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5 news Sex abuse victim sues Red Rock Canyon School for allegedly...

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:47:34 GMT

A victim of sexual assault at the hands of a staffer at a St. George school for troubled youth has sued the school in civil court for allegedly failing to protect him from the abuse. The lawsuit was filed against Red Rock Canyon School - a psychiatric residential treatment center for adolescents - and its subsidiaries Thursday.

Bill would increase penalty for killing police K-9

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:34:16 GMT

It costs tens of thousands of dollars to buy and train a police service dog, but their public service is ultimately invaluable. A new bill aims to protect police service animals by sharply increasing penalties for those who kill them.

5politicsThe public wants better roads and transit, a research...

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 15:18:01 GMT

An overview rendering, looking north, of what the 700-acre state prison site in Draper could look like under the redevelopment blueprint for the Top of the Mountain area in southern Salt Lake and northern Utah counties. If you ask the public, 20,000 open acres in Salt Lake and Utah counties to be developed over the next 30 years should have: To anchor it all, they want a 700-acre "urban-style" retail and office center with nearby residences, along with a world-class university or research center presence on the site of the current state prison in Draper that will focus and supercharge economic growth.

a An Unborn Child Is One of Heavenly Fathera s Childrena

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:51:35 GMT

Undeterred by a 45-year established U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion, a few Utah lawmakers are introducing a pro-life bill this session that would outlaw some women from getting abortions. Focusing on unborn children with disabilities, House Bill 205 would bar a woman from terminating her pregnancy if the sole reason is because the baby would be born with Down syndrome.

Opera review: All whale breaks loose in Utah Opera's captivating 'Moby-Dick'

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 06:39:37 GMT

Roger Honeywell as Capt. Ahab, Joshua Dennis as Greenhorn, and Musa Ngqungwana as Queequeg pose for photos during a photoshoot for Utah Opera's production of "Moby-Dick" at Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City on Jan. 10, 2018.

2 Utahns among 95 semifinalists for 2018 Military Child of the Year Award

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 02:27:40 GMT

The award, presented by Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit serving America's military families, reflects the positive impact that these young people have made on their military families, their schools and their communities. Thirty-five finalists will be selected in February by a panel of judges chosen by Operation Homefront's senior leadership.

Utah Bill Would Ban Abortions Based on Down Syndrome

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:06:09 GMT

A Utah lawmaker introduced legislation Monday to bar doctors from performing abortions sought because the fetus has Down syndrome, despite legislative lawyers warning that a court likely would find it unconstitutional. Republican Rep. Karianne Lisonbee of Clearfield said such abortions discriminate against a group of people who have a right to exist.

The Utah Symphony Features Dvorak's Serenade for Strings

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 00:06:08 GMT

Join the string players of the Utah Symphony for a special evening in Park City at the beautiful St. Mary's church. On March 16, 2018 at 7:30 PM, Madeline Adkinswill direct the exceptional ensemble through pieces by Purcell, Mendelssohn, Warlock, and Dvork.

Utah lawmakers to take on taxes, Medicaid, DUI law this year

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 21:49:57 GMT

Utah House Speaker Greg Hughes speaks to the Utah House of Representatives Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Utah lawmakers are expected to dig in to tax reform, Medicaid and more starting Monday when the state Legislature meets for a whirlwind annual session that wraps up the second week of March.

News roundup: Poll: Half of Americans question Trump's mental stability

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 19:24:48 GMT

Happy Monday. A new poll shows that nearly half of Americans have questions about President Donald Trump's mental stability.

Letter: Congress can save CHIP

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:45:08 GMT

Sen. Hatch's legacy has been put at risk by radicals in the House, who have been unwilling to reauthorize a program that Hatch helped create - the Children's Health Insurance Program . CHIP expired last fall and has been on life support since then.

Victim targeting bill might be a tough sell again in Utah Legislature

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:50:44 GMT

A state senator has again introduced legislation to toughen the punishment for crimes targeting people because of their personal characteristics, including sexual orientation or gender identity. After lawmakers voted down a controversial hate crimes bill in 2016 and stifled a different approach last year, Sen. Daniel Thatcher, R-West Valley City, is back with another proposal that he says focuses on criminal justice not social justice.

Down syndrome bill among highlights for Day 1 of the 2018 Utah Legislature

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 05:27:25 GMT

The 2018 Utah Legislature begins Monday, with lawmakers meeting to conduct mostly procedural business in the state Senate and House chambers. Floor time in both houses runs 10:30-11:30 a.m., and again in the Senate from 1:50-2:50 p.m., and 2:50-5 p.m. in the House.

Report shows 2 Utah cities among top-ranking metros in U.S.

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 01:06:55 GMT

Two of Utah's largest cities have been pegged among the top-rated metro areas in the nation, a new report stated. According to the Milken Institute index of best-performing cities, Provo-Orem was ranked No.

Utah News Digest

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:39:46 GMT

Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to Brady McCombs at 801-322-3405 or A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.

Plenty on the table heading into Utah's 2018 legislative session

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 20:39:45 GMT

Utah lawmakers passed a record 535 bills in 2017, and with more than 1,200 bill requests on the docket this year that record could be in jeopardy when the 2018 session gets underway Monday. The base of the session circles around the $16.7 billion 2018 state budget Gov. Gary Herbert unveiled in December, which includes increases to both K-12 and higher education spending, as well as increases to social programs , $10 million for a new state park at Echo Reservoir and upgrades to Olympic venues to amp up Utah's potential bid for a future winter Olympics.

Linn Energy Receives A Good Price For Altamont Bluebell

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 18:33:28 GMT

This appears to be for a very good price, at over 10x annualized field level cash flow at $60 WTI oil. Sale price probably is higher due to a reasonable amount of development potential too, with companies like Crescent Point investing in the Uinta Basin.