Fearing a Utah 'coronation', 8 Republicans challenge Romney

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Eight Republicans have stepped forward before a Thursday evening filing deadline to challenge...


LGBT students at BYU speak out about lack of inclusion

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Four LGBT students at Mormon-owned Brigham Young University spoke to about 600 students about what it’s like to reconcile their religious beliefs with sexual identities that don’t fit within the religion’s belief system.


Shed carried by wind falls on, injures teen in southern Utah

WASHINGTON, Utah (AP) — Fire officials in the southern Utah city of Washington say a teenage girl has been taken to the hospital after a strong wind gust picked up a storage shed and carried it 50 feet before it fell on a girl and another person. Washington City Fire Department spokesman Julio...


Father of boy with Down syndrome suing Boy Scouts

PAYSON, Utah (AP) — The father of a boy who has Down syndrome is suing the Boys Scouts of America for blocking his son from becoming an Eagle scout and revoking his merit badges. Logan Blythe has been a scout through the National Parks Council in Utah. His father, Chad, says the 15-year-old has...


Authorities identify man who died on Utah interstate

MURRAY, Utah (AP) — Authorities have identified a man who died after being struck by several vehicles while attempting to cross a Utah interstate. KSL-TV reports Utah Highway Patrol says Ismail Ibrahim Hissein Abdallah was traveling south on I-15 at approximately 1:15 a.m. Saturday when he veered...


Police: Man rescued from burning car in critical condition

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say a man is in critical condition after being rescued from a burning vehicle. Unified Police Lt. Ken Malone says the man was driving in Riverton early Monday when his car drifted into the opposite lanes and struck a tree. Malone says the crash caused the vehicle to...


Gas prices in Salt Lake City area increasing

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gasoline prices in the Salt Lake City area have increased more than 2 cents in the past week. reports the average retail price of a gallon of gas in the area is $2.32. That’s according to a survey of 380 gas outlets. Gas prices in Salt Lake City Sunday were almost...


Idaho State Board of Ed says 3 in running for ISU presidency

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho State Board of Education has narrowed the number of finalists for the president’s post at Idaho State University down to three. Kevin Satterlee, Charles “Chuck” Wight and Laura Woodworth-Ney are expected to be interviewed April 2 as the state board works to select...


Zinke meets with tribes in multi-day visit to Arizona

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke plans to meet with tribal leaders Monday in the Phoenix area. The Salt River-Pima Maricopa Indian Community is hosting Zinke at its new youth facility in Scottsdale. A spokeswoman for Salt River says a handful of other tribes have been...


Utah arena adds 'sensory room' for kids with autism

Sensory Room Jazz Arena

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new “sensory room” for children with autism will soon be open at Vivint Smart Home Arena, home to the Utah Jazz and many other major entertainment events. Officials invited families with children on the autism spectrum to get a private look of the space on Wednesday, the...


Man fatally hit by multiple cars while running across I-15

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Highway Patrol officials say a man is dead after getting out of his car in Interstate 15 in South Salt Lake and getting struck by multiple vehicles. They say the man was driving on the freeway around 1:30 a.m. Saturday when his vehicle veered into a concrete barrier on...

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