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.


Agency managing vast US lands experiences year of upheaval

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...


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...


Airplane work expected to bring 400 jobs to Georgia air base

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — Robins Air Force Base in central Georgia will soon begin doing overhaul maintenance on the C-130 airplanes flown by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The work will eventually mean about 400 new jobs, The Telegraph reported . Brig. Gen. John Kubinec, commander of the Warner...


85-year-old man dies after fire at home near Richfield

RICHFIELD, Utah (AP) — Authorities in Utah’s Sevier County say an 85-year-old man has died in a house fire near Richfield. County Sheriff’s officials say the man’s 61-year-old wife was being treated at a hospital. They say Owen Kay Reynolds was unable to escape the blaze. The fire was reported just...


Chairman of the Salt Lake County Republican Party steps down

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The chairman of the Salt Lake County Republican Party has stepped down. No reason for Jake Parkinson’s sudden departure was given Saturday night. Members of the Salt Lake County Republican Party leadership say they surprised by Parkinson’s email announcing his resignation....


Tribes call on Washington to respect Native sovereignty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal tax overhaul passed in December is “completely unacceptable” to Native Americans, just another example of what can happen when tribes are not included in federal decision-making, a tribal leader said Monday. National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson...


Mitchell soars to dunk title, Booker sets 3-point record

All Star Saturday Basketball

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NBA dunk contest was a throwback in many ways, with a 21-year-old rookie and a 25-year-old, third-year pro fighting it out for the trophy. Larry Nance Jr. rolled out his father’s old uniform — down to the knee-high socks — and then rolled out his father himself to help with...


Harding, Braxton lead Weber St. over Sacramento St. 83-73

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jerrick Harding scored 21 points, Zach Braxton added 19 and Weber State beat Sacramento State 83-73 on Saturday night for its ninth straight win. The Wildcats (19-7, 12-2 Big Sky Conference) remain in second place in the conference standings behind Montana. Sacramento...

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