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Utah county defends mail-in voting against Navajo lawsuit

A Utah county is crying foul over a lawsuit filed by members of the Navajo Nation who say a move to hold elections only by mail disenfranchises people who live on remote parts of the reservation... Read more »

Published April 17, 2016


Dixie State adopts bison mascot, Trailblazers identity

Dixie State University has introduced a new mascot: Brooks the Bison, named after the school's first student. Read more »

Published April 12, 2016


Man pleads guilty to posing as agent for Comic Con VIP pass

A Utah man facing criminal charges for posing as a federal agent to get into a $10,000-a-head VIP room at Comic Con in Salt Lake City agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors Tuesday. Read more »

Published April 5, 2016


General Conference speakers likely to push civility amid campaign vitriol

Mormon leaders are not expected to mention presidential candidates by name at this weekend's church conference, but they may reiterate their push for more public civility and compassion amid a... Read more »

Published April 1, 2016

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Utah governor signs bill requiring abortion anesthesia

The governor has signed a bill that makes Utah the first state to require doctors to give anesthesia to women having an abortion at 20 weeks of pregnancy or later. Read more »

Published March 29, 2016


Historic caucus turnout in Utah caucuses leads to delays (+photos)

Utah residents are turning out in unprecedented numbers at presidential caucuses, creating major delays for voters and even leading some sites to run out of ballots. Read more »

Published March 22, 2016


Opening arguments to begin in Jeremy Johnson trial

A Utah businessman who was a key figure in an influence-peddling scandal that ensured two former attorneys general is expected to be his own attorney in a trial that starts Monday. Read more »

Published Feb. 8, 2016


Utah House measure aims to keep drones away from wildfires

When a fire broke out last year near a Utah mountain lake, firefighters had to ground their airplanes and helicopters because a drone was buzzing nearby. Read more »

Published Feb. 2, 2016


US education official apologizes for poor judgment, behavior

A senior Education Department official apologized on Tuesday for what he acknowledged was poor judgment related to working on his side businesses with subordinates, failing to pay taxes on his... Read more »

Published Feb. 2, 2016


Owens outraises Love in fundraising period for House seat

Democratic challenger Doug Owens raised more money than U.S. Rep. Mia Love in the final months of 2015 as Owens tries to unseat the incumbent. Read more »

Published Feb. 1, 2016


Dominion Resources buying Questar for about $4.4 billion

Dominion Resources will spend approximately $4.4 billion to acquire Questar in a big reach to the West for the East Coast energy company. Read more »

Published Feb. 1, 2016

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Things to Know: Utah's record bills numbers include repeats

Utah lawmakers are on track to sift through a record number of bills over the next six weeks after legislators moved at a frenetic pace to submit proposals, including many resurrected ideas that... Read more »

Published Jan. 30, 2016


Diversity thrives in indies, while studios lag behind

A year ago, first-time director Nate Parker was still struggling get together the $10 million he needed to make his passion project, a film that tells the story of slave rebellion leader Nat Turner. Read more »

Published Jan. 29, 2016