In Utah, the fight against porn is increasingly being framed as a public health crisis

Gender Designation Bill Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah leaders have long sought to play a central role in the anti-pornography...


Utah has 5th highest number of athletes represented in the Olympics

Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Men

A total of 16 Olympians who call Utah home have been scheduled to contend for gold in the Pyeongchang Olympics: the youngest 18 years old, and the oldest 36 years old.


Utah measure pushes back on ruling that boosted police power

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah lawmaker is proposing to limit the effects of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that bolstered police power to use evidence even if officers did something wrong to get it. State prosecutors criticized the legislation that would bar all evidence gathered after an illegal stop,...


Streaking Jazz make sweet music coming out of All-Star break

Jazz Rise Basketball

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A few weeks ago, it appeared the Utah Jazz might be headed to the draft lottery. Those around the NBA weren’t buying it. “They’ve got some good players, so I don’t think anybody was surprised they fought their way back in,” Portland guard Damian Lillard said. As the season...


2 dead in western Wyoming plane crash

EVANSTON, Wyo. (AP) — Two people have died in a plane crash in western Wyoming. KUTV in Salt Lake City, Utah, reports the plane crashed around 3 p.m. Sunday a mile north of Evanston. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine plane was a Socata TBM-700. Unita County...


Turmoil shakes up agency in charge of vast US lands

Interior Department-Tumultuous Year

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved, and a sweeping reorganization proposed for its 70,000 employees. The evolving...


Utah man dies in avalanche near Wyoming ski resort

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A family says an Orem man they considered to be part of their family died in an avalanche in Wyoming. The Deseret News reports Alex Marra of Orem died Saturday after being trapped in an avalanche near Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. According to Teton County Wyoming Search and...


Storm expected to dump snow on Utah through President's Day

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A winter storm that’s already dropped more than a foot of snow on some parts of Utah and snarled roads is expected to continue through the day. The National Weather Service says the snow that started overnight had blanketed the mountains by Monday morning and left nine inches...


Ex-Utah St football player wants sexual assault trial moved

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A former Utah State University football player accused of sexually assaulting seven women is trying to get his jury trial moved. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Skye Lazaro, the attorney for former Utah State linebacker Torrey Green, argues Cache County is too small and media...


Ex-wife of former White House aide says Hatch has apologized

White House Aide Hatch

WASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter says she has received a letter of apology from Sen. Orrin Hatch, the Utah Republican who defended his former aide from “a vile attack” after two ex-wives accused Porter of domestic abuse. Porter resigned Feb. 7 after the...


More Utah minorities sentenced to prison in 2017

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Recent data show the percentage of minorities sentenced to prison in Utah has increased more than 40 percent — up from 33 percent in 2015 when the state passed a sweeping overhaul of the justice system. The director of the state sentencing commission said the data suggest biases...

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