U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, introduced a bill this week that would allow for the completion of Utah’s Bonneville Shoreline Trail.
SALT LAKE CITY — As weekend celebrations for Juneteenth begin, Utah organizers are working to keep conversations around racial equality going in this year’s events.
Residents in 29 cities throughout Utah, including many along the Wasatch Front, have spoken out in a Utah State University survey how their wellbeing is.
During Governor Spencer Cox's monthly press conference on Thursday, Cox touched on his want to ban fireworks statewide, his lack of authority to do so, the legislature not wanting to tighten restrictions, and how easy it is to spark a fire in the current drought conditions.
OGDEN — A pair of full closures of the Ogden Canyon Road are scheduled to happen early next week.
SALT LAKE CITY — Republican state leaders are not currently planning to seek an all-out fireworks ban.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is stepping out in humanitarian services and initiatives, fulfilling the teaching of the New Testament to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and care for the widow and downtrodden.
A handful of Democratic lawmakers praised the Utah State Board of Education’s resolution “denouncing racism and embracing equity in Utah schools” while some Republicans voiced concern during an Education Interim Committee meeting on Wednesday.
SALT LAKE CITY — “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Jen Shah and her defense attorneys have asked a federal judge in New York this week to dismiss charges against her in a fraud case because officers allegedly coerced her into waiving her Miranda rights when she was arrested in Utah.
SALT LAKE CITY — Transportation officials have reported nearly twice as many people died in alcohol-involved crashes on Utah roads last year compared to the year before, despite less commuter traffic during the coronavirus pandemic.
OGDEN — In spite of operating during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Utah ski resorts welcomed more skiers during the winter of 2020-21 than any other season in the state’s history.
OGDEN — The extreme, unseasonal heat being felt right now throughout Utah is not only compounding concerns about fire danger and an ongoing drought — it’s also buckling roads.
In what some would consider an unlikely friendship, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have joined hands as they pave the way for three major initiatives.
PARK CITY — Construction has begun on a long-planned luxury hotel that will soon double as a rest and relaxation spot for airmen at Hill Air Force Base.
ST. GEORGE (AP) — When bats come to mind, people generally think of horror movies and vampires, but bats actually play an important role in the ecosystem. But they’re in danger.
WOODS CROSS — A packaging equipment manufacturing company is getting a state tax break to expand in Davis County, bringing with it 63 new, high-paying jobs.
The Utah Democrat Party criticized U.S. Rep. Burgess Owens, R-Utah, on Friday after the congressman briefly tweeted praise for a controversial congressional GOP candidate who has supported the QAnon conspiracy.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As folks drank coffee and munched on doughnuts on the patio outside the Jordan River Nature Center, Kylie Jones-Greenwood gave a simple directive. Jones-Greenwood, who uses they/them pronouns, wanted each of the dozen or so guests to introduce themselves, including thei…
The renovation and upgrades to the Salt Lake Temple and Temple Square is 11/2 years into a four-year project. The next major part of the project will be the demolition of the North Visitors’ Center.
Four county chairs of the Utah Democratic Party who warned about “voter suppression” and election rigging that could “disenfranchise” Utah County Democrats in upcoming party elections now say their concerns were based on “miscommunication” with the party and retracted their claims.
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah congressional delegation on Wednesday requested a meeting with President Joe Biden before he makes his final decision on whether the boundaries of two sprawling national monuments in Utah should be restored.
With several significant wildfires blazing in Utah and no improvement in drought conditions expected, state officials have imposed new restrictions and cautions on fireworks, campfires, target shooting and agricultural burns.
OGDEN — Members of the Ogden City Council say it’s time to get serious about the ongoing drought — and the body wants to contribute some significant funding to help deal with it.
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Gov. Spencer Cox urged residents and businesses to cut down on their water usage Tuesday to combat the worst drought the state has experienced in decades.
SALT LAKE CITY — A committee created to consider a name change for a university in Utah voted Monday to choose a replacement that does not include Dixie — a regional term many consider offensive because of its association with the Deep South and slavery.
The chair of the Utah County Democratic Party and other county chairs are warning about “voter suppression” that could “disenfranchise all Utah County volunteers that had been activated since the 2018 caucus” in the upcoming election to replace the state party chair.
FARMINGTON — As work continues on the West Davis Corridor project in Davis County, some roads near the current work site will be impacted by construction on the new highway.
Men of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been meeting in regular general conference priesthood sessions since April 6, 1862. On Monday, that changed.
Lyn Johnson and Sara Sparhawk both went to BYU together and graduated in 2004. Following graduation, the two went on their own paths before coming back together to start West Tenth, a startup currently based in Southern California and Utah.
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s board of education has passed new rules around how race can be taught in K-12 schools.
SALT LAKE CITY — A coalition of conservation groups on Friday sued the U.S. government over the Trump administration’s decision to allow construction of a new four-lane highway through a national conservation area in southern Utah that includes protected habitat for the Mojave desert tortoise.
SALT LAKE CITY — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has made her recommendation about whether to reverse former President Donald Trump’s decision to downsize two sprawling national monuments in Utah, but details of her decision were not released.
OGDEN — As extreme drought conditions show little chance of improving in the near term, Ogden City is implementing early and strict restrictions on fireworks and open flames and will begin to fine residents for wasteful water use.
It doesn’t matter if you jog, speed-walk or sprint, Vineyard Mayor Julie Fullmer and other prominent elected women around the state are asking others to just run — for office, that is.
SALT LAKE CITY — More than a dozen people were thrown out of a tour bus that crashed and rolled on a remote Utah highway in 2019, killing four Chinese tourists and highlighting a lack of safety standards for bus roofs and windows, U.S. investigators said Thursday.
OGDEN — Officials from Pineview Water Systems say if people don’t curb their secondary water usage now, this year’s irrigation season could be cut off as early as August.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Twin sisters Anisa Dahir and Asma Dahir walked briskly, in high heels no less, up a ramp to the stage where they would be awarded college diplomas and congratulated by Westminster College President Beth Dobkin.
Editor’s note: The following story was reported by The Utah Investigative Journalism Project in partnership with The Standard-Examiner, The Daily Herald, The Park Record and The Spectrum News.
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox on Thursday signed 16 bills that state lawmakers passed in a special session last week, including a bill prohibiting public schools and universities from implementing mask requirements.
Fire officials are deploying all the usual prevention tools to blunt what’s expected to be an especially dangerous 2021 wildfire season, but their appeal for public support is bigger than ever.
SALT LAKE CITY — Just over a week after the State Legislature passed two identical resolutions recommending the State Board of Education take steps to curb what it sees as critical race theory instruction in schools, a committee has approved a rule addressing the matter to be considered by t…
SALT LAKE CITY — A former Utah state lawmaker launched a campaign Thursday to challenge Republican Sen. Mike Lee for his U.S. Senate seat next year.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has sent out several notifications this week pertaining to temple “for time” marriages, a new president for BYU-Pathways, and the opening to phase 3 of 60 or more temples throughout the world.
SALT LAKE CITY — A lawmaker in Utah who proposed legislation that would ban transgender athletes from competing in girls' sports has announced plans to reintroduce the proposal in 2022.
ROY — Plans to upgrade 5600 South in Roy are getting firmer and firmer.
LAYTON — Growth has been a constant over the course of Stuart Adams’ six decades in Layton.
U.S. Rep. Burgess Owens, R-Utah, on Saturday called for the firing of educators who teach critical race theory in schools, the latest move in the conservative push against the legal and scholarly framework.
A new study from the Utah Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget identified “instances of gender pay gaps within some agencies” in the executive branch and found that “women and minorities are underrepresented in jobs associated with higher levels of pay and decision-making authority.”
OGDEN — State transportation officials say conditions are rife to create a perfect storm of traffic this Memorial Day weekend.
During these uncertain times of pandemic, chaos, turmoil and anxiety, there are those who need the healing power of hope.
U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, announced on Friday he is sponsoring a bipartisan bill that would “establish a stewardship fee to fund efforts to provide and expand access to substance use treatment."