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Utah could see 2 black women square off in US House election

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:20:42 GMT

A Salt Lake City-area woman running as a Democrat to unseat Utah Republican Rep. Mia Love next year could result in Utah's first congressional race where both the Republican and Democratic nominees are black women. Darlene McDonald, a technical engineer and first-time candidate who lives in Millcreek, said Thursday that she realizes that running as a black woman and challenging Utah's only African-American representative will catch some people's attention, but she thinks it won't be a big issue for voters.

Political mainstay heads home to Utah, questions in his wake

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:59:10 GMT

Since arriving in Washington in 2009, Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz has been a political mainstay, doggedly investigating Democrats, frequently appearing on cable TV and regularly updating his legions of social media followers with photos of himself, his family and even his dog, Ruby. His Twitter handle reminds people that of the 435 members, he's @jasoninthehouse.

Utah pharmacists join fight against opioid overdose deaths

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 20:33:22 GMT

Jim Williams, firefighter paramedic Salt Lake City Fire Department shows a vile of naloxone on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Utah pharmacists are embarking on a monthlong campaign to educate more patients about the potentially harmful and addictive properties of opioid medications.

Springville Museum of Art's Spring Salon looking good at 93

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:05:39 GMT

"After the Dance" by Howard Lyon. This piece, inspired by Frederick Leighton and many of Lyon's art heroes, was awarded first place by the judges of this year's Spring Salon exhibition.

Utah family reunites as 7-year-old Wisconsin boy meets his birth mother

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:05:51 GMT

Benjamin Mevis, of Weston, Wisconsin, met his birth mother in Utah this week after spending his entire life with his adopted family in the Badger State, according to WSAW-TV. Mevis, who enjoys playing games with his young sister and mother Patricia Mevis, has known about his birth mom for his entire life.

Storied Utah judge dies of cancer

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:20:07 GMT

Robert Hilder, a former Utah judge whose colleagues said his compassion and fairness transcended controversies during his time on the bench, has died. The Summit County attorney and former Salt Lake City 3rd District judge succumbed Wednesday to esophageal cancer, the county said in a statement.

Derek B. Miller: Utah hasn't forgotten the power of free enterprise

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:50:05 GMT

Utahns constantly hear how well the state's economy is doing. Pick a category of economic success and Utah is at or near the top.

Hear 'La La Land' live with the Utah Symphony

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:02:40 GMT

The Utah Symphony will perform the score from the hit musical "La La Land," with Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, live-to-film at USANA Amphitheatre on June 24. The film that won six - almost seven - Oscars at the 2017 Academy Awards is coming to West Valley City's USANA Amphitheatre Saturday, June 24. The Utah Symphony and United Concerts announced April 26 that the world tour of "La La Land in Concert," which premieres at the Hollywood Bowl over Memorial Day weekend, is entering the Beehive state, according to a news release. Led by conductor Erik Ochsner, the Utah Symphony will perform composer Justin Hurwitz's Oscar-winning score live-to-film.

President Donald Trump speaks at the Interior Department in...

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:04:42 GMT

President Donald Trump speaks at the Interior Department in Washington, Wednesday, April, 26, 2017. The president is proposing dramatically reducing the taxes paid by corporations big and small in an overhaul his administration says will spur economic growth and bring jobs and prosperity to the middle class.

Here's the average tax refund people get in Utah

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:34:17 GMT

We're almost a week removed from Tax Day, which means plenty of Utahns and Americans will soon receive their long-awaited refunds. How much will each Utahn get? It depends on their own financial situations.

Utah Hike of the Week: Red Reef Trail -- Red Cliffs Recreation Area

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:29:47 GMT

The Red Reef Trail is a glorious canyon hike in the Red Cliffs Recreation Area north of Harrisburg, which is part of the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve . There was no parking available at the Red Cliffs Campground and trailhead when I visited on a Sunday earlier this month, but the crowds had cleared by Monday.

Utahn charged with fraud in California

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:55:06 GMT

A Utah man is facing 18 charges in California for allegedly running an investment fraud scheme that may have cost victims as much as $65 million. Jacob Keith Cooper, 40, a resident of Washington in southern Utah, was arrested April 5 on a warrant out of San Diego, court records show.


Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:44:56 GMT

President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of tens of millions of acres of land as "national monuments," an action that could upend protections put in place in Utah and other states as Trump tries to rack up accomplishments in his first 100 days. The Antiquities Act of 1906 authorizes the president to declare federal lands as monuments and restrict how the lands can be used.

Restaurant group to Idahoans: Don't vacation in Utah

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:21:57 GMT

Protesters rally March 17 at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City. Utah's hospitality industry unsuccessfully urged Gov. Gary Herbert to veto a bill lowering the blood-alcohol limit for driving, saying it would punish responsible drinkers and burnish Utah's reputation as an unfriendly place for those who drink.

Utah Symphony Announces Great American Road Trip Tour

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:15:11 GMT

Led by Music Director Thierry Fischer, the Utah Symphony embarks upon a 1,200-mile tour of Utah from August 29 to September 2, 2017, connecting with rural communities through free outdoor performances and educational activities that pay homage to the state's landscape and the country's Native American heritage. Supported by Signature Sponsor the George S. and Dolores Dor Eccles Foundation, this "Great American Road Trip" tour comprises three full orchestra concerts and two chamber performances at state parks and national monuments.

Prominent tax protester and former Utahn convicted of federal charges in Oregon

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:16:48 GMT

PORTLAND, Ore. a A prominent tax protester who once lived in Utah has been convicted of issuing fake financial documents to banks and the U.S. Treasury, and failing to file tax returns.

Water fight erupts over Skyline mine expansion

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:40:42 GMT

Utah Geological Survey A large stockpile of coal has grown up around surface facilities at the Skyline mine on the Emery/Carbon county border. The lack of coal-shipping facility on the West Coast has stymied the prospects of Utah's mining industry to ship its product to Asia's ravenous markets.