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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


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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