State

Mormon church wants 1984 rape suit against ex-leader tossed

Mormon Church-Sexual Abuse

The Mormon church is asking a judge to toss out a lawsuit accusing leaders of brushing aside rape...

State

Union rout Real Salt Lake 4-1

MLS Real Salt Lake Union Soccer

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Marcus Epps and Borek Dockal scored in the first half and the Philadelphia Union added two more in the second to beat Real Salt Lake 4-1 on Saturday night. Fabrice-Jean Picault had a 40-yard run up the left channel to set up the opening goal in the 21st minute, rounding his...


State

Utah teens convince lawmakers to recognize climate change

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A group of Utah teenagers has convinced state lawmakers to adopt a resolution that recognizes the consequences of climate change and encourages the reduction of emissions. Seven of the students met with Republican Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday for a ceremonial signing of the...


State

Euthanasia of aggressive dog put on hold pending review

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A hearing officer’s order for the euthanasia of a dog deemed to be dangerous after it acted aggressively toward police responding to a domestic dispute in the southern Utah city of St. George has been put on hold following a social media furor. The Spectrum newspaper reports...


State

Park Service restricts fire use in southeastern Utah

MOAB, Utah (AP) — Heightened wildfire conditions have prompted the National Park Service to impose fire restrictions at Arches and Canyonlands national parks and two national monuments in southeastern Utah. The restrictions imposed Friday also apply to Natural Bridges and Hovenweep national...


State

Ballot initiative could shut down Phoenix-area nuclear plant

PHOENIX (AP) — About 50 miles west of downtown Phoenix, three massive concrete domes, spaced side-by-side on a 4,000-acre plot of land, dominate the skyline. The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station is the nation’s largest power producer, serving 4 million people across the Southwest and providing...


Environment

Rocky Mountain Power offering customers a discount on new electric vehicles

Homes-Solar-Powered Driving-1

The company announced the second year of its Live Electric EV Discount program, which provides $3,000 off a 2018 Nissan Leaf. The discount is open to all Rocky Mountain customers and all state employees. It’s part of a larger initiative to curb emissions and get more electric vehicles on Utah...


State

Medical marijuana foes ask judge to block issue from ballot

Medical Marijuana Cancer Doctors-2

Medical marijuana opponents in Utah are filing an emergency motion asking a judge to block the proposal from the ballot, arguing it would break federal law


National

Utah lawmaker wants to raise legal marriage age to 18

Underage Marriage Ban Utah

A push against underage marriage in the U.S. is coming to Utah, where a lawmaker wants to raise the legal age to 18 to prevent girls from being pressured into the unions associated with higher poverty and lower education rates.


State

Heller's son paid $52K by campaign for social media work

RENO, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dean Heller’s campaign paid the Nevada Republican’s son at least $52,500 over the past two years, according to a review of campaign finance records by the Reno Gazette Journal. Harrison’s Heller, 29, has no other employees at his Utah-based music recording business...


State

Utah police announce suspects in 1979 cold case murder

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah prosecutors have identified a pair of suspects from a nearly 40-year-old killing but don’t know where they are now. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sam Gill on Friday announced plans to file murder charges against 60-year-olds Hector Brito and Pascual Alfonseca in the...


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