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- Biden picks lawyers for U.S. prosecutor posts; 1 would be first woman to serve as U.S. attorney for UtahWASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has nominated a diverse group of six lawyers to run U.S. attorney’s offices across the country, his latest picks for the top law enforcement positions. The nominees, announced by the White House on Wednesday, would run the federal prosecutors’ offices in Alaska, Connecticut, Montana, […]
- ST. GEORGE — A new research study from Utah State University’s Utah Women & Leadership Project, in conjunction with USU Extension, indicates that poverty numbers for women have improved since a 2016 study but that progress is still needed. The 2016 UWLP research report titled “Poverty Among Utah Women” showed […]
- ‘No one else can force you to put it in’: Lawmaker proposes end to government, HOA rules requiring lawnsST. GEORGE — As a way to help promote water conservation statewide, a Utah legislator has put forth a bill that would ban government entities and homeowners associations from requiring residents to have and maintain lawns or turf. Landscaping Requirement Amendments, sponsored by Rep. Raymond Ward, R-Bountiful, and designated as […]
- Question I filed for divorce a year ago after years and years of being in a controlling and abusive marriage. I found the strength to run. Besides eventually finding out that my husband had a secret sexual addiction our entire marriage, my daughter, who is now an adult, has come […]
- Southwest Symphony invites families to experience the magic of ‘Peter and the Wolf’ in next performanceCONTRIBUTED CONTENT — The Southwest Symphony invites community members young and old to spend a delightful evening enjoying classical music at the Cox Performing Arts Center. The symphony’s 2021-2022 season continues with a family-friendly performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s symphonic fairy tale “Peter and the Wolf” on Feb. 4. Composed for […]
- ST. GEORGE — While league-leading Desert Hills had the night off, three other Region 10 girls basketball teams were able to pick up momentum with home victories Tuesday night as they continue to chase the Thunder. Hurricane held on to win an overtime thriller, Snow Canyon strongly defended its house […]
- ST. GEORGE —Due to unprecedented low water conditions at Lake Powell, the Dangling Rope Marina will remain closed throughout 2022, according to a press release issued Friday by the National Park Service. In response to lowering lake levels, park and concessioner staff are removing marina components from the Dangling Rope […]
- RENO, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. government plans to capture more wild horses on federal lands this year than ever before, drawing sharp criticism from mustang advocates who hoped the Biden administration would curtail widespread gathers of thousands of horses annually across the American West. Bureau of Land Management Director […]
- Jan. 5, 1932 – Jan. 21, 2022 Clark passed away at the age of 90 years young on Jan. 21, 2022. He is survived by his current wife, Glenda; and Clark’s four children, Teresa, Brian, Kevin and Scott; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Clark was proceeded in death by his […]
- May 8, 1943 – Jan. 21, 2022 Steven Howard Peterson, beloved husband, father, and grandpa returned to his heavenly home on Jan. 21, 2022, at the age of 78, after a long health battle. A heart-filled thanks for the tender care provided by the Beehive Memory Care and Applegate Hospice […]
- U.S. coins also have made the news in a big way after a rare 1971 Eisenhower silver dollar fetched $264,000 at a recent auction.
- Ally Isom, a U.S. Senate candidate, discusses what she's learned from Utahns as she campaigns from within the GOP again sitting U.S. Sen. Mike Lee.
- Ally Isom, a U.S. Senate candidate, discusses what she's learned from Utahns as she campaigns from within the GOP again sitting U.S. Sen. Mike Lee.
- St. George artist inspires community through mosaic
- Both Washington and Iron counties saw a slight but noticeable increase in the number of vaccinated people over the past week.
- The Biden administration left open the possibility of creating a more targeted, permanent COVID vaccine mandate that may fare better in the courts.
- The early reversal is being attributed to historically low levels of inventory and homebuyers trying to lock in mortgage rates before they go up.
- St. George art gallery, Art Provides, hosts monthly art meet-ups to be inspired by local musicians.
- Fast-growing Washington and Iron counties are forecasted to see their populations double over the next 40 years, according to new state forecasts.
- New coronavirus cases went up again in Utah in the week ending Sunday, rising 10.8% as 75,655 cases were reported.
- Gov. Spencer Cox honored five athletes with Utah ties who competed last year in the 2020 Tokyo Games before they were recognized by the Utah Legislature on Wednesday.
- Police, fire and public health officials descended Wednesday on a care facility in Midvale where officials say 16 people inside were living in "deplorable" conditions.
- A new bill unveiled Tuesday would establish unprecedented guidelines for how Utah should respond to its shrinking Great Salt Lake.
- A 14-year-old Hunter High student was charged Wednesday in juvenile court with two counts of murder for allegedly gunning down two of his classmates who he said had harassed him.
- A day after Alpine School District, Utah's largest school district, voted to shorten the school day for all elementary and secondary schools by a full hour from Jan. 31 to Feb. 25, the decision has been put on hold.
- Legislation that would require Utah public schools to stock free menstrual hygiene products in female or unisex restrooms moved a step closer to approval Tuesday.
- Utah reported 776 hospitalizations on Wednesday — a record high during the pandemic — along with a record percentage of positive tests.
- Starting in 2024, the SAT test administered in the United States is moving online and the digital test will be an hour shorter than the current pencil-and-paper version.
- A Utah bill to close a loophole in state law over background checks at gun shows is again making its way through the Utah Legislature.
- The White House announced Wednesday the nomination of Trina Higgins, a longtime Utah prosecutor, as the next U.S. attorney for Utah.
The Salt Lake Tribune
- Utah reported 7,493 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, continuing a decline in average infection rates that began last week. But hospitalizations remain at record levels, and test rationing means cases are almost certainly being undercounted.
- The 14-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting two high school students and critically wounding another in West Valley City this month was charged with murder Wednesday.
- Utah still is trying to ration tests even though demand has dropped in recent days.
- Rep. Angela Romero, D-Salt Lake City, is sponsoring HB30, known as the Student Tribal Regalia Use Amendments.
- Utah has broken its own records for new cases this month, but its national ranking may be overstated.
- Two more people have come forward to accuse a former BYU professor of sexual abuse, more than a year after the same man was charged in 2020 with abusing a former student.
- Online sales may be coming soon to Utah liquor stores.
- Moab Chief of Police Bret Edge has been released from his position after controversy arose over his official time off.
- As the Utah Legislature churns along, the tech community is finding its voice on the issues that matter. Here's what they're watching this session and heading into the 2022 elections.
- Schools are asking the Salt Lake Chamber for employees who can work as substitute teachers amid a staffing shortage.
- A coyote that was spotted in a Sugar House neighborhood of Salt Lake City is pictured on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022. | Levi Clark A Utah man is sharing a message of caution after spotting a wild animal that isn’t often seen in the middle of the day on the […]
- Laura Seitz, Deseret News Criminal charges were filed Wednesday against a 14-year-old boy accused of gunning down two of his Hunter High School classmates who he said had been harassing him. The teen is charged in 3rd District Juvenile Court with two counts of murder and discharge of a firearm […]
- A woman wears a KN95-style mask while walking in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News White House distributing 400 million high-quality masks nationwide South Jordan pharmacist Tad Jolley said Wednesday he doesn’t know what to tell customers asking about the free N95 masks […]
- Students hold letters for Utah Association of Public Charter Schools as about 500 students representing some 135 charter schools from St. George to Logan attend a rally in the Capitol rotunda on the first day of the 2020 Utah Legislature in Salt Lake City on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. | […]
- Mikhail Gorbachev, eighth and final leader of the Soviet Union, closes his resignation speech on the table after delivering it on Soviet television in the Kremlin, Moscow, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 1991. Memories conflict as to whether the U.S. had promised him that NATO would not expand into former Soviet territory. […]
- A “for sale” sign and “sale pending” sign are pictured in Salt Lake City on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. | Kristin Murphy, Deseret News Western communities dominate list of overvalued housing markets If you bought a home in Ogden, Provo or Salt Lake City in the last month, there’s a […]
- Gov. Spencer Cox recognizes the achievements of University of Utah gymnasts Kara Eaker, Amelie Morgan, Grace McCallum, MyKayla Skinner and swimmer Rhyan White, a Utah native, at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 who represented the U.S. and Great Britain at the Tokyo Olympic Games. […]
- Dave Bateman, CEO of Entrata, speaks during StartFEST at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. A profoundly antisemitic email authored by the onetime Utah tech entrepreneur Tuesday morning led to his ouster from the company he founded. | Stacie Scott, Deseret News Such […]
- Utah has seen 862,052 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 4,091 total deaths as of Wednesday, according to the Utah Department of Health. That’s an increase of 7,493 cases since Tuesday. School-aged kids account for 1,064 of today’s newly announced cases. Eighteen new deaths were reported. Here are the latest numbers. […]
- Former BYU professor Michael James Clay, 47, of Springville, is accused of sexually abusing three of his students. | Brigham Young University A former BYU associate professor charged with sexually abusing a student now faces new criminal charges after police say he engaged in "ecclesiastical abuse to accomplish his sex […]
- Dixie State University President Dr. Richard B. Williams announced the appointment of Ken Beazer as the Interim Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics on Friday morning. Beazer was selected to replace former Athletic Director Dr. Jason Boothe, who stepped down last week after serving in that capacity since 2010.
- Dixie State University Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Jason Boothe announced on Friday that he is stepping down to pursue other opportunities. Boothe had served as athletic director at DSU since the spring of 2010.
- The Dixie State University Athletic Department combined to post a 3.25 grade point average among its 15 varsity sports for the 2021 fall semester. The semester GPA also marked the ninth-straight semester and the 14th semester in the last 17 overall that Trailblazer student-athletes combined to earn at least a […]
- The Dixie State cross country teams enjoyed record-breaking performances on Saturday at the 2021 Western Athletic Conference Championships held on the UC Riverside Agricultural Operations Course in Riverside, California.
- After competing in Riverside, California, two weeks ago, the Dixie State cross country teams are heading back to Riverside on Saturday for the 2021 Western Athletic Conference Championships.
- With the impending transition to NCAA Division I status, we at Dixie State Athletics thought this would be a good time to reflect on some of the greatest moments of DSU's 14-year Division II era. Dixie State has experienced multiple individual and team conference championships and region titles, as well […]
- UPDATED – RMAC Suspends Spring Sports and Travel Until April 6, Remaining 2020 Dixie State Home Athletics Events Closed to SpectatorsThe Dixie State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, in accordance to direction from the NCAA COVID-19 Advisory Panel, announced on Thursday that attendance to all remaining Trailblazer home athletic events for the 2020 spring season will closed to the public until further notice.
- This page will list the newest members of the Dixie State Trailblazers as faxes are received and officially approved by the Dixie State Compliance Office. Per NCAA and department rules, DSU Athletics will announce a signee when the program has received and Compliance has verified the signee's National Letter of […]
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- A new Utah Utes mailbag, led off with a question about the future of the Utah-BYU rivalry
- The United States team for next month’s Olympics lost one of its top medal prospects when downhill racer Breezy Johnson, a graduate of Rowmark Ski Academy in Salt Lake City, said injury will force her to miss the Beijing Games.
- After UCLA gymnast changes schools, some wonder what the transfer portal might mean for college gymnasticsThe Red Rocks are following the story of a UCLA transfer not only because it involves future opponents, but because of the potential impact such transfers could have on teams nationally.
- Merill Bitter, who died last week while backcountry skiing near Alta, was a local rock climbing legend who established dozens of routes in the Wasatch and helped grow the sport's popularity.
- The Jazz were missing all six of their top players, but the deep-bench role guys looked like veterans — sometimes more than the actual veterans. In addition, a note that other teams' fans aren't exactly satisfied with their teams, either.
- ‘You do it, you win’: Utah Jazz’s usual reserves make a point about effort in hard-fought loss to SunsWith the Utah Jazz mired in a poor stretch, and missing all of its starting lineup against Phoenix, the deep reserves came out and made it a shockingly competitive game by simply playing like they cared — sending a message in the process.
- Devin Booker scored 33 points, Chris Paul had 15 of his a season-high 27 points in the fourth quarter, and the Phoenix Suns rallied for a 115-109 win over the Utah Jazz.
- The BYU women's basketball team beat San Diego for its sixth straight win in the West Coast Conference, but the Cougars have been turning the ball over at a high rate lately.
Art and Living Utah
- The Living Traditions Festival announced it will return to their regular three-day schedule in May 2022.
- Ogden special-effects house making fake gunplay look real for movies and TV, including Sundance entry "Bring on the Dancing Horses."
- Can all the racist behavior on "Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" show viewers what NOT to do?
- One of "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" is fired because of her racist social media posts.
- Episode recap: Things take a violent turn on ‘Real Housewives of SLC.’ And did Meredith have an affair?Jen Shah tries to fight Lisa Barlow — physically — on the latest episode of "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City." And did Meredith Marks have an affair?
- Utah State University has been awarded a total over $1 million for the new facility.
- Former Latter-day Saint missionaries react to seeing themselves in a documentary at Sundance.