Lawmakers shuffle funds, OK road closing for homeless effort

Legislature Session Utah-14

Utah lawmakers have passed several bills related to the state’s effort to curb violence and...


Real Salt Lake ends Sounders' unbeaten streak at 13

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Jefferson Savarino and Luke Mulholland scored in the second half and Real Salt Lake brought the Seattle Sounders’ 13-game unbeaten streak to an end with a 2-0 win on Saturday night. Nick Rimando made a pair of key saves, both stopping Clint Dempsey’s attempts, to preserve Real...


Cantwell, Garrett lead Weber State to 41-3 win over UC Davis

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Stefan Cantwell threw for three touchdowns and Treshawn Garrett scored on a 98-yard run to help Weber State beat UC Davis 41-3 on Saturday night. Cantwell was 7-of-11 passing for 205 yards, Rashid Shaheed had three receptions for 163 yards — including a 67-yard touchdown — and...


Teacher salary wars leave Utah school districts scrambling

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The bidding war for teachers that has led several northern Utah school districts to significantly raise starting salaries is leaving other districts that haven’t raised pay scrambling to fill classrooms. Tooele School District Superintendent Scott Rogers told the Utah...


7 nominated for appointment to fill Utah high court vacancy

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A state commission has nominated four judges and three other attorneys for appointment by Gov. Gary Herbert to fill a Utah Supreme Court vacancy. The vacancy is being created by the Nov. 16 retirement of Justice Christine Durham. A public comment period ends Oct. 2, and...


Ski resorts seek to preserve worker visa program

DENVER (AP) — U.S. ski resort owners are seeking to stave off cuts to a visa program that serves as a pipeline for the industry’s seasonal workforce. The Denver Post reports ( ) that resorts have become reliant on J-1 Summer Work Travel visa workers in the past five years....


Ex-speaker of Utah House to serve as Mormon church lobbyist

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Utah House speaker will be the Mormon church’s chief lobbyist at the state Capitol. Spokesman Doug Anderson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says Marty Stephens will serve as a volunteer as director of community and government relations for the...


$9.1M project to deliver more water to Navajo communities

GREASEWOOD, Ariz. (AP) — Work has started on a $9.1 million project to improve access to water in several Navajo communities. Navajo President Russell Begaye signed legislation last year to fund dozens of water and sanitation projects across the reservation. Officials gathered in Greasewood on...


Fate of Utah event with redface Native American portrayal handed to committee

Sham Battle

Both sides say they need to take a hard look at event that puts white re-enactors in redface for a war with Mormon pioneers and U.S. soldiers.


US rig count drops by 1 this week to 935

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by one this week to 935. That’s still up from the 511 rigs that were active a year ago. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 744 rigs sought oil and 190 explored for natural gas this week....


Bennett to participate in televised debate for Chaffetz seat

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Third-party candidate Jim Bennett has earned a place in a televised debate for candidates running to replace Republican Jason Chaffetz in Congress. The Utah Debate Commission announced Friday that Bennett, the son of former Sen. Bob Bennett, met the group’s polling threshold...

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