State

South Ogden Jr. High teacher violated policy by using racial slur

Teacher Racial Slur

A white Utah teacher violated school district policy by using a racially charged word in his junior...

State

South Ogden Jr. High teacher violated policy by using racial slur

A white Utah teacher violated school district policy by using a racially charged word in his junior high class, an official said.


State

EPA offers $600,000 for monitoring after mine waste spill

DENVER (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it will provide $600,000 for three states and two Indian tribes to monitor river conditions in the aftermath of a massive spill from a Colorado mine. State and tribal health officials requested EPA funding for a network of sensors in the Animas...


State

Utah receives $285K for service projects on public lands

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah will receive nearly $285,000 from a federal grant program for six service projects on public lands involving children and veterans. The Department of Interior said in a news release Wednesday the grants include about $75,000 for a restoration project with Native American...


State

Salt Lake City police launch use-of-force data website

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Amid a growing national conversation about police shootings, Salt Lake City police are launching a website to post open data about how often officers use their weapons. The Utah department is part of a small but growing number of agencies around the country who are moving to...


State

USA Luge National Team named for 2016-2017 season

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Three-time Olympian Erin Hamlin and Chris Mazdzer head USA Luge’s national team that will race World Cup next season. Hamlin, the 2014 Olympic bronze medalist at Sochi, had one gold medal and three silvers in women’s singles in the first half of last year’s World Cup season...


State

BC-ID--Intermountain Grain & Livestock, ID

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Farm Bureau Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report Wednesday, May 4. Bids are subject to change. BLACKFOOT __ soft white 3.95, up 5; hard red winter 4.25 up 5; dark northern spring 5.20, up 5; hard white 4.45, up 5; BURLEY __ soft white wheat 3.95, unchanged; hard...


State

Utah school district pays $10K for 'drunk goggles' injury

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — Court documents show that a Utah school district paid more than $10,000 for a student’s medical expenses after she was injured while wearing so-called drunk goggles in a 2014 exercise. The Standard-Examiner reports (http://bit.ly/1rUzgDy) that the parents of then-13-year-old...


Environment

Utah ranks near the middle in earth-friendly habits, new report shows

Just in time for Earth Day, personal finance website WalletHub has ranked each state based on their earth-friendly habits in 2016. Overall, Utah falls near the middle. The evaluation considered factors like waste per capita, air quality, water quality, soil quality and energy consumption....


News

Utah polygamy, 'Sister Wives' show dealt blow by federal court

The federal appeals court has made its decision about decriminalizing polygamy in Utah.


Government

Utah 911 administrator admits to defrauding state of $1 million

A former administrative assistant for the agency that runs Utah's 911 program has admitted to spending $1 million with state-issued credit cards.


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