015


Twin Falls boy overcomes odds, takes first steps

Elijah Walling had a huge smile on his face as he walked around the living room Sept. 1. Read more »

Published Sept. 19, 2015


Ag secretary promises more sage grouse spending across West

The federal government plans to spend more than $200 million over the next three years on programs to protect greater sage grouse in Western states — regardless of whether the bird receives... Read more »

Published Aug. 27, 2015


Actor Emile Hirsch pleads guilty to assault on studio exec

Actor Emile Hirsch began serving 15 days in a Utah jail Monday after pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault for putting a female studio executive in a chokehold at a nightclub during the Sundance... Read more »

Published Aug. 18, 2015


Colorado mine spill 3 times larger than believed, feds say; leading edge of plume heading to Utah

The yellow plume of contaminated wastewater that spilled from an abandoned Colorado mine and flowed downstream toward two other states is three times larger than originally estimated, federal... Read more »

Published Aug. 10, 2015


EPA: No health risks to wildlife after Colorado mine spill

An Environmental Protection Agency official said Sunday she doesn't believe wildlife will suffer significant health impacts from the large volume of wastewater that spilled from an abandoned mine... Read more »

Published Aug. 9, 2015


Thousands of mines with toxic water lie under the West

Beneath the western United States lie thousands of old mining tunnels filled with the same toxic stew that spilled into a Colorado river last week, turning it into a nauseating yellow concoction... Read more »

Published Aug. 9, 2015

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Plume from EPA mine spill likely headed for Lake Powell; visitors to be warned starting Monday

Mustard-colored wastewater laced with heavy metals continues to drain into a river from an abandoned mine in southwestern Colorado at a rate of about 550 gallons per minute, according to the... Read more »

Published Aug. 9, 2015


Wastewater from Colorado mine reaches New Mexico, inches toward Utah

Mustard-colored wastewater laced with heavy metals continues to drain into a river from an abandoned mine in southwestern Colorado at a rate of about 550 gallons per minute, according to the... Read more »

Published Aug. 8, 2015


Illinois the top party school in the US; BYU still the top stone-cold sober school

The University of Illinois stakes claim to 23 Nobel Prize winners and tech prowess that contributed to the creation of YouTube, Netscape, Java and light-emitting diodes, or LED. Read more »

Published Aug. 3, 2015


Salmon habitat protected in E. Idaho conservation easement

A conservation easement has been attained on an east-central Idaho ranch that's been a top priority for state and federal authorities for years because it contains important spawning streams for... Read more »

Published July 30, 2015


Wyoming, Montana governors unsatisfied with federal sage grouse plan

The governors of Wyoming and Montana say a federal plan to protect the greater sage grouse is far more restrictive than Western states' own programs to help the struggling species. Read more »

Published July 30, 2015


Hikers drawn to geological gem along Arizona-Utah border; weigh in on The Wave lottery changes

A richly colored geological upheaval along the Arizona-Utah border is one of the most sought-after hikes in the West. Read more »

Published July 30, 2015

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Vail set to announce that 2 Utah ski resorts are combining

Vail Resorts is set to make official Wednesday that it is combining Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort under one name and logo in a move that will allow the ski industry titan to market... Read more »

Published July 29, 2015

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Idaho festival celebrates Basque culture, history

With more than 300 pounds of chorizo sitting in her freezer and 5,000 portions of Basque-style paella prepared in advance, Tara McElhose-Eiguren says she's finally running out of space in her... Read more »

Published July 27, 2015