Utah governor signs bill allowing locks on classroom doors

Legislative Session Ends-7

Gov. Gary Herbert has signed into law a measure allowing Utah school districts to install barricade...


Budget deal includes wildfire disaster fund to end borrowing

Budget Battle Wildfires

WASHINGTON (AP) — A spending bill slated for a vote in Congress includes a bipartisan plan to create a wildfire disaster fund to help combat increasingly severe wildfires that have devastated the West in recent years. The bill sets aside more than $20 billion over 10 years to allow the Forest...


Former Mormon mission president accused of sexual assault

Mormon Leader Removed-3

The Mormon church is investigating a former missionary training center president who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in the 1980s, following the release this week of a secret audio recording where he is heard apologizing to her and citing a sex addiction.


Curtis defends his actions regarding former police chief

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Republican congressman John Curtis is again defending his actions as Provo mayor over the hiring and handling of harassment complaints against a former police chief. Curtis released a second statement Wednesday responding to a lawsuit that claims he and the city failed to...


Herbert signs bill that could raise marriage license fees

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Some couples tying the knot in Utah will have to pay more for their marriage license later this year unless they undergo counseling, thanks to a new law signed by Gov. Gary Herbert. Herbert announced Wednesday he’d signed a bill raising the cost of marriage licenses by $20. A...


Attorneys spar over evidence in Alaska cruise ship death

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Attorneys are fighting over evidence one month before a Utah man is scheduled to face trial in the death of his wife on an Alaska cruise last summer. In court documents, attorneys for Kenneth Manzanares say law enforcement obtained search warrants for blood from Manzanares....


Conservative Utah lets women get birth control from pharmacy

Birth Control Laws

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Women in conservative Utah will soon be able to get birth control directly from a pharmacist rather than visiting a doctor each time they want to obtain or renew a prescription, a move taken by only a few other states, many of them liberal. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed...


Utah man says he was stunned by neighbor yelling racial slur

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man says his neighbor yelled a racial slur at his African-American son and used a stun device on him when he confronted him about his language. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Mike Waldvogel testified on Tuesday that his 8-year-old has been nervous ever since the 2016...


Mining company challenges EPA order for Superfund site study

DENVER (AP) — A mining company is formally challenging an Environmental Protection Agency order to pay for an investigation of underground water flows at a Colorado Superfund site. Sunnyside Gold Corp. said Wednesday it asked for a conference at which the company can ask EPA to modify or revoke the...


US men's ski coach steps down, takes new role with team

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Sasha Rearick is stepping down from his role as the U.S. men’s Alpine ski coach to lead the development side in a restructuring move by the organization. U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced the change Wednesday. A men’s coach will be named later. The rearrangement comes on the...


Commission adds nondiscrimination clause to Freedom Festival

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The Utah County Commission has voted to add a nondiscrimination clause to its funding agreement with the Freedom Festival. The Daily Herald reports that the contract approved on Tuesday was brought up by Commission Chairman Nathan Ivie in response to last year’s Freedom Festival...

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