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Mike Lee, US Senate to hold monument meeting near Bears Ears

U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and members of the Senate's Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing in Utah on Wednesday amid a push for a new national monument in the state. Read more »

Published yesterday


Women underrepresented across Utah's political spectrum

Utah elected the nation's the first female state senator in 1896, when Martha Hughes Cannon defeated her husband and four other candidates to win the job. Read more »

Published yesterday


Author, activist speaks at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Author and environmental activist Terry Tempest Williams will speak Sunday at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in Medora. Read more »

Published July 24, 2016


France reels as Bastille Day truck attack kills 84 in Nice

French leaders extended the country's 8-month-old state of emergency Friday and vowed to deploy thousands of police reservists on the streets after a Tunisian man drove a truck through crowds... Read more »

Published July 14, 2016


Wildfires burn homes, trigger more evacuations in the West

Here's a look at fires across the West: Read more »

Published July 2, 2016

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Utah lawmaker renews push for aid-in-dying bill

Salt Lake City resident Carrie Snyder spent about two years with Stage 4 lung cancer before recently finding out that the disease had spread to her brain and is incurable. Now the 52-year-old... Read more »

Published June 12, 2016


8 Utah police agencies haven't submitted hate crime reports

Most Utah policies agencies regularly submit hate crime reports to the FBI, but eight small agencies haven't sent a single report over the last six years, illustrating a nationwide problem of... Read more »

Published June 5, 2016


Idea for Burt's Bees land to become park becoming partisan

A congressional field hearing in the coming week on a proposal to create a national monument in northern Maine underscores how partisan lines have been drawn as Republican lawmakers try to rein in... Read more »

Published May 28, 2016


Provo cemetery's 13,000 modern spaces nearly ready

Over the past few years, James Cornaby, Provo cemetery sexton, and his staff of one have been working at a fever pitch to get a new addition to the Provo City Cemetery ready for business. Read more »

Published May 15, 2016


Utah's first-in-nation fetal pain law perplexes doctors

Utah's first-in-the-nation requirement that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before some abortions takes effect Tuesday, but doctors say it's unnecessary and impossible to comply with. Read more »

Published May 10, 2016


Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, ousted in tea party wave, has died

Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, of Utah, who shied away from the spotlight but earned a reputation as someone who knew how to get things done in Washington, has died. He was 82. Read more »

Published May 5, 2016