State

Lawmakers shuffle funds, OK road closing for homeless effort

Legislature Session Utah-14

Utah lawmakers have passed several bills related to the state’s effort to curb violence and...

Government

Opposition from GOP senators grows, jeopardizes health bill

Congress Health Overhaul

Republican opposition to the last-ditch GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the teetering effort to scrap the Obama health care law and Sen. Ted Cruz said that “right now” he doesn’t back it.


State

Minor earthquake and 2 aftershocks reported in southern Utah

Southern Utah earthquakes

The University of Utah Seismograph Stations reports a minor earthquake occurred Saturday in southern Utah.


State

FBI: 'Double Hat Bandit' suspect arrested for bank robberies

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 54-year-old man suspected of robbing banks and credit union in seven states has been arrested in Indiana. The FBI announced on Friday that Shayne Carson was arrested Thursday without incident in the parking lot of a motel in Whiteland, Indiana. Carson is scheduled to be...


State

2 men, juvenile arrested in West Valley City party shooting

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Police in West Valley City say they’ve arrested three people after a man was shot at a family party. They say two 18-year-old men are being held on suspicion of attempted murder, discharge of a firearm and tampering with evidence. A juvenile also was arrested. Police...


State

Real Salt Lake ends Sounders' unbeaten streak at 13

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Jefferson Savarino and Luke Mulholland scored in the second half and Real Salt Lake brought the Seattle Sounders’ 13-game unbeaten streak to an end with a 2-0 win on Saturday night. Nick Rimando made a pair of key saves, both stopping Clint Dempsey’s attempts, to preserve Real...


State

Cantwell, Garrett lead Weber State to 41-3 win over UC Davis

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Stefan Cantwell threw for three touchdowns and Treshawn Garrett scored on a 98-yard run to help Weber State beat UC Davis 41-3 on Saturday night. Cantwell was 7-of-11 passing for 205 yards, Rashid Shaheed had three receptions for 163 yards — including a 67-yard touchdown — and...


State

Teacher salary wars leave Utah school districts scrambling

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The bidding war for teachers that has led several northern Utah school districts to significantly raise starting salaries is leaving other districts that haven’t raised pay scrambling to fill classrooms. Tooele School District Superintendent Scott Rogers told the Utah...


State

7 nominated for appointment to fill Utah high court vacancy

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A state commission has nominated four judges and three other attorneys for appointment by Gov. Gary Herbert to fill a Utah Supreme Court vacancy. The vacancy is being created by the Nov. 16 retirement of Justice Christine Durham. A public comment period ends Oct. 2, and...


State

Ski resorts seek to preserve worker visa program

DENVER (AP) — U.S. ski resort owners are seeking to stave off cuts to a visa program that serves as a pipeline for the industry’s seasonal workforce. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/2yjWeXN ) that resorts have become reliant on J-1 Summer Work Travel visa workers in the past five years....


State

Ex-speaker of Utah House to serve as Mormon church lobbyist

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Utah House speaker will be the Mormon church’s chief lobbyist at the state Capitol. Spokesman Doug Anderson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says Marty Stephens will serve as a volunteer as director of community and government relations for the...


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