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Update expected on polygamous board

A Utah judge is set to discuss the progress of forming a board that would oversee the redistribution of about 750 homes and parcels of property in Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona... Read more »

Published June 13, 2014

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EPA promotes global warming proposal to Western governors

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency promoted proposed clean power plant rules to Western governors Tuesday, framing the plan as a way to deal with destructive wildfires and floods that... Read more »

Published June 10, 2014


Travel: Take the train to the Grand Canyon

The drive to the Grand Canyon's South Rim is easy enough. Get to Flagstaff and it's only about 90 miles (145 kilometers) across Arizona's high country. Read more »

Published June 10, 2014


2-year-old from Draper dies after dolphin statue falls on him

San Francisco police say a 6-foot tall dolphin statue outside an art store in the city's Fisherman Wharf area fell and killed a 2-year-old boy visiting from Utah. Read more »

Published June 9, 2014


Salt Lake VA hospital has top 10 longest wait time for new patients

The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City has one top 10 longest average wait times in the country for new patients, according to a report released by the Veterans Affairs Department on... Read more »

Published June 9, 2014


BYU students among young filmmakers honored at Student Academy Awards

Fifteen student filmmakers from around the world were honored with Academy Awards on Saturday night in a preview of the showbiz excitement that likely awaits them in the years ahead. Previous... Read more »

Published June 8, 2014


Horse backers seek dismissal of Nevada county suit

Wild horse advocates fighting government roundups across the West are citing past rulings that shot down their own legal challenges in urging a U.S. judge to throw out a lawsuit by livestock... Read more »

Published June 1, 2014


French company to fight ruling, wants Utah couple to pay for critical online review

A Paris-based company says it will fight a U.S. judge's ruling against its attempt to force a Utah couple to pay a $3,500 penalty over a critical online review Read more »

Published May 27, 2014


Nevada ranchers look to Gandhi rather than militiamen in multiday protest ride

Unlike the militiamen who came with weapons to support southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy in his stand against federal land managers, ranchers in northern Nevada are taking a page out of Gandhi's... Read more »

Published May 25, 2014


Utah lawmaker: Bring back firing squad executions

A Utah lawmaker wants to resurrect firing squads as a method of execution after a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma. Read more »

Published May 17, 2014


Hundreds of new state laws go into effect Tuesday

Most of the bills that Utah legislators passed during their legislative session this year go into effect Tuesday. Under Utah's constitution, new laws go into effect 60 days after the legislative... Read more »

Published May 13, 2014


BLM seeks bids for new corrals for wild horses in the West

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is soliciting bids for new, short-term holding facilities for wild horses removed from Western rangelands under its ongoing program to thin what it calls... Read more »

Published May 11, 2014


Many Wyoming parents question childhood vaccines

Danielle Sample's oldest son was vaccinated until he was about 18 months old, when she concluded she didn't want her children getting immunizations after reading some items on the topic. Read more »

Published April 26, 2014


Vegas’ water drying up

Deep beneath Lake Mead, a 23-foot-tall tunnel-boring machine grinds through stubborn bedrock in a billion-dollar effort to make sure water continues flowing to this thirsty resort city. Read more »

Published April 22, 2014


Utah bank confirms that Ghanaian mining company used mystery plane seen in Iran

A Utah bank confirmed Tuesday that an airplane registered to the bank was used by a Ghana mining company to take Ghanaian businessmen to Iran last week. Read more »

Published April 22, 2014


'Modern Family' dad opens beer restaurant in Utah

He plays a bumbling dad on ABC's "Modern Family," but in Salt Lake City Ty Burrell is trying out for a role as restaurateur. Read more »

Published April 22, 2014


Democrats eye 15 cities for 2016 convention, including Salt Lake City

The Democratic National Committee has asked Chicago, New York and 13 others to make a pitch to host the presidential nominating convention in 2016. Read more »

Published April 22, 2014


After Miss. prison fight, monitors call for change

Violence is out of control, drugs are being smuggled in and guards are not adequately trained at the privately run Walnut Grove Correctional Facility, a prison with a history of troubles, according to court documents. Read more »

Published April 21, 2014

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BLM starts seizing cattle in Nevada as tension grows between ranchers, mustang backers

Tensions are growing on the range in a turf battle that has been simmering for decades over one of the icons of the American West and scant forage on arid, high desert lands from Nevada to Wyoming. Read more »

Published April 5, 2014


Forest Service backs ski area's snowboarding ban

The U.S. Forest Service says its supports one of the last U.S. ski resorts to prohibit snowboarding in a court battle over a ban that snowboarders call discriminatory. Read more »

Published April 1, 2014


Animal detection system makes Idaho US 95 safer

Three sets of bleached rib cages lie in the grass at the edge of U.S. Highway 95. Read more »

Published March 30, 2014


Utah's Duchesne County among fastest-growing counties as energy boom spurs growth west of Mississippi

America's energy boom is fueling population growth west of the Mississippi River. Read more »

Published March 27, 2014


Navajo family fighting to stay on land that was first home to hundreds, then a national monument

Before an expanse of grassland and pueblo ruins in northern Arizona was declared a national monument, it was home to hundreds of Navajos whose ancestors returned to settle the area after a forced... Read more »

Published March 21, 2014


New study: Utah has lowest rate of alcohol deaths among 11 states that participated in report

A new federal study shows Utah had the lowest rate of alcohol-related deaths over a five-year period among 11 states that participated in the report. Read more »

Published March 16, 2014


Provo's oldest home saved, moved to new location

The oldest house in Provo has been saved from demolition, dismantled and successfully moved to the city's Pioneer Village, where it's set to be rebuilt and open for tours by summer. Read more »

Published March 14, 2014