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Utah is destination for Belarus' first-ever Open World exchange

Wed, 24 May 2017 23:26:18 GMT

Two decades into the Open World exchange program between the United States and former Soviet Union nations in Eurasia, Belarus has finally made its first Open World foray, sending its inaugural delegation to Utah last week. "We hope that partnerships with the United States will increase because there are a lot of personal contacts already made and a lot of people from Belarus and post-Soviet countries that live in the United States and are willing to talk and to help," said Dmitri Evgenyevich Abelski, an ophthalmologist and part of the small delegation.

Utah artisan chocolate scene is rich and rapidly growing

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:46:44 GMT

The owners and operators of The Chocolate Conspiracy at their shop in Salt Lake City. From left, investor/manager Steven Ohlson, owner/chocolate maker AJ Wentworth and chocolate maker Michael Watkiss.

How to stay safe around Utah's thousands of abandoned mines

Wed, 24 May 2017 18:46:43 GMT

Several national parks are expecting huge crowds for Memorial Day weekend, and as more people head outdoors, Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining officials are giving reminders to watch out for abandoned mines. Utah has a rich history of mining coal, copper, silver and uranium.

Podcasts to run to

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:32:46 GMT

Tired of listening to music? Podcasts are free and entertaining. They're can be the perfect distraction on a long run.

Top Utah attractions for your perfect summer 'Staycation'

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:43:09 GMT

The Homestead Crater will provide snorkel gear for a little over $20 per person, so you can enjoy an afternoon of one of Utah's coolest natural phenomenons. When one says vacation, most minds wander to tropical beaches, exotic landscapes and foreign languages.

Op-ed: Utah's tech renaissance threatened unless Congress acts to update archaic law

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:13:22 GMT

Some of the world's most innovative cloud computing companies are based in Utah, but an international patchwork of outdated and conflicting laws on how law enforcement can access our online data threatens the entire industry. Fortunately, Sen. Orrin Hatch has taken a leadership role in pressing Congress to establish clarity for U.S. companies doing business overseas, to protect our individual privacy rights and to help law enforcement do its job more effectively.

Experts explore problems, promises of Utah Lake

Wed, 24 May 2017 02:36:40 GMT

Water quality regulators, biologists, health administrators and water resource managers are continuing to unravel the impacts of last summer's unprecedented algal bloom outbreaks in multiple water bodies, hoping that lessons learned in 2016 will provide solutions this summer. While managers are optimistic the above average water year will lessen the incidence of outbreaks at places like shallow Utah Lake, they're also keenly aware that stagnant water coupled with an abundance of sunshine could spell trouble.

Ainge joins field of candidates to replace Rep. Jason Chaffetz in Utah's 3rd District

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:05:45 GMT

A person with a familiar last name, especially to sports fans, has jumped into the race for Utah's soon-to-be-vacant 3rd Congressional District seat. Tanner Ainge, son of former BYU basketball star and current Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge, filed with the state elections office as a Republican candidate.

New Utah GOP head ready to take step to end lawsuit

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:05:44 GMT

Utah GOP chairman Rob Anderson speaks during the Utah GOP Convention Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Sandy, Utah. Anderson was elected as the new chairman of the Utah Republican Party, defeating both incumbent chairman James Evans and current Vice Chairman Phill Wright.

Ad targeting Utah's .05 percent DUI law to run in Las Vegas newspaper

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:05:43 GMT

A national organization's ongoing fight against Utah's lowest-in-the-nation legal blood alcohol content for driving will hit a Nevada newspaper Wednesday. The American Beverage Institute plans to take out a full-page ad in the Las Vegas Review-Journal that reads, "Utah: Come for vacation, leave on probation."

Mapleton teenager dead after car crash

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:29:22 GMT

An 18-year-old woman died Monday night after being ejected from an SUV during a car crash in Mapleton. A 17-year-old boy drove past a stop sign at the intersection of 1600 North and Main Street and hit the back of the SUV, which spun and hit a curb, ejecting Kathrynn Shaw, according to a news release from Mapleton police.

LDS Utahns Shannon and Dean Hale authoring Ever After High/Monster High mashup

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:05:31 GMT

LDS Utah authors, husband-and-wife Shannon and Dean Hale, will be taking on a new Ever After High/Monster High mashup book series, starting with "T he Legend of Shadow High ," according to Entertainment Weekly . Both middle grade series are based on popular Mattel doll franchises.

Letter: Hatch is blind to the realities of life

Tue, 23 May 2017 16:46:49 GMT

Sen. Orrin Hatch, you have stated that those who receive any assistance by getting on the government dole "will take every dime they can" . This statement shows just how out of touch you are with reality.

Frustrated Utah Republicans, Democrats form new centrist political party

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:04:37 GMT

BYU political science professor Richard Davis announces the formation of the United Utah Party - a new political party in Utah that aims to appeal to moderate Republicans, Democrats and independents who are dissatisfied with the current two-party system - during a press conference at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Monday, May 22, 2017. SALT LAKE CITY - Some disaffected Republicans and Democrats who say extreme views are co-opting their parties have decided to carve out a middle ground in Utah politics.

How Trump's proposed trade policies could impact Utah

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:37:56 GMT

President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn as he arrives at the White House in Washington, Friday, April 28, 2017, The Trump administration's proposed changes to one of the nation's highest profile international trade deals could have a significant impact on Utah's economy, a local analyst says. SALT LAKE CITY - The Trump administration's proposed changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement could have a significant impact on Utah's economy, a local analyst says.

Utah, Mexico update agreement about duties in child custody cases

Tue, 23 May 2017 03:19:41 GMT

The consulate of Mexico in Salt Lake City signed an agreement Monday with the Utah Department of Human Services, updating the consulate's extensive role in assisting parental custody cases for minors with Mexican citizenship. Javier Chagoya, the consul of Mexico in Salt Lake, was joined for a signing ceremony by Ann Williamson, executive director of the Department of Human Services, and Tonya Myrup, acting director of the Division of Child and Family Services.

Scott Applewhite | AP file photo Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah,...

Tue, 23 May 2017 01:03:38 GMT

AP file photo Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, has canceled a scheduled hearing Wednesday on the reported James Comey memo that allegedly says President Donald Trump asked him to drop the investigation of Michael Flynn, former national security adviser. Chaffetz said Comey wants to speak with special counsel Robert Mueller before testifying.