State

Trump endorses Romney for Utah's U.S. Senate seat

Trump Romney

President Donald Trump on Monday night threw his full support behind Mitt Romney’s bid to be...

National

Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

School Shooting Arming Teachers

In the aftermath of yet another mass school shooting, President Donald Trump says that if one of the victims, a football coach, had been armed “he would have shot and that would have been the end of it.” Revisiting an idea he raised in his campaign, Trump’s comments in favor of allowing teachers to...


State

When NBA returns, will Warriors' dominance come back, too?

NBA Resumes What to Watch Basketball

The Golden State Warriors have never lost more than 15 games in a season under Steve Kerr. They could reach that total in the first night after the All-Star break. The Warriors who return Thursday night aren’t the same ones who dominated the NBA for the last three seasons. The defending champions...


State

Utah panel endorses bill to up charge for killing police dog

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A panel of Utah lawmakers has endorsed a bill that would increase the penalty for intentionally killing a police dog. The Deseret News reports that the proposal would bump intentionally or knowingly killing a police dog from a third-degree felony to a second-degree felony....


State

Utah Legislature passes resolution honoring Sen. Orrin Hatch

Senate Hatch Retirement

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s Legislature unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday honoring retiring U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch. The resolution declared the day “Orrin G. Hatch Day” in honor of Hatch and his 40-plus years in the U.S. Senate. The Republican senator was at the state Capitol during the...


State

Self-styled prophet pleads guilty to child rape in Utah

Girls Found Desert Compound

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — A self-styled prophet accused of secretly marrying young girls because of his beliefs in polygamy and doomsday pleaded guilty in Utah Wednesday to child rape and abuse charges filed after police raided the group’s remote desert compound. Samuel W. Shaffer faces at least 25...


State

Oregon looks to hold off Stanford for regular-season title

UCLA Oregon Basketball

As of late Monday night, Oregon coach Kelly Graves wasn’t even sure who the No. 8 Ducks were playing the final week of the regular season. “It’s somewhere down in the desert — and we’ve got more work to do,” he said. The importance of the Pac-12’s final week was certainly not lost on Graves. The...


State

Anonymous threat closes Elko High School

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities in northeast Nevada are investigating an anonymous threat that prompted the closure of the high school in Elko. The Elko Daily Free Press reports Elko County School Superintendent Jeff Zander decided to cancel classes and close Elko High on Wednesday based on the...


State

Plan to repeal death penalty in Utah passes first vote

Death Penalty Repeal

A Republican state lawmaker's plan to repeal the death penalty in deep-red Utah has cleared its first test


Business

Tahoe ski resort develops plan to adapt to low-snow seasons

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Lake Tahoe ski resort is developing a plan to improve skiing during low-snow seasons by removing boulders and trees from several runs. Heavenly Mountain Resort’s plan calls for widening a dozen trails and removing potentially hundreds or even thousands of trees. The hope is to...


State

Man pleads guilty to burning down girlfriend's Utah home

HERAS-CORRALES,GUTBERTO

Gutberto Heras-Corrales on Thursday was sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty to felony simple assault.


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