Utah has 5th highest number of athletes represented in the Olympics

Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Men

A total of 16 Olympians who call Utah home have been scheduled to contend for gold in the...


Utah bill would give teens fleeing polygamy more rights

Polygamy Teen Runaways

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Teenagers fleeing polygamous communities would get more legal protection from parents who could expose them to sexual abuse or forced marriage under a proposal approved Friday by a panel of Utah lawmakers. If teenagers run away from home, anyone they run to must inform their...


More companies end ties with NRA as pressure mounts

NRA Reaction

NEW YORK (AP) — Three more companies said Friday they had ended discount programs with the National Rifle Association, as U.S. corporations take a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry after the latest school massacre. Petitions are circulating online...


Critics question Utah lawmakers' changes to ethics panel

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers are overhauling an ethics committee that investigates the state’s top elected officials, but critics said Friday that the changes may make it harder to file a complaint and easier for elected officials to get away with unethical behavior. Provo Republican Sen....


Texas adds 3 rigs as US rig count increases to 978

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by three this week to 978. That exceeds the 754 rigs that were active this time a year ago. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported Friday that 799 rigs drilled for oil this week and 179 for...


The Latest: Hertz ends rental car discount program with NRA

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the reaction by U.S. companies to the Florida school massacre (all times Eastern): 4:45 p.m. Hertz has become the latest company to end a partnership with the NRA after the latest school shooting. The company announced in a Twitter message that it is ending its rental...


Second judge says Trump can't keep stalling clean-air rules

Interior Methane Rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second judge has told the Trump administration it can’t keep stalling clean-air rules for oil and gas production on federal lands. U.S. District Judge William Orrick of the Northern District of California ordered the Interior Department to reinstate the Obama-era regulation...


Utah landfill withdraws permit request for industrial waste

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Developers behind a landfill under construction near the shore of the Great Salt Lake have withdrawn an application for a permit that would have allowed the company to bring in out-of-state industrial waste. The Salt Lake Tribune reports officials with Promontory Point...


Ex-BYU star sues window blind makers over daughter's death

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Brigham Young University football player and coach has sued several window blind makers over what he alleges is a faulty product that caused the death of his daughter. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Reno Mahe and his wife, Sunny, filed the lawsuit on behalf of their...


Weber County vegetable farmers dependent on Mexican workers

Exchange Mexican Farmworkers

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — While the unseasonal weather is allowing local farmers to start plowing fields in February, the American Farm Bureau is lobbying for better access to foreign labor this summer for agriculture. The future of farming depends upon a program that allows Mexican seasonal workers to...


Protecting petroglyphs as Utah County develops

Protecting Petroglyphs

PROVO, Utah (AP) — As Steve Acerson perused ancient petroglyphs on the west side of Utah Lake on an unseasonably warm February morning, he started getting more and more upset. The rock art enthusiast and president of the Utah Rock Art Research Association goes out frequently to identify rock art,...

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