Utah governor signs bill allowing locks on classroom doors

Legislative Session Ends-7

Gov. Gary Herbert has signed into law a measure allowing Utah school districts to install barricade...


Herbert awaits school safety report, unsure on extra session

Legislative Session Ends

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he isn't sure yet whether he'll be calling a special session this year to address gun violence and school shootings


Police: Ex-Mormon official asked to see woman's breasts

Mormon Church Sexual Assault

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Mormon missionary leader under investigation by church officials over sexual assault allegations said he asked the alleged victim to expose herself to him during a 1984 encounter but that he didn’t rape her, a police report reveals. It is the first public disclosure...


Endangered Colorado River fish no longer an extinction risk

Endangered Fish Colorado River

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — An endangered fish that makes its home in the Colorado River basin no longer is at the brink of extinction. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it will consider reclassifying the humpback chub as threatened within the next year. The fish that can navigate...


Fall trial date set in Alaska cruise ship death case

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal judge has set a new trial date for a Utah man accused of killing his wife on a cruise to Alaska last summer. In an order dated Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess set the start of trial for Kenneth Manzanares for Nov. 5. Burgess expects the trial to...


Budget deal includes wildfire disaster fund to end borrowing

Budget Battle Wildfires

WASHINGTON (AP) — A spending bill approved by the House includes a bipartisan plan to create a wildfire disaster fund to help combat increasingly severe wildfires that have devastated the West in recent years. The bill sets aside more than $20 billion over 10 years to allow the Forest Service and...


Former Mormon mission president accused of sexual assault

Mormon Leader Removed-3

The Mormon church is investigating a former missionary training center president who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in the 1980s, following the release this week of a secret audio recording where he is heard apologizing to her and citing a sex addiction.


Curtis defends his actions regarding former police chief

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Republican congressman John Curtis is again defending his actions as Provo mayor over the hiring and handling of harassment complaints against a former police chief. Curtis released a second statement Wednesday responding to a lawsuit that claims he and the city failed to...


Herbert signs bill that could raise marriage license fees

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Some couples tying the knot in Utah will have to pay more for their marriage license later this year unless they undergo counseling, thanks to a new law signed by Gov. Gary Herbert. Herbert announced Wednesday he’d signed a bill raising the cost of marriage licenses by $20. A...


Attorneys spar over evidence in Alaska cruise ship death

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Attorneys are fighting over evidence one month before a Utah man is scheduled to face trial in the death of his wife on an Alaska cruise last summer. In court documents, attorneys for Kenneth Manzanares say law enforcement obtained search warrants for blood from Manzanares....


Conservative Utah lets women get birth control from pharmacy

Birth Control Laws

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Women in conservative Utah will soon be able to get birth control directly from a pharmacist rather than visiting a doctor each time they want to obtain or renew a prescription, a move taken by only a few other states, many of them liberal. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert signed...

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