The ACLU of Utah and law firm Holland and Hart have filed a class action lawsuit against the state.
A small group of parents gathered at the state Capitol Wednesday, calling on lawmakers to act against the directive from the Obama administration telling schools to allow transgender students to... Read more »
Unmanned aerial systems operators and educators urged Utah lawmakers Wednesday to not stifle the emerging industry with too much regulation. Read more »
Democratic candidate for governor Mike Weinholtz accused Gov. Gary Herbert Wednesday of abusing his power at a secretly recorded meeting with lobbyists where he offered to meet with their clients... Read more »
The Sutherland Institute released a new video highlighting San Juan County Navajo tribal members opposed to a new national monument. Meanwhile, a pro-monument group released a poll showing 71... Read more »
The Utah Communications Authority, an independent agency, should be subject to a series of controls in the wake of about $1 million being stolen by a now former employee over more than a decade,... Read more »
Leaders in the Utah Legislature voted Tuesday to study the local impacts of a recent directive from the White House telling schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms consistent with... Read more »
Utahns apparently are warming up to Donald Trump. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee now leads Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in a new public opinion poll released by... Read more »
Lawmakers will meet this week in a special legislative session to vote on restoring more than $4.7 million for several education programs and whether to formally oppose the creation of a national... Read more »
Prosecutors say the criminal case against ex-Attorney General John Swallow should go forward because they did not read protected emails between him and his former lawyer. Read more »
A federal appeals court Friday rejected a polygamous family's request for a full review of a decision upholding the cohabitation provision in Utah's polygamy law. Read more »
The Utah State Board of Education voted Friday to do a comprehensive review of the state's English and math standards, as well as to replace SAGE testing with the ACT in high school. Both decisions... Read more »
Movement toward eliminating SAGE, Utah's standardized test, from high schools has gained momentum among state education leaders in light of recent political opposition to the test. Read more »
A new legislative audit shows the Utah State Office of Rehabilitation's oversight of case management is weak, costly to taxpayers, and in some cases in conflict with federal and state regulation. Read more »
After drawing harsh criticism Tuesday, Gov. Gary Herbert backed off of an attempt to get lawmakers to address an issue related to the controversial Common Core standards in Utah at next week's... Read more »
Parental concerns over Utah's SAGE test have led to rising rates of children being exempted from the test. But schools aren't immune to the consequences that student opt outs have on teaching,... Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert may ask lawmakers to go along with his newly announced opposition to mandatory high school SAGE testing at this month's special session of the Utah Legislature. Read more »
Twenty of Utah's 29 counties have opted to conduct the June 28 primary election by mail, meaning some voters may have some work to do to make sure they get the right ballot in their mailbox. Read more »
A Utah law that requires doctors to administer pain medication to the fetus when performing abortions after 20 weeks gestational age has put many doctors and legislators at odds Read more »
Puzzling educators is what seems to be new opposition to the Common Core State Standards and SAGE testing from Gov. Gary Herbert after he historically upheld them and commissioned studies that... Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert authorized lowering flags in the state to half-staff until former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett's Utah funeral on Saturday, May 14. Read more »
Both Gov. Gary Herbert and his re-election challenger, Jonathan Johnson, called for the end of SAGE testing and Utah's use of the Common Core academic standards Wednesday. Read more »
Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow now only needs to check with his pretrial officer once a week instead of once a day in the criminal case against him. Read more »
A diverse group of Weber County officials launched a local effort Tuesday to rescue thousands of children from intergenerational poverty and reliance on public assistance, the latest step in an... Read more »
Brewvies Cinema Pub wants a federal judge to stop the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control from taking any action against the theater for allegedly violating a state obscenity law. Read more »
A report from the Royal College of Physicians summarized 10 years of data on e-cigarettes and tobacco and concluded that smokers should be urged to switch to e-cigarettes. Read more »
If it were up to voters, medical marijuana would be a thing in Utah, at least according to the latest poll. Utah Policy surveyed voters and found that 66 percent of those polled favor legalization... Read more »
The Constitutional Defense Council voted unanimously Wednesday to ask Gov. Gary Herbert's office, as well as Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, to investigate the support behind the push for a new... Read more »
Chris Karpowitz, co-director of the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy at BYU, said the results are consistent with previous polls. Read more »
A Democratic attorney general candidate says the Utah Attorney General's Office could have prevented a lawsuit Brewvies Cinema Pub filed against the state alcohol control agency. Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert isn't the first popular governor Republican state convention delegates have forced into a primary election. Read more »
Stan Albrecht, USU's 11-year president, is retiring. But he hopes the institution's land grant mission will be a priority for the next leader. Read more »
Nearly two-thirds of the state's registered Democratic delegates turned out for the statewide convention Saturday, putting many of their candidates on the November ballot, including Mike Weinholtz. Read more »
Less than 15 percent of state and federal candidates successfully used Utah's new signature-gathering path to the primary ballot. Candidates who hired others to gather signatures for them paid... Read more »
The line to register to participate in the Utah Democratic Party's first round of elections for national delegates Friday afternoon nearly stretched the length of the Salt Palace Convention Center... Read more »
Already suffering from pancreatic cancer, former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett had a stroke last week that paralyzed the left side of his body. Read more »
Democratic and Republican state lawmakers unleashed on each other Wednesday over whether Utah should sue the federal government to gain control of millions of acres of federal land in the state. Read more »
Some Utah cities are still among the worst air quality in the country, despite improvement, according to a report from the American Lung Association. Read more »
State lawmakers will consider a resolution opposing President Barack Obama creating a new national monument in southeastern Utah when they go into special session next month. Read more »
A judge sees no reason to force prosecutors to turn over evidence in former Utah Attorney General John Swallow's criminal case that they say they already have provided or will provide. Read more »
A Salt Lake movie theater sued the state alcohol control department on Tuesday after the agency threatened to revoke its liquor permit for serving drinks while screening "Deadpool," which features... Read more »
After abandoning plans to put medical cannabis on the November ballot, patients are looking ahead to 2018. Read more »
San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman reported to jail Tuesday to serve a 10-day sentence for an illegal ATV protest ride in a protected southern Utah canyon. Read more »
Utah became the first state in the country to declare pornography a public health crisis, and called on the industry and businesses Tuesday to help keep "evil, degrading, addictive" materials away... Read more »
Democratic gubernatorial candidates Vaughn Cook and Mike Weinholtz took aim at Utah's Republican-dominated state government more than each other in their first debate Monday. Read more »
Three gubernatorial candidates announced their pick for lieutenant governor Monday. Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert will call state lawmakers into special session next month to restore nearly $4.8 million in education funding he vetoed in March. Read more »
Salt Lake County Republicans voted down two incumbents at their convention at Cottonwood High School Saturday. Read more »
A federal judge late Friday upheld the state's controversial new election law that the Utah Republican Party tried to get thrown out with two separate lawsuits. Read more »
Eight Republican incumbents will face challengers from within their own party Saturday during the Salt Lake County GOP convention. Read more »
State lawyers say the Utah Republican Party should be held in contempt for telling two different courts it would comply with Utah's controversial election law and then saying the opposite in court... Read more »
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