Quantcast

Salt Lake County

State lawmakers to consider repealing controversial guest worker program

Five years ago, state lawmakers passed a package of controversial immigration reform bills.

Arizona company takes control of The Gateway

A major downtown retail center is under new ownership. Arizona-based real estate firm Vestar announced Tuesday it has acquired The Gateway. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

0 comments

Utah PolitiLinks: 'Public health crisis', liquor barriers and a record number of bills for the Utah Legislature

Republicans and Democrats can agree that inversion is the worst, lawmakers try to find ways around the "Zion Curtain" and Utahns may possibly get to provide funding while sporting a specialty... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

0 comments

Salt Lake shooting victim was arrested 2 weeks earlier but was released when no charges were filed (+video)

Salt Lake police on Monday confirmed that a man shot by officers Sunday was armed. He had been arrested two weeks earlier in West Valley City, but the case wasn't sent to state prosecutors nor was... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

10 comments

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 »

Feb. 1, 2016

10 comments

Lawmaker looks to curb municipal collections from traffic tickets

Sen. Lyle Hillyard, R-Logan, is sponsoring SB100, which would cap the amount of revenue a municipality can collect from traffic tickets at 25 percent of its budget. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

9 comments

Will lawmakers consider another tax increase for education?

Business leaders are asking lawmakers to consider an increase to the income tax rate to raise money for education by asking voters whether they'd support such a move. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

12 comments

Republicans, Democrats together on need for clean air legislation

More than two dozen Republican and Democratic lawmakers stood together Monday to announce a long list of clean air-related bills and appropriation requests. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

13 comments

What you need to know about the effort to clear the air in Utah

As state regulators continue to try to put a lid on the sources of air pollution and residents are hungry for ways to do their part, expect Utah lawmakers to once again be handling multiple air... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

15 comments

Audit reveals deficiencies in Utah Board of Pardons and Parole

The Utah Board of Pardons and Parole must take steps to ensure consistent and fair decisions for releasing or extending the stay of prison inmates, according to a new legislative audit. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

2 comments

Virgina-based energy giant to acquire Questar for $4.4B

Questar Corp. announced Monday it will be purchased by Virginia-based Dominion Resources Inc. for $4.4 billion. The combined company would serve about 2.5 million electric customers and 2.3 million... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

2 comments

Tourism boosters rub shoulders with lawmakers

Nathan Rafferty, president of Ski Utah, left, and Colin Fryer, from Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab, visit during a Tourism on the Hill event at the Capitol on Monday. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

0 comments

Specialty license plate bills on the way to Senate

Bills to create two specialty license plates received unanimous approval from a Senate committee Monday. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

0 comments

Man who impersonated officer tried to hide in hot tub, real police say

A man who was allegedly impersonating a police officer and stopping teenagers to question them was arrested by real officers over the weekend. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

0 comments

Former NFL player presents commemorative football to alma mater

In commemoration of Super Bowl 50, the NFL provided specialty gold footballs to the alma maters of players who made it to a Super Bowl during their career. Read more »

Feb. 1, 2016

0 comments

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 »

Feb. 1, 2016

1 comment

Celebrating tradition through storytelling, song and dance

Winter stories, games and songs were part of the Navajo Winter Stories event through the Adopt-A-Native-Elder program in Salt Lake City on Sunday. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

0 comments

Police: Man critically injured in shooting with Salt Lake officers

One man was in critical condition after a pedestrian stop by police escalated to a shooting in Salt Lake City on Sunday. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

4 comments

U. doctor leads trial of new sclerosis drug

One day three years ago, Kristie Griffiths was driving to work when she looked down at her hands and saw that they had turned bright white. The diagnosis is systemic sclerosis, and it has no cure. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

0 comments

Utah legislators not likely to remove barrier shielding liquor dispensing this year

A Republican state lawmaker is making another run taking down the barrier in restaurants designed to shield diners from liquor dispensing. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

10 comments

State warns against online tax scams

With the April filing deadline not so far away, the Utah Tax commission is cautioning taxpayers to beware of scams — particularly those perpetrated online. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

0 comments

Photos: Winter whiteout makes for sledding wipeouts

Sugar House residents on Sunday enjoyed the results of Saturday's snowstorm, and more snow showers were expected into Monday and Tuesday. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

0 comments

Man robbed, shot while meeting woman he met online

An 18-year-old man was accidentally shot after meeting up with a girl he first came to know online. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

0 comments

Winter weather blankets state, wreaks havoc on roadways (+video)

A winter storm blanketed much of the state Saturday, leaving road travel tricky in some places. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

0 comments

Photos: Utah's big cats strut their stuff

Hogle Zoo gave its big cats a chance to show off Saturday, opening a training session to the public. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

1 comment

State lawmaker wants to break school to prison 'pipeline'

Meeting at the flag pole after school is something that juveniles have been doing for generations. But should a scuffle or fist fight that doesn't involve weapons result in referrals to juvenile... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

12 comments

Utah student is hoping others will see blindness differently

The Utah Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired is hosting its annual fundraiser this month, asking for donations to help young Utahns who are blind to live independent lives. It aims to... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

1 comment

Stackable credentials: A model for college and job success

Stackable credentials are emerging as a way to meet industry needs and open doors of opportunity for students looking to prepare for a career, get a raise or change jobs. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

2 comments

PETA wants investigation into live cow being dropped several feet into truck after crash

A video of a cow being dropped several feet from a tractor bucket into a dump truck Monday has prompted a letter to police from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, asking for a criminal... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

14 comments

Lawmakers seek to 'save lives' by targeting opioid epidemic

On Friday, lawmakers announced a group of bills to target the opioid epidemic in Utah, which had the eighth highest rate of drug overdose deaths in the nation in 2014. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

8 comments

Bill to ban airport smoking soars through Senate committee

A bill that would shut down the smoking rooms at the Salt Lake City International Airport sailed smoothly through a Senate committee Friday. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

5 comments

Love's first-year accomplishments include investigating 'industries' related to abortion

The newest member of Utah's all-Republican congressional delegation, Rep. Mia Love, offered a report Friday on her first year in office, including her appointment to a committee seen as... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

20 comments

Two plead guilty in Millcreek drive-by shooting into baby's bedroom

Two men have pleaded guilty to committing a drive-by shooting that sent 19 rounds into the bedroom of a sleeping baby last summer. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

4 comments

GOP, state agree on court question to resolve election law dispute

The Utah Republican Party and the state agreed on a question Friday to pose to the Utah Supreme Court to resolve their ongoing dispute over a new election law. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

2 comments

Specialty license plate seeks to raise awareness of congenital heart defects

At least four new specialty license plate bills are expected to be considered by state lawmakers during the 2016 Legislature. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

0 comments

John Pearce sworn in as Utah Supreme Court justice

To enthusiastic applause and rounds of appreciative laughter, John Pearce took his place as the newest justice of the Utah Supreme Court on Friday. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

0 comments

State senator sees hate crimes bill as follow-up to Utah nondiscrimination, religious rights law

A proposed new Utah hate crimes law would be any "easy follow-up" to the state's religious rights and anti-discrimination bill, says the Republican senator who helped push that measure through the... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

1 comment

Utah Apache helicopter pilot with more than 10,000 flying hours takes final flight

An Apache helicopter pilot with the Utah National Guard has flown more hours in that craft than anybody in the world, and Friday, he took his final flight. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

2 comments

Interfaith Month in Utah offers chance to explore other faiths, 'get out of comfort zones'

From a tour of a Hindu temple to a Wiccan full moon rite, Interfaith Month gives Utahns an opportunity to learn about other faith traditions and 'get out of their comfort zones,' says Janet Healy,... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

3 comments

S.L. City Council may block one of Biskupski's director appointees

Salt Lake City Council members have grown increasingly concerned as they've watched six longtime department directors leave under Mayor Jackie Biskupski. Now, former Mayor Rocky Anderson is urging... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

6 comments

Police chase after stolen car but are unable to make arrest

Following a series of chases Friday, West Valley police were able to recover a stolen vehicle but weren't able to arrest the man behind the wheel. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

0 comments

Rep. Rob Bishop 'offended' by photos in ads attacking public lands bill (+video)

Rep. Rob Bishop took "umbrage" with an ad campaign, particulary the photos, attacking his public lands inititiave even before he unveiled it last week. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

10 comments

South Salt Lake Chamber honors longtime Lincoln Elementary counselor

The South Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce has named George Theodore, a longtime counselor at Lincoln Elementary, as its Educator of the Year. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

0 comments

S.L. School District seeks input in search for new superintendent

The Salt Lake City School District Board of Education invites community members to provide input into the selection of the next superintendent, either online or in person during a series of... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

0 comments

Grants aim to reduce emissions from school buses, heavy-duty equipment

More than $300,000 has been awarded to several school districts to replace 13 school buses through the Clean Air Retrofit, Replacement, and Off-Road Technology Grant. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

0 comments

UTA sees record ski bus ridership

Skiers and snowboarders boarded Utah Transit Authority ski buses in record numbers last month, using the option to access the slopes and take advantage of several big powder days. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

0 comments

Northrop Grumman officially announces contract for new military bomber

Utah will be the home of the military's latest advanced strategic aircraft. Northrop Grumman Corp.'s Salt Lake operation has been tasked with developing the new Long-Range Strike Bomber for the... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

4 comments

Cruises, airlines send travel alerts for Zika virus

Friday update: Officials for the LDS Church issued a statement saying they are monitoring the situation and continue to instruct missionaries on how to avoid mosquito-borne viruses. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

0 comments

$14 million price tag for public lands lawsuit gives governor pause

Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday he's still reviewing whether he supports going forward with a proposed lawsuit against the federal government over its control of public lands, given the high price... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

44 comments

2 men charged in case of teen's body cut up and hidden in suitcase

Criminal charges were filed Thursday against two men in the case of a Colorado teenager whose body was cut up and hidden in a suitcase after she apparently overdosed at a West Valley hotel in 2014. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

2 comments

UDOT launches environmental study at Bangerter intersections

The Utah Department of Transportation is conducting an environmental study to evaluate the potential benefits and impacts of constructing freeway-style interchanges on Bangerter Highway at 11400... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

1 comment

Older stories can be found in the story archives