News

Campus sex assault bill advances in Utah

Campus Sexual Assault Bill

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A panel of Utah lawmakers approved a campus sexual assault bill despite...

Health Care

Northern Utah suicide loss survivors find community through support, hope

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“The grief, the loss and the stigma surrounding suicide makes it all really hard,” said Emily Hoerner, Utah chapter chair for AFSP. “Everyone grieves differently and so you have to figure out your own way through.”


Entertainment

North Ogden amphitheater lawsuit focus of Feb. 28 court hearing

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Residents living near the site of the project in Barker Park worry about noise and other disruptions brought on by the facility, already taking shape.


Local

Despite recent storms, local snowplow funds are stocked

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UDOT Region One budgeted $5.2 million for snow removal this year. Before Friday’s storm, only 35 percent of that money had been used so far.


Education

Layton High, schools across Northern Utah struggling with handling of racism

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According to events made aware to the Standard-Examiner, every month since September 2017 there has been at least one event involving racial aggressions in schools, and school districts are struggling in how they handle them.


Weather

Northern Utah under winter weather advisory; warm temps on the way for Monday

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A warm front will move into Northern Utah on Monday, but that won’t keep the snow away for long.


Government

Congress has ideas on gun violence, but no consensus

Congress Guns

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a 10-day break, members of Congress are returning to work under hefty pressure to respond to the outcry over gun violence. But no plan appears ready to take off despite a long list of proposals, including many from President Donald Trump. Republican leaders have kept quiet...


State

Two-thirds of Utah students taking AP tests earn credit

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of Utah high school students who take advanced placement tests earn college credit, the fifth-highest percentage in the United States, according to recent data. Sixty-seven percent of Utah students who took AP exams in 2017 earned college credit, according to...


State

Heroin overdose deaths skyrocket in Utah, study says

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Heroin overdose deaths have soared in Utah, more than tripling since 2007 as the U.S. struggles with an opioid epidemic, according to a new report. A study by the Kaiser Family Foundation says 166 Utah residents fatally overdosed on heroin in 2016, compared with 127 a year...


Government

AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists visa lottery program

Trump Immigration Fact Check

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expressing frustration with an immigration program that he says lets other countries nominate undesirable citizens for emigration to the U.S. That path to a life in the U.S. does not exist. Trump mischaracterizes the diversity visa lottery program...


Business

Second weekend for 'Black Panther' is one of the best ever

Film Box Office

NEW YORK (AP) — “Black Panther” scored one of the best second weekends ever with an estimated $108 million in ticket sales, putting it on track to rank among the highest-grossing blockbusters ever. Ryan Coogler’s Marvel sensation is on a box-office course that few films have managed, according to...


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